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 Lady's Tour Round Monte Rosa 1859 Book Title 2010-02
A Letter from Mr Dalrymple 1773 Book Title Subscribe
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2014-02
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 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 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' 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 2016-04
A Manual of Parliamentary Practice 1801 Book Title A Churchill copy 2010-01
A Meditation upon a Broom-Stick 1710 Book Title 1980-03
A Mirroure for Magistrates 1559 Book Title 1979-02
A Mission to Gelele 1864 Book Title 2004-02
A Modest defence of Publick Stews 1724 Book Title Subscribe
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2014-01
A Modest Proposal...1730 Book Title 1983-04
A Monograph of the Coraciidae 1893 Book Title 2006-04
A Monograph of the Felidae 1878/83 Book Title 2009-01
A Monograph of the Felididae 1878/83 Book Title 2008-01
A Monograph of the Genus Crocus 1886 Book Title The author's copy Subscribe
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2014-02
A Monograph of the Phasianidae 1870/72 Book Title 1989-03
A Monograph of the Phasianidae 1870/72 Book Title 1999-03
A Monograph of the Phasianidae 1872 Book Title 2010-04
A Most Excellent & Learned Woorke of Chirurgerie 1565 Book Title 2012-03
A Murder of Quality 1962 Book Title 2010-03
A Murder of Quality 1962 Book Title Inscribed copy 2009-03
A Myrroure for Magistrates 1559 Book Title Subscribe
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2016-01
A Narrative of an Expedition to Botany Bay 1789 Book Title Subscribe
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2015-04
A Narrative of the ...Rampages... 1775 Book Title The battles of Lexington and Concord Subscribe
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2013-03
A Narrative of the Death of Captain James Cook 1786 Book Title 1953-02
A Narrative of the Death of Captain James Cook 1786 Book Title 2000-02
A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board...the Bounty 1790 Book Title 1996-02
A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board...the Bounty 1790 Book Title 2004-02
A Narrative of the Troubles with the Indians 1677 Book Title 2011-04
A Narrative of...James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw 1770 Book Title Bath. 'One of the earliest slave narratives in English.' Subscribe
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2016-03
A Natural History of Birds 1731/38 Book Title Albin's 1990-04
A Natural History of English Insects 1720 Book Title 2012-02

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