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.


Title Sales Category Sub Category Sale Price View PDF
Wynkyn de Worde Subject 2008-03
Wynkyn de Worde Subject 2009-02
Xaramillo, Antonio Author 'Relacion...de las Islas Filipinas' 1689 Subscribe
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1986-03
Xenophon Author 'Treatise of Householde' 1534 Subscribe
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1993-03
Xenophon Author The 1561 Estienne Latin translation Subscribe
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2007-01
Xenophon Book Title Estienne's edition in a 'fanfare' binding Subscribe
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1969-02
Yapuguai, Nicolás Author 'Explicacion de el Catechismo...' 1724 Subscribe
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2006-02
Yarrow Revisited 1888 Book Title Subscribe
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1993-01
Yates Thompson Author Eleven catalogues Subscribe
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1994-02
Yciar, Juan de Author Arte Subtilissima 1550 Subscribe
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2006-01
Yciar, Juan de Author Arte Subtilissima 1550 Subscribe
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2013-02
Ye Shall See My Stud 1832 Book Title Subscribe
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2015-03
Yeats, Jack Author 'Life in the West of Ireland' 1912, given to Lady Gregory Subscribe
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1972-03
Yeats, John Butler Author Stoneware whiskey bottle Subscribe
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2017-04
Yeats, John Butler Author His desk chair Subscribe
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2017-04
Yeats, John Butler Author His hairbrushes Subscribe
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2017-04
Yeats, John Butler Author A metal deed box Subscribe
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2017-04
Yeats, W.B. Author His folio notebook between Nov. 1930 and the summer of 1933 Subscribe
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1985-03
Yeats, W.B. Author Journal for 1898-1902 Subscribe
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1990-03
Yeats, W.B. Author 'Poems Written in Discouragement' 1913, presentation copy to Lady Ottoline Morrell Subscribe
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1955-02
Yeats, W.B. Author 32 pp. of letters Subscribe
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1961-03
Yeats, W.B. Author 'Poems Written in Discouragement' 1913 Subscribe
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1963-01
Yeats, W.B. Author 'Mosada' 1886 Subscribe
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1963-04
Yeats, W.B. Author 'Poems Written in Discouragement' 1913, 1/50 Subscribe
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1964-01
Yeats, W.B. Author 37 letters Subscribe
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1968-02
Yeats, W.B. Author 'Responsibilities' 1914, Yeats's copy Subscribe
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1980-03
Yeats, W.B. Author The Dorothy Wellesley papers Subscribe
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1983-04
Yeats, W.B. Author 'Great Vellum Notebook' Subscribe
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1990-03
Yeats, W.B. Author 'Poems' 1949 Subscribe
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1996-03
Yeats, W.B. Author 'The Tower' 1928, inscribed to Lady Gregory Subscribe
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2004-03
Yeats, W.B. Author 18 letters to Sydney Cockerell, with an autograph MS, bound by Katherine Adams Subscribe
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2005-03
Yeats, W.B. Author 'Poems' inscribed to his father, with ALSs Subscribe
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2007-04
Yeats, W.B. Author Letter on Irish unification Subscribe
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2009-01
Yeats, W.B. Author 'Mosada' 1886 Subscribe
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2010-03
Yeats, W.B. Author A signed Boughton photograph, 1903 Subscribe
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2013-03
Yeats, W.B. Author 'Responsibilities' 1916, presented to Ezra Pound Subscribe
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2015-03
Yeats, W.B. Book Title 'Poems' 1949, 'the signed edition' Subscribe
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1996-03
Yeats, W.B. 'The Winding Stair' 1933, mint Subscribe
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2019-01
Yeats, W.B. Author 'Analysis per Quantum Series' 1711 Subscribe
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2019-01
Yeats, W.B. Author 'Mosada' a poor copy, bought in at £580 1963-01

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