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
Historia Real Sagrada, Luz de Principes 1643 First book printed in Puebla Subscribe
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The Miscellanies of Politian 1489 Subscribe
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Fleming, Ian Author 2008-02
Petowe, Henry Author 2004-02
Nelson, Admiral Horatio Author 'Passionate' letter to Emma Hamilton Subscribe
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Larbaud, Valéry Author 'Le Couperet' manuscript Subscribe
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Aristotle Author 2003-03
Lissitsky, El Author 2013-01
Aelfric of Eynsham Author 2007-01
Haydn, Joseph Author 'Qual dubbio ormai' Subscribe
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Galvani, Luigi Author 1980-01
Polo, Marco 1484/85 Author Arms of Thomas Grenville Subscribe
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Buffon, Comte de Author On large paper Subscribe
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Wilde, Constance Author 1952-02
Manetti, Saverio Author 2004-01
Stokes, John Author 2015-04
Savage, William Author 2006-03
Ptolemy 1538 Author Copy of the Royal Institution Subscribe
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James I Author 'Works' 1616, Bradley Martin copy Subscribe
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Figueirido, Manuel de Author 1968-04
Vico, Joseph Author 2014-03
Flaubert, Gustave Author 22 lots 2017-01
Douglas, Lord Alfred Author 1964-02
Belisario, Isaac Author 2006-04
Maurolico, Francesco Author 2015-01
Aquinas, St Thomas Author Written for Ferdinand I of Aragon, splendid provenance Subscribe
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Lewis, Henry Author 2001-01
Piri Reis Author 1718 Ottoman maritime chart Subscribe
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Fuchs, Leonhart Author 2009-01
Fry, Edmund: type specimen books Author Two lots, £1900 and - Subscribe
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Poe, Edgar Allan Author 1990-04
Brown, Christy Author His archive Subscribe
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Welsh, Jane Author 1953-04
Eliot, T.S. Author Letters to Cobden-Sanderson Subscribe
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Austen, Jane Author 1987-02
Joyce, James Author Letter offering 'Dubliners' to Heinemann Subscribe
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Stackelberg, Otto Magnus Author 2009-01
Saint-Fond, Faujas de Author 1987-01
Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur Author 'The Story of Pedeque's Daughter' Subscribe
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Goldsmith, Oliver Author 1963-03

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