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UPDATE: This item was recovered. Llamosas, José de las; & Martín Tovar Point. Broadside, begins: "Manifiesto. La Provincia de Venezuela ha logrado por el ardiente patriotismo de los vecinos de la Capital la dignidad politica que debia tener entre los Pueblos cultos de la America ... ". Caracas: En la imprenta de Gallagher y Lamb, 1810. Folio (43.4 cm; 17"). 1 p. It is the announcement of the overthrow of the Spanish government in Venezuela and one of the first things printed there. Please contact David Szewczyk @ Philadelphia Rare Books if offered. David Szewczyk & Cynthia Davis Buffington, Proprietors * 215.744.6734 (tel) & 215.744.6137 (fax) * Email rarebks@prbm.com [more UPDATED: Missing Announcement of the overthrow of the Spanish government in Venezuela]

UPDATE: The item has been located by the dealer. The following book was packed and inadvertently left at the San Francisco Fair: Bible in Spanish. Pentateuch. Los Cinco Libros de la ley divina. Amsterdam, 1718. Bound in two volumes, small 8vo, each in crimson lea w/new ep. If you have any information regarding this book, please contact Jim Presgraves, (276) 686-5813 or bookworm@naxs.com. [more UPDATED: Missing Book from SF Fair]

Strayed away from Booth 614-- I am missing a signed photograph of Ruth St. Denis which I had in my glass case, as part of a collection. The photograph is approx 11 x 14-- a studio portrait of the dancer, inscribed by her to "Lady Stern" and dated, 1924. It may have been mistakenly picked up with some other papers when someone was looking at said collection atop the case. If you have any information regarding this item, please contact Marc Selvaggio at (510) 548-8009 or dsbooks@comcast.net. [more Missing Photograph from SF Fair]

A book was purchased at the Pier show in NYC this past January (22nd-23rd), and was subsequently lost. Leather spine marked "Winchendon, Central Stations" (or possibly Winchenden) Likely a unique copy, with typewritten pages of a course taught by Winchendon at MIT in the 1890-1910 time frame about power stations and engineering approaches.  Would appreciate leads from anyone who might see it in the marketplace. If you have any information regarding this book, please contact John Kuenzig, (978-887-4053) or orders@kuenzigbooks.com [more Book Lost at the NYC Pier Show in January]

Please contact Susan Benne at ABAA Headquarters (212-944-8291 or hq@abaa.org) if you are offered or know the whereabouts of the following: The Hobbit, first impression with first state jacket.  George Allen & Unwin 1937 Book is VF+ / F- Distinction of the jacket is a small chip approximately 1/8 inch deep that runs across the top spine.  The jacket is otherwise complete with a few small nicks and the folds and a closed tear below Tolkien's name on the front side of the jacket. The Man in Black, Johnny Cash.  Very personal inscription to the author of "Murder in Cowetta County"  Johnny Cash signed it as myself and Sheriff Lamar Potts (the role he played in the movie) When We Were Very Young first impression.  Book VG+ Distinction of the jacket is scotch tape affixed to the spine that reaches over the pooh bear illustration. The House on Pooh Corner first impression VG+/VG+ Now We are Six VG+/VG+ I, Robot VG+/G+ Distinction of the jacket is a large creezed but not torn through fold on the front face. The Great Gatsby VG+/- all points Huckleberry Finn VG first with all major and minor BAL points. [more Missing: High spots (Children's, Science Fiction, American Literature)]

UPDATE:  Book has been recovered Missing book, San Francisco-Berkeley and Bay area: Missing in transit, following an appraisal at the Turtle Island Book Shop.  It left the shop on December 4th, and was discovered missing on January 4th. Description: Kubota, Shigekuo. MARCEL DUCHAMP AND JOHN CAGE. : published by Takeyoshi Miyazawa, 1988. Black cloth, oblong 8vo. in a slipcase, with reproduced photographs of Duchamp, Teeny Duchamp, John Cage, David Tudor, Gordon Momma, David Behrman and Lowell Cross. Includes a miniature l.p. recording in a paper sleeve. One of 500 copies, numbered and signed, and a presentation copy from Kubota. This is copy no. 482. If you have any information regarding this book, please contact: Roger A. Wicker at the Turtle Island Book Shop, (510) 655-3413 or RWturtleisland@aol.com [more UPDATED: Missing Book from San Francisco Bay Area]

These items were still reported missing as of May 29, 2019. The books listed below have gone missing from Randall House. All the books should have price and notes penciled in the back, with id numbers. BLANCKLEY, Thomas Riley. A Naval Expolitor, Shewing and Explaining the Words and Terms of Art Belonging to the Parts, Qualities, and Proportions of Building, Rigging, Furnishings, Fitting a Ship for Sea. Also All Species that are Received into the Magazines and on What Services They are Used and Issued. Together With The Titles of all the Inferior Officers Belonging to a Ship; with an Abridgment of Their Respective Duties. London: Printed by E. Owen in Warwick Lane, and Engraved by Paul Fourdinier at Charing Cross, 1750. 191 pp. Illustrated with engraved title and 330 marginal engravings, three larger engravings in text. Quarto, later full speckled polished calf ruled and decorated in gilt, red and brown gilt lettered spine labels. Slight toning of title page, else fine. First edition. With the bookplate of Donald V. Reardon. An interesting and decorative marine dictionary. The engravings are very finely executed and illustrate the text clearly. All manners of word of nautical reference are explained, from A-Baft to Yawes. A contemporary hand has elaborated on the last few words, making for interesting addenda. The four page list of subscribers includes, amongst others and as one might expect, Lord Halifax and others of England's notables of the time. Donald V. Reardon (1914-20... [more Randall House Missing Books]

On November 18, 2010, the following items were stolen from the Complete Travel and Antiquated Bookstore: -3 Volume set of Richard Burton's Journey to Mecca and Medina -Limited, signed edition of The Holy Land AMC Black publishers -2 Polish volumes of Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell -First edition of Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell with dust jacket and slipcover -Revolt in the Desert by T.E. Lawrence The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 40 years old, medium build, dark hair, possibly Eastern European but spoke fluent English. If you have any information, please contact: Detective James M. Knight, NYPD 212-826-3217 James.Knight@NYPD.org [more Several Items Stolen from the Complete Travel and Antiquated Bookstore in NY, NY]

These books were still reported missing as of May 29, 2019. Over the last few months books belonging to the "Botanical Library of Harrison G. Yocum" have gone missing from Tucson, Arizona. These range in age from seventeenth century botanical works to modern books on plants and gardening. They can be identified by the owner's name "Harrison G. Yocum" and/or the statement "Botanical Library of Harrison G. Yocum" on a Front endpaper in a flowery handwriting. To the best of our knowledge NO Books from this collection have as yet been legitimately deaccessioned by the current owners. At least one ABAA member has already been contacted concerning one or more volumes. We would appreciate any information concerning books from this Collection and the individual(s) offering this material. Thank you for your assistance. Michelle G. Conklin, CFRE Executive Director Tucson Botanical Gardens 520.326.9686 ext 15 email: execdirector@tucsonbotanical.org [more Books Missing from the "Botanical Library of Harrison G. Yocum"]

Several volumes from an Antique Shakespeare collection were stolen in Berkeley, CA on October 21, 2010. TITLE: The Plays and Poems of Shakespeare With a Life, Glossarial Notes, and One Hundred and Seventy Illustrations from the plates in Boydell's Edition PUBLISHER: A. J. Valpy, London DATE: 1832-1833 DESCRIPTION: Volumes 1, 2, 3, 7, 8 and 14 stolen from 15-volume collection. Brown leather binding with gilt trim. Marbled end-papers. Name in white sticker on inside front cover: Leon and May Levy If you have any information regarding any of these volumes, please contact Melissa Schwarz (510) 644-2344. [more Several Volumes of Antique Shakespeare Collection Stolen]