The following book is missing after having been marked as delivered to Marc Kuritz of Churchill Book Collector in San Diego on July 22nd: Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E. Lawrence, copy #313/750 of the limited issue of the first British trade edition, published by Jonathan Cape in 1935. Two images are attached; please contact the firm if you know the whereabouts of this item: Churchill Book Collector, ABAA | ILAB | IOBA San Diego, California, U.S.A. / 619.384.7992 [more Missing in Transit to San Diego: Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E. Lawrence]

The following three books are missing as a result of fraudulent orders from the UK (London). If you are offered these items, please contact Marc Younger of Aleph-Bet Books: Marc Younger Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. Phone (914) 764-7410 e-mail: RACKHAM'S PETER PAN IN DUST WRAPPER (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. PETER PAN IN KENSINGTON GARDENS by J.M. Barrie. London: Hodder & Stoughton, no date . Large 4to (9 x 11 1/8"), green, textured, gilt pictorial cloth, 125 numbered pages, some offsetting and a few oxidation spots on endpapers else a FINE COPY IN THE PUBLISHER'S DUST WRAPPER WITH A MOUNTED COLOR PLATE (plate reproduces #50 from the book). First edition of Rackham's enlarged edition, later issue with plain endpapers and title printed in 1 color. This edition has a new color plate done for this edition, plus there are 7 fullpage black and whites not in the 1906 edition. In all, illustrated by Rackham with 50 mounted color plates with tissue guards and with 7 full page black and whites. This is a nice, bright copy of one of Rackham's most desired titles. (Latimore / Haskell p.40, Riall p. 114.) ** (#39078) DAHL SIGNED / LIMITED EDITION DAHL,ROALD. BOY: Tales of childhood. NY: Farrar Straus Giroux (1984). 8vo (6 1/4 x 9 1/2"), cloth, narrow publisher's flaw line in cloth on front cover else Fine in slipcase. NUMBER 61 OF A LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 200 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY DAHL . Stories from Dahl's childhood, illustrated with photos. ** (#17888) DAHL'S GREMLINS DAHL,ROA... [more Missing Rackham and Dahl material]

The following item went missing during transit after passing Canadian customs: ERASMUS, Desiderius. Institutio principis christiani, saluberrimis referta praeceptis, per Erasmum Roterodam, ab eodem recognita. Praecepta Isocratis de regno administrado ad Nicoclem regem eodem interprete. Cologne: Ex officina Eucharij Ceruicorni (colophon: Impensis M. Godefridi Hittorpij), May 1529. 8vo, pp. With fine woodcut title after Hans Holbein and woodcut white on black initials; contemporary owner's inscription on title-page crossed out; Latin inscription on first page of text in a contemporary hand; some light foxing. Early vellum over boards. BOUND WITH ERASMUS, D. Epistolae familiares propter singularem elegantiam & argumenti materiam Scholis & adolescentum studiis captuique accommodatae ex omnibus, quas reliquit, literis summo doctissimorum iudicio segregatae. Basel; B. Westheimer, 1538. , 477 (i.e. 479) pp. With woodcut printer's device at end. Some light marginal foxing. BOUND WITH ERASMUS, D. Pars prima (- secunda) breviorum aliquod ... epistolarum quæ iam nunc collatione magni operis epistolarum sunt emendatæ. Cologne; J. Gymnicus, 1536. leaves; leaves. With woodcut printer's device on title pages and woodcut 2 (of 3) parts. Some light marginal foxing. I. Early and scarce edition (1st: Basel, 1516) of one Erasmus' major works. "The Institutio principis christiani, written for the future Emperor Charles V and treating of the duties of kingship, is an important statement by a lea... [more Lost in Transit: An Early Erasmus Sammelband of Student’s Texts]

UPDATE: This has been recovered. Someone Like You by Roald Dahl First Edition. Signed by the author and dated Nov. 11, 1953. A card inscribed by Patricia Neal (signed “Pat”) presenting the book is laid in. Very good plus in a very good dust jacket. Queen's Quorum. If offered, please contact Peter Stern at Peter Stern & Co., Inc. Phone (617) 542-2376 [more Missing: Someone Like You by Roald Dahl]

B&B Rare Books is missing a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory that was sent to London (technically Essex). If anyone is offered a first of Charlie, please contact info@bbrarebooks. Attached is a photo of their Charlie as well as the description (the most obvious marker is a vertical crease to the dj on the front panel, about an inch in from the right edge:) New York: Alfred Knopf, 1964. First edition, first issue, with a six line colophon. Publisher's red cloth, with the title in blind to the front board, spine lettered in gilt, black topstain; in the original first-issue dust jacket designed by Schindelman, lacking the ISBN number to the rear panel, with illustration of a chocolate candy bar, Charlie, and Willy Wonka to the front panel, illustration of Wonka dancing in front of billboards to the rear panel. Near fine, with gilt just a touch dimmed and a few faint spots to topstain; unclipped dust jacket, with a few closed tears to the spine ends, creasing and nicks to the top edge of the rear panel, vertical creasing to front panel, and vertical creasing, minor soiling, and a light dampstain to rear panel. Overall, a bright and unfaded unclipped dust jacket without the usual chipping and fading. If offered, please contact Sunday Steinkirchner at (212) 464-7125 or [more Missing in UK: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory]

The following item has been reported missing from California, last seen on July 31, 2015. Bohemian Club Ledger. Manuscript ledger of the Bohemian Club from its founding in 1872 to 1899, roughly three hundred pages of manuscript minutes and records along with relevant printed material from the period. The notes include mention of founder Ambrose G. Bierce, Henry George, Ina Coolbrith, Mark Twain and others. The cover is a black “pebbled” ledger style cover, approximately 8” by 11”, 250 - 350 pages. If you have any information on this item, please contact Richard P. Koch at or (415) 397-1060. [more Missing: Bohemian Club Ledger]

We have received a report that the items pictured below were lost in transit in July 2017. They were originally purchased at auction and listed under the lot "'Shabbat Shuva' sermon in the handwriting of the Chatem Sofer." If you have any information on these items, please contact ABAA Headquarters at or (212) 944-8291. First Item: Second Item: [more Missing Items Lost in Transit]

A copy of The Maltese Falcon was reported stolen from Rhode Island. We were provided with the following details on this particular copy: Inscribed on the upper right-hand corner of the first page was "R Stackpole” and written just below was "to Carol” The book had no stains, no rips, no other writing, no fringe tears, and was wrapped in white tissue paper. Regarding the wrapping: #1) the colorful book-cover lightly enclosed in airy white tissue paper in its own box-the lid was exteriorly taped shut on all for corners and # 2) the book itself was loosely wrapped in white tissue paper and placed in its own airy lidded box; which was taped the same way. Both containers had written on the exterior tops, "VERY VALUABLE BOOK DO NOT OPEN" and underlined. If you have any information on this item, please contact Carol Cummings at (401) 846-2126 or her attorney Gordon Cleary at (401) 523-7726. [more Stolen: “The Maltese Falcon”]

UPDATE: This item has been located! 5/31/2019. Becker, George F. Atlas to Accompany the Monograph on the Geology of the Comstock Lode and the Washoe District. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1882. First edition. 21 sheets. Elephant Folio Very good. Small paper label on backstrip and front board. Contents clean and complete. This is the atlas to accompany the third monograph from the USGS. If offered, please contact: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA at (801) 521-3819 or [more Atlas Missing from Chicago Map Fair]

UPDATE: These items have been recovered. On 29 March 2019, a box with 26 Japanese books went missing in Salt Lake City, UT. The books had been exhibited at the ARLIS/NA conference and were packed and sealed in a brown cardboard box, heavily taped and labeled, that was to be shipped by UPS Freight to Boston, MA. The box was issued a UPS Freight tracking number that was never activated. A list of the missing material is below. Please contact Boston Book Company if you have any information about the package or its contents: 617-522-2100 or 1. MORIGUCHI Tari, editor. HYÔGENSHUGI KENCHIKU ZUSHÛ. Tôkyô: Kyôyôsha, Taisho 12 25.4 x 18.8 cm. A portfolio, tied, of some 60 plates, on the topic of "EXPRESSIONIST ARCHITECTURE". Wonderful modernist designs, real and proposed, from the cutting edge of the architectural design of the period. The covers are a bit worn. The overall condition is good or better. A very unusual larger portfolio from the Kyôyôsha, the most central architectural publishing house of the day in Japan. (Inventory #90 2. ITAGAKI Takao, et al. SHINKÔ GEIJUTSU Tôkyô, Geibun-shoin. A complete six-issue set of the periodical 'Shinko Geijutsu', in 5 volumes (issues five and six were published together in one volume). 'Shinko Geijustu', translated as 'the new arts', or 'the avant-garde arts', was a magazine created by Itagaki Takaho (1894-1966), a Japanese art critic who pioneered Japanese cinema and photography study and influenced trends in m... [more Update: Missing Japanese Books, possibly in transit from Salt Lake City]