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.


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Cetus Library Collection 2012-01
Natural History Subject 2010-04
Le Théâtre des Bons Engines 1539 Book Title Subscribe
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2006-01
Chetham's Library Collection 1981-01
Science & Mathematics Subject 2009-03
Travel Subject 1969-03
L'Enfant Qui Ramassa les Balles [1872] Book Title Subscribe
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2012-01
A Treatise of Daunces 1581 Book Title Subscribe
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2005-02
Churchill, Winston Author 1987-03
Novelli, Pietro Author 2002-03
The Kaffirs Illustrated 1849 Book Title Subscribe
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2004-02
Geometry Subject 2002-03
Le Palais Perdu 1938 Book Title Subscribe
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2014-01
Silver Irwin Collection Subject 2005-03
Orwell, George Author 2013-02
Della Trasportatione del Obelisco 1590 Book Title Subscribe
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2014-02
Coronelli, Vincenzo Author 1984-04
South Africa, History & Culture Subject 2006-04
Voyages de Découverts aux Terres Australes 1812 Book Title Subscribe
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2013-02
Paracelsus 1835 Book Title Subscribe
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1976-03
Itinerarium Italiae Nov-Antiquae 1640 Book Title Subscribe
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2015-01
Les Origines 1883 Book Title Subscribe
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2014-01
Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities 1766/76 Book Title Subscribe
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2002-03
Sporting Subject 2006-04
Wise, T.J. Author 1956-03
Havell, Robert Author 2014-03
Gulliver's Travels 1726 Book Title Subscribe
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2016-01
Photographs Subject 1999-03
York Manual 1509 Book Title Subscribe
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1998-03
Detective Fiction & Crime Subject 1963-04
Polar Subject 2009-03
Potomac Company 1785/6 Subject 2014-03
Manuscripts, other, incl. modern Subject 1998-01
Liber Assisarum Book Title Subscribe
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1988-03
History of the Indian Tribes of North America 1836/44 Book Title Subscribe
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1972-04
Sandford Family Archive 1604-1777 Book Title Subscribe
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2013-04
Adonais 1821 Book Title Subscribe
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1952-02
Boris Godunov 1831 Book Title Subscribe
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2016-01
Printing Subject 2009-03
The Famous Whore 1609 Book Title Subscribe
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2006-02

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