"The first hour of a space-ship's rise from planetary thralldom is the most prosaic..."
FIRST EDITION OF ASIMOV’S SECOND SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL, PART OF HIS GALACTIC EMPIRE SERIES.
“The U.S. Constitution whoofs across a thousand years of time and a million light years of space to bring peace and freedom to the Kingdom of the Horsehead Nebula and prove itself the Universe's strongest weapon. It provides, too, a happy ending to the love of Biron Farril of Widemos and Artemisia of Rhodia. Top writing, with a welcome interspersion of humor often rare in the field” (Kirkus Review).
First published under the title “Tyrann” over three issues of Galaxy magazine. In beautiful dust jacket illustrated by Whitney Bender.
Garden City: Doubleday and Company, 1951. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine, dust jacket with a little edgewear and old tape reinforcement at spine ends on verso. Dust jacket corners slightly clipped (as issued by the publisher). A handsome copy with dust jacket colors particularly bright.
Price: $1,000 .