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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

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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 tom@goldwasserbooks.com. [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 charlie@coxnbox.co.uk. [more]

Update: This item has been recovered! The following item has been reported missing: MERRILL, Dana B. (Photographer)w. . (ca 1909-1912). Small oblong 8vo. album. Black textured board, 5.5” x 8” approx. “Brazil” in white album pen to front cover. Photographic map mounted to front pastedown. With 61 vintage photographs glue-mounted recto and verso, plus one remarkable 5-panel, 2.5' fold-out panorama of Porto Velho. Most images 5.75” x 6.75”, some smaller. Eleven hand-colored. Most numbered in the negative. All clearly captioned in English. Rubbed at joints; some bumping, wear. Binding cocked. A few leaves tender at gutter. Apparently complete. Very good. If you have any information on this item, please contact Brian Cassidy at (301) 589-0789 or books@briancassidy.net. [more]

The following item has been reported stolen: Title: A Display of Heraldry Authors: GUILLIM, John (1565-1621). Date of publication: 1610 Publisher: Printed by William Hall, London Description: FIRST EDITION. Folio. Recently respined and recornered, possibly in panelled calf. If you have any information on this item, please contact Adrian Harrington at rare@harringtonbooks.co.uk. [more]

The following item has been reported stolen: Autograph note signed, April 16, 1785, with address panel, to “Monsier Ruston, Hotel d'Orleans, Palais Royal.” “Mr. Jefferson's compliments to Mr. Ruston and begs the honor of his company to dinner on Tuesday next the 19th instant.” If you have any information pertaining to this document, please contact The Raab Collection at 800-977-8333 or nathan@raabcollection.com. [more]



Stolen in New York

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The following book is missing, presumed stolen, from NY Book Fair, March 13, 2017. STEELE . An Essay upon Gardening, Containing a Catalogue of Exotic Planes for the Stoves and Green-Houses of the British Gardens… York: Printed for Author, By G. Peacock, 1793. 4to (25.7 x 20.1 cm). Description: Later 19th century half calf on pebble maroon paper boards. The front cover is loose, almost off. Raised bands with double gilt lines; gilt title in upper panel; wear to edges. Collation: xxii , , 126, , , 127- 159, , , , 102, , pp. + 3 copper engraved folded plates. The text has some edge dusting and minor toning. Plates and Explanation pages have toning and minor to moderate foxing, plates only. The text block has been trimmed slightly, resulting in absence of plate mark at head and tail of plates. Details of plates is not affected, only blank margin inside plate mark. This is scarce complete copy of one of the first publications with identification of origin of exotic plants growing in stoves, green-houses and British gardens. If you have any information, or believed you have been offered this item, please contact Eugene Vigil (360-354-7512) or vigile@comcast.net. [more]



Stolen Maps and Engravings

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The following items have been reported stolen: "Comitatus Hollandia", Blaeu, 1608 (ref. Schilder VI, 70) "Comitatus Hollandia" Pieter vanden Keere, 1610 (ref. Schilder VI, 71) "Novus XVII Inferioris Germaniae Provinciarum Typus" Blaeu, 1608, 2nd state (ref. Schilder VI, 52) Cornelis van Dalen, Portret van Maurits von Siegen, engraved portrait (Hollstein 137) Lambert Visscher, Portret van Johan de Wit, engraved portrait (Hollstein 31, 2nd state, before the addition of Cornelis de Witt) F.B. van Berkenrode, "Huys te Honsholredyk", engraved view (Hollstein 16) If you have any information on these items please contact Peter Everaers at secundus@zeelandnet.nl. [more]

The following book has been reported stolen by internet fraud, sold to someone in Los Angeles. (PAINE, Thomas). Common Sense; Addressed to the Inhabitants of America, on the following interesting Subjects. (1776). : Lettre de Thomas Paine au Peuple Français sur la Journée du 18 Fructidor. (1797). (Two works in one volume). $16,000. Philadelphia, printed; London, re-printed Paris: J. Almon, opposite Burlington-House in Piccadilly Imprimerie-Libraire du Cercle-Social, rue du Théâtre-Français, no. 4. An VI de la République, 1776 and 1797. First editions (see below for details). Two works bound in one volume. Octavo. Quarter bound in early 20th Century parchment and cloth over boards, lettered on the spine in gilt. Modest soiling to the parchment, internally crisp and near fine. The first work, Paine's monumentally important pamphlet *Common Sense*, is the first British edition, third issue: , 54pp., with the blank spaces where offending passages (hiatuses) are left blank on the first page of the introduction. The second work is the first French language edition of Paine's *Letter to the People of France and the French Armies, on the event of the 18th Fructidor*. 39, pp. *OCLC* indicates that the English language issue was published in New York in 1797 (and lists 15 holdings); this considerably scarcer French translation (*OCLC* locates only 5 copies) was published the same year as the "Coup of 18 Fructidor" by members of the French Directory on September 4th, 1797. Of Thom... [more]