WORLDBUILDERS INC – SWFA 2022 Silent Auction
Auction Ends: May 16, 2022 03:00 PM EDT

Rare Books

46 volume Virginia Edition of Robert Heinlein's complete works

Item Number
Estimated Value
$1,500 USD
$1,300 USD to nc0d71f77

The winning bid will go to FrontStream Global Fund (tax ID 26-3265577), a 501c3 nonprofit organization, which will send the donation to WORLDBUILDERS INC (tax ID 900618018) on behalf of the winner.

Number of Bids
13  -  Bid History

Item Description

Complete 46-volume Virginia Edition of Robert Heinlein's published fiction and non-fiction. Leather-bound, one of only 2000 sets.

The Virginia Edition contains authoritative texts for all of Robert Heinlein's published fiction and non-fiction, with text taken from the last volume in which Heinlein had a hand in the preparation, or those works restored to their intended state in publications directly overseen by Virginia Heinlein after her husband's passing. Also included are 450,000 words of newly selected correspondence, most never before published. Each volume is introduced by Heinlein scholar and biography author, William H. Patterson, Jr., detailing the circumstances under which the work was written. Each Virginia Edition set is bound in leather and printed on buffered, acid-free paper that meets all US archival standards. Only 2000 sets were produced and each volume of the set is hand-numbered.

The book dimensions are 6.25"L x 9.25"H and the width varies from .5" to 2". Note that most of the books are still sealed in plastic but a few have been opened (but are still in new condition).

Donated by the Virginia Edition publishing company of the Heinlein Prize trust.


Item Special Note

Shipping Notice: Due to the size of the Virginia Edition collection, this item can only be shipped within the U.S.A. Also, the estimated shipping cost for the winning bidder will be approximately $100 on top of the winning bid price.

SFWA does not specify or verify the physical condition of any books in this auction, aside from the description and photo provided. In addition, the winning bidder will also be responsible for shipping costs. Fulfillment will be provided by Worldbuilders, and standard shipping costs will be calculated at the end of the auction when the winning bids have been determined.