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 Categorysort descending Sub Category Sale Price PDF File
Historia Real Sagrada, Luz de Principes 1643 First book printed in Puebla Subscribe
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Journal of a Tour in the Netherlands 1815 (Southey) The manuscript Subscribe
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Byron, Lord George Forgery 2000-01
Booker, Revd. Luke 1974-03
The Miscellanies of Politian 1489 Subscribe
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Washington, George, President Author Letter about his salary Subscribe
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Cook, Captain James Author With atlas Subscribe
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Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Author A 'musically important' letter Subscribe
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Surtees, Robert Smith Author 1955-03
Kruchenykh, Aleksei Author 'Tainye poroki akademikov' 1916 with a Malenkov Subscribe
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Gritsch, Johannes Author 2012-01
Leoni, Nestore Author 2012-03
Winkle, Van Author 'The Printer's Guide' 1818 Subscribe
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Radcliffe, Ann Author 2012-01
Haggard, Rider Author Roger Allen's collection 2015-03
Franklin, Benjamin Author Letter Subscribe
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Newton, Sir Isaac Author 2012-03
Ehret, G.D: plant drawings Author 32 watercolours Subscribe
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Lee, Robert E. Author Farewell to his army Subscribe
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Merian, Maria Sibylla Author 2004-03
Broughton, Robert Author 1953-02
Jevons, William Stanley Author 2000-01
Jeremiah, 13th C. Author 2009-01
Pope, Alexander Author 1983-04
Gilbert, William Author 1989-01
Digby, Sir Kenelm Author Autograph poem Subscribe
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Canaletto, Giovanni Antonio Canal Author 2015-02
Lear, Edward Author 1983-03
Selden, John Author 2003-01
Beethoven, Ludwig van Author An unrecorded manuscript Subscribe
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Humboldt & Bonpland (monographs) Author 2014-01
Perotto, Niccolò Author 2014-01
Acosta, José de Author 2013-02
Nefertari, Queen of Egypt Author 1989-01
Chaucer, Geoffrey: 1532 Author Subscribe
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Luther, Martin Author Autograph letter Subscribe
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Britton, John Author 1968-03
Livingstone, David Author 2000-04
Richard II Author Inventory, including books Subscribe
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Hemingway, Ernest Author 2005-03

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