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
Book Title Two volumes Subscribe
to View
2018-03
'Surely You're Joking, Mr Fenyman...' 1985 Book Title Operational Subscribe
to View
2019-01
'Tableaux Historique de la Révolution Française' 1804, with Tilsit associations Book Title Subscribe
to View
2007-01
'Tabulae Astronomicae' 1483 Book Title The Ratdolt printing Subscribe
to View
2007-03
Durer, Albrecht Author 'Underweysung der Mensung' 1538 Subscribe
to View
2017-04
Durer, Albrecht Author 'Menschlicher Proportion' 1528 Subscribe
to View
2013-02
Faulkner, William Author 'The Wild Palms' 1939, 'To Mother' Subscribe
to View
2010-03
Morris, William Author 'Poems by the Way' 1891, inscribed to Burne-Jones Subscribe
to View
2001-03
Quiquier, Guillaume Book Title 'Dictionnaire...François et Breton' 1633 Subscribe
to View
2008-04
Wild Bull...at Chillingham Castle 1789 Book Title Print inscribed by Bewick Subscribe
to View
2017-04
'A Century of Orchidaceous Plants' 1849 Book Title Subscribe
to View
2019-01
'A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue' 1785 Book Title Subscribe
to View
2019-01
'A Complete Dictionary of Practical Gardening' 1807 Book Title Subscribe
to View
2019-01
'A Description of the East' 1743-45 Book Title Subscribe
to View
2019-01
'A Naval Expositor, Shewing and Explaining...'1750 Book Title Subscribe
to View
2018-04
'A Sense of Reality' 1963 Book Title 'A Visit to Morin' 1959, limited edition Subscribe
to View
2019-01
'A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism' 1873 Book Title Subscribe
to View
2019-01
'A Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce' 1774 Book Title Fourth edition Subscribe
to View
2019-01
'A Visit to Morin' 1959 Book Title Subscribe
to View
2019-01
'Alll Quiet on the Western Front' 1929 Book Title In d/w Subscribe
to View
2018-04
'An Address to Mothers...' 1784 Book Title Subscribe
to View
2019-01
'Ariel' 1965 Book Title With bellyband, 'near fine' Subscribe
to View
2018-04
'Ars Generalis Ultima' 1480 Book Title Subscribe
to View
2018-04
'Atlas Shrugged' 1957 Book Title In d/w Subscribe
to View
2018-04
'Aurora Australis' 1908 Book Title Subscribe
to View
2018-04
'Base du Systme Metrique Decimal' 1806-07-10 Book Title Subscribe
to View
2018-04
'Beneath African Glaciers' 1924 Author Subscribe
to View
2019-01
'British Jungermanniae' 1816 Book Title Subscribe
to View
2019-01
'Casino Royale' 1953 Book Title 'Voina i Mir' 1868-69, 6 volumes in 3 Subscribe
to View
2019-01
'Chilias Logarithmorum' 1614 Book Title Bought in at 14,000 2018-04
'Computing Machinery and Intelligence' 1950 Book Title Subscribe
to View
2018-04
'Dandy' [comic] Book Title The 2nd annual, 1940, repaired Subscribe
to View
2018-04
'De Claris Mulieribus' 1487 Book Title Subscribe
to View
2019-01
'De Claris Mulieribus' 1494 Book Title First edition in Spanish Subscribe
to View
2019-01
'De L'Esprit des Loix' [1748] Book Title Subscribe
to View
2019-01
'De l'Esprit des Loix' [1748] Book Title 'A Vindication of the Rights of Women' 1792 Subscribe
to View
2019-01
'Difesa Contra Alle Calumnie' 1607 Book Title Authorial presentation copy Subscribe
to View
2018-04
'Don Quixote' 1780 Book Title 'Details of the Rocket System' 1814 Subscribe
to View
2019-01
'Dracula' 1897 Book Title Without advertisements, 'the earliest and rarest issue' Subscribe
to View
2018-04
'Emma' 1816 Book Title Lacking two half-titles Subscribe
to View
2018-04

Subscribe to The Book Collector

You can subscribe as an individual or an institution. Click here for full details.

View Current Issue

Click here to view details of our current issue, now available as a digital PDF via our Archive.

Flower Icon