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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'The Brothers Karamazov' 1912 Book Title With the adverts Subscribe
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2018-04
'The Caves of Steel' 1954 Book Title Limited edition Subscribe
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2019-01
'The Federalist' 1799 Book Title Two volumes, second issue Subscribe
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2018-04
'The Female Spectator' 1775 Book Title The first magazine by and for women Subscribe
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2019-01
'The Four Gospels' 1931 Book Title The first true edition' Subscribe
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2019-01
'The Goblet of Fire' 2000, signed Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'The Lake Regions of Central Africa' 1860 Book Title Subscribe
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2019-01
'The Land of the Zinj' 1913 Book Title Subscribe
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2019-01
'The Laws of the Territory of Louisiana' 1808 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'The Lord of the Rings' 1969 Book Title First India Paper edition, signed by the author Subscribe
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2018-04
'The Martian Chronicles' 1950 Book Title In d/w, with a signed wine label Subscribe
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2018-04
'The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy' 1729 Book Title 'Viviparous Quadrupeds' 1845-48 Subscribe
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2019-01
'The Royal Game of the Ombre' 1660 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'The Ruins of Desert Cathay' 1912 Book Title Two volumes Subscribe
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2018-04
'The Tales of Beedle the Bard' 2008 Book Title Signed 'Jo', special binding, boxed Subscribe
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2018-04
'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' 1900 Book Title First edition, second state Subscribe
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2018-04
'The Worst Journey in the World' 1922 Book Title With the spare spine labels Subscribe
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2018-04
'This Side of Paradise' 1920 Book Title With an ALS but no d/w Subscribe
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2018-04
'Three Stories & Ten Poems' 1923 Book Title 'Het Achterhuis' 1947, 3rd issue with d/w Subscribe
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2019-01
'Travels in Arabia Deserta' 1888 Book Title 'The Wanderings of Oisin' 1889, 1/500 Subscribe
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2019-01
'Treasure Island' 1883 Book Title First issue Subscribe
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2018-04
'Two Treatises of the Quadrature of Curves' 1745 Book Title First English edition, 'one of 350 copies' Subscribe
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2019-01
'Unexplored Syria' 1872 Book Title Subscribe
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2019-01
'Usus et Fabrica Circini' 1607 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-04
'Vikram and the Vampire' 1870 Book Title Subscribe
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2019-01
'Walden' 1854 Book Title Sale details, 1785 Subscribe
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2019-01
'Watership Down' 1972 Book Title 'The Sign of Four' 1890, 2nd issue Subscribe
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2019-01
'Where the Wild Things Are' 1963 Book Title 'Fables' 1755-59, the Oudry edition, 4 volumes Subscribe
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2019-01
'Winnie-the-Pooh' 1926 Book Title A 4pp letter Subscribe
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2019-01
'Withnail and I' 1987: draft screenplay Book Title Subscribe
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2016-01
'Yvette Guilbert' 1894 Book Title 2019-01
100 x Paris 1929 Book Title 100 Krull photos in Wasmuth collotype Subscribe
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2013-02
1c[ent] life 1964 Book Title Subscribe
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2006-04
1c[ent] life 1964 Book Title Subscribe
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2006-04
20,000 Streets under the Sky 1935 Book Title With a letter to J.B. Priestley Subscribe
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2012-04
54 Portraits of Race Horses 1740/51 Book Title Subscribe
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2006-02
A Geographical Historie of Africa 1600 Book Title Subscribe
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1977-01
A Babylonian Talmud 1644-47 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-01
A Battle-door for Teachers 1660 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-03
A Bear Called Paddington 1958 Book Title Presentation copy Subscribe
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2007-01

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