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.

Suggestions on how to improve any aspect of this archival information will be welcomed at archive@thebookcollector.co.uk.

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
Wheelock, Eleazar Author All nine narratives of his Indian Charity Schools, 1763-1775 Subscribe
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2010-02
When We Were Very Young 1924 Book Title Autograph drafts, printer's copy and preliminary drawings Subscribe
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1986-03
Where the Wild Things Are 1961 Book Title The 'true first printing' Subscribe
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2013-02
Where the Wild Things Are 1963 Book Title Subscribe
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2005-02
Where the Wild Things Are 1963 Book Title Subscribe
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2007-01
Where the Wild Things Are 1963 Book Title Inscribed and with a drawing Subscribe
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2013-02
Where the Wild Things Are 1963 Book Title The 'true first printing' Subscribe
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2013-02
Where There Is Nothing 1902 Book Title One of 10 copies to secure Yeats's copyright: signed by him Subscribe
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1964-01
Whipple, Charles: S. California sketch-book Author From 1874/75 Subscribe
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2013-01
Whistler, Rex Author Letter Subscribe
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1954-02
Whistler, Rex Author 1970-03
Whistler, Rex Author 1980-03
Whistler, Rex Author 1983-03
Whistler, Rex Author Letters to Stephen Tennant Subscribe
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1988-01
Whistler, Rex Author The Fletchers' collection 2014-04
Whistler, Rex Author Drawings for 'Gulliver's Travels' 1930 Subscribe
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1989-03
Whistler, Rex Book Title Fascisti! Subscribe
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2014-04
Whistler, Rex Author 2017-04
Whistler, Rex Author A design, 'a hilarious heavenly choir' Subscribe
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2014-04
White Rabbit's Pocket Watch Subject Subscribe
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1990-01
White, Charles Author 'Account of the Regular Gradation of Man' 1799 Subscribe
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1993-01
White, E.B. Author 2007-01
White, E.B. Author 2011-03
White, Gilbert Author 1970-03
White, Gilbert Author Family copy of 'Selborne' Subscribe
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1978-01
White, Gilbert Author 1980-03
White, Gilbert Author The Nonesuch edition, 1938 Subscribe
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2010-02
White, James Author 'Original Letters Etc of Sir John Falstaff' 1796 Subscribe
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1987-02
White, John Author 1989-03
White, John Author 2015-04
White, Peter Book Title His illustrated war-diary Subscribe
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2007-03
White, Thomas Author 1973-02
White-jacket 1850 Book Title 'In the first wrappers' Subscribe
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1977-01
White-jacket 1850 Book Title Subscribe
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2011-04
Whitefield, George Collection Certificate of Methodist ordination Subscribe
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2012-03
Whitelaw, Billy Author See Samuel Beckett 2015-01
Whitelocke, Mary Book Title Autograph memoir in contemporary embroidery Subscribe
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2016-01
Whitley, Colonel Roger Author His diary, 1684-97 Subscribe
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1974-01
Whitman, Walt Author Autograph of 'O Brood Continental' Subscribe
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1964-01
Whitman, Walt Author All Buxton Forman's papers Subscribe
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1972-04

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