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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Wilson, Dr Edward Author Polar archive in 34 lots Subscribe
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2009-04
Wilson, Woodrow Author Letter to Victor Emmanuel I 1918 Subscribe
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2007-01
Winchell, Walter Subject 1974-03
Winckelmann, Johann Author 1976-02
Windham, William Author 1999-01
Windrush Book Title 43 charters c.1270-1682 Subscribe
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1985-03
Windus, Benjamin Author Archive 2009-03
Windus, Benjamin Subject 2009-03
Winesburg, Ohio 1919 Book Title Association copy Subscribe
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2005-03
Wingate, Orde Author 1996-03
Winkle, Van Author 'The Printer's Guide' 1818 Subscribe
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1993-01
Winner Takes Nothing 1933 Book Title Inscribed Subscribe
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2005-01
Winnie-the-Pooh 1926 Book Title The final drawing Subscribe
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2011-03
Winnie-the-Pooh 1926 Book Title In slightly chipped d/w Subscribe
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2017-04
Winnie-the-Pooh 1926 Book Title Stained and abraded' Subscribe
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2017-04
Winnie-the-Pooh 1926 Book Title No details given 1962-01
Winnie-the-Pooh 1926 Book Title Inscribed to J.M. Barrie Subscribe
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1989-01
Winnie-the-Pooh 1926 Book Title Inscribed to Christopher Robin Subscribe
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2003-01
Winnie-the-Pooh 1926 Book Title Draft sketch for the endpapers Subscribe
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2009-01
Winter Palace, St Petersburg Subject Finished drawings, 1837 Subscribe
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1997-01
Winterstein, Irene Collection 2000-02
Wisden Subject 1867-70 Subscribe
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2008-04
Wisden Subject '1874 and 1876/7' Subscribe
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2008-04
Wisden Subject Complete set to 1953, 78 volumes Subscribe
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1954-03
Wisden Subject A 'long but incomplete' run Subscribe
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1983-03
Wisden Subject John Arlott's set Subscribe
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1993-01
Wisden Subject 1864-66 Subscribe
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2008-04
Wisden Subject The first (1862) made £13,000. Price for the run not given. 2016-01
Wisdom Justified of her Children 1673 Book Title 'Ex dono William Penn' Subscribe
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2014-02
Wise, T.J. Author 'A small collection' 2013-02
Wise, T.J. Author 1956-03
Wise, T.J. Author '1847' Sonnets Subscribe
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1976-02
Wise, T.J. Author 2012-03
Wise, T.J. Author 2014-03
Wise, T.J. 1882 Book Title 'Verses ' 1882 on vellum Subscribe
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1983-02
Witte, Count Sergei Author Autograph letter-book Subscribe
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1972-02
Wittgenstein, Ludwig Author Frank Ramsey's correspondence Subscribe
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1982-01
Wittgenstein, Ludwig Author Forty letters to his family Subscribe
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2004-01
Wives and Daughters 1866 Book Title Subscribe
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2006-02
Wodehouse, P.G. Author 1965-04

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