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Published 07 Feb. 2014
Title

A Picturesque Tour along the River Ganges and Jumna in India: consisting of twenty-four highly finished and coloured views, a map and vignettes, from original drawings made on the spot, with illustrations historical and descriptive.

Authors

FORREST (Lieut.-Col. [Charles Ramus]).

Description
First edition. 24 hand-coloured aquatint plates by T. Sutherland and G. Hunt after original drawings by Forrest, hand-coloured vignette title page & tail piece, large folding engraved map showing the Ganges and the Jumna. Large 4to. Original blind-stamped and gilt-stamped red cloth, all edges gilt, history of India and account of journeys, the contents are exactly as per Abbey, i.e., Title, verso blank; Preface, pages (iii) and (iv); Direct ions for Plates, 1 leaf, verso blank; Text, pages (1) to 191, pages (192) with imprint: London: Printed by L. Harrison, 373, Strand.

A marvellous series of views made by Forrest during voyages along the Ganges and its tributary the Jumna. The plates include Benares, Allahabad, Lucknow, Delhi and the Taj Mahal in Agra. "Forrest was an officer in the British army. He served in Bengal from 1802 and died at Bath in 1827. During journeys, mostly overland while posted up-country with his regiment, he would make excursions by boat, palanquin or on horseback to nearby places" (Godrej and Rohatgi). The book, with its exquisite colouring, ranks alongside the works of William Hodges, the Daniells and Henry Salt, as one of the key pictorial works on India.
Publisher

L. Harrison for Rudolph Ackermann,

Date of publication:

1824

First edition:

yes

Date of theft:

16-20th December 2013

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Published 06 Feb. 2014
Title

Complete Works. Fourth folio.

Authors

Shakespeare, William

Description
Complete Works. Fourth folio. London 1685. Bound in nineteenth century green hard grain morocco with Ducal arms. The portrait is in facsimile but otherwise it is an excellent copy.
Date of publication:

1685

First edition:

no

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Published 28 Jan. 2014
Title

An Inquiry into the proper Mode of Rendering the word God in translating the sacred Scriptures into the Chinese Language …

Authors

MEDHURST, William H., An Inquiry into the proper Mode of Rendering the word God in translating the sacred Scriptures into the Chinese Language …

Description
First edition, by Walter Medhurst of the London Missionary Society.
In missing Fedex shipment together with 4 items:
CUBA - COOLIES. Collection of 14 partly-printed documents and manuscripts 1852-1863
BOULOS, Meo Flowers of the Holy Land, [Jerusalem, c. 1895.]
LEWIS, C.S. Autograph manuscript of his poem ['On Being Human'] on the subject of angels, 1948.
THOMPSON, Francis. Autograph manuscript of a
n unpublished poem entitled 'A Child's Parting', [1917].
Publisher

Mission Press.

Date of publication:

1848

First edition:

yes

Date of theft:

between 12th and 19th July 2013

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Published 28 Jan. 2014
Title

Autograph manuscript of his poem ['On Being Human'] on the subject of angels, 1948.

Authors

LEWIS, C.S.

Description
Autograph manuscript of his poem ['On Being Human'] on the subject of angels.

In missing Fedex shipment together with 4 items:
MEDHURST, William H.
An Inquiry into the proper Mode of Rendering the word God in translating the sacred Scriptures into the Chinese Language …
CUBA – CHINESE COOLIES. Collection of 14 partly-printed documents and manuscripts
BOULOS, Meo Flowers of the Hol
y Land
THOMPSON, Francis. Autograph manuscript of an unpublished poem entitled 'A Child's Parting', [1917].
Date of publication:

1948

First edition:

yes

Date of theft:

between 12th and 19th July 2013

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Published 28 Jan. 2014
Title

CUBA - CHINESE COOLIES. Collection of 14 partly-printed documents and manuscripts

Authors

Various. CUBA - CHINESE COOLIES. Collection of 14 partly-printed documents and manuscripts 1852-1863

Description
Collection of 14 partly-printed documents and manuscripts. Assorted sizes some slightly taller than A4.

In missing Fedex shipment together with 4 items below
MEDHURST, William H.
An Inquiry into the proper Mode of Rendering the word God in translating the sacred Scriptures into the Chinese Language …
BOULOS, Meo Flowers of the Holy Land,
LEWIS, C.S. Autograph manuscript of his poem ['On B
eing Human'] on the subject of angels, 1948.
THOMPSON, Francis. Autograph manuscript of an unpublished poem entitled 'A Child's Parting', [1917].

Date of publication:

1852-1863

First edition:

yes

Date of theft:

between 12th and 19th July 2013

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Published 28 Jan. 2014
Title

Autograph manuscript of an unpublished poem entitled 'A Child's Parting'

Authors

THOMPSON, Francis

Description
Autograph manuscript of an unpublished poem entitled 'A Child's Parting'

In missing Fedex shipment together with 4 items:
MEDHURST, William H.
An Inquiry into the proper Mode of Rendering the word God in translating the sacred Scriptures into the Chinese Language …
CUBA – CHINESE COOLIES. Collection of 14 partly-printed documents and manuscripts
BOULOS, Meo Flowers of the Holy La
nd
LEWIS, C.S. Autograph manuscript of his poem ['On Being Human'] on the subject of angels
Date of publication:

1917

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

between 12th and 19th July 2013

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Published 28 Jan. 2014
Title

Flowers of the Holy Land

Authors

BOULOS, Meo

Description
Oblong folio; ff. [i], [2-23] [pressed arrangements]; with 22 arrangements of pressed flowers, each with printed title identifying a biblical location, with protective tissue, mounted on stiff card; gilt edges; some loss to the arrangement at f. 23a; a very good copy in the original red roan, carved panels of olive-wood mounted on both boards, the upper panel with a Jerusalem cross, the lower inscribed 'Jerusalem' in English and Hebrew; both panels with mosaic inlay, the spine in compartments with gilt title and florets; a little shaken, the joints and edges a bit rubbed, and slight wear to the wooden panels.
Rare. An artistically composed set of pressed floral arrangements, this album is the work of Boulos Meo, rug merchant and founder of the Jerusalem souvenir shop which bore his name for almost the entirety of the twentieth century. Each plate is linked to a particular biblical location, from Mount Temptation to Gethsemane, and many of the arrangements are centred around palm crosses. Given this, the religious motifs apparent on the boards, and the printed title of the album, it seems plain that Meo's work was intended for Christian pilgrims to Jerusalem, whose numbers burgeoned as the city emerged from the lengthy period of doldrums it endured under Ottoman rule. Restrained, well-preserved, and beautifully presented, with a most unusual binding, carved as it is from local olive-wood, this is a compelling object.
In missing Fedex shipment together with 4 items:
MEDHURST, William H.
An Inquiry into the proper Mode of Rendering the word God in translating the sacred Scriptures into the Chinese Language …
CUBA - CHINESE COOLIES. Collection of 14 partly-printed documents and manuscripts
LEWIS, C.S. Autograph manuscript of his poem ['On Being Human'] on the subject of angels, 1948.
THOMPSON, Francis. Autograph manuscript of an unpublished poem entitled 'A Child's Parting', [1917].
Publisher

Meo

Date of publication:

c. 1895

First edition:

yes

Date of theft:

between 12th and 19th July 2013

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Published 28 Jan. 2014
Title

The Wind Among the Reeds.

Authors

Yeats, W.B.

Description
Original smooth blue buckram with gilt design on the covers. Gilt faded to covers, contents generally bright and clean, heavy off-setting to pages 28-29 from old newspaper clipping. 'With the Publishers Compliments' ink stamped to front free endpaper.
Publisher

Elkin Mathews

Date of publication:

1899

First edition:

yes

Date of theft:

17 Jan 2014

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Published 27 Jan. 2014
Title

ORLANDO. A Biography. Signed by Woolf.

Authors

Virginia Woolf

Description
New York: Crosby Gaige, 1928 The First edition. Limited to 800 copies [of a total run of 861] printed on pure rag paper & signed by Virginia Woolf at the colophon in purple ink. Elegant typography design by Frederic Warde. Preceding all other Trade editions. Publisher's attractive, elaborately gilt-decorated black cloth binding, patterned in gold on the spine in six panels, lettered in gold in the second panel. Very neat contemporary wel l-designed small bookplate on the front pastedown.
First edition:

no

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Published 27 Jan. 2014
Title

A WRITER'S DIARY. Being Extracts From The Diary Of Virginia Woolf. Signed & Dated by Leonard Woolf

Authors

Virginia Woolf

Description
The Hogarth Press, London, 1953. Vanessa Bell (illustrator). First Edition. Woolf, Virginia. A WRITER'S DIARY. Signed & Dated by Leonard Woolf in the month of publication. London: The Hogarth Press, London, 1953. First Edition. 8vo., 312pp. Edited, with a preface by Leonard Woolf. Signed on the ffe.: Leonard Woolf, Nov. 1953. Presumably one of his house copies. A near fine copy in orange cloth, gilt titles to the spine, in an extremely g ood Vanessa Bell designed dustwrapper with toning to the spine & a small chip to the spine head. - (Note that this dustwrapper had a yellowwraparound band)
First edition:

no

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Published 27 Jan. 2014
Title

The Private Life of the Late Benjamin Franklin, LL.D.

Authors

Benjamin Franklin

Description
Benjamin Franklin. The Private Life of the Late Benjamin Franklin, LL.D. J. Parsons 1793. First edition. Full leather bound cover, 19th century rebacked half calf with red leather spine label over original worn calf boards. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Nineteenth century marbled end sheets and paste downs in lovely condition. Antiquated signature of Isaac Nicholson on half title page. Pages have only faint toning to edges and very little faint foxing on an occasional page. Leaves are in very good condition.
Publisher

J. Parsons

Date of publication:

1793

First edition:

no

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Published 23 Jan. 2014
Title

Don Quixote

Authors

Cervantes

Description
A set of 4 volumes
Date of publication:

"About 1783"

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

The first two weeks of December

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Published 09 Jan. 2014
Title

The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book

Authors

Kipling, Rudyard

Description
Kipling, Rudyard. The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book.

London: Macmillan and Co., 1894-1895. Two volumes. First editions, first printings. The Jungle Book (1894) is illustrated by John Lockwood Kipling, William Henry Drake, and Paul Frenzeny.The Second Jungle Book (1895) is illustrated by John Lockwood Kipling. Both volumes bound in the publisher's navy cloth, spines lettered in gilt, pictorial jungle images based on artw
ork by the author's father John Lockwood Kipling stamped to the front boards in gilt, all edges gilt. Both near fine copies, with some minor rubbing to the extremities, former owner's bookplates to the front pastedowns, spine very lightly starting after the preface in The Jungle Book, otherwise both have sturdy spines, a hint of scattered light foxing to The Second Jungle Book, otherwise both have clean and crisp pages. Overall, a bright and very attractive set of the Jungle Books.
Publisher

London: Macmillan

Date of publication:

1894-1895

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

16 December 2013

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Published 09 Dec. 2013
Title

A Friar's Jourmey Calendar A.D. 1930.

Authors

SHORT, Mary Dudley (illustrates)

Description
Twelve wood-engravings by Mary Dudley Short. Wrappers. The illustrations are very much in the style of David Jones and depict a monk walking through various landscapes.
Publisher

St. Dominic's Press.

Date of publication:

1929

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

9 December 2013

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Published 03 Dec. 2013
Title

Breechers Bible

Authors

Bible

Description
The bible has been dated 1589AD, and has a black cover there are words written within the front cover N Lleg, Nant y Coed, Trefriw along with other writing as seen in pictures that will be forwarded to you shortly.
First edition:

no

Date of theft:

in last few weeks

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Published 03 Dec. 2013
Title

El ingenioso Hidalgo don Quixote de la Mancha

Authors

Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de

Description
Bruselas, 1611. 8°. Pergamino de época. - Brussels 1611. 8°. Original vellum.
Date of publication:

1611

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

3rd December 2013

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Published 14 Nov. 2013
Title

Three Men and a Boat

Authors

JEROME, K. Jerome

Description
First Edition / First issue with all issue points. Original cloth.
A little tatty, but complete.
Publisher

Arrowsmith

Date of publication:

1889

First edition:

yes

Date of theft:

10/11/13

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Published 14 Nov. 2013
Title

A History of a Voyage to the Coast of Africa

Authors

HAWKINS, Joseph

Description
Second edition. Full leather binding. Conforms to Sabin 30956,
but for the lack of a frontis illus.
Publisher

Published for Author by Luther Pratt

Date of publication:

1797

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

10/11/13

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Published 08 Nov. 2013
Title

7 books related to the Wiener Werkstätte, and / or bound by artists of the Wiener Werkstätte.

Authors

Wiener Werkstätte - 7 books related to the Wiener Werkstätte, and / or bound by artists of the Wiener Werkstätte.

Description
1. Wiener Werkstätte. Bucheinband von Otto Prutscher. Rotes Maroquin mit Deckel- und Rückenvergoldung. Inhalt: Österreichische Sonderausstellung der Internationalen photographischen Ausstellung in Dresden, 1909.
2. Grillparzer, Franz: Der arme Spielmann. Buchschmuck von Josef Hoffmann. Wien, k.k.Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1914. Maroquineinband der Wiener Werkstätte mit reicher Deckel- und Rückenvergoldung nach Entwurf von Josef Hoffmann. 1
von 50 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe.
3. De Sade: Die hundertzwanzig Tage von Sodom. Privatdruck. Leipzig 1909. Rotes Maroquin. Num.Exemplar einer kleinen Auflage. Nur Band 2!
4. Wiener Werkstätte. Bucheinband von Dagobert Peche. Weisses Leder mit reicher Deckeldekoration.
5. Hyperion. 1.Serie, Band 3. In schwarzem Handeinband der Wiener Werkstätte für Heinrich Stinnes. München 1910.
6. Ginzkey, Franz Karl: Vom Gastmahl des Lebens. Buchschmuck von Rudolf Junk. Wien, Staatsdruckerei, 1921. Roter Maroquineinband von Karl Scheibe, Wien. 1 von 20 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe, vom Verfasser und Künstler signiert.
7. Stifter, Adalbert: Aus dem alten Wien. Wien, k.k.Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1914. Vorzugsausgabe in reich dekoriertem Ledereinband nach Entwurf von Rudolf Junk, Goldschnitt.
First edition:

no

Date of theft:

unknown

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Published 29 Oct. 2013
Title

After Dark

Authors

Haruki Murakami

Description
70/100 Delxue Edition - Fine Condition
Publisher

Harvill

Date of publication:

2007

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

2nd October 2013

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