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.

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Title Sales Category Sub Category See Also Sale Price View PDF
Catalogues Subject Book and Library Catalogues
Rolfe, Frederick Author Corvo, Baron
Hebrew Subject Judaica
Emancipation of Slaves, Subject Slavery
Atlases Subject Maps, Atlases, Charts and Portolans
Lauderdale - Dysart - Tollemache Collection Helmingham Hall
Piozzi, Mrs Subject Thrale, Mrs
Boyle, Johnsee Author Cork and Orrery
Duke of Cumberland, Ernst Subject König Ernst August von Hannover
Knowsley Hall Subject Derby, Earl of
Zdanevich, Ilia Author Iliazd
Pornography Subject Erotica
Playing cards Subject Cards & Games
Wordbooks Subject Philology
Plays Subject Theatre & Drama
Antarctic Subject Polar
Languages Subject Philology
Liturgy Subject Religious works
Arctic Subject Polar
Coole Library Subject Lady Gregory
Grammars & Wordbooks Subject Philology
Klingemann, Karl Subject Mendelssohn, Felix
James I Author James VI
H.B. Subject Doyle, John
Fortifications Subject Military
Rosenbach, A.S.W. Collection 1952-01
Shakespeare, William Book Title King Lear, price not shown 1952-01
Shakespeare, William Book Title Rape of Lucrece: the Rosenbach/ Bodmer sale, price not shown 1952-01
Dante Alighieri Author The Divine Comedy 1952-01
Bodmer, M. Collection 1952-01
Abbey, J.R. Collection 1952-01
Shakespeare, William Book Title Troilus and Cressida: sale by Rosenbach to Bodmer, price not shown 1952-01
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel Author 74 letters Subscribe
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1952-02
De Civitate Dei 1468 Book Title Sweynheym and Pannartz, 'finely illuminated first page' Subscribe
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1952-02
Vathek 1787 Book Title 1st Paris edition, Maurice Baring's copy Subscribe
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1952-02
Saint Bride Technical Library Collection 93 lots 'not in very attractive condition' for - Subscribe
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1952-02
De Proprietatibus Rerum 1494 Book Title Subscribe
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1952-02
Belial 1472 Book Title 'Extremely rare' Subscribe
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1952-02
Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard 1751 Book Title The second edition Subscribe
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1952-02
Molière 1734 Book Title Oeuvres, a fine copy in crimson morocco Subscribe
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1952-02

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