Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    H. G. Wells Writes to His Agent about the Serial Publication of The Research Magnificent

    H. G. Wells Autograph Letter Signed. Three pages on three sheets of Wells' stationery note paper, written on rectos only, 10.5 x 8.25 inches, Buckingham Gate [Wells has marked this out, and written "Reply Little Easton...], [n.d., but with publisher's "Received 6 Jul 14" ink stamp on the first page only]. Signed by Wells on the second page. Addressed "Dear Colles Yes I will take £1000 (British & Colonial) [written above the sentence], but the story cannot begin until September and the purchaser must arrange to protect my American copyright. Will you communicate with Reynolds at once in that matter?... " Later in the letter, Wells states that he will complete the corrected text when he returns from Little Easton. Vertical, horizontal, and upper corner creases, with staple-holes in the upper left corner. Generally, good. From the Larry McMurtry Collection of H. G. Wells.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    8th-9th Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 280

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 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 2020 May 3 Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - Beverly Hills.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thanks a million for getting approval to sell my Civil War Hospital Death Ledger! You made them AND ME , a nice profit. You are the best!
    Ed W.,
    Mount Vernon, OH
    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

    2019 November 2 Lincoln and His Times Americana & Political Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 November 2 Lincoln and His Times Americana & Political Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,853,301