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Published 28 Jan. 2003
Title

Mountain Interval

Authors

Frost, Robert

Description
With an autograph poem by Frost

"Reprint of the second edition, which was published in 1921 (the first edition was published in 1916). Presentation copy, inscribed by author on the front free endpaper with a fragment from his poem The Mountain (The Mountain first appeared in 1914 in Frost's previous book, North of Boston): Where the Fun Lies/Warm in December, cold in June you say?/I don't suppose the waters change
d at all/You and I know enough to know it's warm/Compared with cold and cold compared with warm/But all the fun's in how you say a thing./ Robert Frost/For Fred Black. Octavo. Frontispiece portrait. Publishers quarter dark green cloth over gray green paper boards. Front cover lettered in gilt and spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Gilt rubbed away from a few letters on spine. With the bookplate of Fred and Maude Black on front pastedown. A fine copy."
Publisher

Henry Holt and Company

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

2003-01-28

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Published 28 Jan. 2003
Title

Descriptive Key to the Painting of the Repulse of Longstreet's Assault at the Battle of Gettysburg--July 3, 1863.

Authors

Bachelder, John B.

Description
"Illustrated with a complex large fold-out plate depicting the battle with extensive key. Also included are facsimiles of handwriteen battle reports. Thin 8vo. Srtylized gilt titled buckram. 1st Edition. Ostensibly, a study of James Walker's intricate painting depicting the great Civil War battle, but, more importantly, a huge source of covering all aspects of the battle as seen through extensive battle reports. A tremendous reposi tory of information. Quite rare. Several tape repairs to verso of fold-out schematic plate (no affecting image) corners a bit bumped, endsheets mildy dusty, else a very good bright copy."
Publisher

John D. Bachelder

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

2000-11-15

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Published 28 Jan. 2003
Title

A Statement of the Manager's Acc'ts, 1807, & Daily Mirror (Newspaper)

Authors

Blodgett, Samuel

Description
"Stolen from a glass display
> case at the Manchester (NH) Historic Association.
>
> 1. Manuscript journal, "A Statement of the Manager's Acc'ts, 1807," kept
> by Samuel Blodgett. Appx. 3 by 5 inches, 3/4 inch thick. The binding is
> unknown but it has very distinctive endpapers printed with a rectangular
> design. The accounts related to the company Blodgett
founded to create the
> origninal canal alongside the Merrimack River in Manchester, which
> subsequently became the foundation for the entire mill complex here.
>
> 2. Newspaper, "Daily Mirror." The date is not know, but it is probably
> July 5 or 6, 1854, since it refers to the Anti-Catholic Riots which took
> place on the 4th of July, 1854."
>
First edition:

no

Date of theft:

2000-12-01

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Published 28 Jan. 2003
Title

ALS, 1 full page, 8vo

Authors

Bryce, James

Description
"This one-page letter by Viscount James Bryce is written on MP stationary and is addressed to Mr. Foster Bovill. The subject matter of this ALS is Bryce's contribution to the Armenian nation: 'Armenia has had for the last three years the first claim upon me as its needs are less known than any others to the British public as it has suffered more than any other people, having lost more than a million of its number by Turco-German m assacre.' This ALS was exhibited in a gold frame next to a frontispiece portrait of James Bryce taken as Governer of Ireland circa 1905.
First edition:

no

Date of theft:

2000-09-28

Date of theft report:

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Published 28 Jan. 2003
Title

titles listed below

Authors

Moore, Clarence B.

Description
"Moore, Clarence B. Aboriginal Sites on Tennessee River. Philadelphia, 1915.

Moore, Clarence B. Some Aboriginal Sites on Red River. Philadelphia, 1912.

Moore, Clarence B. Certain Mounds of Arkansas and of Mississippi. Philadelphia, 1908.

Moore, Clarence B. Some Aboriginal Sites on Green River, Kentucky. PHiladelphia, 1916."
First edition:

no

Date of theft:

2000-12-02

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Published 28 Jan. 2003
Title

various, listed below

Authors

Delisle, Faden, Wilde, D'Anville, Arrowsmith, Balbi, Delamarche, Beattie, Wright, Darwin, Ottley, Swinburne, Hobbs, Harding, Cockburn, Staunton

Description
First edition:

no

Date of theft:

2000-11-16

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Published 28 Jan. 2003
Title

Wickedness in high places: a review of the Beecher case

Authors

Fairfield, Edmund B.

Description
"Shipped a parcel to the law school library at UC-Berkeley and it arrived a week later. Only three of the four books shipped arrived.

Lost/stolen book:
Original printed wrappers, chipped. Some short tears in margins. Very good copy."
Publisher

L. D. Myers & Bro.

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

2000-08-25

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Published 28 Jan. 2003
Title

Nicholas Machiavel's Prince.

Authors

Machiavelli, Niccolo.

Description
1640 first edition in English of Machiavelli's The Prince.

"Machiavelli, Niccolo. Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca. And The meanes Duke Valentine us'd to put to death Vitellezzo Vitelli...Translated out of Italian into English by E.D. London: Printed by R. Bishop for Wil. Hils, 1640. 12mo, contemporary full speckled calf gilt, expertly rebacked with original spine
laid down. Signed three times by contemporary owner Margaret Burgh, two dated 1647. May have our inventory number in pencil -- #25104."
Publisher

R. Bishop for Wil. Hils, 1640

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

2000-11-30

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Published 28 Jan. 2003
Title

Collected Works

Authors

Swinburne, Algernon Charles

Description
"First Bonchurch Edition. Volumes 1-12 of teh Collected Works of A C Swinburne. Books are in good condition, backplates worn, with apare backplates in back of book. This is the rare Bonchurch edition, number 488 of the 780 printed. These volumes were signed by William Ziegler of Princeton University in 1941.
Publisher

William Heinemann, Ltd.

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

2000-12-12

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Published 28 Jan. 2003
Title

Bay: A Book of Poems

Authors

Lawrence, D. H.

Description
"Lawrence, D.H. Bay. A Book of Poems. Decorations by Anne Estelle Rice. 8vo, London: Beaumont Press, 1919. No. 28 of 30 copies on Japanese vellum, our of a first edition limited to 200 copies; signed by Lawrence and Rice. Decorated paper boards, vellum spine, light wear to extremities. Roberts A 12c."
Publisher

Beaumont Press

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

2000-11-20

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Published 28 Jan. 2003
Title

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

Authors

Twain, Mark

Description
"A first edition, second issue, 1867 copy of Mark Twain's first book. In green cloth with the blind embossed frog in the lower left hand corner. With the broken type on pp. 66 & 198 and lacking the leaf of preliminary ads. Housed in a custom light green clamshell box with a paper label affixed to spine. Lovely condition."
Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair, stolen out of glass case at fair
First edition:

no

Date of theft:

2000-09-23

Date of theft report:

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