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The following modern first editions have been reported missing from the Portland Oregon area as of May 20, 2018. It is believed that these books have been offered for sale to several dealers in the U.S. and in Europe. 1. A first edition of "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest," Viking, 1962. The book has a PON on the FFE, but is otherwise about fine. The jacket is very good, with the customary fading to the spine. 2. A first edition of "Andy Warhol," by Rainer Crone, Praeger, 1970. The book is in very good condition. It has been signed by Andy Warhol and includes his original sketch of a Campbell's soup can. The jacket is good only, with significant wear. 3. A first edition of "The Shining," by Stephen King, Doubleday, 1977. NF/NF. 4. "Thirtyfour Parking Lots," by Ed Ruscha. 1967. VG. 5. A first American edition of "Four Quartets," by T.S. El... [more]

The Queens' Bowne House Museum has reported it is missing approximately 50 historical documents ranging from the 1600s through the 1800s, which are believed to have been removed in the 1980s or 1990s. The Bowne House, is a historic house museum in Flushing Queens, New York. The house was built in 1661 by early settler John Bowne, a Quaker convert known for his successful defense of religious freedom in the face of persecution from New Netherlands Governor Peter Stuyvesant. The home was continually inhabited by nine generations of his descendants, many of whom were also Quaker reformers and prominent New Yorkers, and their personal papers and effects have been preserved onsite. Please note that the original Colonial documents will probably use Quaker dating conventions- i.e., they did not use the names of the months or days, only numbers, ... [more]

Lost in the USPS system somewhere between Allen Park, Michigan and Fernandina Beach, Florida within the last 45 days. Please contact the us at (212) 944-8291 or hq@abaa.org if offered. Rowling, J. K. & Grandpre, Mary HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS, Arthur A. Levine / Scholastic Press, 1999, first American edition (first printing), insignificant and quite small grayish mark to a tiny section of the b.p.e.'s, else fine in like pictorial dw. Signed by both the author and the illustrator. Quite scarce thus. HARRY POTTER #2. [more]

Maggs Bros' copy of 'In Parenthesis' by David Jones was presumably stolen en-route to a dealer in Los Angeles, California. The package was delivered complete to their mailbox on the street and when they came to open it, they found the envelope empty and the book removed. The theft occurred this past Monday. A description is attached; it is copy 3/75. Please contact Ben Maggs if you know the whereabouts of this book. Benjamin Maggs Modern Department Private Press and Illustrated Books Maggs Bros. Ltd. 48 Bedford Square London, WC1B 3DR Tel: +44 (0)20 7493 7160 Fax: +44 (0)20 7499 2007 benmaggs@maggs.com http://www.maggs.com [more]


Reported Stolen: Poe and Dickens

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These works were reported stolen with the use of a fraudulent credit card. Please contact us (hq@abaa.org or 212-944-8291) if you are offered either of these. The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe. Poe, Edgar Allan. Akron, Ohio: The Werner Company, 1908. Centenary edition, limited to 1,000 sets. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco, with titles and tooling to the spine, top edge gilt. Illustrated. The Personal History of David Copperfield. Dickens, Charles. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1850. First edition, first printing. Octavo, elegantly bound in full morocco. Gilt titles and elaborate tooling to the spine, gilt lined to the front and rear panels. In near fine condition. Illustrated with 40 etchings by Hablot Knight Browne. [more]

We have received a report that these items were “purchased” with a stolen credit card. The fraudster will likely attempt to sell the items on eBay. Please contact us (hq@abaa.org or 212-944-8291) if you are offered any of these. Catcher in the Rye, first issue dust jacket A Separate Peace, first American edition, first printing, in dust jacket, published by Macmillan (New York), 1960 Theory of Relativity, first edition in English, in dust jacket, Methuen 1920 – purchased Feb 27, 2018 Power and the Glory, first edition, in dust jacket, inscribed to Clive Hirschhorn The Great Gatsby, no dust jacket (facsimile or otherwise), first issue text, green cloth [more]


Missing: Principles of Population

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This item was sold using a presumably stolen cc number and likely will be attempted to be resold on the market. Please contact ABAA HQ if offered. ALISON, Archibald (1792-1867). The Principles of Population, and their Connection with Human Happiness. 2 vols. 8vo. Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons: and Thomas Cadell, London, 1840. First edition. Original quarter cloth and boards, uncut, with paper spine labels; spines faded and damaged at heads, labels worn. Provenance: armorial bookplates of Robert Crewe-Milnes, Marquess of Crewe. Kress C.5068; Goldsmiths' Library 31439; Schumpeter, p. 584. 212.944.8291 hq@abaa.org [more]

The following books were removed from a dealer's cases in transit to the 2018 California Book Fair. Please let us know immediately if you are offered these items at sbenne@abaa.org or hq@abaa.org. All are firsts except for the Don Quixote (a second edition). >> Light in August >> Generalization of Gravitational Theory >> This Side of Paradise >> Casino Royale >> Don Quixote >> Candide >> Principles of Political Economy >> Origin of Species >> Reminisces of A Stock Operator >> The Marne >> Being and Nothingness >> Forgotten Village >> Nobel Lecture by Garcia Marquez >> General Theory >> Lolita >> Capitalism Socialism and Democracy >> Theory of Moral Sentiments >> Harry Potter >> Moonraker >> Fountainhead >> Dusklands >> Hobbit >> Live and Let Die >> Giving Tree >> Theory of Games >> Wealth of Nations >> Great Gatsby >> Locke's Abridgement ... [more]

The book was purchased through Bauman Rare Books' website with a stolen credit card and was delivered to a home in Johns Creek, GA (suburb of Atlanta) yesterday morning. By yesterday afternoon it was being shopped around book stores in Atlanta. The fraudulent seller is a woman and she is saying it used to be the copy of her father, Sean Camron, and it is now hers and she is looking to sell it. She was in another store offering the book, but would not take it out of the clear plastic bag so they could inspect it. Please contact Eric Pedersen (eric@baumanrarebooks.com, 212.751.0011) with any details. [more]