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 PDF Ref
'T Groot Waerelds Tafereel c.1705 Book Title 2015-02
100 x Paris 1929 Book Title 100 Krull photos in Wasmuth collotype 2013-02
A Battle-door for Teachers 1660 Book Title 2008-03
A Bear Called Paddington 1958 Book Title 2007-01
A Biographical Dictionary of Painters and Engravers 1813/16 Book Title 1989-03
A Boke Named Tectonicon 1566 Book Title 1966-02
A Book for Boys and Girls 1701 Book Title 1995-03
A Book of Ayres 1617 Book Title 2006-02
A Book of Cats 1930 Book Title With 'saccharine' Foujita illustration 2012-04
A Book of Nonsense ?1846 Book Title 1970-02
A Book of Nonsense ?1846 Book Title 1971-03
A Book of Nonsense ?1846 Book Title 1986-03
A Booke of Fishing with Hooke and Line 1590 Book Title 1969-01
A Boy's Will 1913 Book Title 1963-03
A Boy's Will 1913 Book Title 1968-04
A Boy's Will 1913 Book Title 2002-01
A Brief Account of Microscopal Observations 1828 Book Title 1999-01
A Brief Account of Microscopal Observations 1828 Book Title 2001-02
A Brief Description of New York 1670 Book Title 1987-03
A Brief Exposition of the Whole Book of Canticles 1648 Book Title 2007-01
A Brief Narrative of the Case and Tryal...1736 Book Title 2005-03
A Briefe Collection...out of the Cosmographie 1581 Book Title 2010-01
A Bugaboo!! Book Title 2010-02
A Burnt-Out Case 1960 Book Title 1964-03
A Calculation Shewing the Result of an Experiment...1762 Book Title Folio broadside 2012-02
A Caribbean Mystery 1964 Book Title 2015-03
A Carol and Other Rhymes 1916 Book Title With Evelyn Waugh's inscription, 1921 2016-03
A Catalogue of English Printers 1740 Book Title 1970-02
A Catalogue of the Antiquities, Houses, Parks, Plantations...1773 Book Title 2009-02
A Catalogue of the Antiquities, Houses, Parks...in England and Wales 1773 Book Title 'Long a celebrated rarity' 2015-01
A Catalogue of the Different Specimens of Cloth Collected...Captain Cook 1787 Book Title 2006-03
A Catalogue of the Different Specimens of Cloth Collected...Captain Cook 1787 Book Title With 56 'tapa' specimens 2014-02
A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors 1759 Book Title 2005-02
A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors 1806 Book Title 1972-01
A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors 1806 Book Title 2010-01
A Choice Collection of Comic and Serious Scots Poems 1706/11 Book Title 2014-03
A Choice of Emblems 1586 Book Title 2007-01
A Choice of Emblems 1586 Book Title 2013-03
A Choice of Emblems 1586 Book Title 2014-03
A Christall Glasse of Christian Reformation 1569 Book Title 1998-03

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