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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A Rebours 1903 Book Title The Cent Bibliophiles edition Subscribe
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'A Monograph of the Jacamars' Book Title Subscribe
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'A Monograph of the Nectariniidae' 1876-80 Book Title Subscribe
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'A Natural History of Cage Birds' [1871] Book Title Subscribe
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'A Shropshire Lad' 1896 Book Title Edition of 500 copies Subscribe
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'Astrolabe' 1830-33 Book Title Unsold at £42,000 2019-03
'Britannia' 1772 Book Title The 4th edition Subscribe
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'Crome Yellow' 1921 Book Title In d/w Subscribe
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'Daisy Miller' 1879 Book Title Subscribe
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'De Groote Nieuwe Vermeerderde Zee-Atlas' 1688 Book Title Subscribe
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'Discours de la Méthode' 1637 Book Title Subscribe
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'Goldfinger' 1959 Book Title Signed lengthily to Henry Cotton Subscribe
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'Gone with the Wind' 1936 Book Title 'Almost mint signed copy' Subscribe
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'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' 1997 Book Title In a solander box Subscribe
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'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' 1997 Book Title With tape in the gutter Subscribe
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'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' 1997 Book Title The paperback, issued on the same day as the hardback Subscribe
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2019-03
'L'Ardente ou Flamboyante Colonne de la Mer' 1633 Book Title 'Heavily restored' Subscribe
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'L'Atlas de la Mer' 1670 Book Title Unsold at £55,000 2019-03
'Le Flambeau de la Navigation' 1620 Book Title Binding with Peiresc's cypher Subscribe
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2019-03
'Les Roses' 1835 Book Title The 3rd octavo edition Subscribe
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'Lolita' 1955 Book Title Indifferent copy but signed by Nabokov Subscribe
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'Moby-Dick' 1851 Book Title In the first binding Subscribe
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'Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids' Nature 1953 Book Title Galley proofs Subscribe
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'Narrative of a Mission to Bokhara' 1845 Book Title With a nice provenance Subscribe
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2019-03
'Narrative of the...Adventure and Beagle' 1839 Book Title With an imperfect duplicate volume 2 Subscribe
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'Nova Stereometria' 1615 Book Title Subscribe
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'Primera Parte de Cortes Valeroso' 1588 Book Title Subscribe
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'South-Sea Bubble' playing cards 1721 Subject Subscribe
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'Speculum Orbis Terrae' 1602 Book Title Subscribe
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'Summa de Arithmetica, Geometria, Proporzioni...' 1494 Book Title The seond issue, actually c.1502 Subscribe
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'Tarzan the Invincible' 1931 Book Title Subscribe
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'Ten Scenes in the Last Ascent of Mont Blanc' 1853 Book Title Lacking the (optional?) title page Subscribe
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'The Birds of Australia' 1910-27 Book Title 13 volumes, 'extremely fine' Subscribe
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'The Birds of Norfolk and Lord Howe Island' 1928 Book Title Subscribe
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'The Catcher in the Rye' 1951 Book Title Tenth impression, signed by the author Subscribe
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'The Fellowship of the Ring' 1954 Book Title In good, unclipped d/w Subscribe
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'The Man with the Golden Gun' 1965 Book Title With the gun stamped on the front cover Subscribe
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'The Myrrowr of Recluses', 15th century Book Title Subscribe
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'The Mystery of a Hansom Cab...' [1887] Book Title 7th impression of the 2nd edition Subscribe
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'The Whale' 1851 Book Title The London 'Whale' 2019-03

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