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
A Letter on the Abolition of the Slave Trade 1807 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-03
A Letter to a Friend upon Occasion of the Death of his Intimate Friend 1690 Book Title Subscribe
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1952-02
A Libel of Spanish Lies 1596 Book Title Subscribe
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2004-03
A Little Book for Little Children 1660 Book Title Subscribe
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1973-02
A Little Pretty Pocket-Book c.1785 Book Title Subscribe
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1977-01
A London Life 1888 Book Title Manuscript of James's novella Subscribe
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2005-03
A Lume Spento 1908 Book Title Subscribe
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1985-02
A Lume Spento 1908 Book Title Subscribe
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2004-02
A Lume Spento 1908 Book Title 'Well-used' Subscribe
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2011-03
A Lytel Treatyse of Astronomy 1552 Book Title Horblit sale Subscribe
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1974-03
A Man of Honour 1903 Book Title Subscribe
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1956-01
A Manual of Gold and Silver Coins of all Nations 1842 Book Title Sold for twice estimate, price not shown 2016-04
A Manual of Parliamentary Practice 1801 Book Title A Churchill copy Subscribe
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2010-01
A Manual of Prayers....his Majesty's Command 1687 Book Title James II's copy Subscribe
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2004-01
A Mapp of ye Improved Part of Pensilvania c.1715 Book Title Subscribe
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2009-01
A Meditation upon a Broom-Stick 1710 Book Title Two editions, 6d and 2d. Here a 6d edition, disbound sold for - Subscribe
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1980-03
A Meditation upon a Broom-Stick 1710 Book Title The 2d edition sold for - Subscribe
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1980-03
A Mirroure for Magistrates 1610 Book Title Subscribe
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1979-02
A Mirroure for Magistrates 1610 Book Title The first edition, Shuckburgh copy Subscribe
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1962-02
A Mission to Gelele 1864 Book Title Subscribe
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2004-02
A Modest Defence of Publick Stews 1724 Book Title Subscribe
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2014-01
A Modest Proposal...1730 Book Title The second edition Subscribe
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1983-04
A Monograph of the Tetraoninae, or Family of the Grouse 1864 Book Title Subscribe
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2017-03
A Monograph of the Coraciidae 1893 Book Title Subscribe
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2006-04
A Monograph of the Felidae 1878/83 Book Title Subscribe
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2009-03
A Monograph of the Felidae 1878/83 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-01
A Monograph of the Felidae 1878/83 Book Title Subscribe
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2009-01
A Monograph of the Genus Crocus 1886 Book Title The author's copy Subscribe
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2014-02
A Monograph of the Paradiseidae 1873 Book Title Subscribe
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1954-01
A Monograph of the Paradiseidae 1891/98 Book Title Subscribe
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1981-01
A Monograph of the Phasianidae 1870/72 Book Title Bradley Martin copy Subscribe
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1989-03
A Monograph of the Phasianidae 1872 Book Title Subscribe
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2010-04
A Monograph of the Phasianidae...1870/72 Book Title Subscribe
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2017-03
A Monograph on Tetraoninae or Grouse 1865 Book Title Subscribe
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1954-01
A Monograph on the Genus Camellia 1819 Book Title Curtis family copy Subscribe
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1972-03
A Most Excellent & Learned Woorke of Chirurgerie 1565 Book Title Subscribe
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2012-03
A Murder of Quality 1962 Book Title Subscribe
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2010-03
A Murder of Quality 1962 Book Title Inscribed to Eddy Shah Subscribe
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2009-03
A Myrroure for Magistrates 1559 Book Title Subscribe
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2016-01
A Mystery of Love in Sleep Book Title Presentation copy Subscribe
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1977-03

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