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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The Queens' Bowne House Museum has reported it is missing approximately 50 historical documents ranging from the 1600s through the 1800s, which are believed to have been removed in the 1980s or 1990s.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]


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]

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]


Reported stolen in Georgia

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The following books were reported stolen in Lilburn Georgia. It is believed that a number of these books have appeared on eBay for sale. It is believed that these items may have been taken to California for sale. 1st Edition Gone With The Wind Friar Tuck- Robert Alexander Wason John Barley Corn- 1913 Red Hard Cover- Jack London Joan Walsh Anglund- Approximately 7 or 8 most signed by Anglund, owners name as well In The Pink- Mildred Spurrier Topp C Fumagalli La Vita Domestica Esposta 56 VERY RARE PRINTS Fabrri- STILL ARTIST Print Calla LIly Floral Print vivid colors- Many Victorian Women Fainting Spell Prints Vintage Christmas and Valentines Card as well as Calling Cards 1st addition Chicago sculpture book by James Rowdy 1st edition The Godfather by Mario Puzo, Vintage Bobbsey Twins Series, Norman Rockwell, Mark Twain Please contact the Li... [more]

Helter Skelter: L.A. Art in the 1990s Gudis, Catherine It was reported that the package was removed from a customer's mailbox, ripped open, exhibition catalog removed, and the empty packaging left nearby. While a relatively inexpensive item, it may fit a pattern seen in another city targeting packages just after they have been delivered. Please contact the ABAA if you have any information. [more]


Still Missing: James Joyce Ulysses

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On December 1, 1997, I sent an e-mail to many booksellers in New England and the eastern United States, alerting them that a copy of the first edition of James Joyce's Ulysses had been stolen from my bookstore. That was 19 years ago, and the book is still missing. Here are the details: Joyce, James: Ulysses. Paris, Shakespeare & Co, 1922, first edition, #543/1000 copies of the issue not signed by Joyce. The book had recently been recased in quarter blue morocco and blue cloth, matching the original blue wrappers, which, in fine condition, are bound in. A matching clamshell box, which was left behind, is still in my possession. A police report was filed at the time. I mention this 19 years later with the thought that the thief, who presumably has been in possession on the book for nearly two decades might at some point wish to sell it. Bar... [more]


Stolen in Juneau, Alaska

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A theft of a number of maps and prints focused on Arctic Exploration, Ethnography, and Circumpolar Navigation has been reported in Juneau, Alaska. Please contact our offices at the ABAA if you have any information reguarding these items. [more]


Missing from Tucson, AZ

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Bezalel silver binding with 4 blue stones and etched designs, c. 1920, housing a Hebrew Bible, approximately 5” x 4”. Owner thinks book was inscribed – possibly in Hebrew – to “Albert” or “Eliezer,” Reported stolen in Tucson, AZ in January 2016. Book was possibly sold to a pawn shop in Tucson, AZ and subsequently sold by the pawn broker. Please report any information to David Waxman at Estates of Mind (on behalf of the owner). Email: estatesofmind@gmail.com. Tel: (516) 487-5160. [more]