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.


Titlesort descending Sales Category Sub Category Sale Price PDF File
A Caribbean Mystery 1964 Book Title Subscribe
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2015-03
A Carol and Other Rhymes 1916 Book Title With Evelyn Waugh's inscription, 1921 Subscribe
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2016-03
A Catalogue of English Printers 1740 Book Title Two copies for - Subscribe
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1970-02
A Catalogue of the Antiquities, Houses, Parks, Plantations...1773 Book Title Subscribe
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2009-02
A Catalogue of the Antiquities, Houses, Parks...in England and Wales 1773 Book Title 'Long a celebrated rarity' Subscribe
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2015-01
A Catalogue of the Common and Statute Law Books of the Realm 1671 Book Title The earliest bibliography of law books Subscribe
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2002-01
A Catalogue of the Different Specimens of Cloth Collected...Captain Cook 1787 Book Title Subscribe
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2006-03
A Catalogue of the Different Specimens of Cloth Collected...Captain Cook 1787 Book Title With 56 'tapa' specimens Subscribe
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2014-02
A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors 1759 Book Title 2005-02
A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors 1759 Book Title Dr Johnson's copy Subscribe
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1992-03
A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors 1806 Book Title 2010-01
A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors 1806 Book Title Walpole's own copy, heavily annotated Subscribe
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1972-01
A Child's Garden of Verses 1885 Book Title Subscribe
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2017-02
A Choice Collection of Comic and Serious Scots Poems 1706/11 Book Title Subscribe
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2014-03
A Choice of Emblems 1586 Book Title 'The first English emblem book' Subscribe
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2007-01
A Choice of Emblems 1586 Book Title Subscribe
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2013-03
A Choice of Emblems 1586 Book Title Subscribe
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2014-03
A Christall Glasse of Christian Reformation 1569 Book Title 'Possibly the earliest English emblem book' Subscribe
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1998-03
A Christian Turn'd Turke 1612 Book Title Subscribe
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2004-02
A Christmas Carol 1843 Book Title Presented to Angela Burdett-Coutts Subscribe
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1981-02
A Christmas Carol 1843 Book Title Subscribe
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1984-04
A Christmas Carol 1843 Book Title Suzannet copy, inscribed Subscribe
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2010-01
A Christmas Carol 1843 Book Title 'Presented to Macready and all but mint' Subscribe
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2010-04
A Christmas Carol 1843 Book Title Presentation copy Subscribe
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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 Clockwork Orange 1962 Book Title Ex-lib Subscribe
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2017-02
A Collection of British Field Sports 1807/08 Book Title Subscribe
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1978-02
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 Subscribe
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2011-03
A Collection of Pretty Poems for the Amusement of Children Three Foot High 1756 Book Title Subscribe
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1974-04
A Collection of Roses from Nature 1796/1810 Book Title 2003-03
A Collection of Views 1802 Book Title Subscribe
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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...Port Jackson 1793 Book Title Subscribe
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2015-04
A Complete System of Bayonet Exercise 1853 Book Title 'Rare' Subscribe
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2004-02
A Consolation of Grammar Scholles 1622 Book Title The first American school book Subscribe
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2008-03
A Correct Account of all the Cricket Matches 1823 Book Title Subscribe
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2005-04
A Croppe of Kisses [1937] Book Title Golden Cockerel, with additional drawings Subscribe
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2007-04
A Cruising Voyage Round the World 1712 Book Title 2015-04

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