Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    H. G. Wells. The Dream. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1924.

    Salesman's dummy copy for the American edition. Twelvemo. No pagination.

    A scarce salesman's dummy copy of Wells' last major work of fantasy. The mock-up is identical in most every respect to an actual copy including the publisher's red cloth with titles in gilt on the spine and front board. The top edge is gilt. The sample contains the author's catalog, title page and copyright page as normal with the first nine pages of the first chapter. Following that are 26 (of the original 31) pages of perforated pre-publication order forms. The remainder of the sample's pages are blank. This scarce volume is in fine condition. From the Robert and Diane Yaspan Collection.


    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2008
    23rd Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 477

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 September 23 - 24 Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - Beverly Hills.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The resulting auction of my property overwhelmed me. I want to thank Tom Slater and the Heritage team for a very satisfactory experience and profitable result with my historical consignment.
    Henry L.,
    Lexington, KY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 May 11 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 May 11 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,140,582