Sales by Author, Title, Subject and Collection

This index is compiled from the sales reports published in every issue of The Book Collector. These reports have themselves been assembled principally from eye-witness accounts by our correspondents. It is therefore a record of context as much as of cost. Who was bidding against whom, what was sold afterwards, the cataloguing errors, extraordinary provenances, rarity considered objectively - so on and suchlike. Some account of this system can be found in The Price of Passion ( 2016-04).

Entries are differentiated between Author, Title, Subject and Collection. It should be noted, however, that in the case of most classical texts and many cartographers, the author is also the title.

When typing an author's name into the Search bar please do so either as Smith, John or as Smith or as John.

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An asterisk (*) against an entry indicates that issue of The Book Collector is no longer available in print.


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Book Title Two volumes Subscribe
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2018-03
'Tabulae Astronomicae' 1483 Book Title The Ratdolt printing Subscribe
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2007-03
Durer, Albrecht Author 'Underweysung der Mensung' 1538 Subscribe
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2017-04
Durer, Albrecht Author 'Menschlicher Proportion' 1528 Subscribe
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2013-02
Faulkner, William Author 'The Wild Palms' 1939, 'To Mother' Subscribe
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2010-03
Morris, William Author 'Poems by the Way' 1891, inscribed to Burne-Jones Subscribe
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2001-03
Wild Bull...at Chillingham Castle 1789 Book Title Print inscribed by Bewick Subscribe
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2017-04
'A Naval Expositor, Shewing and Explaining...'1750 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'Alll Quiet on the Western Front' 1929 Book Title In d/w Subscribe
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2018-04
'Ariel' 1965 Book Title With bellyband, 'near fine' Subscribe
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2018-04
'Ars Generalis Ultima' 1480 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'Atlas Shrugged' 1957 Book Title In d/w Subscribe
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2018-04
'Aurora Australis' 1908 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'Base du Systme Metrique Decimal' 1806-07-10 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'Chilias Logarithmorum' 1614 Book Title Bought in at 14,000 2018-04
'Computing Machinery and Intelligence' 1950 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'Dandy' [comic] Book Title The 2nd annual, 1940, repaired Subscribe
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2018-04
'Difesa Contra Alle Calumnie' 1607 Book Title Authorial presentation copy Subscribe
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2018-04
'Dracula' 1897 Book Title Without advertisements, 'the earliest and rarest issue' Subscribe
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2018-04
'Emma' 1816 Book Title Lacking two half-titles Subscribe
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2018-04
'From Kulja across the Tian-Shan to Lob-Nor' 1879 Book Title Signet Library bookplate Subscribe
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2018-04
'Gulliver's Travels' 1726 Book Title Teerinks' A edition Subscribe
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2018-04
'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' 1997, 4th printing Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'Ichthyologie' 1785-88 Book Title 6 vols in 3, rebacked in a modern style Subscribe
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2018-04
'Indian tribes of North America' 1836-44 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'Jesse James: the Life and Daring Adventures' [1887] Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'Le Capital' 1875 Book Title Signed by Marx to Sigmund Schott Subscribe
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2018-04
'Le Operazioni del Compasso ' 1606 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'Lord Jim' 1900 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'Lord of the Flies' 1975 Book Title A 'distinctly battered' copy that had belonged to Paul Hewson, aka Bono Subscribe
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2018-04
'Lord of the Rings' trilogy in d/w 1954-55 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'Mirifici Logarithmorum Canonis Descriptio' 1614 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'North American Indian Portfolio' c. 1875 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'Nova Stereometria' 1615 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'On Computable Numbers,' 1936 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'Paradise Lost' 1669 Book Title With the title page of the 7th edition Subscribe
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2018-04
'Ptolemy' 1513 Book Title The first 'modern' edition, unsold 2018-04
'South Polar Times' Book Title 4 volumes, all in the light blue d/ws Subscribe
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2018-04
'T Groot Waerelds Tafereel c.1705 Book Title Subscribe
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2015-02
'Tabulae Astronomiae et Canones' pre-1474 Book Title A manuscript Subscribe
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2018-04

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