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.


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'Tabulae Astronomiae et Canones' pre-1474 Book Title A manuscript Subscribe
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2018-04
'Tarzan of the Apes' 1914 Book Title First edition, first state Subscribe
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2018-04
'The Brothers Karamazov' 1912 Book Title With the adverts Subscribe
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2018-04
'The Federalist' 1799 Book Title Two volumes, second issue Subscribe
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2018-04
'The Goblet of Fire' 2000, signed Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'The Laws of the Territory of Louisiana' 1808 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'The Lord of the Rings' 1969 Book Title First India Paper edition, signed by the author Subscribe
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2018-04
'The Martian Chronicles' 1950 Book Title In d/w, with a signed wine label Subscribe
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2018-04
'The Royal Game of the Ombre' 1660 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'The Ruins of Desert Cathay' 1912 Book Title Two volumes Subscribe
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2018-04
'The Tales of Beedle the Bard' 2008 Book Title Signed 'Jo', special binding, boxed Subscribe
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2018-04
'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' 1900 Book Title First edition, second state Subscribe
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2018-04
'The Worst Journey in the World' 1922 Book Title With the spare spine labels Subscribe
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2018-04
'This Side of Paradise' 1920 Book Title With an ALS but no d/w Subscribe
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2018-04
'Treasure Island' 1883 Book Title First issue Subscribe
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2018-04
'Usus et Fabrica Circini' 1607 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'Withnail and I' 1987: draft screenplay Book Title Subscribe
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2016-01
100 x Paris 1929 Book Title 100 Krull photos in Wasmuth collotype Subscribe
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2013-02
1c[ent] life 1964 Book Title Subscribe
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2006-04
1c[ent] life 1964 Book Title Subscribe
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2006-04
20,000 Streets under the Sky 1935 Book Title With a letter to J.B. Priestley Subscribe
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2012-04
54 Portraits of Race Horses 1740/51 Book Title Subscribe
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2006-02
A Geographical Historie of Africa 1600 Book Title Subscribe
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1977-01
A Babylonian Talmud 1644-47 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-01
A Battle-door for Teachers 1660 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-03
A Bear Called Paddington 1958 Book Title Presentation copy Subscribe
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2007-01
A Biographical Dictionary of Painters and Engravers 1813/16 Book Title Subscribe
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1989-03
A Biographical History of England 1775 Book Title Inscribed by Boswell Subscribe
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2003-01
A Boke Named Tectonicon 1566 Book Title Subscribe
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1966-02
A Book for Boys and Girls 1701 Book Title Subscribe
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1995-03
A Book of Ayres 1617 Book Title All four issues Subscribe
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2006-02
A Book of Cats 1930 Book Title With 'saccharine' Foujita illustration Subscribe
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2012-04
A Book of Nonsense Book Title A rare early version with typeset text Subscribe
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1970-02
A Book of Nonsense ?1846 Book Title Subscribe
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1971-03
A Book of Nonsense ?1861 Book Title Manuscript Subscribe
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1986-03
A Book of Nonsense ?1861 Book Title 'The pre-publication manuscript' Subscribe
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1986-03
A Book of the Ancient Constitutions of...Accepted Masons 1729 Book Title Subscribe
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1991-03
A Booke of Angling 1606 Book Title Subscribe
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2006-03
A Booke of Fishing with Hooke and Line 1590 Book Title Subscribe
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2012-03
A Booke of Fishing with Hooke and Line 1590 Book Title Subscribe
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1969-01

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