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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Dactylologie 1850 Book Title Subscribe
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2005-03
Les Antiquités Judaïques c.1565 Book Title Subscribe
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1954-01
Champfleury 1529 Book Title Subscribe
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1995-03
Los Desastres de la Guerra 1863 Book Title Subscribe
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2012-03
Navigation and Maritime Subject 2014-04
Children Subject 1999-01
Trials Subject 2001-04
Hystoires Troyennes 1490 Book Title Subscribe
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2013-01
Nile search Subject 2006-04
Ayala's Angel 1881 Book Title Subscribe
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1989-04
The Governour 1531 Book Title Subscribe
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2017-02
Armorial de la Chambre des Comptes 1780 Book Title Subscribe
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2013-03
Bartholemaeus Anglicus 1471/72 Book Title Subscribe
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1978-01
De Motu Impresso 1642 Book Title Subscribe
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2017-01
Le Rouge et le Noir 1831 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-01
German Culture History & Literature Subject 2013-03
Le Livre de Taillevent 1580 Book Title Subscribe
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1971-02
Oriental Subject 1973-01
King, Martin Luther Collection 2018-02
Vitruvius 1556 Subject Subscribe
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2012-04
Palaeontology Subject 2011-02
Thesaurus Graecae Linguae 1572 Book Title Subscribe
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2001-02
Speculum Nauticum 1586 Book Title Subscribe
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1973-01
Walpole, Horace Collection 1981-03
Political Disquisitions 1774/75 Book Title Subscribe
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2015-02
Parthenia Sacra 1633 Book Title Subscribe
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1998-01
On the Origin of Species 1859 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-03
Cubism Subject 2016-01
West Indies Subject 2004-02
Pforzheimer Collection 1999-03
Big Game Hunting diary Subject 2003-03
A Happy Pair 1890 Book Title Subscribe
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2011-01
Das Knaben Wunderhorn 1805 Book Title Subscribe
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1976-02
Lucidarius 1479 Book Title Subscribe
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1980-03
De Zee-Atlas 1669 Book Title Subscribe
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2006-01
Hergé Author 2014-01
Manuscripts, Medieval Subject 1977-02
A True and Faithful Relation 1659 Book Title Subscribe
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1972-02
De Magnete 1600 Book Title Subscribe
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1996-02
Predictions for the Year 1708 Book Title Subscribe
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2016-01

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