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.


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Historia Real Sagrada, Luz de Principes 1643 First book printed in Puebla Subscribe
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1971-03
The Miscellanies of Politian 1489 Subscribe
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2012-04
Peter the Great, Tsar Author Letter re the Russian fleet Subscribe
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1987-03
Dante, Alighieri Author Two 14th century fragments Subscribe
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2017-01
Fleming, Ian Author 2003-01
Browne, Sir Thomas Author 2006-01
Du Camp, Maxime Author 2007-03
Bigges, Walter Author 1971-03
Linschoten, Jan Huyghen Author English edition, Wardington sale Subscribe
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2006-04
Austen, Jane Author 2008-03
Sitwell, Dame Edith Author 70 letters to Gordon Watson Subscribe
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1987-01
Robertson, Graham Author 1975-02
Haydn, Joseph Author Scribal manuscript with Haydn's corrections Subscribe
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2005-01
Polcrin [Pélérin], Jean Author 2002-03
Galsworthy, John Author 1962-01
Whitman, Walt Author Letter on Emerson, 'good pure soul' Subscribe
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2013-03
Schubert, Franz Author Fair copy of Deutsch 46 Subscribe
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2005-04
Montalbano, Ovidio Author 1967-02
Denisse, Etienne Author 2015-01
Mandeville, Bernard Author 2011-03
Beckford, William Author Letter to Clarke, the bookseller Subscribe
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2013-03
Stevenson, Robert Louis Author Part manuscript of 'In the South Seas' c.1890 Subscribe
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2011-01
Hondius, Jodocus Author 1633 'Atlas' Subscribe
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2006-03
Ptolemy 1482 Author The world map Subscribe
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2014-03
Daniel, Samuel Author 2004-02
Pavlov, Ivan Author 1897 lectures on digestion Subscribe
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2014-01
Chetham, James Author 2005-04
Fielding, Henry Author 2013-01
Vesalius, Andreas 1552 Author Lyons, 'scarce' Subscribe
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2014-03
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Author 'Poor Folk' in the St Petersburg Miscellany for 1846 Subscribe
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1967-01
Maugham, W. Somerset Author 2016-01
Commines, Philip de Author Mémoires 1581 Subscribe
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2015-03
Lewis & Clark Author In fine contemporary calf Subscribe
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2007-03
Shepard, Ernest Howard Author Winnie the Pooh, final drawing for Subscribe
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2011-03
Repton, Humphrey Author 'Fragments' 1816 Subscribe
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1997-01
Collinson, Richard Author 2014-02
Eliot, John Author 2007-01
Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de Author 1970-03
Debussy, Claude Author 5 letters Subscribe
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2014-01
Magellan, Ferdinand Author 'The Magellan letter, Rome, November 1523' Subscribe
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1977-02

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