Isaac Asimov (1950) ‘I, Robot‘, US first edition, first printing, published by Gnome Press. Together with a handwritten Asimov signature on a First Day Cover.
Condition: a very good plus copy. No previous owners’ names inside, no bookplates, no scribbles. Internally clean, no foxing. Boards have retained their orinal red colour. There is slight shelf wear and a knock on the front board close to the artwork as shown. No lean. The book comes with a facsimile dust jacket which presents the book well. Issac Asimov’s handwritten signature on a First Day Cover. The signature stems from a private collection of a person who sent the First Day Covers to many authors and receive them back signed.
Issac Asimov needs no introduction. The author of the seminal ‘I, Robot’ and ‘Foundation’ series is one of the Big Three of science-fiction who won many sci-fi awards including the Hugo, retro Hugo and so on. What makes ‘I, Robot’ iconic are the Three Laws of Robotics which seem ahead of their time. The 21st century will see huge advancement in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology and Asimov’s ‘I, Robot’ will be even more sought after.