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]

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 [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 [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 [more]

Stolen in New York


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 [more]

Stolen Maps and Engravings


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 [more]

Stolen in New England-Update


Happily, these items are RECOVERED! Two books were reported stolen from a customer in New England: 1. Dante, Tutte le Opere, Ashendene Press, 1909, in a quarter, white pigskin binding over wooden boards. 2. Thomson, The Seasons, Longman, Hurst, Reese... 1807. In an ornate black straight-grained morocco binding, with colored plates. Books were stolen this past Wednesday (4/12/17) or Thursday (4/13/17) in New England. If you are contacted by anyone regarding either of these two books, please try to gather as much information as possible and contact Dan at Whitmore Rare Books, 626-297-7700 [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]

The 13 items below have been reported as lost in transit from Mertztown, PA to NYC. They were shipped via USPS Signed Priority Mail on April 3, with the last recorded tracking on April 5 in Philadelphia. The inventory numbers in parentheses may be listed in pencil in the upper left corner of the front endpaper. If you have information, or believe you have been offered the items, please contact Charles Agvent (610-682-4750 / Items Lost in Transit WASHINGTON, Booker T. UP FROM SLAVERY. New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1901. First Edition. Original gilt-lettered red cloth. Classic turn-of-the-century autobiography by the successor to Frederick Douglass as the foremost American black leader of his time. Born a slave, Washington founded Tuskegee Institute, becoming its first president, at the age of 25. This copy of his best known book is SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper to "Booker T. Washington/Tuskegee Alabama/Jan. 25, 1902." Signed First Editions of this classic of African-American history are quite uncommon. Owner name in ink below the author's. Mild wear to the spine tips and corners with the spine edges rubbed. Near Fine. (#015975) CARSON, Rachel. SILENT SPRING. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1962. First Edition. This book on the effects of pesticides is a landmark in environmental writing inspiring the movement that led to the banning of DDT and raising awareness of the important connection between humans and their environment ... [more]

Stolen from Atlanta Vintage Books


Atlanta Vintage Books was burglarized March 30, 2017 and reports the following material as stolen. The owners, Jan and Bob Bolgla, are continuing to identify what material is missing. They can be contacted at (770) 457-2919 or 1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, signed British 1st edition, book and dj fine condition, letter of authenticity included (possibly the Order of the Phoenix stolen also, same description) 2. Winnie the Pooh, Limited Signed First Edition. 71/350 numbered copies signed by Milne & Shepard, Methuen & Co, 1927, book/fine, dust jacket/near fine Limited Signed First Edition. 1/350 numbered copies signed by Milne & Shepard. Made with handmade paper. This is number 71. There is a 1" circular stain on the spine of dust wrapper and light fading to jacket; there are also 2 small pieces of interior tape repair applied to the inside head of the jacket spine; otherwise, the jacket is in Near Fine condition with very faint rubbing to spine ends. Blue cloth boards are clean, pristine and unmarked; there is a 3cm dent on the edge of the outside front board, and a 2cm rubbed hole to the top edge. Uncut pages are clean and unmarked. The endpages are clean with mild age discoloration mirroring where the dust jacket pressed against the endpage. 3. Mickey Mouse in King Arthur's Court , Near Fine in Near Fine jacket A Near Fine, First Edition, First Printing of this beautiful pop-up book in original color pictorial covered boards. Four color double page ... [more]