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Thomas Patten of the New Canaan, CT Police Department reports the following item stolen from a private residence:

Faded royal blue volume of Moby Dick housed in a protective beige colored box with a black band on the spine, against which the title was embossed in gold lettering. The container was clearly of more recent vintage than the volume (perhaps mid-20th Century). Inside the box, there was a program from a 1951 centennial commemoration of the publishing of Moby Dick that took place at the Princeton University Library. The Title page indicated that the volume was a first edition published by Harper & Brothers in New York and Richard Bentley in London in 1851. Also, on either the inside front cover or the first right hand page, the following was inscribed in pencil:

No. 27
Present to Henry
His Mother

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Officer Thomas Patten
New Canaan Police Department