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 See Also Sale Price View PDF
Liturgy Subject Religious works
Playing cards Subject Cards & Games
Zdanevich, Ilia Author Iliazd
Plays Subject Theatre & Drama
H.B. Subject Doyle, John
Klingemann, Karl Subject Mendelssohn, Felix
Boyle, Johnsee Author Cork and Orrery
Antarctic Subject Polar
James I Author James VI
Atlases Subject Maps, Atlases, Charts and Portolans
Pornography Subject Erotica
Arctic Subject Polar
Coole Library Subject Lady Gregory
Languages Subject Philology
Rolfe, Frederick Author Corvo, Baron
Catalogues Subject Book and Library Catalogues
Knowsley Hall Subject Derby, Earl of
Duke of Cumberland, Ernst Subject König Ernst August von Hannover
Wordbooks Subject Philology
Piozzi, Mrs Subject Thrale, Mrs
Fortifications Subject Military
Hebrew Subject Judaica
Grammars & Wordbooks Subject Philology
Lauderdale - Dysart - Tollemache Collection Helmingham Hall
Emancipation of Slaves, Subject Slavery
Shakespeare, William Book Title King Lear, price not shown 1952-01
Bodmer, M. Collection 1952-01
Shakespeare, William Book Title Rape of Lucrece: the Rosenbach/ Bodmer sale, price not shown 1952-01
Dante Alighieri Author The Divine Comedy 1952-01
Shakespeare, William Book Title Troilus and Cressida: sale by Rosenbach to Bodmer, price not shown 1952-01
Abbey, J.R. Collection 1952-01
Rosenbach, A.S.W. Author 1952-01
Wilde, Constance Author 1952-02
Bullrich, E.J. Collection 1952-02
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel Author 74 letters Subscribe
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Vathek 1787 Book Title 1st Paris edition, Maurice Baring's copy Subscribe
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Decretales 1479 Book Title Subscribe
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Poetry Subject 1952-02
Saint Bride Technical Library Collection 93 lots 'not in very attractive condition' for - Subscribe
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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel Book Title 'Poems ' 1870 heavily corrected by Rossetti Subscribe
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