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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 (, 212.751.0011) with any details. [more Stolen: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, first edition, inscribed by Dr. Seuss, “For Ralph – Dr. Seus]

Reported stolen in Georgia


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 Reported stolen in Georgia]

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 Stolen from package in Los Angeles: Helter Skelter: L.A. Art in the 1990s]

Still Missing: James Joyce Ulysses


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 Still Missing: James Joyce Ulysses]

Stolen in Juneau, Alaska


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 Stolen in Juneau, Alaska]

Missing from Tucson, AZ


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: Tel: (516) 487-5160. [more Missing from Tucson, AZ]

Missing from Kennett Square, PA


Reported missing: a first edition of LOLITA, likely removed from its custom box and taken from RLD Books in Kennett Square, Penna. on either 16 June 2016 or 17 June 2016. Nabokov, Vladimir. LOLITA. Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. First edition. 12mo. Original green wrappers. 188/223 pages. Very good. Prince on back of vol. 1 has sticker with new price 1200 fr. Prince on vol. 2 is 900 fr. indicating title is correct first edition. Light edgewear to spines and previous owner's name on ffep of vol. 2. Some pencil notations to penultimate end paper in rear of vol. 2. Top half-inch corner of vol. 2 back cover is missing. Overall an attractive set of this fragile classic. (Protected by Mylar jackets. REMOVED from custom box.) If you are offered the book, please contact Roz duPont RLD books 111 S. Union St Kennett Square PA ph (610) 444-8334 roz@rld... [more Missing from Kennett Square, PA]

Missing from Prescott, Arizona


These items are still missing as of 6/14/2019. The following books have gone missing from a locked display case at the Cortez Street Emporium, in Prescott, Arizona, sometime between May 9th and May 25th: MacDonald, Ross (Kenneth Millar). The Blue Hammer (Author's Proof Copy, Annotated). New York; Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. First edition, octavo; an uncorrected proof copy in yellow printed wrappers. The author's own copy with more than 60 holograph corrections to the text, in pencil. Page references for all of these corrections are given in pencil on the front wrapper, by MacDonald. Laid in are two pages of typed corrections to the text, signed "B" with quirky little remarks to MacDonald, prepared by fellow mystery writer William Campbell Gault, who is the dedicatee of the book and here a proof reader. A fine copy housed in a custom leather-ba... [more Missing from Prescott, Arizona]

Michael Hackenberg, on behalf of the the Northern California Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2016 Kane Memorial Scholarship is Kyna Mallery of Back of Beyond Books in Moab, Utah. She will be using the $1500 scholarship to attend this summer's Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar. Our congratulations to her! [more Kyna Mallery winner of 2016 Kane Memorial Scholarship]

Carnegie Library Theft index


In an effort to assist in the recovery of materials missing as a result of the Carnegie Library theft, the ABAA would like to bring to the public's attention the list of items believed stolen. Click this link to view the list. Update 8/20/18: The following list includes more details. Should any member of the public identify having purchased or otherwise having knowledge of the disposition or current location of any items from the Carnegie Library—whether on this list or not—please contact one of the following detectives from Allegheny County District Attorney's Office: · Det. Fran Laquatra (412) 388-5305 · Det. Perann Tansmore (412) 388-5307 ` · Det. Lyle Graber (412) 388-5316 Please note, the detectives do not have reason to believe that any... [more Carnegie Library Theft index]