Blog Posts tagged "security"

UPDATE: These items were recovered and are no longer missing! The following items were stolen in Baltimore, MD (Federal Hill area) sometime between Dec. 23-28, 2014: Signed letters, some with gold leaf on the letterhead, from various people in the government all pertaining to the Statue of Liberty and the work that was done; Onion skin paper of carbon copies identifying every item used and the pri... [more]

The following items were reported missing in San Francisco: A set of Pound's “Inquest” series, published by William Bird, at Three Mountains Press, Paris, 1924 (170 copies of each edition), including, 1. Hemingway, IN OUR TIME 2. Windeler, ELIMUS 3. Ford Madox Ford, WOMEN & MEN 4. Pound, INDISCRETIONS 5. BMG Adams, ENGLAND 6. WC Williams, GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL* * At one time, the first 5 titles... [more]

The Petaluma Branch of the Sonoma County Library discovered that an "old and irreplaceable map has disappeared from collection". It is the 1852 'Map of Lands of Petaluma', and probably is the original plat map from the first survey of the settlement. The map is similar to this one held by UC Berkeley: If you know its whereabouts, please contact Kate ... [more]

UPDATE (2/19/15): MATERIAL RECOVERED Missing in transit, shipped from San Francisco via US Priority Mail on 2/2/2015, a copy of the Matisse Verve, this copy missing approx. three inches of the binding at the head of the spine. If you are offered this copy or otherwise encounter it, please contact Michael S. Hollander (ABAA) in San Rafael, California, by phone at (415) 572-4224 or mshollbks@gmail.c... [more]

The Texas State Library has compiled a list of missing material, including early Texas Republic material and maps missing from its archives. A link to a PDF list of missing material may be found at the Texas State Library website here. This site also includes information on ownership markings and the text of state law on the right of recovery of Texas public records. [more]

Lost in transit: A signed Abraham Lincoln document appointing Christian Frederick Moller assistant Danish Consul in 1864. The document was framed and matted with portraits. See a rough image of the item here: Island Movers in Hawaii packed the item in its own custom wooden crate. One of the owners of the document saw the item packe... [more]

UPDATE (12/8/14): BOOKS RECOVERED A package of books has one missing in transit from California to Maine and contained the following items: (San Francisco) Ladies Aid Society of the Baptist Church. *The Baptist Church Cook Book*. First Edition. San Francisco: 1910. (Oakland) *The Ladies' Superior Cook Book*. First Edition. Oakland: Enquirer Publishing, 1899. (San Francisco) *Corona Club Cook Book.... [more]

This item is still missing as of 5/31/2019. A collector in the Los Angeles area reported the theft of the following item: Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton First Edition (1st Issue) in dust jacket. The book is housed in a blue half leather clamshell box. The dust jacket is unrestored and has a small tape repair on the verso of the jacket near the foot of the spine. A photo of the book is below. If... [more]

This item is still missing as of 5/29/2019. The following item was reported missing from an apartment in Brooklyn: Duchamp, Marcel; Cage, John; Kubota, Shigeko (photographer). Marcel Duchamp and John Cage / Reunion. : Takeyoshi Miyazawa, . Oblong octavo, original blue cloth lettered in silver, clear dust jacket, blue endpapers. lllustrated with black-and-white photographs by Shigeko Kubota on rect... [more]

The following item was reported stolen from Monsey, NY on 10/10/14: (Bible in Hebrew) Vocalized text. Integral blanks present. This is 17 parts in 8 volumes. Samll format; 113 x 68mm. 16th century calf with gilt arabesque centerpiece on covers, vellum pastedowns from medieval Latin manuscript (of an abridgment?) of the Sentences of Peter Lombard. From the collection of the Scottish politician bibl... [more]

This item is still missing as of 5/29/2019. The following item has been reported stolen from a personal library in Texas: Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence First Edition. Signed and numbered, No 249. If you have any information reagding this item, please contact Shannon Dorsey at (512) 922-2185 or [more]

UPDATE (12/8/14): BOOK RECOVERED Bromer Booksellers has reported a missing children's book (description below). If you are offered this item, please contact Bromer Booksellers at (617) 247-2818 or email shop manager Philip Salmon ( (Juvenile). W. BELCH'S HISTORY OF BEASTS. Newington Butts, London, W. Belch, c. 1820. 12mo. 8 ff. Illustrated with sixteen hand-colored engravings of v... [more]

At the request of the ILAB Committee, Munich-based auction house Zisska & Lacher (formerly Zisska & Schauer) has provided a list of the books confiscated or withdrawn from their auction No. 59 (May 2012) as material suspected of having been taken illegally from the Girolamini library. Because the computer belonging to the firm's former manager Herbert Schauer has been confiscated by the Bavarian p... [more]

Missing: An Alphabeticon

By Susan Benne

This item is still missing as of 6/2/2019. An Alphabeticon : encyclopedia for the use of the lettered and unlettered. Edition C- 16 volume set of the Analphabeticon; Assembled by George Brecht and Rudolf Rieser in a random order using images sent in by artists like John Cage, Diter Rot, Jasper Johns, Wolf Vostell, Emmet Williams, and various fluxus artists.; Title from paper band on book cover. Wi... [more]

This item is still missing as of 5/28/2019. The following item was stolen in Cambridge, MA on 7/28/14: Bocher, Emmanuel. Le Macramé. Technique, Modèles divers, Procédés d'exécution. Paris, Librairie Damascène Morgand, 1919. 441 pp. B./w. ills. Soft cover. Folio. (Manuel des Travaux à L'Aiguille V). *Very rare. If you are offered this item or have any information regarding the book, please c... [more]

UPDATE: RECOVERED The following item has been reported missing: Graham, Benjamin. The Intelligent Investor. First edition in pristine condition and original dust jacket. Contains the following inscription from Warren Buffett: “To Jason Zweig, who ably carries the torch that Ben lit.” The book also includes a personal letter from Mr. Buffett congratulating Mr. Zweig on the publication of the 20... [more]

The Hamilton Library at the University of Hawaii at Manoa is very grateful to Michael Hollander for the recovery of 218 booksand for alerting the Library of the books' absence in the first place. Michael was contacted by someone in Hawaii who was offering over 200 books for sale. The books were from the mid-1800s to the early 20th century and their total estimated value is between $50,000 to $100... [more]

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