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 PDF Filesort descending
Wordbooks Subject Philology
Klingemann, Karl Subject Mendelssohn, Felix
Lauderdale - Dysart - Tollemache Collection Helmingham Hall
Webb, Jane Wells - Author Loudon
Fortifications Subject Military
Catalogues Subject Book and Library Catalogues
Boyle, Johnsee Author Cork and Orrery
Emancipation of Slaves, Subject Slavery
Hebrew Subject Judaica
H.B. Subject Doyle, John
Duke of Cumberland, Ernst Subject König Ernst August von Hannover
Knowsley Hall Subject Derby, Earl of
Antarctic Subject Polar
Liturgy Subject Religious works
Pornography Subject Erotica
James I Author James VI
Piozzi, Mrs Subject Thrale, Mrs
Zdanevich, Ilia Author Iliazd
Coole Library Subject Lady Gregory
Arctic Subject Polar
Rolfe, Frederick Author Corvo, Baron
Atlases Subject Maps, Atlases, Charts and Portolans
Languages Subject Philology
Playing cards Subject Cards & Games
Grammars & Wordbooks Subject Philology
Plays Subject Theatre & Drama
Shakespeare, William Book Title Troilus and Cressida: sale by Rosenbach to Bodmer 1952-01
Dante Alighieri Author The Divine Comedy 1952-01
Bodmer, M. Collection 1952-01
Shakespeare, William Book Title King Lear 1952-01
Rosenbach, A.S.W. Author 1952-01
Shakespeare, William Book Title Rape of Lucrece: the Rosenbach/ Bodmer sale 1952-01
Abbey, J.R. Collection 1952-01
Spiegel des Menschlichen Lebens 1479 Book Title 1952-02
L'Après-midi d'un Faune 1876 Book Title 1952-02
Bullrich, E.J. Collection 1952-02
Bookbinding Subject 1952-02
Molière Author 1952-02
Queen Mab 1813 Book Title 1952-02
Wilde, Constance Author 1952-02

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