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.

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Woolf, Virginia Author 1964-02
Woolf, Virginia Author 1983-02
Woolf, Virginia Author 1990-02
Woolf, Virginia Author 1996-03
Woolf, Virginia Author 2002-01
Woolf, Virginia Author 2006-03
Woolf, Virginia Author Unpublished letters Subscribe
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Woolf, Virginia Author 2008-03
Woolf, Virginia Author 2009-04
Woolf, Virginia Author 2010-04
Woolf, Virginia Author 2012-01
Woolf, Virginia Author Letter to Clive Bell Subscribe
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Woolf, Virginia Author Pocket diaries 1930-41 Subscribe
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Woolford, John Author 2004-02
Wordbooks Subject Philology
Wordsworth, Dorothy Author 1992-01
Wordsworth, William Author 2016-03
Wordsworth, William Author 1973-03
Wordsworth, William Author 1976-03
Wordsworth, William Author 1977-03
Wordsworth, William Author 1978-02
Wordsworth, William Author 1989-01
Wordsworth, William Author 'Poetical Works' 1827 in 5 volumes with autograph revisions Subscribe
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Wordsworth, William Author 'Fine' letter to Coleridge Subscribe
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Wordsworth, William Author 2004-01
Wordsworth, William Author 2008-04
Wordsworth, William Author 2009-01
Wordsworth, William Author 2009-02
Wordsworth, William Author 2011-02
Wordsworth, William Author 2012-04
Wordsworth, William Author 2013-01
Wordsworth, William Author 2014-03
Wordsworth, William Author 2016-01
Wordsworth, William Book Title 'Poems ' 1815 with pencilled revisions Subscribe
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Wordsworth, William 1807 Book Title 'Poems ' 1807 Subscribe
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Wordsworth, William 1809 Book Title 'The Convention of Cintra ' 2013-01
Wordsworth, William 1827 Book Title 'Poetical Works ' 1999-01
Work in Progress 1927 Book Title US copyright deposit copy Subscribe
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Works in Architecture 1776/79 Book Title 2012-03
World War I Subject Letter describing the Christmas truce of 1914 Subscribe
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