Welcome to The Book Collector

Founded by Ian Fleming in 1952, The Book Collector is the leading literary journal commenting on all aspects of ‘the book’; publishing, paper, bindings, design, manuscripts, collections, first editions – everything.

As a subscriber, you can enjoy four handsome, 192pp issues per year, posted to your door. Featuring fascinating articles from international experts, book reviews, sales results, exhibition details and more. The range and sharpness of the writing will attract all who are interested in our literary heritage.

Subscribers (only) also have access to our world-class online Archive, featuring every back issue since 1952, including Auction results and Sales figures on an international basis.

Visitors to our site can get a taste of our quality via our Feature Articles, and browse Booksellers’ Catalogues. The latest entries are listed below.

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  • Blurring the Line: Manuscripts in the Age of Print


    In the 15th century, with the invention of new printing technologies, a revolution swept through Europe giving rise to a rich cross-fertilization between mechanical innovation and painterly tradition. Including both printed and illuminated...
  • Captain America #1 'soars to' $915k at Heritage Auctions



    Heritage Auctions' Comics and Comic Art Auction (1-3 August 2019) welcomed the sale of 'one of the nicest copies ever seen' of Captain America #1.

    This high grade, unrestored issue features the famous Adolf Hitler cover and the first appearance of Red...

Latest Catalogues

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  • Paul Foster Books Catalogue 2019

    Paul Foster Books
    Date uploaded: 16/7/2019
  • Travel and Exploration

    Type and Forme
    Date uploaded: 9/7/2019

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