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.

Suggestions on how to improve any aspect of this archival information will be welcomed at archive@thebookcollector.co.uk.

An asterisk (*) against an entry indicates that issue of The Book Collector is no longer available in print.


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A Cruising Voyage Round the World 1712 Book Title Subscribe
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2015-04
A Cruising Voyage Round the World 1712 Book Title Subscribe
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2006-03
A Dance to the Music of Time 1951/75 Book Title 'All inscribed' Subscribe
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2015-03
A Day in the Life [Lennon] Book Title The manuscript Subscribe
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2010-03
A Decade of Years 1911 Book Title Doves Press: Harry Kessler's copy Subscribe
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2014-03
A Declaration of the State of the Colony and Affairs in Virginia 1622 Book Title 'A notable rarity' Subscribe
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2016-02
A Defence of Tabacco 1602 Book Title Subscribe
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1967-03
A Delineation of the Strata... 1815 Book Title Subscribe
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2001-02
A Delineation of the Strata... 1815 Book Title Subscribe
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1999-01
A Delineation of the Strata... 1815 Book Title Wardington sale Subscribe
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2006-04
A Demonstration of the Nerves 1834 Book Title Subscribe
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2005-01
A Description of New England 1616 Book Title Smith: 'with a fine copy of the map' Subscribe
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1999-03
A Description of the Empire of China 1738/41 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-01
A Description of the Genus Pinus 1828/37 Book Title Subscribe
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1997-03
A Description of the Genus Pinus 1837 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-03
A Description of the Genus Pinus 1842 Book Title Subscribe
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2012-02
A Description of the Island of Jamaica 1672 Book Title Subscribe
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2014-01
A Description of the Villa of Mr Horace Walpole 1784 Book Title 2 copies, annotated by Thomas Kirkgate, the better - Subscribe
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1990-01
A Descriptive Historical Account of Dudley Castle 1815 Book Title Three editions, the cheapest for - Subscribe
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1974-03
A Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation 1534 Book Title More's 'most important work in English' Subscribe
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1986-03
A Dialogue on Poetic Drama Book Title Presented to Virginia Woolf Subscribe
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2008-03
A Discourse of a Method Book Title Subscribe
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2007-01
A Discourse of a Method 1649 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-02
A Discourse of Trade 1690 Book Title Barbon was the son of Praisegod Barebones Subscribe
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2001-04
A Discourse of Trade 1690 Book Title Subscribe
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2013-01
A Discourse on Horsemanship 1593 Book Title The Huth-Schwerdt copy Subscribe
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2006-02
A Discourse on the Contests and Dissensions... 1701 Book Title Subscribe
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1980-03
A Discourse...the Health of Mariners 1776 Book Title Subscribe
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2013-03
A Discovery of Errours 1622 Book Title Subscribe
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1981-02
A Disquisition upon Etruscan Vases 1806 Book Title Subscribe
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2007-01
A Draft of XVI Cantos 1925 Book Title With Cantos 17-27, Omar Pound's copy Subscribe
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2011-03
A Fable 1954 Book Title Subscribe
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2010-03
A Farewell to Arms 1929 Book Title The limited edition Subscribe
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2008-03
A Farewell to Arms 1929 Book Title First state d.w., inscribed Subscribe
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2009-01
A Genealogical History of the Noble...Family of Courtenay 1735 Book Title Exeter printing. Walpole's copy Subscribe
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1966-04
A General History of Quadrupeds 1790 Book Title Subscribe
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1975-02
A General Prognostication 1555 Book Title Subscribe
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1994-02
A Geometrical Practical Treatise Named Pantometria 1591 Book Title Subscribe
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2012-02
A Geometrical Practical Treatise Named Pantometria 1591 Book Title Thomas Digges's copy of the 2nd edition Subscribe
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1966-02
A Geometrical Practice Named Pantometria 1571 Book Title Subscribe
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1966-02

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