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Published 30 July 2013
Title

TIME FOR A TIGER

Authors

BURGESS, Anthony

Description
First edition. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine in pictorial dustwrapper designed by R. F. Micklewright.
Publisher

Heinemann

Date of publication:

1956

First edition:

yes

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Published 30 July 2013
Title

THE MAN UPSTAIRS

Authors

WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Description
First edition. Original brown cloth with title stamped in blind on upper cover and in gilt with embellishments on the spine. A very good copy indeed that is bright and clean. Internally the poor quality paper shows noticeable foxing to the preliminary pages as usual, but clean throughout most of the book. An uncommonly nice example of one of the scarcest Wodehouse first editions.


Publisher

Methuen

Date of publication:

1914

First edition:

yes

Date of theft:

Stolen at the beginning of June

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Published 16 July 2013
Title

DEAD MR NIXON

Authors

WHITE, T.H.; SCOTT, R. McNair

Description
First edition. Original blue cloth lettered in red. Armorial bookplate of Robert George Dalrymple Laffan to the front pastedown. A near fine copy, which is slightly cocked, but is bright and clean.

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Publisher

Cassell

Date of publication:

1931

First edition:

yes

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Published 05 June 2013
Title

The Naked Lunch

Authors

BURROUGHS, William.

Description
First edition. First issue with the green border on the title-page and the price ''Francs 1500'' on the rear flap of the dustwrapper. Small octavo. 226 pages. Wrappers. On the rear cover the price has been overstamped with ''NEW PRICE NF 18'', as noted by Maynard & Miles ''on some copies''. Fine in fine dustwrapper with one small nick. An impressive copy.
Publisher

Olympia Press

Date of publication:

1959

First edition:

yes

Date of theft:

04/06/2013

Date of theft report:

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Published 03 May 2013
Title

Il Dante, con argomenti et dechiaratione de molti luoghi, novamente revisto et stampato

Authors

DANTE ALIGHIERI

Description
Reliure de l'époque maroquin havane, dos orné, plats ornés de filets dorés en encadrement, rinceaux et fleurons dorés, tr. dorés et ciselées (petit manque au dos)
Publisher

per Giovan. di Tournes

Date of publication:

1547

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

Entre le 25 et le 28 Avril 2013

Date of theft report:

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Published 06 March 2013
Title

The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution, as Agreed Upon by the Federal Convention, September 17, 1787. In Two Volumes.

Authors

*BOOKS FOUND* HAMILTON, Alexander, James Madison & John Jay.

Description
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<p class="MsoNormal">Peter Harrington are pleased to say that we have recovered our copy of the Federalist Papers, which was reported lost or stolen after the San Francisco book fair.
<p class="MsoNormal">We would like to say a huge thank you to Mr Bustamante and his crew, who carefully went through all the showcases used during the fair and found the book at the back of the recess of one of the display cases. Apparently another book also turned up during the search.
Publisher

J. and A. McLean,

Date of publication:

1788

First edition:

yes

Date of theft:

17 February 2013

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Published 27 Feb. 2013
Title

Holy Bible (The Judas Bible)

Authors

Not applicable

Description
Darlow & Moule, revised by Herbert, and is probably no. 319: the general title dated 1613 (not present presumably) but New Testament dated 1611, the date given by the former vicar. Known as the 'Great She Bible'. Folio, approx 362 x 227mm.
Date of publication:

1611

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

Between 3 and 11 February 2013

Date of theft report:

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Published 15 Feb. 2013
Title

EVRIPIDIS tragoediae septendecim

Authors

EURIPIDES

Description
XVIIIth century half calf over coloured paper boards, calf label and gilt-lettered title on spine, raised bands. Entirely printed in Greek type. This is the first volume of Euripides: a second volume was published by Aldus the same year
Publisher

Aldus Manutius

Date of publication:

february, 1503

First edition:

yes

Date of theft:

01/02/2013

Date of theft report:

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Published 13 Feb. 2013
Title

Manuscript, one leaf, written in French.

Authors

Manuscript, one leaf, written in French.

Description
Manuscript, one leaf, written in French, ca 1839. A peace treaty that should put an end to the first Carlist War in the early 19th century.
Date of publication:

ca 1839

First edition:

no

Date of theft report:

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Published 08 Feb. 2013
Title

Enflammant le Courage de ses Cosaques

Authors

Daumier

Description
Daumier lithograph: Enflammant le Courage de ses Cosaques - il sera distribue aux plus braves des chandelles d'honneur! DR no 2476, approximate size in frame 35cm x 43cm
First edition:

no

Date of theft report:

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Published 08 Feb. 2013
Title

The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters

Authors

Goya

Description
Goya etching: The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters, approx size in frame 45cm x 35cm
First edition:

no

Date of theft report:

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Published 23 Nov. 2012
Title

'Ignavia' (a print of a cartoon of Lord North)

Authors

J Boyne

Description
A print of a cartoon of Lord North, size approximately A5, missing from Trinity College Oxford. The title is 'Ignavia', and it has the artist's initials J B - apparently this was J. Boyne.
Publisher

E Hedges

Date of publication:

1 February 1784

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

Not known

Date of theft report:

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Published 20 Nov. 2012
Title

King James Bible

Authors

not applicable

Description
A heavy leather-bound Bible which has sustained damage over the years and appears to have had extensive and well executed repair work, with excellent facsimile writing to replace lost text.
Publisher

Robert Barker

Date of publication:

1634

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

01/11/2012

Date of theft report:

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Published 08 Nov. 2012
Title

De Sectione Rationis

Authors

Apollonius Pergaeus, Edmund Halley

Description
title + viii + LIII + 168 pp. 8vo, library stamps of the Inner Temple Library, bookplate on recto of title of Herbert Jacob of St. Stevens in Kent, contemporary style panelled calf.
Date of publication:

1706

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

September 2012

Date of theft report:

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Published 10 Oct. 2012
Title

Three rare vintage Emory Douglas posters

Authors

Emory Douglas

Description
1. WARNING TO AMERICA
"We are from 25 to 30 million strong, and we are armed. And we are conscious of our situation. And we are determined to change it. And we are unafraid."
1970 Poster, lithograph 22 5/8 x 15 ins (57.4 x 38 cm)
Lower left: Revolutionary Art By Emory / Minister Of Culture Black Panther Party U.S.A.
Lower right: Ministry of Information / P.O. Box 2967, Custom House /San Francisco, CA 94
126
2. Under the circumstances, the gains of revolution can be safeguarded against U.S. fascist aggression and the security of the people defended only when we reinforce our own defence power and are ready for action at all times
c. 1970 Poster, lithograph 15 x 22 5/8 ins (38.2 x 57.4 cm)
Lower left: Revolutionary Art By Emory / Minister Of Culture Black Panther Party U.S.A.
Lower right: Ministry of Information / P.O. Box 2967, Custom House /San Francisco, CA 94126

3.
THE LUMPEN
The heirs of Malcolm X have picked up the gun and now stand millions strong facing the racist pig oppression
c. 1970 Poster, lithograph 22 5/8 x 14 7/8 ins (57.4 x 37.9 cm)
Lower left: Revolutionary Art By Emory / Minister Of Culture Black Panther Party U.S.A.
Lower right: Ministry of Information / P.O. Box 2967, Custom House /San Francisco, CA 94126
Publisher

"Ministry of Information"

Date of publication:

1970

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

Between 5th and 8th September 2012

Date of theft report:

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Published 09 Oct. 2012
Title

Origin of Species

Authors

Darwin (Charles)

Description
Sixth edition, original cloth, good condition
Publisher

John Murray

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

08/10/2012

Date of theft report:

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Published 08 Oct. 2012
Title

The Lyminge Map

Authors

Thomas Hill

Description
"A mapp and description of a farme with 12 parcells of land thereunto belonging in the parish of Liminge in the county of Kent belonging to Capt. Timothy BEDINGFEILD gent and by his order measured and herein described being now in the tenure or occupation of Tho: HOGBEN. Each peece is distinguished by colours with all the wast thereunto belonging is found to conteine the same therein mentioned in acres, roods and perches and all being added together (including 70 perches for wast of high wayes) the summ is 33 acres 1 rood 1 perches. Also shewing the persons names whose lands bound therunto measured and mapt by Tho: HILL sworne survey 1685."
Date of publication:

1685

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

Not known - at some time during the last 22 years

Date of theft report:

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Published 02 Oct. 2012
Title

Der Americanischen Neuen Welt Beschreibung (engraved title)

Authors

Winckelmann, Johann Just

Description
With copper engraved title, 1 (of 2) full-page portraits (of Hans Staden) in woodcut and 32 woodcuts in the text after Hans Staden. 8 unn. leaves, 228 pp., 6 unn. leaves of index. Modern gilt violet/red leather binding.
Publisher

Heinrich Conrad Zimmer

Date of publication:

1664

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

29 Sept. 2012

Date of theft report:

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Published 14 Sept. 2012
Title

Armonia astro-medico-anotomica

Authors

MINNITI

Description
Contemporary board. Frontispice engraved with 5 movable parts.
cartonnage époque. Frontispice gravé avec 5 parties mobiles.
Date of publication:

1690

First edition:

yes

Date of theft:

14/09/2012

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Published 14 Sept. 2012
Title

Herball

Authors

John Gerarde

Description
Leather bound (restored?), illustrated, in good condition. On inside of front cover there may be a sticker with a family coat of arms and the name "Geilston". There maybe also a name "Geils" (being the owner's maternal grandmother&acute;s family name) in pencil. The frontispiece had been lost and replaced by a facsimile.

Publisher

Norton & Whittacker

Date of publication:

1633

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

Around the end of June 2012

Date of theft report:

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