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 Sub Category Sale Price View PDF
A Choice of Emblems 1586 Book Title Subscribe
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2013-03
A Choice of Emblems 1586 Book Title Subscribe
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2014-03
A Christall Glasse of Christian Reformation 1569 Book Title 'Possibly the earliest English emblem book' Subscribe
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1998-03
A Christian Turn'd Turke 1612 Book Title Subscribe
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2004-02
A Christmas Carol 1843 Book Title Drizen's copy, inscribed Subscribe
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2019-04
A Christmas Carol 1843 Book Title Presented to Angela Burdett-Coutts Subscribe
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1981-02
A Christmas Carol 1843 Book Title Subscribe
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1984-04
A Christmas Carol 1843 Book Title Suzannet copy, inscribed Subscribe
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2010-01
A Christmas Carol 1843 Book Title 'Presented to Macready and all but mint' Subscribe
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2010-04
A Christmas Carol 1843 Book Title Presentation copy Subscribe
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2012-01
A Christmas Carol 1843 Book Title Subscribe
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2013-04
A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue 1785 Book Title Subscribe
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2019-01
A Clergyman's Daughter 1935 Book Title Uncorrected proof Subscribe
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2013-02
A Clockwork Orange 1962 Book Title Ex-lib Subscribe
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2017-02
A Collection of British Field Sports 1807/08 Book Title Subscribe
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1978-02
A Collection of Charts and Memoirs 1772 Book Title Inscribed to Matthew Boulton Subscribe
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2014-04
A Collection of Poems 1709 Book Title Subscribe
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2011-03
A Collection of Pretty Poems for the Amusement of Children Three Foot High 1756 Book Title Subscribe
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1974-04
A Collection of Roses from Nature 1796/1810 Book Title Bought in 2003-03
A Collection of Views 1802 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-01
A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson...1793 Book Title Subscribe
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2015-04
A Complete Dictionary of Practical Gardening 1807 Book Title Subscribe
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2019-01
A Complete System of Bayonet Exercise 1853 Book Title 'Rare' Subscribe
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2004-02
A Consolation of Grammar Scholles 1622 Book Title The first American school book Subscribe
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2008-03
A Correct Account of all the Cricket Matches 1823 Book Title Subscribe
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2005-04
A Croppe of Kisses [1937] Book Title Golden Cockerel, with additional drawings Subscribe
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2007-04
A Cruising Voyage Round the World 1712 Book Title Subscribe
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2015-04
A Cruising Voyage Round the World 1712 Book Title Subscribe
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2006-03
A Dance to the Music of Time 1951/75 Book Title 'All inscribed' Subscribe
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2015-03
A Day in the Life [Lennon] Book Title The manuscript Subscribe
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2010-03
A Decade of Years 1911 Book Title Doves Press: Harry Kessler's copy Subscribe
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2014-03
A Declaration of the State of the Colony and Affairs in Virginia 1622 Book Title 'A notable rarity' Subscribe
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2016-02
A Defence of Tabacco 1602 Book Title Subscribe
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1967-03
A Delineation of the Strata... 1815 Book Title Subscribe
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2001-02
A Delineation of the Strata... 1815 Book Title Subscribe
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1999-01
A Delineation of the Strata... 1815 Book Title Wardington sale Subscribe
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2006-04
A Demonstration of the Nerves 1834 Book Title Subscribe
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2005-01
A Description of New England 1616 Book Title Smith: 'with a fine copy of the map' Subscribe
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1999-03
A Description of the East 1743-45 Book Title Subscribe
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2019-02
A Description of the East 1743-45 Book Title Subscribe
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2019-01

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