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.


Title Sales Category Sub Category Sale Price View PDF
A Discourse on Horsemanship 1593 Book Title The Huth-Schwerdt copy Subscribe
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2006-02
A Discourse on the Contests and Dissensions... 1701 Book Title Subscribe
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1980-03
A Discourse...the Health of Mariners 1776 Book Title Subscribe
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2013-03
A Discovery of Errours 1622 Book Title Subscribe
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1981-02
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 Genealogical History of the Noble...Family of Courtenay 1735 Book Title Exeter printing. Walpole's copy Subscribe
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1966-04
A General History of Quadrupeds 1790 Book Title Subscribe
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1975-02
A General Prognostication 1555 Book Title Subscribe
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1994-02
A Geometrical Practical Treatise Named Pantometria 1591 Book Title Subscribe
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2012-02
A Geometrical Practical Treatise Named Pantometria 1591 Book Title Thomas Digges's copy of the 2nd edition Subscribe
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1966-02
A Geometrical Practice Named Pantometria 1571 Book Title Subscribe
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1966-02
A Godly Form of Householde Government 1598 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-03
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 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

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