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.

Suggestions on how to improve any aspect of this archival information will be welcomed at archive@thebookcollector.co.uk.

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


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'T Groot Waerelds Tafereel c.1705 Book Title Subscribe
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2015-02
'Withnail and I' 1987: draft screenplay Book Title Subscribe
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2016-01
100 x Paris 1929 Book Title 100 Krull photos in Wasmuth collotype Subscribe
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2013-02
1c[ent] life 1964 Book Title Subscribe
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2006-04
1c[ent] life 1964 Book Title Subscribe
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2006-04
20,000 Streets under the Sky 1935 Book Title With a letter to J.B. Priestley Subscribe
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2012-04
54 Portraits of Race Horses 1740/51 Book Title Subscribe
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2006-02
A Geographical Historie of Africa 1600 Book Title Subscribe
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1977-01
A Battle-door for Teachers 1660 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-03
A Bear Called Paddington 1958 Book Title Presentation copy Subscribe
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2007-01
A Biographical Dictionary of Painters and Engravers 1813/16 Book Title Subscribe
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1989-03
A Biographical History of England 1775 Book Title Inscribed by Boswell Subscribe
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2003-01
A Boke Named Tectonicon 1566 Book Title Subscribe
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1966-02
A Book for Boys and Girls 1701 Book Title Subscribe
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1995-03
A Book of Ayres 1617 Book Title All four issues Subscribe
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2006-02
A Book of Cats 1930 Book Title With 'saccharine' Foujita illustration Subscribe
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2012-04
A Book of Nonsense Book Title A rare early version with typeset text Subscribe
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1970-02
A Book of Nonsense ?1846 Book Title Subscribe
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1971-03
A Book of Nonsense ?1861 Book Title Manuscript Subscribe
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1986-03
A Book of Nonsense ?1861 Book Title 'The pre-publication manuscript' Subscribe
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1986-03
A Book of the Ancient Constitutions of...Accepted Masons 1729 Book Title Subscribe
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1991-03
A Booke of Angling 1606 Book Title Subscribe
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2006-03
A Booke of Fishing with Hooke and Line 1590 Book Title Subscribe
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2012-03
A Booke of Fishing with Hooke and Line 1590 Book Title Subscribe
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1969-01
A Booke of Phizicke Sirgery Book Title Subscribe
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2014-03
A Boy's Will 1913 Book Title Inscribed Subscribe
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1963-03
A Boy's Will 1913 Book Title Presentation copy Subscribe
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1968-04
A Boy's Will 1913 Book Title Subscribe
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2002-01
A Brief Account of Microscopal Observations 1828 Book Title Subscribe
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1999-01
A Brief Account of Microscopal Observations 1828 Book Title Subscribe
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2001-02
A Brief Description of New York 1670 Book Title Bound with others Subscribe
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2008-02
A Brief Description of New York 1670 Book Title Subscribe
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1987-03
A Brief Exposition of the Whole Book of Canticles 1648 Book Title Subscribe
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2007-01
A Brief Narrative of the Case and Tryal...1736 Book Title Subscribe
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2005-03
A Brief Treatise of Plaine Waies...1582 Book Title 'Antwerp' [but London] Subscribe
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2015-02
A Briefe Collection...out of the Cosmographie 1581 Book Title Subscribe
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2010-01
A Briefe Description of Universal Mappes and Cardes 1589 Book Title Subscribe
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2007-03
A Briefe Relation...in the Kingdome of Japonia 1619 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-02
A Bugaboo!! Book Title Subscribe
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2010-02
A Burnt-Out Case 1960 Book Title The holograph Subscribe
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1964-03

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