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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A History of Modern Wiltshire 1822 onwards Book Title Hoare's own copy of all the volumes Subscribe
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1968-01
A Holy Life 1684 Book Title Subscribe
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1995-03
A Homage to Sappho 1928 Book Title The Fanfrolico Press Subscribe
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2013-03
A Hundreth Sundrie Flowres 1573 Book Title Subscribe
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2000-01
A Japanese and English Dictionary 1867 Book Title 'The first of its kind' Subscribe
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2012-03
A Jar of Honey from Mount Hybla 1848 Book Title 'With Owen Jones paper cover...very rare thus' Subscribe
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2012-03
A Journal of a Voyage Made into the South Seas 1698 Book Title Ravenau de Lussan, a 'rarity' Subscribe
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2013-01
A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas 1773 Book Title Subscribe
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2006-03
A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas 1773 Book Title Subscribe
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2007-03
A Journal of the Late Actions of the French at Canada 1693 Book Title Subscribe
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2011-01
A Journal of the Overland Route to California! 1850 Book Title 'In original printed wrappers' Subscribe
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2015-02
A Journal of the Plague Year 1722 Book Title Narcissus Luttrell's copy Subscribe
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2008-04
A Journal of the Plague Year 1722 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-02
A Journey through Albania 1813 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-03
A Journey to Paris 1699 Book Title Sir Christopher Wren's copy Subscribe
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2013-03
A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland 1775 Book Title The Colquhoun of Luss copy Subscribe
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2012-04
A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland 1775 Book Title Hannah More's copy Subscribe
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2009-03
A Key into the Language of America 1643 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-02
A Key into the Language of America [1643] Book Title Siebert sale: the first published English-Indian dictionary Subscribe
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1999-03
A l'Ombre des Jeunes Filles en Fleurs 1919 Book Title Corrected proofs Subscribe
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1962-01
A l'Ombre des Jeunes Filles en Fleurs 1919 Book Title Sixteen fragments of the manuscript Subscribe
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2007-01
A l'Ombre des Jeunes Filles en Fleurs 1919 Book Title A 'placard', part manuscript, part proof Subscribe
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2011-01
A l'Ombre des Jeunes Filles en Fleurs 1919 Book Title Edition-de-luxe, with other material Subscribe
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2013-03
A l'Ombre des Jeunes Filles en Fleurs 1919 Book Title With two galley proofs Subscribe
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2007-03
A l'Ombre des Jeunes Filles en Fleurs 1920 Book Title 'Sur papier bible' with fragments of MS and proofs bound in Subscribe
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2007-03
A la Recherche du Temps Perdu 1913/27 Book Title NRF edition, 'now regarded as the genuine first' Subscribe
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1955-02
A la Recherche du Temps Perdu 1913/27 Book Title Boxed set in wrappers Subscribe
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1999-01
A la Recherche du Temps Perdu 1913/27 Book Title Subscribe
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2007-03
A la Recherche du Temps Perdu 1913/27 Book Title Given to Robert de Flers Subscribe
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2016-01
A la Recherche du Temps Perdu 1913/27 Book Title Thirteen volumes Subscribe
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2017-02
A la Recherche du Temps Perdu 1913/27 Book Title 'With a good deal of unique correction' Subscribe
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1974-02
A la Recherche du Temps Perdu 1913/27 Book Title A set, with eight letters Subscribe
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1999-01
A la Recherche du Temps Perdu 1918/27 Book Title 13 volumes, original wrappers, first volume in the new edition Subscribe
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1954-02
A Lady's Tour Round Monte Rosa 1859 Book Title Subscribe
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2010-02
A Large Declaration Concerning the Late Tumults in Scotland 1639 Book Title Subscribe
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2007-02
A Lecture on Bookbinding 1885 Book Title Subscribe
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2005-03
A Lecture on Bookbinding 1885 Book Title Subscribe
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2007-03
A Letter from Mr Dalrymple 1773 Book Title Subscribe
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2014-02
A Letter from T.E. Lawrence to his Mother 1936 Subject Corvinus Press: with a letter from Mrs Lawrence Subscribe
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2007-01
A Letter from the Antarctic 1901 Book Title 'Rare' Subscribe
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2014-04

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