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 Sale Price PDF File
Mistral, Frédéric Author 2009-03
Religious works Subject 2006-03
Pervoe Uchenie Otrokom 1724 Book Title Subscribe
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Exquemelin, Alexandre Author 2007-02
Jesuits Subject 1988-02
Chamber Music 1907 Book Title Subscribe
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Là-bas 1891 Book Title Subscribe
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Joyce, James Author 2004-03
Munby, A.N.L. Collection 1976-02
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques Author 2015-01
Childers, Erskine Author 1998-03
The American Atlas 1775 Book Title Subscribe
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Flora Japonica 1835/70 Book Title Subscribe
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Natural History Subject 1955-02
Rutherford, Daniel Author 2008-03
Bayer, Johann Author 2010-03
Antiquities of Mexico 1830/48 Book Title Subscribe
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Kleinigkeiten 1751 Book Title Subscribe
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Scenes in Ethiopia 1852 Book Title Subscribe
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Beke, Charles Author 2004-02
Cocker, Edward Author 2006-01
Hunter, John Author 2011-02
Scott, Robert Falcon Author 1998-03
Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur Author 1967-04
German Culture History & Literature Subject 2009-03
Latimer, Archbishop Hugh Author 1955-01
Trattato di Numeri et Misure 1556/60 Book Title Subscribe
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Shaftesbury, Earl of Author 2008-04
Trew, Christoph Author 1997-03
Corneille, Pierre Author 1965-03
Gohorry, Jacques Author 2003-03
Les Peuples de la Russie 1812/13 Book Title Subscribe
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De Emendata Structura Latini 1524 Book Title Subscribe
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Gray, Thomas Author 2013-01
De Venenis 1562 Book Title Subscribe
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Blackmore, R.D. Author 1956-01
Ulysses Book Title Subscribe
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Crime & Criminology Subject 2014-03
Pascal, Blaise Author 2002-01
Smith, Adam Author 2007-01

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