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Published 17 Dec. 2003
Title

La clau del foc. Tria de textos i prolèg de P.Gimferrer.

Authors

Gimferrer, Pere

Description
With 16 original colour lithographs by Tàpies. One of 75 copies (44/75) of the luxury edition signed by the artist in the Colophon but without the signed suite of the lithographs on large paper. (Total edition: 561 copies)
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Poligrafa

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no

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Date of theft:

2003-12-17

Date of theft report:

2003-12-17

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Published 10 Dec. 2003
Title

Geomantia

Authors

Description
16th century manuscript in French, dated 1552. Lost in shipping by post office from France to England. Un manucrit en français du XVIe siecle, ayant pour titre "Geomantia", de 1552, a été perdu ou volé durant le transport par la Poste. De format in-folio, relié en veau brun de l'époque, avec 3 croissants dorés sur les plats.
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no

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0000-00-00

Date of theft report:

2003-12-10

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Published 30 Oct. 2003
Title

Abraham Lincoln, His Personal History and Public Record. Speech of Hon. E.B. Washburne, of Illinois, Delivered in the U.S. House of Representatives, May 29, 1860.

Authors

WASHBURNE, Elihu B.

Description
N.p.: Republican Congressional Committee, 1860. 8vo. Self-cover. 8pp. Very good. Minor edgewear and age toning, but overall clean and attractive. Biographical speech by the Galena congressman, Lincoln's ally and Grant's close friend. Quite scarce. MONAGHAN 87.
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no

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Date of theft:

2003-09-09

Date of theft report:

2003-10-30

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Published 09 Oct. 2003
Title

Cylinder Seal (900-700 B.C.).

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Description
Original Neo-Assurian cylinder seal, 7/8" in height X 3/8" circumference, ca. 900-700 B.C. Very good. Handsome buff-colored cylinder seal depicting two stylized birds advancing with wings raised. Cylinder seals were, in effect, an early form of a signature. They were usually worn on a string hung about the neck. To use them, they were impressed and rolled across a fresh cuneiform tablet. Accompanying this cylinder seal is a modern impre ssion of the mark or "signatures" it leaves.
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no

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Date of theft:

2003-09-09

Date of theft report:

2003-10-09

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Published 09 Oct. 2003
Title

(CIVIL WAR ? DRAFT MEETING).

Authors

Description
Printed broadside, 1p, 11½? X 14?, n.p[., n.d. Very good. Average wear and minor age toning. Attractive broadside in a typical array of typefaces ranging in size from 1¼? near the top to ¼? near the bottom. Reads: ?DRAFT / MEETING! / A Meeting will be held at / Citizens? Hall, / This Monday Even?g Feb. 22, / at 7 o?clock, / for the purpose of making arrangements for raising a / Bounty of $300 / to all who are willing to volunteer. The / QUOTA of the BOROUGH being ONLY 38 MEN! / with a little effort on the part of the citizens, the Draft can / be avoided. / MANY CITIZENS.? Very scarce.
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no

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2003-09-09

Date of theft report:

2003-10-09

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Published 09 Oct. 2003
Title

National Politics. Speech of Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois, Delivered at the Cooper Institute, Monday, Feb. 27, 1860.

Authors

LINCOLN, Abraham.

Description
New York: New York Tribune, 1860. 8vo. Self-cover. 15pp. Near fine. Clean and attractive. First printing, ?Tribune Tracts ? No. 4.? MONAGHAN 50.
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no

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2003-09-09

Date of theft report:

2003-10-09

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Published 09 Oct. 2003
Title

(CIVIL WAR -- PATRIOTIC ENVELOPES).

Authors

Description
Rare set of twelve patriotic envelopes, each 5½" X 3", n.p., n.d. Near fine. Printed in purple ink by Charles Magnus of New York City, this series is titled "The Movement of the Army from Washington to Richmond." Never addressed nor stamped, the series depicts General McClellan astride his horse along with his men at different locales en route. Unusual, handsome and quite scarce.
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no

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2003-09-09

Date of theft report:

2003-10-09

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Published 09 Oct. 2003
Title

Order of the Procession.

Authors

(LINCOLN, Abraham. FUNERAL PROCESSION).

Description
[Washington, DC: U.S. Government, April 1865]. Handbill. Near fine. Rare black-bordered handbill listing the order of the funeral procession, starting with various military regiments, followed by the hearse, various representatives and senators, military leaders such as Grant and Farragut, family members, Johnson and his cabinet and many more.
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no

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2003-09-09

Date of theft report:

2003-10-09

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Published 19 Aug. 2003
Title

Notes on the State of Virginia

Authors

Thomas Jefferson

Description
With a full-page autograph inscription from Jefferson to the Comte de Buffon.
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[Philippe-Denis Pierres]

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no

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Date of theft:

0000-00-00

Date of theft report:

2003-08-19

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Published 18 Aug. 2003
Title

Chambers's HANDY GUIDE TO LONDON Being a Concise Description of the Chief Places of Interest in the Metropolis..

Authors

[Barton, Clara] Chambers, W.&Y R.

Description
Clara Barton's copy with her pencil signature and inscription "Clara Barton?Washington D.C. U.S.A. 1869"?this copy had been in the Library of Congress and bears the stamp "Surplus - 1 Library of Congress Duplicate"
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Publisher

W. & R. Chambers

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no

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Date of theft:

0000-00-00

Date of theft report:

2003-08-18

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Published 18 Aug. 2003
Title

"Review of Horace Mann's Two Lectures, Delivered in New-York, February 17th and 29th, 1852

Authors

Rose, Ernestine

Description
Here Mrs. Rose addresses remarks by Horace Mann, the educator and legislator, on the subject of women's rights. Members of the women's rights movement had considered Mann sympathetic until his 1852 lectures entitled "Hints to a Young Woman". When Rose heard Mann's lectures, she asked to be allowed to answer his arguments from the floor?without success. She thought a public refutation of his views necessary and so publi shed this pamphlet subjecting Mann's "views on the woman question to searching and scathing analysis"
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Publisher

Privately printed

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no

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Date of theft:

0000-00-00

Date of theft report:

2003-08-18

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Published 18 Aug. 2003
Title

Suffrage Diary, The Cape May Court House and Stone Harbor Equal Suffrage League

Authors

(Baker, Mrs. J. Thompson)

Description
A record of a suffrage organization at the grassroots level from 1913 to1917. At the first leaf is written "The Cape May Court House and Stone Harbor Equal Suffrage League", opposite is pasted in a flyer announcing a meeting "in the interest of woman suffrage...All the women on the island are cordially and urgently invited to attend, whether interested in the subject or not." Very likely Mrs. J. Thompson Baker, as President, kept this record of the League's activities. The notebook tracks newspaper articles on the League and its activities; notes the names of "sympathizers"; includes flyers put out by the League and ads placed in local newspapers; documents meetings and rallies and the members who attended; comments on the success (or lack thereof) of various suffrage events; and accounts for the League's finances
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no

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0000-00-00

Date of theft report:

2003-08-18

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Published 18 Aug. 2003
Title

AUTOGRPAH LETTER SIGNED TO MRS. ADAMS

Authors

Stanton, Elizabeth Cady

Description
Mrs. Stanton writes Mrs. Adams that she is "welcome to use my name provided you give me no work to do". Citing her age, "I am seventy-seven years & shirk at the responsibilities possible", she refers her to an article she has written on the "Matriachite". Karl Pearson's 1885 essay, "The Woman's Question", "?makes women the greatest factor in civilization". Stanton declares roundly, "Historians have unearthed within the last fifteen years many facts to show the superior position women held through all the early periods of the race". She recommends her son Theodore Stanton's book, THE WOMAN QUESTION IN EUROPE (1884) ? a book to which she had lent considerable assistance ? "in which the leading women of the different countries each gives the status of the sex in her country". Mrs. Adams is possibly Alice Dana Adams (1864-1934) who later published the INTERNATIONAL BIBLE DICTIONARY as well as other titles related to the Bible and biblical studies
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no

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0000-00-00

Date of theft report:

2003-08-18

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Published 23 June 2003
Title

Dubliners

Authors

Joyce, James

Description
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Heubsch

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no

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Date of theft:

2003-04-15

Date of theft report:

2003-06-23

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Published 13 May 2003
Title

Casino Royale

Authors

Fleming, Ian

Description
"Second issue jacket. Very good copy. Ownership inscription of Henry Blofeld"
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no

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Date of theft:

2003-05-13

Date of theft report:

2003-05-13

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Published 09 May 2003
Title

The Origin of Species by means of natural selection; or, The preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life.

Authors

Darwin, Charles

Description
Sixth edition; with additions and corrections. Octavo; xxi, [1], 458pp.; folding diagram. Presentation copy, inscribed by Darwin in his own hand, "From the Author/ with best Regards", and given to the eminent Scottish geologist and early supporter of Darwin's theory of evolution, Sir Archibald Geikie. A quote from Lucretius concerning evolution appears on the rear flyleaf in Geiki's hand. Original green cloth covers, with repair to spine. Enclosed in a dark green quarter morocco clamshell box, with gild lettering on the spine. This book was taken from the store.
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John Murray

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no

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Date of theft:

2003-04-30

Date of theft report:

2003-05-09

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Published 03 May 2003
Title

Almanach: Etrennes mignones, curieuses et utiles, Avec plusieurs augmentations & corrections, pour l'Annee mil sept cent soixante-dix

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Description
24mo (93x57mm.). [80] pp. 2 folding maps, one of France Ecclesiastique adn one of the environs of Paris. Contemporary green morocco, elaborately gold-stamped plaque on both covers with scallop shells adn arabesques, central urns of flowers, spine ogilt in compartments (slight wear to spine), g.e.; rose endpapers with gilt start and flowers.
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Pierre-Francois Durand

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no

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Date of theft:

0000-00-00

Date of theft report:

2003-05-03

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Published 02 May 2003
Title

The Complete Housewife

Authors

Smith, E

Description
6th Edition, contemporary calf, worn. Stolen from a mixed lot in a Sussex sale
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Date of theft:

2003-04-28

Date of theft report:

2003-05-02

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Published 01 May 2003
Title

The Decoration of Houses

Authors

Wharton, Edith

Description
Wharton, Edith THE DECORATION OF HOUSES and Ogden Codman Jr. . NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897. Octavo (225 x 167 mm). xxii, 204 pp, with 56 photographic plates. Bound in original publisher's marbled boards. Scarce First Edition of Wharton's Decoration of Houses , a highly successful book by one of the foremost novelists of the twentieth century, and Wharton's first book. Wharton and Codman show the treatment of decorati on from the golden age of architecture to the gilded age of decoration. Believing that the architecture of the room becomes its decoration, they advocate simplicity, fitness, harmony and proportion to maintain integrity. Their points are elegantly illustrated with fifty-one photographic plates. A slight fox mark on the title-page and two corners chipped on the spine label, togther with some rubbing to the spine.
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Charles Scribner sons

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no

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Date of theft:

2003-03-01

Date of theft report:

2003-05-01

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Published 25 April 2003
Title

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Authors

Stevenson, Robert Louis

Description
"First Edition. 8vo. Rebound in full red morocco, boards unadorned, gilt tooling on spine. Bookplate of Lynde Selden. The identification point will be, I think, the bookplate. I could not find any binder's mark on the book, and I can't remember what was printed on the spine. The book stands out because of its slight size and bright red binding."
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Longmans, Green, and Co.

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no

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Date of theft:

1998-11-21

Date of theft report:

2003-04-25

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