Book Theft, August 2018
The House of Seven Gables in Salem has suffered a theft of a first edition The House of the Seven Gables, A Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Here are the details:
· Published by Ticknor, Reed and Fields, Boston, 1851. Stereotyped by Hopart & Robbins, Boston. First printing. 344 pages.
· Brown cloth-bound book with cut fore-edges, blocked-in-blind covers, and gilt blocked lettering on the spine,
· Written in pen on title page “Jane Howden.” Written in pen on fly-leaf “To Mrs. Carlyle with the kind regards of ? April 1852. From Mrs. Carlyle (Jeanie Walsh) to Jane Howden Maitlandfield.” Written in pencil on first few pages “B90.0.56.”
o 7 3.8” long
o 5” long
If you run across this book, please notify the Salem Police Department immediately at 978-744-1212.