Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Robert A. Heinlein. Orphans of the Sky. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1963.

    First edition (preceding the first American edition). Twelvemo. 160 pages.

    Brick red cloth with gilt spine titles. Light shelf wear. Price-clipped jacket with negligible wear. A beautiful copy in fine condition offered in a custom clamshell case. The beautiful cloth-covered case features a morocco spine label with gilt titles.

    Of particular note is that this copy has retained the original publisher's dust jacket band reading "Gollancz SF Gollancz Choice for March". Certainly there can be few copies which have managed to retain this scarce original feature. Originally published in 1941 as a two-part serial in Astounding Science Fiction. 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
    21st-22nd Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 216

    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

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    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 $1,136,520