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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An asterisk (*) against an entry indicates that issue of The Book Collector is no longer available in print.

Title Sales Categorysort descending Sub Category Sale Price PDF File
Byron, Lord George Forgery 2000-01
The Miscellanies of Politian 1489 Subscribe
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Booker, Revd. Luke 1974-03
Journal of a Tour in the Netherlands 1815 (Southey) The manuscript Subscribe
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Exquemelin, Alexandre Author 1953-02
Blake, William Author A watercolour for 'Leonora' 1796 Subscribe
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Behn, Aphra Author 2004-03
Kipling, Rudyard Author 2015-01
Stowe, Harriet Author 2010-01
Huygens, Christiaan Author 2001-02
Leclerc, Jean Author 1978-01
Guitry, Sacha Author Geneviève de Séréville, letters to Subscribe
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Brontë, Anne Author 2007-01
Nesbit, Edith Author 2015-03
De Gaulle, Charles Author 1995-03
Austen, Jane Author General 2006-04
Jefferson, Thomas, President Author 1952-03
Locke, John Author 1987-01
Collins, Wilkie Author 1971-01
Richardson, Mervyn Author 2005-04
Dickens, Charles Author 2013-01
Beckett, Samuel Author 240 letters, unsold 2010-01
Montanus, Arnoldus Author 2006-03
Apianus, Peter Author 1974-03
Standish, Frank Author 1976-01
Beethoven, Ludwig van Author Fragment of the Emperor Subscribe
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Gray, Thomas Author 2015-01
Peacock, Thomas Love Author 1984-04
Van der Straet, Jan Author 2013-01
Durrell, Lawrence Author 2012-02
James VI of Scotland and I of England Author 1974-03
Lincoln, Abraham, President Author Letter to Richard Yates Subscribe
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Shaw, G.B. Author 1987-01
Cleland, John Author 1987-01
Gauguin, Paul Author 1972-04
Byrd, William Author 1994-01
Pliny 1472 Author Jenson, illuminated 1992-01
Walpole, Horace Author 1986-01
Bolivar, Simon Author 2004-03
Kafka, Franz Author 2016-01

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