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Stolen in New York, NY


UPDATE: This item has been recovered. The following book has been reported stolen from Ursus Rare Books. MITCHELL, Samuel Augustus. Accompaniment to Mitchell's New Map of Texas, Oregon, and California, with the Regions Adjoining. 46 pp. text, with hand coloured lithographic folding map, 580 x 530 mm. 16mo., bound in original publisher's blind stamped morocco gilt. Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1846. An unusually fine copy of this important map, preserved in a particularly fresh copy of its original binding, with essentially no wear to the map, but some minor splitting at the folds. An important document from the Westward expansion of the mid-nineteenth century. Howes, M685. Martin & Martin 36. Wagner-Camp 122b. Cowan p. 433. Wheat, Transmississippi 520. Phillips, Maps, p. 844. Wheat, Gold Regions 29. There is a description of the al... [more Stolen in New York, NY]

Missing from Tucson, AZ (2013)


These items are still missing as of May 31, 2019. Missing Books: Uranometria Nova Star Atlas & Companion Text On or about October 27, 2013 two books went missing from the home of Dr. Kevin B. Marvel in Tucson, Arizona. Please contact Dr. Kevin B. Marvel at or 703-589-7503. The Atlas Title: URANOMETRIA NOVA. STELLAE PER MEDIAM EUROPAM SOLIS OCULIS CONSPICUAE SECUNDUM VERAS LUCIS MAGNITUDINES E COELO IPSO DESCRIPTAE. AD. FR. ARGELANDRO. Author: ARGELANDER, Fr Description: First edition of this atlas (text not present) which the Dictionary of Scientific Biography describes in its lengthy biography of Argelander as "One of his finest works." Oblong folio, approximately 11-1/2 x 16-1/2 inches in original boards with cloth spine. Original title label on front cover. Lower right corner of rear cover and all adjacent paper (a... [more Missing from Tucson, AZ (2013)]

Missing in Richmond, VA


These items are still missing as of 6/2/2019. A couple of books have "gone missing" from Black Swan Books in Richmond. Please contact Nick Cooke if offered. (1) Robert Craig. Rules and Regulations for Cavalry Sword Exercises; 1812 1st Edition; rebacked with a paper spine label ($1250); and (2) J. G. Barnard. The C.S.A. and the Battle of Bull Run; 1862, First Edition, in publisher's cloth with 5 maps and the signature of French engineer A. Loubat ($450). Black Swan Books 804-353-9476 [more Missing in Richmond, VA]

UPDATE: These items have been recovered! PLATO. The Republic of Plato. In Ten Books. Translated From the Greek by H. Spens. With a Preliminary Discourse Concerning the Philosophy of the Ancients By the Translator. Glasgow: Robert & Andrew Foulis, 1763. First Edition in English. Please contact us if offered, please. Heritage Book Shop 310-659-3674 [more Missing en route to Los Angeles, CA]

Missing from Oakland, CA


David Terry Reports Theft of 3,000+ Books "I owned a loft in Oakland, California that just sold. This past weekend, I moved all my contents out of the loft, including my lovingly-curated library of 3,000+ architecture books. Devastatingly, my moving truck filled with all these books has been stolen in Oakland this past Monday (February 29)--and yet to be recovered. Oakland PD says recovery is "unlikely," and that these types of truck-jackings are "epidemic" in the Bay area. The reason I am writing is so that you may alert your member stores, especially those with a large used book market, to look out for anyone trying to sell a large collection of signed U.S. presidential biographies OR high-end architectural books. Contact David if you have any questions. David M. Terry 4471 Dean Martin Drive The Martin 3302 Las Vegas, Nevada 89103< 510-... [more Missing from Oakland, CA]

These items are still missing as of 5/31/2019. Two items went missing from Pryor-Johnson Rare Books at Crawford-Doyle Booksellers. 1. Capote, Truman. In Cold Blood. A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences. NY: Random House, 1965. First edition, first printing. Capote's own copy, which he had bound specially. Quarter-bound in grey buckram with blue-marbled paper sides; gilt-stamped title and date on spine; untrimmed; black top-stain. Fine. Signed by Capote on first free end-paper. 2. Vonnegut, Kurt.Cat's Cradle. NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1963. First edition. Signed by Vonnegut on first free end-paper, a medium-size (ca. 3” tall) inscription on the center of the page – possibly in green ink? Pryor-Johnson Rare Books at Crawford-Doyle Booksellers 1082 Madison Avenue, New York pryorjohnsonr... [more Missing from New York City: In Cold Blood and Cat’s Cradle]

This item is still missing as of 5/31/2019. Missing from Boston Book Fair. Please contact Josh Mann if you are offered this item. The Dharma Bums Kerouac, Jack Hard Cover. New York: The Viking Press, 1958. 1st Edition. Fine / Dust Jacket Included. First edition, first printing. Publisher's black cloth, lettered in metallic green and silver; in the original dust jacket designed by Bill English, with an illustration of two mountain climbers to the front panel, portrait photograph of Kerouac by Keith Jennison to the rear panel. A fine copy, with a hint of wear to the spine ends, some light toning to the front endpapers, otherwise bright and fresh pages; unclipped dust jacket, with a hint of wear to the extremities, minor rubbing to the hinges, bright and clean panels with much less rubbing than usual. An excellent copy and very scarce in thi... [more Missing from the Boston Book Fair: The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac]

This item is still missing as of 6/2/2019. Mace Neufeld reports that a 2 volume set of HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF THE PAPER CURRENCY OF THE AMERICAN COLONIES (1865) with numerous examples of colonial currency tipped into the volumes, was recently stolen from his library. The author was Henry Phillips Jr. The theft was reported to the Beverly Hills police on August 10, 2015. Mace Neufeld can be contacted at [more Missing in Beverly Hills: 2 vol Historical Sketches of the Paper Currency of the American Colonies]

Missing from Georgia: Autographs


Located! These items were recovered as of 10/3/2015. The following four items were allegedly stolen from the home of a collector in Georgia (USA) on July 18, 2015. Please contact us if you are offered any of these items. Abraham Lincoln-ADS on blue paper, twice signed by Lincoln for Weldon and Lincoln docketed 1856. Sinatra- Small Photograph Signed in green ink, early '60s Marlon Brando ALS ca 1992 Marilyn Monroe, ANS on Hotel Fountainbleu stationery, “Love and kisses”. [more Missing from Georgia: Autographs]