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.


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A Description of the Empire of China 1738/41 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-01
A Description of the Genus Pinus 1828/37 Book Title 1997-03
A Description of the Genus Pinus 1837 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-03
A Description of the Genus Pinus 1842 Book Title Subscribe
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2012-02
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 Subscribe
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2008-03
A Discourse of a Method Book Title Subscribe
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2007-01
A Discourse of a Method 1649 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-02
A Discourse of Trade 1690 Book Title 2001-04
A Discourse of Trade 1690 Book Title Subscribe
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2013-01
A Discourse on Horsemanship 1593 Book Title The Huth-Schwerdt copy Subscribe
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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 Subscribe
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2007-01
A Draft of XVI Cantos 1925 Book Title With Cantos 17-27, Omar Pound's copy Subscribe
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2011-03
A Fable 1954 Book Title Subscribe
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2010-03
A Farewell to Arms 1929 Book Title The limited edition Subscribe
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2008-03
A Farewell to Arms 1929 Book Title First state d.w., inscribed Subscribe
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2009-01
A General History of Quadrupeds 1790 Book Title 1975-02
A Geometrical Practical Treatise Named Pantometria 1591 Book Title Subscribe
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2012-02
A Geometrical Practice Named Pantometria 1571 Book Title 1966-02
A Guide to Prayer 1715 Book Title 1984-04
A Gun for Sale 1936 Book Title 1996-03
A Handful of Dust Book Title 1st US edition, with wraparound band Subscribe
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2016-03
A Handful of Dust 1934 Book Title Inscribed by the author. Dustwrapper 'supplied'. Subscribe
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2016-03
A Handful of Dust 1934 Book Title In very good d.w. Subscribe
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2008-03
A Handful of Dust 1934 Book Title Inscribed by the author Subscribe
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2012-04
A Happy Pair 1890 Book Title Subscribe
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2011-01
A History of British Birds 1881/92 Book Title 'Rare' Subscribe
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2014-02
A History of British Birds 1881/92 Book Title 'Rare, unfinished' Subscribe
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2015-01
A History of British Birds 1881/92 Book Title Subscribe
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2010-02
A History of the English-Speaking People 1956/58 Book Title 1995-03
A Homage to Sappho 1928 Book Title The Fanfrolico Press Subscribe
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2013-03
A Hundreth Sundrie Flowres 1573 Book Title 2000-01
A Japanese and English Dictionary 1867 Book Title 'The first of its kind' Subscribe
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2012-03
A Jar of Honey from Mount Hybla 1848 Book Title 'With Owen Jones paper cover...very rare thus' Subscribe
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2012-03
A Journal of a Voyage Made into the South Seas 1698 Book Title Ravenau de Lussan, a 'rarity' Subscribe
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2013-01
A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas 1773 Book Title Subscribe
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2006-03
A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas 1773 Book Title Subscribe
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2007-03

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