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.


Title Sales Category Sub Category Sale Price View PDF
The Miscellanies of Politian 1489 Subscribe
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2012-04
Historia Real Sagrada, Luz de Principes 1643 First book printed in Puebla Subscribe
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1971-03
Austen, Jane 'Northanger Abbey' and 'Persuasion' 1817, defective Subscribe
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2006-04
William III Author Seventeen letters around the Battle of the Boyne Subscribe
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2003-01
Brahe, Tycho Author 'Astronomicae Instaurata Mechanica'1598, coloured copy Subscribe
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1999-01
Edison, Thomas Author 2009-03
Mistral, Frédéric Author 'Calendau' 1867 Subscribe
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2014-01
Forlani, Paolo Author Map of America c.1565 Subscribe
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2010-03
Jonson, Ben Author 2016-01
Sassoon, Siegfried Author Cricket score-book from his youth Subscribe
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2007-01
Gill, Eric Author 1982-01
Prynne, William Author Manuscript of his trial Subscribe
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1966-02
Burns, Robert Author Whisky bottle, price not given 1997-01
Euclid 1482 Author Subscribe
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2001-02
Vincent, Augustine Author 1981-02
Bligh, Captain William Author His pocket-book, 'intensely moving, sea-stained' Subscribe
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1977-01
Dick, Sir Alexander Author 300 letters Subscribe
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2011-02
Napoleon Bonaparte Author Order to Ney to attack at Quatre Bras Subscribe
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1971-01
Marvell, Andrew Author 'Poems' Subscribe
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1984-03
Schmied, François-Louis Author Mardrus, 'Histoire de la Princesse Boudour' 1926, 6/20 sur japon Subscribe
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2013-02
Craig, Edward Gordon Author 'Hamlet' Subscribe
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2015-01
Grotius, Hugo Author 2014-02
Fontana, Domenico Author 'Il Tempio Vaticano' 1694 Subscribe
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1995-03
Plath, Sylvia Author Ink sketch of Ted Hughes c.1957 Subscribe
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2005-04
White, James Author 'Original Letters Etc of Sir John Falstaff' 1796 Subscribe
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1987-02
Boswell, James Author 'William Pitt, the Grocer of London' 1784 Subscribe
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1982-01
Durer, Albrecht Author 'Menschlicher Proportion' 1528 Subscribe
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2013-02
Milton, John Author 'Poems' 1645 Subscribe
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2001-04
St Jerome 1470 Author 'Epistolae', Mainz, 'handsome if made up', vellum Subscribe
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2000-03
Luther, Martin Author Letter Subscribe
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1955-01
Stanley, Henry Author 'In Darkest Africa' 1890 Subscribe
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2015-04
Smith, Adam Author 'The Wealth of Nations' 1776, 2nd edition Subscribe
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2008-03
Sackville, Thomas, 1st Earl of Dorset Author Correspondence 1731/7 and 1750/5 Subscribe
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2012-03
Pacioli, Luca Author 1509 edition, price not given 2016-04
Buell, Abel Author His 1784 map of North America Subscribe
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2011-01
Lawrence, T.E. Author Two maps for 'Crusader Castles' Subscribe
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1991-01
Descartes, René Author 2001-02
Münster, Sebastian Author 'A Briefe Collection...Cosmographie' 1581 Subscribe
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2010-01
Austen, Jane Author A 'certified' ring Subscribe
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2012-03
Kingsley, Charles Author 47 autograph sermons Subscribe
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2011-04

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