We have received news of a theft from a private residence in Sharon, CT. Missing is a set of Lutheran bibles, dated mid-17thC, no fewer than 6, no more than 8, each measuring 15" tall, 12" wide and 4.5" thick, each with a metal clasp. The title below has been lifted from a description of the same title currently available on ABE. While we are not sure of the date, there were evidently five edition... [more]
Blog Posts tagged "theft"
By Janine Moodhe
This item is still missing as of 5/31/2019. The following item has been reported stolen: Title : Handwritten Civil War Diary of Arminius Wesley Bill Author : (Arminius Wesley Bill) Date of publication : Sep. 20 1861, to July 20, 1865 Description : The cover reads "Personal history during the Civil War. Arminius Wesley Bill DIARY Sep. 20 1861, to July 20, 1865. Three years and ten months." Also on ... [more]
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... [more]
The NY Times recently reviewed a new book by Travis McDade, the curator of rare books at the University of Illinois College of Law. Thieves of Book Row: New York's Most Notorious Rare Book Ring and the Man Who Stopped It tells the true story of a rare book crime ring centered around Manhattan's Book Row in the 1920s and 1930s. Sounds like a perfect summer read! Book Row was established as early as... [more]
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