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.


Titlesort descending Sales Category Sub Category Sale Price PDF File
A Serious Proposal to the Ladies 1697 Book Title Subscribe
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2007-01
A Sermon Preached at Plimmoth in Nevv-England 1602 Book Title The first sermon preached in the U.S.A. Subscribe
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1962-03
A Set Down at Court 1812 Book Title Subscribe
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2004-02
A Set of Plans and Forts in America 1763 Book Title Subscribe
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2010-01
A Short Catechisme 1550 Book Title Subscribe
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1995-03
A Short Discourse of the New-Foundland 1623 Book Title Subscribe
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1962-01
A Short Discourse of the New-Foundland 1623 Book Title Subscribe
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1974-03
A Short Introduction for to Learn to Swimme 1595 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-01
A Short Introduction for to Learne to Swimme 1595 Book Title 'The only complete copy among three surviving' Subscribe
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2008-01
A Short Reply to Capt. William Bligh's Answer 1795 Book Title Subscribe
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2014-02
A Short Treatise of Magneticall Bodies 1613 Book Title Subscribe
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2015-01
A Short Treatise on the Game of Whist 1743 Book Title The third edition Subscribe
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2017-02
A Shorte Dictionarie for Yonge Begynners 1553 Book Title 'Unique apart from an imperfect copy at Columbia' Subscribe
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1980-03
A Shropshire Lad 1896 Book Title Inscribed by Housman Subscribe
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1955-02
A Shropshire Lad 1896 Book Title Five copies, the best, a presentation, at - Subscribe
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1984-03
A Shropshire Lad 1896 Book Title Presentation copy to Moses Jackson Subscribe
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2002-01
A Silver Dish 1979 Book Title Bellow's corrected typescript Subscribe
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2009-01
A Singer Asleep 1910 Book Title Bought in 2013-02
A Sketch from Private Life 1816 Book Title 'Rare' Subscribe
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1972-04
A Sketch of the Origin and Progress of Steam Navigation 1848 Book Title With another Subscribe
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1988-01
A Song for Simeon 1928 Book Title Signed edition Subscribe
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2007-03
A Sparke of Friendship and Warme Goodwill 1588 Book Title Subscribe
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1975-03
A State of the National Debt 1716 Book Title Price not shown 2004-01
A Streetcar Named Desire 1947 Book Title Subscribe
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2005-03
A Streetcar Named Desire 1947 Book Title Signed by author and original cast Subscribe
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2014-03
A Study in Scarlet 1887 Book Title First edition in original wrappers Subscribe
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1971-03
A Study in Scarlet 1887 Book Title 'Mint' Subscribe
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2007-03
A Study in Scarlet 1887 Book Title Donated to Oxfam Subscribe
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2008-03
A Study in Scarlet 1887 Book Title 'Apparently attracting no bidding' 2010-04
A Study in Scarlet 1888 Book Title Subscribe
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2009-01
A Summarie...Drake's West Indian Voyage 1589 Book Title Boazio's maps Subscribe
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1971-03
A Survey of the World 1661 Book Title Subscribe
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2014-01
A Tale of Paraguay 1825 Book Title Southey's own copy Subscribe
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2010-04
A Tale of Two Cities 1859 Book Title In parts Subscribe
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1984-04
A Tale of Two Cities 1859 Book Title Inscribed to Mary Clarke Subscribe
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1987-03
A Tale of Two Cities 1859 Book Title The original parts Subscribe
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2005-03
A Tale of Two Cities 1859 Book Title Subscribe
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2007-01
A Tale of Two Cities 1859 Book Title Presentation copy Subscribe
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2009-01
A Tale of Two Cities 1859 Book Title Subscribe
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2014-03
A Testimonie of Antiquitie 1566 Book Title Subscribe
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1970-02

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