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


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]

Stolen in San Francisco, CA


The following books were reported stolen from a home in San Francisco, California: Louis Antoine de Bougainville. A Voyage Round the World. 1772 Arthur Phillip. The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay. 1789 or 1790 Bligh, William. A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty... 1790 La Perouse, Jean Francois Galaup de. A Voyage Around the World in the Years 1785… 3 volumes. 1798 Cook James (Hawkesworth) An Account of the Voyages… 3 volumes 1773 Anson, George. A Voyage Round the World. 1748 (possibly later). Please contact Greg Krisilas at 818.990.1106 with any information. [more]

Stolen in New York, NY


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 docuemnt the Westward expansion of the mid-nineteeth 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 alleged perpetrator. Please contact Ursus Rare Books with any information. 212-772-8787 [more]

The following book has been reported as missing in transit through USPS. It is a unique item, because of the artwork and description, and could easily be distinguished from other copies of the book. For additional information, or if you believe you have been offered the book, please contact Rowan Dordick ( Jackson, Chevalier. The Life of Chevalier Jackson: An Autobiography. With an Original, inscribed Print By Jackson Tipped in at Front.. New York: Macmillan, 1938. Second Printing. Original Cloth. Near Fine / Very Good. Tipped onto stub of front flyleaf (the rest of which has been removed) an original print by Jackson signed in pencil "Mother" and "Chevalier Jackson" and "Aunt Sue to Howard." Inscribed on dedication leaf: "Greetings/to/Howard/and his Family/from the folks/at the Old Mill/Chevalier Jackson." Dust jacket with slight wear at spine ends. [more]

Books of significant value were stolen from a West London warehouse on the night of 29th January while in transit for the California Book Fair. A full police investigation is underway. A list of titles can be found here. A further list will be circulated as soon as possible. If anyone offers you any of these titles, please contact the Police and quote crime reference number 0502127/17, ABA Secretary Camilla Szymanowska on 020 7421 4681 or ABA Security Chair Brian Lake on 020 7631 4220 immediately. For more details of individual copies, please contact the dealers directly. [more]

Fake Darwin Inscription


The Security Chair of ILAB recently issued the following alert: Recently several ILAB members have noticed a purported 'presentation copy' of the first edition of the 'Origin of Species', inscribed by Charles Darwin, that was offered for sale in New England. The inscription reads 'Yours faithfully – Ch Darwin'. If authentic it would be the only known copy of the first edition of the 'Origin' inscribed by Darwin. However, the inscription is in fact a concoction taken from a Darwin letter of April 12, 1874, in the University of Missouri, easily accessible online. ILAB members should be on the alert if they are offered, or have been involved in handling this copy. [more]