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.


Titlesort descending Sales Category Sub Category Sale Price PDF File
A Plan of English Commerce 1728 Book Title 1980-01
A Poem to the Memory of the Famous Arch[i]bald Pitcairn 1713 Book Title 'The third known copy' 2012-04
A Poetical Rhapsody 1602 Book Title 1979-03
A Quaint Treatise...1876 Book Title 2005-02
A Raisin in the Sun 1959 Subject Working playscript Subscribe
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2016-03
A Rebours 1884 Book Title 2000-01
A Rebours 1884 Book Title 2007-03
A Rebours 1884 Book Title The corrected preface 2011-01
A Rebours 1903 Book Title 2013-01
A Rebours 1903 Book Title Subscribe
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2013-02
A Regiment for the Sea 1574 Book Title 2007-03
A Relation of the Second Voyage to Guiana...1596 Book Title Subscribe
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2015-02
A Relation of...Lord Baltemore's Plantation in Mary-land 1634 Book Title 1984-01
A Relation or Journal...Plimouth, New England 1622 Book Title 1953-03
A Reply to Captain William Bligh's Answer 1795 Book Title 2014-02
A Sailor's Proposal for Finding his Longitude by the Moon 1726 Book Title Subscribe
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2015-04
A Search for a Secret 1867 Book Title 1972-02
A Selection from the Poetry of W.B. Yeats [Tauchnitz] Book Title 2007-04
A Selection of Hexandrian Plants 1831/34 Book Title 1975-03
A Selection of Hexandrian Plants 1831/34 Book Title 2000-02
A Selection of Hexandrian Plants 1831/34 Book Title 2007-04
A Series of Panoramic Views of Calcutta 1833 Book Title 2006-04
A Series of Picturesque Views of London 1821 Book Title 1989-01
A Series of Picturesque Views of Noblemen's and Gentlemen's Seats 1823 Book Title Subscribe
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2015-03
A Series of Views in the West Indies 1827/29 Book Title 2004-02
A Series of Views of...River Thames 1818 Book Title 2011-01
A Series of Views of...the River Thames 1818 Book Title Subscribe
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2014-03
A Sermon Preached at Plimmoth in Nevv-England 1602 Book Title 1962-03
A Set of Plans and Forts in America 1763 Book Title 2010-01
A Short Catechisme 1550 Book Title 1995-03
A Short Discourse of the New-Foundland 1623 Book Title 1962-01
A Short Discourse of the New-Foundland 1623 Book Title 1973-03
A Short Introduction for to Learn to Swimme 1595 Book Title 2008-01
A Short Reply to Capt. William Bligh's Answer 1795 Book Title Subscribe
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2014-02
A Short Treatise of Magneticall Bodies 1613 Book Title Subscribe
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2015-01
A Shropshire Lad 1896 Book Title 1955-02
A Shropshire Lad 1896 Book Title 1984-03
A Shropshire Lad 1896 Book Title 2002-01
A Silver Dish 1979 Book Title Corrected typescript 2009-01
A Singer Asleep 1910 Book Title 2013-02

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