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.


Title Sales Category See Also Sale Price View PDF
Prince Arthur's seal Subject Subscribe
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2002-01
French Culture History & Literature Subject 1961-02
Education Subject 2008-03
The Compleat Angler 1653 Book Title Subscribe
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2002-01
Feinberg, Lawrence Collection 2010-03
Calligraphy Subject 2000-03
Puech, Pierre Collection 2010-02
The Wit of a Woman 1604 Book Title Subscribe
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1980-03
Museum Kircherianum 1709 Book Title Subscribe
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2014-01
Lord of the Flies 1954 Book Title Subscribe
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2016-01
Pierre Bergé Collection 2017-01
La Maison Hanté 1896 Book Title Subscribe
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2014-01
Cartography Subject 2005-03
Three Stories & Ten Poems 1923 Book Title Subscribe
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2010-04
Giunta 1521 Book Title Subscribe
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1991-03
Madden, Sir Frederic Subject 1971-04
Fasciculus Temporum 1481 Book Title Subscribe
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2011-03
Magna Carta Book Title Subscribe
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2017-01
Le Bestiaire 1911 Book Title Subscribe
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1970-01
Pictures of East Anglian Life 1888 Book Title Subscribe
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2009-03
Religious works Subject 2007-01
Travel Subject 1967-04
Manuscripts, Illuminated Subject 2000-03
Experiments ...on Diferent Kinds of Air 1779/86 Book Title Subscribe
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2012-03
Americana, western Subject 2015-02
The Present State of Ireland 1673 Book Title Subscribe
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1986-01
Grammars & Wordbooks Subject Philology
Maps, Atlases & Charts Subject 2003-01
Chroniques de Hainaut Book Title Subscribe
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2002-03
Royal Cookery 1710 Book Title Subscribe
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2003-03
An Historical and Moral View of the...French Revolution 1794 Book Title Subscribe
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1998-01
Exeter Cathedral gospel book Book Title Subscribe
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1982-03
Guys and Dolls 1931 Book Title Subscribe
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2005-03
Vies Imaginaires 1929 Book Title Subscribe
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2016-01
Ardenberg Missal Subject Subscribe
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1998-03
Computers Subject 2015-04
Voyage Pittoresque...à Milan 1831/33 Book Title Subscribe
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2015-03
Astronomique Discours 1554 Book Title Subscribe
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2015-03
Military, including Fortifications Subject 2015-01
Cornwall: mining history Subject 2011-04

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