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 New Handling of the Planisphere 1601 Book Title Subscribe
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1954-01
A New Herbal Book Title 2nd edition of the 1551 printing, with stronger colouring Subscribe
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1967-02
A New Herbal 1551/61 Book Title 'Discreetly coloured' Subscribe
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1967-02
A New History of China 1688 Book Title Subscribe
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2007-01
A New Letter of Notable Contents 1593 Book Title Subscribe
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2000-01
A New Lottery Book of Birds and Beasts 1771 Book Title Subscribe
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1967-02
A New Lottery Book of Birds and Beasts 1771 Book Title Two copies, making £300 and - Subscribe
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1974-04
A New Lottery Book of Birds and Beasts 1771 Book Title Bewick's first children's book Subscribe
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2008-01
A New Method of Cryptography 1666 Book Title Ruled in red and partly coloured Subscribe
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2005-02
A New Philosophical-Chorographical Chart of East Kent Book Title With its 'Dissertation' 1737-43 Subscribe
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1966-03
A New System of Chemical Philosophy 1808/10 Book Title Volumes I and II Subscribe
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2009-02
A New System of Chemical Philosophy 1808/10 Book Title Presentation copy to James Watt Subscribe
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2003-02
A New System of Chemical Philosophy 1808/10 Book Title Volumes 1 and II Subscribe
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2015-02
A New System of Chemical Philosophy 1808/27 Book Title Subscribe
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1956-03
A New System...of Ancient Mythology 1775 Book Title Annotated by Yeats Subscribe
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1972-03
A New View of Society 1813/14 Book Title Presentation copy Subscribe
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1980-01
A New View of Society 1813/14 Book Title With a Lafayette letter and other MSS Subscribe
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2017-02
A New Voyage and Description of the Isthmus of America 1699 Book Title Swift's signature: a clear 'Gulliver' reference Subscribe
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2017-03
A Night Club Map of Harlem 1932 Subject Pen-and-brush artwork Subscribe
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2016-03
A Night Club Map of Harlem 1933 Book Title Subscribe
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2011-02
A Noble Fragment Book Title Subscribe
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2000-03
A Pablo Picasso 1945 Book Title Subscribe
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2006-04
A Packet for Ezra Pound 1929 Book Title Yeats's own copy, annotated Subscribe
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1980-03
A Pair of Blue Eyes 1873 Book Title Subscribe
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2002-01
A Pair of Blue Eyes 1873 Book Title Subscribe
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2010-04
A Pair of Blue Eyes 1873 Book Title 'In rough original cloth' Subscribe
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2014-01
A Paper on the Lost Polar Expedition...1860 Book Title In original wrappers Subscribe
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2015-04
A Parallel of Architecture 1664 Book Title Subscribe
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1985-01
A Passage to India 1924 Book Title Presentation copy to Virginia Woolf Subscribe
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1970-03
A Passage to India 1924 Book Title Copy given by Forster to Leonard Woolf Subscribe
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1970-03
A Passage to India 1924 Book Title Manuscript Subscribe
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1960-03
A Penny Post 1859 Book Title Subscribe
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1976-02
A Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah... 1855/56 Book Title Subscribe
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2004-02
A Petite Pallace pre-1579 Book Title 'he only copy of the pre-1579 piracy' Subscribe
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1980-03
A Picture History of the Grenville Family Book Title Watercolours by Mary Yelloly (1816-1838) Subscribe
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2010-01
A Picture of St. Petersburgh 1815 Book Title Subscribe
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2011-01
A Picture of Sydney and Stranger's Guide in New South Wales 1839 Book Title Subscribe
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1968-04
A Picturesque Tour Through the Cities of London...1802/03 Book Title 'Exceptionally nice' copy Subscribe
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1971-01
A Plan for Establishing a Working School 1758 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-03
A Plan for Extending the Commerce...of the East-India-Company 1769 Book Title 'The rare first issue' Subscribe
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2014-04

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