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.

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Title Sales Category Sub Category Sale Price View PDF
Weinmann, Johann Author 2015-01
Weird Tales 1930s to 1950s Book Title 110 numbers Subscribe
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Welbeck Collection 1954-02
Welles, Orson Author 2012-01
Wellesley, Dorothy Subject 1983-04
Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Author 400 letters to and from Subscribe
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Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Author 250pp of letters, 1807-14, to Sir Charles Stuart in Lisbon Subscribe
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Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Author 2014-01
Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Author 'Handsome' green morocco dispatch case Subscribe
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Wells, H.G. Author 1969-04
Wells, H.G. Author 1987-01
Wells, H.G. Author Letter c.1898 Subscribe
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Wells, H.G. Author 2012-03
Wells, H.G. Author 2013-03
Welsh Book of Common Prayer 1567 Book Title The first in the Welsh language, with Psalter Subscribe
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Welsh, Jane Author 1953-04
Werfel, Franz Author 1994-01
Werner, Friedrich Author 2011-01
Werner, Friedrich Book Title Panoramic views, Augsburg c.1740-80 Subscribe
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Wesley, Charles Harris Author Archive Subscribe
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Wesley, John Author Letter Subscribe
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Wesley, John Subject 2018-02
Wesley, John Book Title Letter to Adam Clarke Subscribe
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Wesley, John & Charles Author 1956-01
Wesley, John & Charles Author 2000-01
Wesley, John & Charles Author Letter by John Wesley Subscribe
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Wessex Poems 1898 Book Title Two copies, each at - Subscribe
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Wessex Poems 1898 Book Title Gosse's copy Subscribe
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West Indies Subject 1977-02
West Indies Subject 2004-02
West Indies Subject 170 estate particulars, still tied in pink tape Subscribe
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West, Leonard Author 2005-02
West, Rebecca Author 1993-01
West-ward Hoe 1607 Book Title Subscribe
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Western Australian Almanack...Native Grammar 1842 Book Title Subscribe
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Weston Park Foundation Collection Including premium - Subscribe
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Whales & Whaling Collection Barbara Johnson's collection 1997-01
Wharton, Anne Author Early 18th-century manuscript of poems Subscribe
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Wharton, Edith Author 36 books by her, incl. 16 presentation copies Subscribe
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Wharton, Edith Author Correspondence with Anna Bahlmann Subscribe
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