New York, Gnome Press, 1951-1953. First editions, first impressions. Hardback. A very good set. Three volumes. Each volume is Currey's earliest state of book and jacket. A fantastic work of science fiction, and a cornerstone of the genre. Foundation has a 30mm closed tear to the top of the jacket, some chipping to the spine tips and a bit of wear to the edges. Foundation and Empire has a little chipping and edge wear, rear panel a bit toned. Front fold is starting to split (and has started to in places so has been reinforced with invisible tape), so should be handled carefully. Second Foundation has a couple of chips to the spine tips, some splitting to the front flap at the fold. All three volumes have a bit of bumping to the spine tips, but are mostly in very good shape. A nice set. [9325, Hyraxia Books].