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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'English Dialect' 1898-1905 Book Title Seven vols with Supplement Subscribe
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2019-01
'Falconry in the Valley of the Indus' [1852] Book Title The author's own copy Subscribe
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2019-01
'Faust' 1834 Book Title Subscribe
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2019-01
'From Kulja across the Tian-Shan to Lob-Nor' 1879 Book Title Signet Library bookplate Subscribe
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2018-04
'Goa' 1851 Book Title The second issue Subscribe
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2019-01
'Gulliver's Travels' 1726 Book Title Teerinks' A edition Subscribe
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2018-04
'Gulliver's Travels' 1726 Book Title Subscribe
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2019-01
'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' 1997, 4th printing Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'Hike and the Aeroplane' 1912 Book Title 'The Naked and the Dead' 1948,d/w, signed by the author Subscribe
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2019-01
'Ichthyologie' 1785-88 Book Title 6 vols in 3, rebacked in a modern style Subscribe
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2018-04
'Indian tribes of North America' 1836-44 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'Jesse James: the Life and Daring Adventures' [1887] Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'Lady Chatterley's Lover' 1928 Book Title 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' 1928 Subscribe
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2019-01
'Lady Windermere's Fan' 1893 Book Title 'Three Stories & Ten Poems' 1923, Al Hirschfeld's copy Subscribe
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2019-01
'Le Capital' 1875 Book Title Signed by Marx to Sigmund Schott Subscribe
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2018-04
'Le Fantôme de l'Opéra' [1910] Book Title 'The Orchard Keeper' 1965, in d/w, the author's first novel Subscribe
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2019-01
'Le Operazioni del Compasso ' 1606 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'Les Singularitez de la France Antarctique' 1558 Book Title Subscribe
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2019-01
'Lord Jim' 1900 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'Lord of the Flies' 1975 Book Title A 'distinctly battered' copy that had belonged to Paul Hewson, aka Bono Subscribe
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2018-04
'Lord of the Rings' trilogy in d/w 1954-55 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'Mirifici Logarithmorum Canonis Descriptio' 1614 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'Mosses Collected in Capt. Franklin's Expedition to the Arctic Sea' [1819-22] Book Title With a fragment of Richardson's notes Subscribe
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2019-01
'Musci Exotici' 1818-20 Book Title Subscribe
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2019-01
'Narrative of a Journey to El-Medinah' 1855-56 Book Title Subscribe
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2019-01
'North American Indian Portfolio' c. 1875 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'Nova Stereometria' 1615 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'On Computable Numbers,' 1936 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'On the Origin of Species' 1859 Book Title 'Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy' 1729 Subscribe
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2019-01
'Onania: or The Heinous Sin of Self-Pollution' 1730 Book Title Subscribe
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2019-01
'Oriental Field Sports' 1807 Book Title A Genthe photograph Subscribe
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2019-01
'Os Lusidas' Book Title Burton's annotated proof Subscribe
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2019-01
'Paradise Lost' 1669 Book Title With the title page of the 7th edition Subscribe
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2018-04
'Paul et Virginie' 1806 Author Subscribe
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2019-01
'Ptolemy' 1513 Book Title The first 'modern' edition, unsold 2018-04
'South Polar Times' Book Title 4 volumes, all in the light blue d/ws Subscribe
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2018-04
'T Groot Waerelds Tafereel c.1705 Book Title Subscribe
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2015-02
'Tabulae Astronomiae et Canones' pre-1474 Book Title A manuscript Subscribe
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2018-04
'Tarry Flynn' 1948 Book Title 'Bright November' [1947] Subscribe
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2019-01
'Tarzan of the Apes' 1914 Book Title First edition, first state Subscribe
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2018-04

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