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.


Title Sales Category Sub Category Sale Price View PDF
A Petite Pallace pre-1579 Book Title 'he only copy of the pre-1579 piracy' Subscribe
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1980-03
A Physical and Geological Map of England & Wales 1865 Book Title In fact c. 1877, third state Subscribe
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2018-01
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 Subscribe
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1968-04
A Picturesque Tour Through the Cities of London...1802/03 Book Title 'Exceptionally nice' copy Subscribe
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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 'Very nice' copy Subscribe
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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 Subscribe
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1979-03
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man 1914/15 Book Title From 'The Egoist' with Pound's review and other pieces Subscribe
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2004-02
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man 1917 Book Title Autograph of Joyce's translation of an Italian review Subscribe
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1993-01
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man 1917 Book Title Inscribed 'most gratefully' to Ezra Pound Subscribe
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2003-03
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man 1917 Book Title Presentation copy to Benoist-Mechin Subscribe
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2007-02
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man 1917 Book Title Subscribe
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2014-03
A Pre-Raphaelite Aeneid 1934 Book Title With letters bound in Subscribe
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1989-03
A Proclamation for Calling in...Books by John Milton Book Title Subscribe
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2008-02
A Quaint Treatise on "Flees..."1876 Book Title Subscribe
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2005-02
A Quinzaine for this Yule [1908] Book Title Subscribe
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1985-02
A Raisin in the Sun 1959 Subject Working playscript Subscribe
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2016-03
A Rebours 1884 Book Title One of seven Huysmans lots Subscribe
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2017-01
A Rebours 1884 Book Title Presentation to Verlaine Subscribe
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2000-01
A Rebours 1884 Book Title Subscribe
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2007-03
A Rebours 1884 Book Title The corrected preface Subscribe
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2011-01
A Rebours 1903 Book Title Subscribe
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2013-01
A Rebours 1903 Book Title Subscribe
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2013-02
A Regiment for the Sea 1574 Book Title Subscribe
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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 Subscribe
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1984-01
A Relation or Journal...Settled at Plimoth in New ngland 1622 Book Title The earliest account of the Pilgrim Fathers, very rare Subscribe
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1953-03
A Reply to Captain William Bligh's Answer 1795 Book Title Subscribe
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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 Henty's first novel Subscribe
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1972-02
A Selected Collection of English Songs Book Title Volume 2, annotated by Burns Subscribe
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1997-01
A Selection from the Poetry of W.B. Yeats [Tauchnitz] Book Title Inscribed to Olivia Shakespeare and thus Ezra Pound Subscribe
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2007-04
A Selection of Hexandrian Plants 1831/34 Book Title Subscribe
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1975-03
A Selection of Hexandrian Plants 1831/34 Book Title A subscriber's copy Subscribe
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2000-02

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