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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'Narrative of a Mission to Bokhara' 1845 Book Title With a nice provenance Subscribe
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'Narrative of the...Adventure and Beagle' 1839 Book Title With an imperfect duplicate volume 2 Subscribe
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2019-03
'Nova Stereometria' 1615 Book Title Subscribe
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2019-03
'Primera Parte de Cortes Valeroso' 1588 Book Title Subscribe
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2019-03
'South-Sea Bubble' playing cards 1721 Subject Subscribe
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2019-03
'Speculum Orbis Terrae' 1602 Book Title Subscribe
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2019-03
'Summa de Arithmetica, Geometria, Proporzioni...' 1494 Book Title The seond issue, actually c.1502 Subscribe
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'Tarzan the Invincible' 1931 Book Title Subscribe
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2019-03
'Ten Scenes in the Last Ascent of Mont Blanc' 1853 Book Title Lacking the (optional?) title page Subscribe
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2019-03
'The Birds of Australia' 1910-27 Book Title 13 volumes, 'extremely fine' Subscribe
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'The Birds of Norfolk and Lord Howe Island' 1928 Book Title Subscribe
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'The Catcher in the Rye' 1951 Book Title Tenth impression, signed by the author Subscribe
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'The Fellowship of the Ring' 1954 Book Title In good, unclipped d/w Subscribe
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'The Man with the Golden Gun' 1965 Book Title With the gun stamped on the front cover Subscribe
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2019-03
'The Myrrowr of Recluses', 15th century Book Title Subscribe
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2019-03
'The Mystery of a Hansom Cab...' [1887] Book Title 7th impression of the 2nd edition Subscribe
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2019-03
'The Whale' 1851 Book Title The London 'Whale' 2019-03
'The Whale' 1930 Book Title Rockwell Kent edition Subscribe
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2019-03
'The Wind in the Willows' 1908 Book Title Subscribe
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2019-03
'Traité General de Viticulture Ampélographie' 1901-10 Book Title Subscribe
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2019-03
'Voyage autour du Monde...sur la Corvette...:a Favorite' 1833-39 Book Title Subscribe
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2019-03
'Voyage dans l'Intérieure' 1840-43 Book Title With the plates hand-coloured Subscribe
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2019-03
'Voyage of Governor Philip to Botany Bay' 1789 Book Title Plates uncoloured Subscribe
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2019-03
100 x Paris 1929 Book Title 100 Krull photos in Wasmuth collotype Subscribe
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2013-02
1930s Navy League Map of the British Empire Subject Subscribe
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2020-01
1c[ent] life 1964 Book Title Subscribe
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2006-04
1c[ent] life 1964 Book Title Subscribe
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2006-04
20,000 Streets under the Sky 1935 Book Title With a letter to J.B. Priestley Subscribe
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2012-04
54 Portraits of Race Horses 1740/51 Book Title Subscribe
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2006-02
A Geographical Historie of Africa 1600 Book Title Subscribe
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1977-01
A Babylonian Talmud 1644-47 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-01
A Battle-door for Teachers 1660 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-03
A Bear Called Paddington 1958 Book Title Presentation copy Subscribe
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2007-01
A Biographical Dictionary of Painters and Engravers 1813/16 Book Title Subscribe
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1989-03
A Biographical History of England 1775 Book Title Inscribed by Boswell Subscribe
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2003-01
A Boke Named Tectonicon 1566 Book Title Subscribe
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1966-02
A Book for Boys and Girls 1701 Book Title Subscribe
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1995-03
A Book of Ayres 1617 Book Title All four issues Subscribe
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2006-02
A Book of Cats 1930 Book Title With 'saccharine' Foujita illustration Subscribe
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2012-04
A Book of Nonsense Book Title A rare early version with typeset text Subscribe
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1970-02

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