[Six 1960s Japanese-Language Paperbacks]: The Currents of Space, The Naked Sun, Pebble in the Sky, The End of Eternity, Fantastic Voyage, and The Rest of the Robots
A collection of six Japanese-language editions of significant works by the American science fiction writer Isaac Asimov, notable for their striking and innovative cover designs. All text in Japanese save titles and author names on title pages. Uncommon in the trade.
Tokyo: Hayakawa Books, 1962-1969. Perfect-bound in glossy printed wraps; 4 x 7.25 in.; 253, 254, 279, 238, 293, 237pp., respectively; respectively, nos. 3030, 3090, 3128, 3142, 3144, and 3215 in the Hayakawa Science Fiction Series. Moderate foxing to endpapers and laminate curling to rear bottom corner of The Currents of Space; spine cocking to The Naked Sun and The Rest of the Robots; else all volumes very good or better condition.