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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Catesby, Mark Author 1984-02
The Mathematical Analysis of Logic 1847 Book Title Subscribe
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2013-03
Aldine Greek Grammar 1515 Book Title Subscribe
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2010-01
Religious works Subject 2012-04
Faden, William Author 2000-02
Champfleury 1549 Book Title Subscribe
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2011-01
Memoir to the Map...of the Strata of England and Wales 1815 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-03
First Fleet, The Subject 1992-03
Children Subject 1984-02
The Sun Also Rises 1926 Book Title Subscribe
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2014-03
Réaumur, Réne Author 2010-02
A Description of the Empire of China 1738/41 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-01
Ballantyne, R.M. Author 1967-04
Royal Medical Society, Edinburgh, The Collection 1969-04
Fludd, Robert Author 2005-02
Natural History Subject 2007-01
Saint-Hilaire & Cuvier Author 2011-01
Fréart de Chambray, Robert Author 1978-01
Kometographia 1683 Book Title Subscribe
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2014-01
Coffee and Chocolate Subject 2005-04
Thornton, Robert Author 1987-03
The Fable of the Bees 1714 Book Title Subscribe
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2011-03
Newton, Sir Isaac Author 1999-01
Belidor, Bernard Author 2008-01
Schmied, François-Louis Author 2014-03
Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur Author 2006-03
Notes on the State of Virginia 1785 Book Title Subscribe
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2014-01
Scrutinium Scripturarum ante 1470 Book Title Subscribe
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2015-02
Lauderdale - Dysart - Tollemache Collection Helmingham Hall
Coronelli, Vincenzo Author 1984-04
Tropic of Cancer 1934 Book Title Subscribe
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2005-01
Le Neptune François 1693 Book Title Subscribe
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1967-02
Verbiest, Ferdinand Author 2006-01
Les Trophées 1907 Book Title Subscribe
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1969-03
Peintures 1939 Book Title Subscribe
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2014-01
Ortelius, Abraham 1570 Book Title Subscribe
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2013-01
Collegium Experimentale 1676 Book Title Subscribe
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2017-02
Leonardi, Domenico Author 1996-02
Blondel, Jacques-François Author 2014-03
Smugliewicz & Brenna Author 2004-03

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