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 New Booke of Good Husbandry 1599 Book Title 1969-01
A New Directory for the East Indies 1758 Book Title Subscribe
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2005-01
A New Handling of the Planisphere 1601 Book Title 1954-01
A New Herbal 1551/61 Book Title 1967-02
A New History of China 1688 Book Title Subscribe
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2007-01
A New Lottery Book of Birds and Beasts 1771 Book Title 1967-02
A New Lottery Book of Birds and Beasts 1771 Book Title 1974-04
A New Lottery Book of Birds and Beasts 1771 Book Title Bewick's first children's book Subscribe
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2008-01
A New Method of Cryptography 1666 Book Title Ruled in red and partly coloured Subscribe
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2005-02
A New System of Chemical Philosophy 1808/10 Book Title Volumes I and II Subscribe
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2009-02
A New System of Chemical Philosophy 1808/10 Book Title 2003-02
A New System of Chemical Philosophy 1808/10 Book Title Volumes 1 and II Subscribe
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2015-02
A New System...of Ancient Mythology 1775 Book Title 1972-03
A New View of Society 1813/14 Book Title 1980-01
A Night Club Map of Harlem 1932 Subject Pen-and-brush artwork Subscribe
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2016-03
A Night Club Map of Harlem 1933 Book Title Subscribe
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2011-02
A Pablo Picasso 1945 Book Title Subscribe
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2006-04
A Packet for Ezra Pound 1929 Book Title 1980-03
A Pair of Blue Eyes 1873 Book Title 2002-01
A Pair of Blue Eyes 1873 Book Title Subscribe
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2010-04
A Pair of Blue Eyes 1873 Book Title 'In rough original cloth' Subscribe
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2014-01
A Paper on the Lost Polar Expedition...1860 Book Title In original wrappers Subscribe
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2015-04
A Parallel of Architecture 1664 Book Title 1985-01
A Passage to India 1924 Book Title 1970-03
A Passage to India 1924 Book Title Manuscript 1960-03
A Penny Post 1859 Book Title 1976-02
A Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage... 1855/56 Book Title 2004-02
A Petite Pallace pre-1579 Book Title 1980-03
A Picture History of the Grenville Family Book Title Watercolours by Mary Yelloly (1816-1838) Subscribe
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2010-01
A Picture of St. Petersburgh 1815 Book Title Subscribe
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2011-01
A Picture of Sydney and Stranger's Guide in New South Wales 1839 Book Title 1968-04
A Picturesque Tour Through the Cities of London...1802/03 Book Title 1971-01
A Plan for Establishing a Working School 1758 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-03
A Plan for Extending the Commerce...of the East-India-Company 1769 Book Title 'The rare first issue' Subscribe
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2014-04
A Plan for the Battle, on Bunker Hill 1775 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-01
A Plan of English Commerce 1728 Book Title 1980-01
A Poem Humbly Inscribed... the Duke of Dorset 1753 Book Title 'A paean to the first of a line of cricketing peers' Subscribe
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2005-04
A Poem to the Memory of the Famous Arch[i]bald Pitcairn 1713 Book Title 'The third known copy' Subscribe
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2012-04
A Poetical Rhapsody 1602 Book Title 1979-03
A Proclamation for Calling in...Books by John Milton Book Title Subscribe
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2008-02

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