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ASIMOV, Isaac.

The Caves of Steel.

Availability: In stock

Published: New York Doubleday & Co. Inc., 1954

Stock Code: 131746

£12,500
signed
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the title page, "To Stanley Simon best wishes Isaac Asimov". Stanley Simon was a New York-based book collector of science-fiction, thriller, and fantasy first editions. This classic of detective science-fiction, which Asimov later grouped as the first instalment in the "Robot series", is rare signed or inscribed.

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Description

Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine in red, top edge red. With the pictorial dust jacket. Housed in a dark blue quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery.

Condition

Spine rolled, extremities very slightly rubbed, faint traces of tape to head and foot of boards and endpapers, rear free endpaper with glue and paper residue from a previously-removed note, else a very good copy in the bright dust jacket, spine minimally faded with two small closed tears at head, tape traces faintly mirrored on inside of panels, a little rubbing to extremities.

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