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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Title Sales Category Sub Category Sale Price View PDF
Yeats, W.B. Author 1963-01
Yeats, W.B. Author 1963-04
Yeats, W.B. Author 1964-01
Yeats, W.B. Author 37 letters Subscribe
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Yeats, W.B. Author 1973-02
Yeats, W.B. Author 1980-03
Yeats, W.B. Author The Dorothy Wellesley papers Subscribe
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Yeats, W.B. Author 'Great Vellum Notebook' Subscribe
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Yeats, W.B. Author 'Poems' 1949 Subscribe
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Yeats, W.B. Author 2004-03
Yeats, W.B. Author 2005-03
Yeats, W.B. Author 2007-01
Yeats, W.B. Author 'Poems' inscribed to his father, with ALSs Subscribe
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Yeats, W.B. Author 2008-01
Yeats, W.B. Author Letter on Irish unification Subscribe
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Yeats, W.B. Author 2010-03
Yeats, W.B. Author 2011-03
Yeats, W.B. Author A signed Boughton photograph, 1903 Subscribe
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Yeats, W.B. Author 2015-03
Yeats, W.B. Book Title 'Poems' 1949, 'the signed edition' Subscribe
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Yeats, W.B. Author A sketchbook later taken over by J.B. Yeats Subscribe
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Yeats, W.B. Author 133 letters to Olivia Shakespear, unsold 2017-04
Yelloly, Mary Author A Picture History of the Grenville Family Subscribe
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Yelloly, Mary Author 'A Picture History of the Grenville Family', watercolours Subscribe
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Yellowbacks Subject 2000-01
Yellowbacks Book Title No prices given 2000-01
Yesenin, Sergei Author 2015-01
Yonan Codex Subject 'A Peshitta New testament' Subscribe
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York Apocalypse Book Title Subscribe
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York Apocalypse c.1270/80 Book Title The miniatures, from £4500 to - Subscribe
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York Manual 1509 Book Title Subscribe
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Yorkshire Subject 2010-03
Yorkshire Subject 2013-02
Yorkshire Philosophical Society Collection 1990-03
You Only Live Twice 1963 Book Title Corrected typescript Subscribe
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You Only Live Twice 1964 Book Title 'A note' Subscribe
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You Only Live Twice 1964 Book Title 'Inscribed to the real James Bond' Subscribe
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You Only Live Twice 1964 Book Title An uncorrected proof Subscribe
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Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra Book Title The autograph score Subscribe
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Young, Edward Author 'Night Thoughts' 1741 with 'Group 1' colouring Subscribe
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