London: Dennis Dobson, 1974 - 1977. First Edition. Complete in four volumes, octavo (23 x 15cm).
The Shaping of North America; from earliest times to 1763: pp  261 ; plain cream endpapers; red cloth covered boards; circle enclosing a ship blind stamped on the top board, lettering on spine in argent; illustrated dustwrapper on red background.
The Birth of the United States; 1763-1816: pp.  274 ; lavender endpapers; blue cloth covered boards; circle enclosing a ship blind stamped on the top board, lettering on spine in argent; illustrated dustwrapper on blue background.
Our Federal Union; the United States from 1816-1865:  278 ; blue endpapers; yellow cloth covered boards; eagle blind stamped on the top board, lettering on spine in black; illustrated dustwrapper on blue and yellow background.
The Golden Door; The United States from 1865 to 1918: [i-v] vi-viii [ix-x] 241 ; black endpapers; light green cloth covered boards; liberty flame blind stamped on the top board, lettering on spine in black; illustrated dustwrapper on blue and green background.
All dust wrappers have been clipped; spines tanned from exposure to sun; all lightly foxed on verso; volume one dust wrapper has a 3cm vertical tear at the head of the spine and a 5mm vertical tear at the foot of the spine; volumes ne and two have staines to the edges of the text blocks; volume four is foxed on the edges of the text block. Item #1089
In addition to science fiction, Asimov had a keen intererst in history and wrote fourteen popular history books, starting with the Greeks and Romans in the mid 1960s. The first two books in this American history series were published in 1974, Our Federal Union followed in 1975 and The Golden Door in 1977. Of the first in the series one reviewer wrote, "Dr Asimov has a genius for taking familiar events and putting them together in a new context, for fresh and fascinating looks at history" [from the rear flap of the second book]. A good set.