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 Journal of the Late Actions of the French at Canada 1693 Book Title Subscribe
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2011-01
A Journal of the Overland Route to California! 1850 Book Title 'In original printed wrappers' Subscribe
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2015-02
A Journal of the Plague Year 1722 Book Title Narcissus Luttrell's copy Subscribe
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2008-04
A Journal of the Plague Year 1722 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-02
A Journey through Albania 1813 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-03
A Journey to Paris 1699 Book Title Sir Christopher Wren's copy Subscribe
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2013-03
A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland 1775 Book Title The Colquhoun of Luss copy Subscribe
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2012-04
A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland 1775 Book Title Hannah More's copy Subscribe
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2009-03
A Key into the Language of America 1643 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-02
A l'Ombre des Jeunes Filles en Fleurs 1919 Book Title 1962-01
A l'Ombre des Jeunes Filles en Fleurs 1919 Book Title Sixteen fragments of the manuscript Subscribe
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2007-01
A l'Ombre des Jeunes Filles en Fleurs 1919 Book Title A 'placard', part manuscript, part proof Subscribe
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2011-01
A l'Ombre des Jeunes Filles en Fleurs 1919 Book Title Edition-de-luxe, with other material Subscribe
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2013-03
A l'Ombre des Jeunes Filles en Fleurs 1919 Book Title With two galley proofs Subscribe
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2007-03
A l'Ombre des Jeunes Filles en Fleurs 1920 Book Title 'Sur papier bible' with fragments of MS and proofs bound in Subscribe
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2007-03
A la Recherche du Temps Perdu 1913/27 Book Title 1954-02
A la Recherche du Temps Perdu 1913/27 Book Title 1955-02
A la Recherche du Temps Perdu 1913/27 Book Title 1999-01
A la Recherche du Temps Perdu 1913/27 Book Title Subscribe
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2007-03
A la Recherche du Temps Perdu 1913/27 Book Title Given to Robert de Flers Subscribe
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2016-01
A Lady's Tour Round Monte Rosa 1859 Book Title Subscribe
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2010-02
A Large Declaration Concerning the Late Tumults in Scotland 1639 Book Title Subscribe
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2007-02
A Lecture on Bookbinding 1885 Book Title Subscribe
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2005-03
A Lecture on Bookbinding 1885 Book Title Subscribe
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2007-03
A Letter from Mr Dalrymple 1773 Book Title Subscribe
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2014-02
A Letter from T.E. Lawrence to his Mother 1936 Subject Corvinus Press: with a letter from Mrs Lawrence Subscribe
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2007-01
A Letter from the Antarctic 1901 Book Title 'Rare' Subscribe
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2014-04
A Letter on the Abolition of the Slave Trade 1807 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-03
A Libel of Spanish Lies 1596 Book Title 2004-03
A Little Book for Little Children 1660 Book Title 1973-02
A Little Treatyse of Astronomy 1552 Book Title 1974-03
A London Life 1888 Book Title Manuscript of James's novella Subscribe
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2005-03
A Lume Spento 1908 Book Title 1985-02
A Lume Spento 1908 Book Title 2004-02
A Lume Spento 1908 Book Title 'Well-used' Subscribe
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2011-03
A Man of Honour 1903 Book Title 1956-01
A Manual of Gold and Silver Coins of all Nations 1842 Book Title Sold for twice estimate, price not shown 2016-04
A Manual of Parliamentary Practice 1801 Book Title A Churchill copy Subscribe
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2010-01
A Mapp of ye Improved Part of Pensilvania c.1715 Book Title Subscribe
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2009-01
A Meditation upon a Broom-Stick 1710 Book Title 1980-03

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