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Published 22 March 2016
Title

Moby Dick

Authors

Melville

Description
Faded royal blue volume housed in a protective beige colored box or jacket with a black band on the spine against which the title was embossed in gold or silver 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 1851. Also, on either the inside front cover or the first right hand page, the following was inscribed in pencil: No. 27 Christmas Present to Henry From His Mother
First edition:

no

Date of theft:

between February 6,2016 and February 17,2016

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Published 22 March 2016
Title

Commentarii in VI libros Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbei de Medica materia.

Authors

Mattioli, Pietro Andrea

Description
The celebrated edition with the large woodcuts very splendidly coloured by a contemporary hand. Bound in 2 volumes, 18th century full calf with gilt labels. In very good general condition. - Lost in transit in the Netherlands.
Publisher

F. Valgrisi

Date of publication:

1583

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

15.03.2016

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Published 16 Feb. 2016
Title

Elements. Latin. Preclarissimus liber elementorum Euclidis perspicacissimi : in artem Geometrie incipit quā foelicissime

Authors

Euclid

Description
[Elements. Latin.] Preclarissimus liber elementorum Euclidis perspicacissimi : in artem Geometrie incipit quā foelicissime. Erhardus Ratdolt, 1482. [138] leaves : ill, ; 29 cm. (fol.)
Publisher

Erhardus Ratdolt

Date of publication:

1482

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

4 February 2016

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Published 04 Feb. 2016
Title

Cary's new and correct English atlas : being a new set of county maps from actual surveys

Authors

Cary, John

Description
Cary, John: Cary's new and correct English atlas : being a new set of county maps from actual surveys. London, printed for John Cary, 1793.
Publisher

printed for John Cary

Date of publication:

1793

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

before 04/02/2016

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Published 24 June 2015
Title

Alte und neue Grönländische Fischerei und Wallfischfang

Authors

ZORGDRAGER, CORNELIUS GISBERT

Description
Alte und neue Grönländische Fischerei und Wallfischfang, mit einer kurzen historischen Beschreibung von Grönland, Island, Spitzbergen, Nova Zembla, Jan Mayen Eiland, der Strasse Davis u.a. ausgefertiget durch Abraham Moubach. Zu Ende ist allhier beigefüget eine summarische Nachricht von dem Bakkeljau- und Stockfischfang bei Terreneuf. Aus dem Holländischen übersezt, und mit accuraten Kupfern und Land-Carten gezieret. Leipzig, Peter Conrad Monath, 1723. (30)+482+(14) p. + engr. frontisp., 7 engr. plates and 6 engr. maps. Bound in contemporary half vellum. With old notations on first endpaper with a list of other books on the subject. Titlepage and the first page with insignificant waterstains at the edge, else a very clean and attractive copy of this rare book.
Publisher

Peter Conrad Monath

Date of publication:

1723

First edition:

yes

Date of theft:

June 2015

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Published 11 May 2015
Title

various titles

Authors

Various authors

Description
We have been informed that a few days after we visited a house near Woodstock in Oxfordshire to assess a collection that the house was burgled and books (among other things) taken. None were especially valuable - all were in poor condition - but they may turn up around the trade and enable a thief to be caught. Among the antiquarian titles:

Poems by Oliver Goldsmith, Published 1800,
<span style="line-height: 15.399999
6185303px;">Titi Petronii Arbitri, Satyricon 1677
</span><span style="line-height: 15.3999996185303px;">Les Georgivues de Virgile, Published 1777
</span><span style="line-height: 15.3999996185303px;">Quinti Horatii Flacci- Poemata, Published 1625
</span><span style="line-height: 15.3999996185303px;">Nouvelle Instruction pour les confitures, les liqueurs et les fruits, Published 1712
</span><span style="line-height: 15.3999996185303px;">La Geometrie Pratique de l'Ingenieur ou l'Art de Mesurer, Published 1693
</span><span style="line-height: 15.3999996185303px;">The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, Published 1837
</span><span style="line-height: 15.3999996185303px;">George Cruikshank, the Artist, the Humourist, and the man, Published 1879
</span><span style="line-height: 15.3999996185303px;">The Aeneis of Virgil, Published 1718, Trapp's translation, 2 4to vols.

Also a few volumes by classic illustrators (Rackham, Dulac), some facsimiles of illuminated manuscripts, and opera programmes. There may additionally be some general secondhand books on art history or printing.</span>
First edition:

no

Date of theft:

01/05/2015

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Published 24 March 2015
Title

Astrolabium planum in tabulis ascendens continens qualibet hora atque minuto.Equationes domorum celi.Horam nati in utero matris cum quondam tractatu nativitatum utili ac oranto...

Authors

Engel Johann

Description
Blue morocco binding signed " J.Faulkner"
c.[174,1b.], (4;a-e8; f-s4; t-y8; z12; A-C8; D11 [missing one of the two last white leaves]; 40 ill.
Publisher

Erhardi Ratdolf Augustinensis

Date of publication:

vigesimo septimo Kalendas Novembris 1488

First edition:

yes

Date of theft:

betweeen july 1 and august 31 2014

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Published 24 March 2015
Title

Discours de la methode pour bien conduir sa raison, & chercher la verité dans les sciences.Plus la dioptrique. Les meteores et la geometrie

Authors

Descartes René

Description
Original bound in brown calf, covers framed by border
p. 78, (2), 413, (34) woodcuts in the text
Publisher

Ian Mairie

Date of publication:

1637

First edition:

yes

Date of theft:

betweeen july 1 and august 31 2014

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Published 24 March 2015
Title

Narratio de observatis a se quatuor Iovis satellibus erronibus, quos Galilaeus Galilaeus mathematicus Florentinus iure inventionis Medicaea sidera nuncupavit.Cum adiuncta dissertatione de nuncio sidereo nuper ad mortales misso

Authors

Kepler Johann

Description
Bound with Kepler Johann, Dissertatio cum nuncio sidereo.....Florentiae 1610 and
Wooderbonios Ioannes, Quatuor problematum....Confutatio...Patavii 1610.

Limp vellum binding with case
Publisher

Apud Cosmum Iunctam

Date of publication:

1611

First edition:

yes

Date of theft:

betweeen july 1 and august 31 2014

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Published 24 March 2015
Title

De lactibus sive lacteis venis, quarto vasorum mesaraicorum genere.....

Authors

Aselli Gaspare

Description
Bound in nut-brown calf, covers framed by gilt border.

p. [14], 79, [9]; ritr.dell' A. inc.4 colored folded woodcut
Publisher

Apud Io.Baptam [sic!]Bidellium

Date of publication:

1627

First edition:

no

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Published 24 March 2015
Title

Autograph letter

Authors

Newton Isaac

Description
One leaf document.
Front A: printed document, containing added handwritten names and numerical sum,
in english
Front B: handwritten text signed by Isaac Newton and Hopton Hayn, in english
December 24th,1718
First edition:

no

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Published 24 March 2015
Title

Photometria sive de mensura et gradibus luminis colorum et umbrae.Augustae Vindelicorum sumptibus

Authors

Lambert Johann Heinrich

Description
Contemporary cartonnage. Pp,[16], 547, [13]; 8 tav.inc.

Publisher

Eberhardi Klett Typis Christophori Detleffsen

Date of publication:

1760

First edition:

yes

Date of theft:

betweeen july 1 and august 31 2014

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Published 24 March 2015
Title

Principj di una scienza nuova intorno alla natura delle Nazioni per la quale si ritrovano i principj di un altro sistema del diritto naturale delle genti

Authors

Vico Giambattista

Description
Full vellum with original bookmarks laces. p.270[12]
Publisher

Felice Mosca

Date of publication:

1725

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

betweeen july 1 and august 31 2014

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Published 03 Feb. 2015
Title

Gemeiner loblicher Eydgnoschafft Stetten, Landen und Völkkeren Chronik...

Authors

Johannes Stumpf

Description
2 Vol. in-fol.de 6 ff.n.ch, le dernier blanc, 5ff doubles n. ch. pour les cartes, 332 ff ch. 10ff. n. ch, le dernir blanc manque, 467ff. ch. dont le feuille 188 blanc, 11ff. n. ch., le dernier blanc manque, sig.*6, 5ff. doubles, a-z6, Aa-Z6, Aa-L16; aa-zz6, sauf nn4, AA-ZZ6, sauf II4, aaa-zzz6, sauf III4, AAA-MMM6, sauf LLL4. Veau crème, décor. à froid sur les plats et ex-libris frapp_ em or au centre, tr. jaspées, fermoirs. (Rel-mod.)
Publisher

Froschauer

Date of publication:

1548

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

unknown

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Published 14 Jan. 2015
Title

Autograph Letter Signed to Rudolf Ladenburg, on a picture post card of Berlin.

Authors

Lise Meitner

Description
She writes to the phycician Rudolf Ladenburg. Shortly before he was emigrated to Prnceton. She responds to new years wishes. Shortly before she was in Vienna and found there his interesting photos of New york he has sent to her. She hopes that he feels well in Princeton and that he has no longer so much to work as before.
First edition:

no

Date of theft:

Nov. 2014

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Published 24 Dec. 2014
Title

Bound collection of pamphlets issued for the Belfast Shakespeare Society's Festival in 1905.

Authors

Belfast Shakespeare Society.

Description
A collection of pamphlets bound in contemporary half calf, with blank leaves onto which were pasted newspaper cuttings covering the Festival.
Date of publication:

1905

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

22/11/2014

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Published 13 Dec. 2014
Title

From Michael de Freitas to Michael X

Authors

MALIK, Michael Abdul

Description
Light bumps to top corners of boards, faint partial tanning to front free endpaper. An excellent copy in a jacket with mild sunning to spine panel and one tiny closed tear.
Publisher

Andre Deutsch

Date of publication:

1968

First edition:

yes

Date of theft:

13/12/2014

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Published 09 Dec. 2014
Title

Verses upon various occasions

Authors

Earle, Jabez

Description
Contemporary sprinkled calf. Slim binding.
Date of publication:

1723

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

09/12/2014

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Published 09 Dec. 2014
Title

Physical Dictionary

Authors

Anon

Description
contemporary plain calf
Date of publication:

1657

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

09/12/2014

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Published 09 Dec. 2014
Title

History of Miss Somervile

Authors

Gibbes, Phoebe

Description
Two volumes, pale English contemporary calf.
Publisher

Newbery

Date of publication:

1769

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

09/12/2014

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