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.

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


Titlesort descending Sales Category Sub Category Sale Price PDF File
A Choice of Emblems 1586 Book Title Subscribe
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2014-03
A Christall Glasse of Christian Reformation 1569 Book Title 1998-03
A Christmas Carol 1843 Book Title 1981-02
A Christmas Carol 1843 Book Title 1984-04
A Christmas Carol 1843 Book Title Suzannet copy, inscribed 2010-01
A Christmas Carol 1843 Book Title 'Presented to Macready and all but mint' 2010-04
A Christmas Carol 1843 Book Title Presentation copy 2012-01
A Christmas Carol 1843 Book Title Subscribe
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2013-04
A Clergyman's Daughter 1935 Book Title Uncorrected proof Subscribe
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2013-02
A Collection of Charts and Memoirs 1772 Book Title Inscribed to Matthew Boulton Subscribe
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2014-04
A Collection of Poems 1709 Book Title 2011-03
A Collection of Pretty Poems for the Amusement of Children Three Foot High 1756 Book Title 1974-04
A Collection of Roses from Nature 1796/1810 Book Title 2003-03
A Collection of Views 1802 Book Title 2008-01
A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson...1793 Book Title Subscribe
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2015-04
A Complete Account of the Settlement...1793 Book Title 2015-04
A Complete System of Bayonet Exercise 1853 Book Title 2004-02
A Consolation of Grammar Scholles 1622 Book Title The first American school book 2008-03
A Cruising Voyage Round the World 1712 Book Title 2015-04
A Current Account of all the Cricket Matches 1823 Book Title 2005-04
A Dance to the Music of Time 1951/75 Book Title 'All inscribed' Subscribe
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2015-03
A Day in the Life [Lennon]: manuscript Book Title 2010-03
A Decade of Years 1911 Book Title Doves Press: Harry Kessler's copy Subscribe
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2014-03
A Declaration of the State of the Colony and Affairs in Virginia 1622 Book Title 'A notable rarity' Subscribe
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2016-02
A Defence of Tabacco 1602 Book Title 1967-03
A Delineation of the Strata... 1815 Book Title 1999-01
A Delineation of the Strata... 1815 Book Title Wardington sale 2006-04
A Description of the Genus Pinus 1828/37 Book Title 1997-03
A Description of the Genus Pinus 1837 Book Title 2008-03
A Description of the Island of Jamaica 1672 Book Title Subscribe
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2014-01
A Descriptive Historical Account of Dudley Castle 1815 Book Title 1974-03
A Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation 1534 Book Title 1986-03
A Dialogue on Poetic Drama Book Title Presented to Virginia Woolf 2008-03
A Discourse of a Method Book Title 2007-01
A Discourse of Trade 1690 Book Title 2001-04
A Discourse of Trade 1690 Book Title 2013-01
A Discourse on Horsemanship 1593 Book Title 2006-02
A Discourse...the Health of Mariners 1776 Book Title Subscribe
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2013-03
A Disquisition upon Etruscan Vases 1806 Book Title 2007-01
A Fable 1954 Book Title 2010-03

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