New York: Gnome Press, (1951). First edition. With gold-bordered label SIGNED BY ASIMOV affixed to base of title page. In binding cloth variant "A" (red-stamped dark blue boards) and pages bulking nearly 2 cm., as called for. In later-printing circa-1959 dust jacket with price, front flap, spine and front panel the same as on the first printing, second issue dust jacket (i.e., "Seldon" corrected) but books listed on rear panel published as late as 1959. About very good with spine ends and corners somewhat worn; in good to very good dust jacket with light internal staining visible along inner flap folds; few thin vertical lines of rubbing to front panel; spine ends and corners nicked and rubbed; and chips and small holes along flap folds neatly repaired. SIGNED BY ASIMOV.