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Book Theft,  August 2018

The House of Seven Gables in Salem has suffered a theft of a first edition The House of the Seven Gables, A Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Here are the details:  

·       Published by Ticknor, Reed and Fields, Boston, 1851. Stereotyped by Hopart & Robbins, Boston.  First printing. 344 pages. 

·       Brown cloth-bound book with cut fore-edges, blocked-in-blind covers, and gilt blocked lettering on the spine,

·       Written in pen on title page “Jane Howden.”  Written in pen on fly-leaf “To Mrs. Carlyle with the kind regards of ? April 1852.  From Mrs. Carlyle (Jeanie Walsh) to Jane Howden Maitlandfield.”  Written in pencil on first few pages “B90.0.56.”

·       Dimensions: 

o   7 3.8” long

o   5” long

If you run across this book, please notify the Salem Police Department immediately at 978-744-1212.