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 Sketch from Private Life 1816 Book Title 1972-04
A Sketch of the Origin and Progress of Steam Navigation 1848 Book Title 1988-01
A Sparke of Friendship and Warme Goodwill 1588 Book Title 1975-03
A State of the National Debt 1716 Book Title 2004-01
A Streetcar Named Desire 1947 Book Title Subscribe
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2005-03
A Streetcar Named Desire 1947 Book Title Signed by author and original cast Subscribe
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2014-03
A Study in Scarlet 1887 Book Title 1971-03
A Study in Scarlet 1887 Book Title 'Mint' Subscribe
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2007-03
A Study in Scarlet 1887 Book Title Donated to Oxfam Subscribe
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2008-03
A Study in Scarlet 1887 Book Title 'Apparently attracting no bidding' 2010-04
A Study in Scarlet 1888 Book Title Subscribe
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2009-01
A Summarie...Drake's West Indian Voyage 1589 Book Title 1971-03
A Survey of the World 1661 Book Title Subscribe
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2014-01
A Tale of Paraguay 1825 Book Title Southey's own copy Subscribe
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2010-04
A Tale of Two Cities 1859 Book Title 1984-04
A Tale of Two Cities 1859 Book Title 1987-03
A Tale of Two Cities 1859 Book Title The original parts Subscribe
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2005-03
A Tale of Two Cities 1859 Book Title Subscribe
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2007-01
A Tale of Two Cities 1859 Book Title Presentation copy Subscribe
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2009-01
A Tale of Two Cities 1859 Book Title Subscribe
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2014-03
A Testimonie of Antiquitie 1566 Book Title 1970-02
A Testimonie of Antiquitie 1566 Book Title Subscribe
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2007-01
A Tour in France and Germany 1821 Book Title Subscribe
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2013-03
A Tour in Sikhum 1912 Book Title Subscribe
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2006-03
A Tour Through Sweden 1789 Book Title 1975-02
A Translation of Gov'r Figueroa's Manifesto...by Agustin V. Zamorano 1855 Book Title San Francisco printing Subscribe
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2015-02
A Treatise Concerning the Principles... 1710 Book Title 1998-03
A Treatise of Algebra 1685 Book Title Britwell copy Subscribe
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2012-03
A Treatise of Angling for Trout 1881 Book Title Subscribe
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2010-02
A Treatise of Daunces 1581 Book Title Subscribe
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2005-02
A Treatise of Fortification 1727 Book Title 2008-01
A Treatise of Fortification 1727 Book Title 'Splendid' bird's-eye view of Gibraltar Subscribe
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2008-01
A Treatise of Human Nature Book Title Subscribe
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2015-02
A Treatise of Human Nature 1738 Book Title 1980-01
A Treatise of Human Nature 1738 Book Title 1996-03
A Treatise of Human Nature 1739 Book Title Subscribe
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2014-02
A Treatise of Human Nature 1739/40 Book Title Ex-lib Subscribe
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2008-03
A Treatise of Human Nature 1740 Book Title Subscribe
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2012-01
A Treatise of Melancholie 1586 Book Title Subscribe
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2005-01
A Treatise of Melancholie 1586 Book Title Subscribe
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2007-01

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