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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Fabbriche Antiche Disegnate da Andrea Palladio 1730 Book Title Subscribe
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1971-01
Les Mots 1964 Book Title Subscribe
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2010-02
Orlandino 1773 Book Title Subscribe
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1981-01
Catesby, Mark Author 1970-02
Modern Bookbinding 1889 Book Title Subscribe
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2005-02
Jevons, William Stanley Author 2000-01
Religious works Subject 2011-03
Fireworks Subject 2008-01
Champfleury 1529 Book Title Subscribe
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1984-02
Mormons Subject 2007-03
Joyce, James Author 2010-01
St Luke's Gospel c. 1120/40 Book Title Subscribe
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2009-04
Robinson Crusoe 1719 Book Title Subscribe
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1997-01
Flower Painting Made Easy 1751/52 Book Title Subscribe
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1976-02
Ballads Subject 1974-01
Le Diverse et Articiciose Machine 1588 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-01
Children Subject 1974-04
Murphy 1938 Book Title Subscribe
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2010-04
Poèmes des Deux Années 1955 Book Title Subscribe
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2010-02
Franklin, Sir John Author 2014-04
Bay Psalm Book Book Title Subscribe
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2014-01
The Observations of Sir Richard Hawkins 1622 Book Title Subscribe
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2007-02
Natural History Subject 2005-03
Knowsley Hall Subject Derby, Earl of
Pacioli, Luca Author 2016-04
Saint-Exupéry, Antoine Author 1954-02
Thomson, James Author 1954-03
Belgian Culture History & Literature Subject 2007-03
Paysages Méditerranéens 1933 Book Title Subscribe
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2006-03
Newton, Sir Isaac Author 1984-03
La Clef des Champs pour Trouver Plusieurs Animaux 1586 Book Title Subscribe
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1967-03
Schlegel, Hermann Author 1999-03
Tournier, Michel Author 2007-02
German Culture History & Literature Subject 2013-02
The Noble Cricketers: a Poetical and Familiar Epistle 1778 Book Title Subscribe
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2005-04
Notes on the State of Virginia 1787 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-01
Brazil Pittoresco 1859 Book Title Subscribe
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2012-02
Scottish General & Pamphlets Subject 1980-01
Trollope, Anthony Author 1995-01
Golden Cockerel Press Subject 2011-03

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