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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Morton, Nathaniel Author 1956-03
A Proclamation for Calling in...Books by John Milton Book Title Subscribe
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2008-02
Atomic Bomb Subject 2007-01
Fersen, Count Hans Axel von: Correspondence with Marie Antionette Author Subscribe
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1982-03
Joyce, James Author 2011-04
Cawdor, Earls of: Stackpole Court Subject 1963-01
Music Subject 2006-03
De Iudiciis Nativitatum 1545 Book Title Subscribe
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2007-03
Britannia Illustrata 1714/15 Book Title Subscribe
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2011-01
Natural History Subject 2013-04
Atheniensia 1816 Book Title Subscribe
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2006-04
Balthus, Georges Subject 2010-04
Kolbes, Peter Author 1953-02
Theatre & Drama Subject 1976-02
China [the country] Subject 2014-02
Carte Topographique des Environs de Versailles...1807 Book Title Subscribe
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2011-02
Opus Palatinum 1596 Book Title Subscribe
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2006-01
Beatty, Chester Collection 1981-01
Tolkien, J.R.R. Author 2002-01
Benedetti, Giovanbattista Author 2004-03
Geometria et Perspectiva 1567 Book Title Subscribe
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2002-03
Sense and Sensibility 1811 Book Title Subscribe
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2009-03
Travel Subject 2013-01
Collins, Wilkie Author 1971-01
Two Essays 1897 Book Title Subscribe
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2004-02
Otway, Thomas Author 2004-02
Méditations Poétiques 1820 Book Title Subscribe
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2017-01
Gaspard de la Nuit 1842 Book Title Subscribe
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2017-04
Varia Opera Mathematica 1679 Book Title Subscribe
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2012-02
Cozzens, Frederick Author 1987-03
The American Woods...Actual Specimens 1894-1928 Book Title Subscribe
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2013-03
Astronomia Nova 1609 Book Title Subscribe
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2014-03
Hermes Trismegistus 1471 Book Title Subscribe
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2003-03
Plath, Sylvia Subject 2018-02
Voyage au Pole Sud 1841-55 Book Title Subscribe
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2012-02
Greenaway, Kate Author 2015-03
Views of Paulo, Penang 1821 Book Title Subscribe
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1954-02
Hans Fellner Collection 2015-02
Philology Subject 1976-03
Geometria Deutsch c.1490 Book Title Subscribe
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2001-02

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