It has been reported that Volume 4 of the following five volume set was missing during breakdown of the New York Fair and appears to have been stolen: Ernst, Max. Une Semaine de bonté, ou les sept éléments capitaux. Paris: Editions Jeanne Bucher, 1934. First edition. Blue printed wrappers. From the issue of 800 copies on Navarre paper, this is numbered Copy 61. The fourth volume from this set of five. Inscribed by Ernst to Gilbert Lély If you have any information on this item, please contact Tom Goldwasser at [more]

UPDATE: The books have been recovered. We received notice that the parish offices of Saint Dominic's Church in San Francisco were broken into and the church's Sacramental Records (series of leather-bound books) were stolen. Saint Dominic's Church is desperate to have the items returned and is offering a no questions asked reward to anyone who can facilitate the return of the items. If you are offered or have any information regarding these books, please contact Michael Rossi at, or 415-567-7824, x108. [more]

OSLER, William. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS). Oxford, 28 December 1918. A brief but fine single-page AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED as "Wm. Osler" written about a year before his death and addressed to a frequent correspondent, a Miss Proctor. In part: "I hope you are keeping well. It is many years now since your old trouble. What an encouragement your case has been!" Single center fold, tiny edge nick, Near Fine. Osler created the first residency program for specialty training of physicians, and he was the first to bring medical students out of the lecture hall for bedside clinical training. He has frequently been described as the "Father of Modern Medicine." Osler's greatest influence on medicine was to insist that students learn from seeing and talking to patients and the establishment of the medical residency. The latter idea spread across the English-speaking world and remains in place today in most teaching hospitals. (#018641) If offered, please contact bookseller Charles Agvent: or 484.575.8825 [more]

Please contact Heather O'Donnell at Honey & Wax Booksellers if offered: 917-974-2420; Chaucer, Geoffrey; Saunders, John (editor); (artist); . Chaucer's Canterbury Tales; WITH: sixteen original painted miniatures after figures in the book. London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1894. Octavo, measuring 7 x 4.75 inches: xiv, , 487, ; 15 postcards measuring 5.5 x 3.5 each and an additional sheet of thick paper cut to the same size (16 total). Book: original full green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Wood-engraved frontispiece and 22 full-page wood engravings of Chaucer's pilgrims, most graphed or annotated in pencil by Sandys, many hand-colored; woodcut headpieces and initials throughout text. Pencil notations regarding Chaucer manuscripts on front free endpaper; ink presentation inscription by the editor's son to Walter Crane, father-in-law of Winifred Sandys. Some rolling to spine, front hinge split, minor spotting to boards. Cards: original miniature paintings of Chaucer and his pilgrims on rectos; printed postcard instructions on versos of all items but one. Chaucer portrait labeled by the artist in black ink, Miller and Monk portraits labeled by the artist in pencil. Walter Crane's copy of The Canterbury Tales, inscribed to him by the son of the late editor, with annotations and hand-coloring by Crane's daughter-in-law, the miniaturist Winifred Sandys, accompanied by sixteen of her original miniatures in imitation of the Harleian and Ellesmere manuscripts of t... [more]

Missing from Salt Lake City


Dear Members, The following items have been reported missing from Ken Sanders Rare Books. Please contact Ken if you know the whereabouts of these items. > Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA > 268 South 200 East > Salt Lake City UT 84111 > (801) 521-3819 >> > 1. Gass, Patrick. A Journal of the Voyages and Travels of a Corps of Discovery, Under the Command of Capt. Lewis and Capt. Clarke of the Army of the United States, from the Mouth of the Missouri through the Interior Parts of North America to the Pacific Ocean, During the Years 1804, 1805 and 1806. Philadelphia: Printed for Matthew Carey, 1810. Second edition. 262pp. Sextodecimo Rebound in 1/2 leather over marbled boards. New endsheets and pastedowns. Tissue repair to frontispiece. Includes all six engravings. 2. Smith, Lucy Mack. Biographical Sketches of Joseph Smith the Prophet, and His Progenitors for many Generations. Liverpool: Published for Orson Pratt by S.W. Richards, 1853. First edition. 297pp. Duodecimo Full black diced pebbled leather with the title gilt on the backstrip. Near fine. Name in ink on the front pastedown. In custom burgundy faux-leather clamshell case with black gilt-stamped spine label. 3. Sloan, Edward Lenox. The Salt Lake City Directory and Business Guide for 1869. Salt Lake City, UT: E. L. Sloan & Co., 1869. First edition. 57-219pp Octavo Original 1/4 gray cloth under black boards with advertisements printed in gilt on the boards. Very good. Light r... [more]

The following item was sent to London but was mis-delivered and is now missing (photo below): NORTON, Thomas. To the Quenes Maiesties poore deceiued Subiectes of the North Countrey A warning against the dangerous practices of Papistes A Bull graunted by the Pope to Doctor Harding A disclosing of the great Bull . STC 18682, 18686, 18678, 18679. Imprints vary, London, 1569 & 1570. Later calf, gilt, the joints somewhat rubbed, a few sidenotes just trimmed, else quite clean, the Bute copy (with bookplate). If you are offered this item or have any information pertaining to it, please contact Joe Luttrell at or (415) 255-6400. [more]

Stolen/Forged LDS Material

By Susan Benne

We were alerted to a news story that Kevin Schuwer of Lehi, Utah has confessed to selling forged LDS material. In addition to these materials, he is being investigated for selling items stolen from BYU and other venues. Read more here. Jeff Long at BYU Police is the officer investigating the matter. His number is 801.422.5216 and email is The investigation may end up involving multiple jurisdictions and therefore other investigators. We will update as information becomes available. [more]

Please contact us if offered this book. In addition to the description below, it also is housed in a clamshell case. HUGHES, Henry. Treatise on Sociology, Theoretical and Practical. Philadelphia: Published for the Author, 1854. First edition. Octavo. 292 pp. plus two folding charts. Publisher's sage cloth with large blind-blocked arabesques on covers, gilt spine lettering. Tips lightly bumped and light browning to endpapers. A very good copy in the original binding. This is the first American book on sociology and one of the first books to use that term. "The very term, "sociology," was introduced into the American lexicon of social science in 1854 by Henry Hughes, an obscure Mississippi lawyer. His Treatise on Sociology, Theoretical and Practical is the first book-length work to employ that term in its title... Despite the availability of his Treatise, Hughes, a southerner, a slavocrat, and the first self-designated American sociologist, remains an elusive and protean figure in the lyceum of American life and letters" (Saint-Arnaud, African American Pioneers of Sociology). In the same year, 1854, another Southerner, Thomas Fitzhugh, also published a book with the word sociology in the title (Sociology for the South) but his book was merely a thinly disguised racist tract and while Hughes was also racist in leaning at least he was systematic in his approach and thus fulfilling a requirement for a serious text. Hughes used his treatise to proclaim the rightness and necessity o... [more]

The following book went missing or was stolen from the main sorting facility of the USPS in Los Angeles between October 17 and October 21, 2018: Twain, Mark. THE CELEBRATED JUMPING FROG. London: Routledge Later printing. Contemporary quarter dark blue calf and dark blue pebbled cloth sides, red non-pareil marbled end papers. The incorrect date “(1871)” is penciled in on the title-page. Binding a bit scuffed. If you have any information on the item, please contact Kevin Mac Donnell at (512) 345-4139 or [more]

Please inform Stranraer police if you are offered the ”Treacle Bible” which was stolen from the Old Kirk (Kirk Covenant), outside Drummore village, at the end of June. The bolts were removed from the glass case where it had been displayed for years. Before the King James Bible of 1611 pre-reformation translators were risking their lives if they translated the scriptures from Latin or Greek into English. It was considered heresy, a capital offense punishable by burning. This 1549 edition of the Great Bible has been referred to as "The Treacle Bible" because of a verse in Jeremiah which says, "Is there not triacle in Gilead". “Treacle", variously spelled, is an old English name for ointment or balm. Stranraer Police can be reached at 44 1786 289070. [more]