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.


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The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever 1844 Book Title Subscribe
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1999-01
The Corsair 1826 Book Title Milan edition, 1 of 3 on vellum Subscribe
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2012-03
The Cosmographical Glasse...1559 Book Title Folding woodcut in facsimile Subscribe
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1966-02
The Costume of China 1805 Book Title 1954-02
The Cottage in the Wood 1815 Book Title A Patrick Brontë 'rarity' Subscribe
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2009-02
The Count of Monte-Cristo 1846 Book Title Subscribe
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2016-01
The Country House-Wife 1736 Book Title Subscribe
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2011-02
The Country Seats of the United States 1809 Book Title In original wrappers Subscribe
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2009-01
The Country-man Recreation 1640 Book Title Subscribe
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2013-02
The Countryman's Care 1641 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-03
The Countryman’s Guide to London c. 1775 Book Title Subscribe
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2014-01
The Court and Kitchin of Elizabeth...called Joan Cromwel 1664 Book Title Subscribe
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2011-04
The Courtier 1561 Book Title Subscribe
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2007-01
The Courtier 1588 Book Title Subscribe
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2017-01
The Creed Book Title Written for Charles V in Florence in 1540 Subscribe
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1999-03
The Cricket on the Hearth 1845 Book Title D'Orsay-Suzannet copy Subscribe
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2008-03
The Cries of London c. 1804 Book Title A coloured miniature Subscribe
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2015-04
The Criterion 1-8 Book Title With others' Subscribe
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2012-03
The Critic 1779: prompt copy Book Title 1954-03
The Cronycles of Englonde 1528 Book Title Narcissus Luttrell's copy Subscribe
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1971-02
The Cryes of London...J. Kirk 1754 Book Title Subscribe
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2013-01
The Cubies' ABC 1913 Book Title Subscribe
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2017-01
The Curse of Minerva 1812 Book Title 2016-03
The Cyder-Maker's Instructor 1762 Book Title Subscribe
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2009-04
The Cyder-Maker's Instructor c. 1760 Book Title Subscribe
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2003-03
The Dain Curse 1929 Book Title Subscribe
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2016-01
The Day of the Jackal 1973 Book Title 'First four printings' Subscribe
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2010-03
The Day of the Locust 1939 Book Title Subscribe
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2005-01
The Day of the Rabblement 1901 Book Title Subscribe
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1967-04
The Day of the Triffids 1951 Book Title Hirschhorn collection Subscribe
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2012-04
The Debellacyon of Salem and Byzance 1533 Book Title Subscribe
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1974-03
The Decades of the Newe Worlde of West India 1555 Book Title 'A notable rarity' Subscribe
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1970-04
The Decades of the Newe Worlde of West India 1555 Book Title The Boies Penrose copy Subscribe
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1971-03
The Decades of the Newe Worlde of West India 1555 Book Title Earliest of the discovery narratives. The Penrose copy, with superb provenance Subscribe
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2007-03
The Decades of the Newe Worlde of West India 1577 Book Title The second edition Subscribe
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2007-03
The Decameron 1351 Book Title 1955-01
The Decameron 1351 Book Title 1968-04
The Decameron 1351 Book Title 1985-01
The Decameron 1351 Book Title 1990-03
The Decameron 1587 Book Title 2011-02

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