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 Guide to Prayer 1715 Book Title A 'stunning presentation copy' Subscribe
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1984-04
A Gun for Sale 1936 Book Title In d.w. Subscribe
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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 Modern Wiltshire 1822 onwards Book Title Hoare's own copy of all the volumes Subscribe
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1968-01
A History of the English-Speaking People 1956/58 Book Title 1995-03
A Holy Life 1684 Book Title Subscribe
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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 Subscribe
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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
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 Key into the Language of America [1643] Book Title Siebert sale: the first published English-Indian dictionary Subscribe
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1999-03
A l'Ombre des Jeunes Filles en Fleurs 1919 Book Title Corrected proofs Subscribe
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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 Boxed set in wrappers Subscribe
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1999-01
A la Recherche du Temps Perdu 1913/27 Book Title Subscribe
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2007-03

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