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 See Also Sale Price PDF File
Byron, Lord George Forgery 2000-01
Booker, Revd. Luke 1974-03
Journal of a Tour in the Netherlands 1815 (Southey) The manuscript Subscribe
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The Miscellanies of Politian 1489 2012-04
Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de Author 1968-01
More, Sir Thomas (Saint) Author 1986-03
Khunrath, Heinrich Author 2004-01
Steinbeck, John Author 2013-03
Lead, Jane Author 1998-01
Humboldt & Bonpland (monographs) Author 12 volumes, over 900 plates Subscribe
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Scot, Reginald Author 2013-03
Lepape, George Author November 1927 issue of Vogue 2016-04
Chaucer, Geoffrey: 1477 Author Caxton Chaucer fragments Kelmscott Chaucer 1987-04
Ptolemy 1507 Author Geography 2006-04
Grimm, Jacob & Wilhelm Author 1971-02
Austen, Jane Author General 2003-03
Allard, Carello Author 2006-01
Shelley, Mary Author Letter to Thomas Medwin, 1823 2011-03
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor Author Latin grammar Subscribe
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Hemingway, Ernest Author 2008-03
Poe, Edgar Allan Author Letter to Lowell Subscribe
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George IV Author 1954-03
Walpole, Horace Author 2012-01
Beckett, Samuel Author 2001-03
Dickens, Charles Author 1973-03
Manetti, Saverio Author 2013-03
Keats, John Author 2014-03
Spenser, Edmund Author 2007-02
Schubert, Franz Author 2007-03
Champlain, Samuel de Author 2007-03
Woolf, Leonard & Virginia Author 1996-03
Fleming, Ian Author Letters to Geoffrey Boothroyd 2005-01
Dumas, Alexandre Author Duchesse de Berry's 2011-03
Maurolico, Francesco Author 2005-02
Lichtenstein, Roy Author 2014-03
Regnier, Jehan Author 1955-02
Haydn, Joseph Author A letter to Dr Burney Subscribe
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Bury, Mrs Edward Author 2000-02
Piranesi, Giovanni Author The Paris re-issue, 29 volumes in 27 2012-03
Garbo, Greta Author 1994-01

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