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 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 Subscribe
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2006-04
A Monograph of the Felidae 1878/83 Book Title Subscribe
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2009-03
A Monograph of the Felidae 1878/83 Book Title Subscribe
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2009-01
A Monograph of the Felididae 1878/83 Book Title Subscribe
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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 Subscribe
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2012-03
A Murder of Quality 1962 Book Title Subscribe
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2010-03
A Murder of Quality 1962 Book Title Inscribed to Eddy Shah Subscribe
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2009-03
A Myrroure for Magistrates 1559 Book Title Subscribe
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2016-01
A Narrative Account of the First Circumnavigation 1524 Book Title Second edition Subscribe
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2006-04
A Narrative of an Expedition to Botany Bay 1789 Book Title Subscribe
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2015-04
A Narrative of Five Youth[s] from the Sandwich Islands 1816 Book Title Subscribe
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2007-01
A Narrative of Proceeding Relative to the Discovery of Longitude at Sea 1763 Book Title Subscribe
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2013-01
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 Death of Captain James Cook 1786 Book Title 'A rarity' Subscribe
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2005-04
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 Subscribe
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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 Subscribe
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2012-02
A Natural History of Uncommon Birds ... 1758/64 Book Title 1955-03
A Natural History of Uncommon Birds 1758/64 Book Title 1955-02
A Natural History of Uncommon Birds... 1758/64 Book Title 1955-01
A Natural History of Uncommon Birds... 1758/64 Book Title Subscribe
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2012-03
A Natural History of Uncommon Birds...1802/06 Book Title Subscribe
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2013-03
A Natural History of Uncommon Birds...1802/06 Book Title The Carysfort large-paper copy Subscribe
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2011-03
A Naturalist's Journal Book Title 'With entries by [Thomas] Gray from 1767-71' Subscribe
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2016-02
A New and Easie Institution of Grammar 1647 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-03
A New and Elegant Imperial Sheet Atlas 1895 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-01
A New Boke of the Natures and Properties of all Wines 1568 Book Title 1981-03

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