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.