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 or 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 >> Essay Concerning Understanding [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 (, 212.751.0011) with any details. [more]

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 Lilburn Police Department - 770-921-2210 and Detective - with any information. Case #LP17003932 [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]

UPDATE: This item has been recovered. The following disappeared in postal transit from San Francisco to New York: (Bierce, Ambrose). The Dance of Death. By William Herman . Author's Copy. , 1877. "Authors Edition" . Original green cloth, blocked in black and gold, all edges stained red (BAL's binding "B"), back cover lightly marked but an excellent, bright copy.The misprint "burn" for "burning" on p. 24 is corrected by hand. Provenance: James Tufts, managing editor of the San Francisco Examiner, and a friend of Bierce. BAL 1104-1105, p. 226 If you have any information on this item, please contact Thomas Goldwasser at or (415) 292-4698. [more]

The following Dard Hunter titles (all oversize books) have been reported stolen from the University of New Mexico's Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections; the barcode may have been on either an acid-free slip or on the outside of the box. Japanese hand-made paper :Japanese paper and paper-making, 1958 includes customs declaration dated May 24, 1961; sent to George A. Nelson, Nelson-Whitehead Paper Corp Ocl # 6639179 The handmade papers of Japan (foreword by Dard Hunter) all volumes together in one box; v. 4 has 17 samples; 5 small envelopes with plant samples in larger envelope oclc # 2651770 Primitive papermaking; an account of a Mexican sojourn and of a voyage to the Pacific islands in search of information, implements, and specimens relating to the making & decorating of bark-paper, Includes letter from Dard Hunter to Lester Douglas (1 sheet); statement about Dard Hunter (1 sheet folded twice) with wood engraving of Hunter; publisher's/printer's announcement (1 sheet, folded); no. 64; signed by Hunter Oclc # 494265 If you have any information on these items please contact Tomas Jaehn at (505) 277-7107. [more]

The following item was reported stolen: Pater, Walter (Translation). Song of Demeter and her Daughter Persephone. Chicago: Ralph Fletcher Seymour, 1902. 32mo. Full brown leather. Book Condition: Very good with edges lightly rubbed. The spine is rubbed and very subtly rolled. Front hinge is slightly weak. Gilt top edge. Rare. One of 10 copies on Japan vellum in leather. Designed and lettered by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, including elaborately decorative gilt stamped corn and floral designs and titles on covers. Pages contain decorative designs (two are gilded) and Old English lettering in red and black. If you have any information on this item, please contact Tony Weller at (801) 328-2586. [more]

The following books were reported stolen: Zone, by Guillaume Apollinaire, translated by Samuel Beckett, published by the Dolmen Press, in an edition numbered and signed by Samuel Beckett, with a short haiku by Alan Ginsberg written on the front endpaper, and signed by Ginsberg; in navy blue boards in a blue slipcase, about 10 inches high North, by Seamus Heaney, paperback, signed by Heaney on the title page Field Work, by Seamus Heaney, signed by Heaney on the title page. 2 small volumes of printed correspondence between designer Bruce Rogers and T. E. Lawrence, concerning Rogers's design and typesetting of Lawrence's translation of the Odyssey, privately printed by Rogers in plain red covers Butcher's Dozen, by Thomas Kinsella (Peppercanister Press), signed by Kinsella on the title page Please contact John McGuigan at Caveat Emptor Used and Rare Books (812-332-9995) and Detective Jacob Hunter at the Bloomington Police Department (812-349-3374) with any information. [more]

Missing in San Francisco


The following item has been reported missing: Barry, T.A.; and Patten, B.A. Men and Memories of San Francisco in the "Spring of '50". San Francisco: A.L. Bancroft, 1873. First edition. Original green cloth, edges rubbed, a very good copy, internally clean. Kurutz 38a; Rocq 8248 If you have any information, please contact Tom Goldwasser at [more]

The following item has been reported stolen: Title : The Confidence-Man: his masquerade. Authors : Herman Melville Date of publication : 1857. Publisher : Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts., London. Description : First English Edition. 354pp., original dark yellow ochre net grain cloth. Spine a little sunned and gilt lettering dull, otherwise flawless: an exceptional copy. If you have any information on this item, please Charles Cox at [more]