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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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 Werke of Preparacion 1534/37 Book Title With others of the same sort 2008-03
A Woman of No Importance 1894 Book Title Subscribe
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A Yankee in Canada 1863/66 Book Title 2015-01
A'Beckett, Gilbert Author 1955-03
Aaron, Pietro Author 1993-03
Abbeville, Pierre Author 1978-01
Abbey Theatre, Dublin Subject 1957-03
Abbey Theatre, Dublin Subject 1982-03
Abbey, J.R. Collection 1952-01
Abbey, J.R. Collection 1965-03
Abbey, J.R. Collection 1968-01
Abbey, J.R. Collection 1970-03
Abbey, J.R. Collection 1970-04
Abbey, J.R. Collection 1971-01
Abbey, J.R. Collection 1975-02
Abbey, J.R. Collection 1976-01
Abbey, J.R. Collection 1978-04
Abbey, J.R. Collection 2006-03
Abbey, J.R. Collection 2007-04
Abbey, Lady Ursula Collection 1989-03
Abbildungen des...Naturalienskabinets in Bayreuth 1762/64 Book Title 2005-01
Abbot & Smith Author 2002-03
Abbot & Smith Author 2007-03
ABC for Book-Collectors Book Title 1976-02
Abecedaria Subject 2008-04
Abecedarium, und der Gantze Catechismus...Crobatischen Sprach Book Title 2008-04
Absalom, Absalom! 1936 Book Title 'Rarely inscribed' 2010-03
Absalom, Absalom! 1936 Book Title Presentation copy, 'ominously mint' Subscribe
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Abstract of a Book Lately Published...Human Nature 1740 Book Title 1980-01
Abstract of a Dissertation 1785 Book Title 1980-01
Abstract...concerning the System of the Earth 1785 Book Title 2003-02
Académie de l'Epée 1628 Book Title 2006-02
Accedence Commenc't Grammar 1669 Author 2010-01
Account of the Death of Mr Partige...1708 Book Title 1980-03
Ackermann, Rudolph Author 1955-03
Ackermann, Rudolph Author 1967-03
Ackermann, Rudolph Author 2007-03
Ackermann, Rudolph Author 2015-03
Acosta & Orta Author 1999-01
Acosta, José de Author 1967-01

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