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Published 24 Aug. 2019
Title

Unfinished Music No.2. (Vinyl LP Record, signed, with original drawing)

Authors

LENNON, John (1940-1980).

Description
Stereo LP, catalogue number ZAPPLE 01, being a series of experimental recordings. Original pressing with paper liner and glossy sleeve. A fine ASSOCIATION COPY, with the printed paper inner inscribed by Lennon to Malcolm Davis, a record cutter at Abbey Road and Head of Apple Studios, where this record was produced. He has also added his famous caricature doodle of a bespectacled Lennon with Yoko Ono. LP in fine condition, minor wear to sleeve. Th e record itself is a rarity, with a current book value of £600. This signed copy is accompanied by a photograph of the Lennons in the studio with the recipient Malcolm Davis seated at a recording console, plus a signed letter of provenance from renowned Beatles expert Paul Wayne of Tracks Ltd. This LP was the second of three (now rare) experimental albums recorded by John and Yoko during 1968-9, before Lennon's rather more successful commercial LPs 'Plastic Ono Band' and 'Imagine' appeared in 1970-1.
Publication place:

Surrey

Publisher

Garrod and Lofthouse; Apple Records

Date of publication:

1969

First edition:

yes

Format:

Stereo LP

Date of theft:

01/08/2019

Date of theft report:

2019-08-24

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Published 21 Aug. 2019
Title

JOURNAL HISTORIQUE DU DERNIER VOYAGE

Authors

Henri Joutel

Description
It is 12mo., bound in contemporary French speckled calf, gilt arms of Louis-Francois-Armand, Duc de la Rochefoucauld stamped on front board, spine richly gilt, raised bands, gilt label. Inkstamp of the Bibliotheque de la Roche-Guyon on titlepage. 
Publication place:

Paris

Publisher

Date of publication:

1713

First edition:

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2019-08-20

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Published 26 July 2019
Title

Paysage. (Landscape.)

Authors

DALÍ, Salvador.

Description
Etching with drypoint printed in colours and hand-colouring in watercolour on Japan Nacré paper. Plate size: 15 x 11 cm. Sheet size: 39 x 28 cm. Excellent condition. Presented in a white gold leaf frame with acrylic glazing. 45 of 95. Signed in pencil lower right by Dali, numbered lower left. One of eight prints from the Huit Poesies portf olio.
Publication place:

Milan

Publisher

Torcular Edizions d’Arte

Date of publication:

1979

First edition:

Format:

Date of theft:

26/07/2019

Date of theft report:

2019-07-26

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Published 26 July 2019
Title

Sam. [Portrait of yellow cat with turquoise eyes.]

Authors

WARHOL, Andy

Description
Offset lithograph on wove paper hand coloured by Warhol and friends with Dr. Martin’s aniline watercolor dye. Sheet size: 22.9 x 15 cm. Excellent condition. Presented in a handmade white gold leaf frame with conservation mount and glass.
Publication place:

New York

Publisher

The Artist

Date of publication:

1954

First edition:

Format:

Date of theft:

26/07/2019

Date of theft report:

2019-07-26

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Published 15 July 2019
Title

King James Bible dated 1617

Authors

-

Description
"Each page would be A4 size and it must have been 10cm thick." No further specifications given. No valuation was ever done.
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

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Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2019-07-12

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Published 11 July 2019
Title

The Generall Historie of the Magnificent State of Venice. English by W. Shute.

Authors

Fougasses, Thomas de

Description
2 volumes, folio
Publication place:

London

Publisher

G.Eld and W. Stansby

Date of publication:

1612

First edition:

Format:

Date of theft:

between 26 June 2019 - 3 July 2019

Date of theft report:

2019-07-10

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Published 25 June 2019
Title

Fables de La Fontaine

Authors

La Fontaine, Jean de.

Description
8vo in 4s (19 cm, 7.5"). 2 vols. I: [3] ff., cxv, [1], 167, [1] pp. II: [2] ff., pp. [169]– 478 pp., [1] f. Binding: Full crushed red morocco, gilt spine and boards; gilt rule on board edges; gilt rolls on turn-ins; marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Binding signed Petit Succs. de Simier. Provenance: Bookplates of Casimir L. Stralem, Clarence E. Clark, and Brian Douglas Stilwell. Jammes, Les Didot, 25. Bound as above. Foxing. (40 320)
Publication place:

Paris

Publisher

Imprimerie de Didot l'aine

Date of publication:

1789

First edition:

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2019-06-24

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Published 24 June 2019
Title

ELIZABETHAN COMMERCIAL PROPAGANDA

Authors

WHEELER, John

Description
A treatise of commerce. Wherein are shewed the commodities arising by a well ordered and ruled trade, such as that of the Societie of Merchants Adventurers is proved to be: Written principally for the better information of those who doubt of the necessarinesse of the said societie in the State of the Realme of England. By Iohn Wheeler, Secretarie to the said Societie. Printed at London by Iohn Harison. 1601. small 4to., 125 (i.e. 126) + 2pp., co mplete with the terminal blank (Q4), title-page and final blank rather soiled and with a few old stains, the title-page expertly reinforced at gutter, tiny marginal wormhole affecting a single letter in B3V (p.14), occasional neat and small emphasis marks in pencil. A good, crisp, copy rebound in the late 20th century in maroon half morocco with raised bands and gilt lettering.
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

First edition:

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2019-06-19

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Published 14 June 2019
Title

Les Travaux d'Ulysse (with 59 plates)

Authors

Theodore Van Thulden (engraver)

Description
Stolen in Normandy The owner doesn’t have a photo of the binding (green late-18th early 19th century leather) but the title page has a distinctive black mark on it (see image).
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

1633

First edition:

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2019-06-14

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Published 06 June 2019
Title

CHINA – MANCHURIA PHOTOGRAPHS. ALBUM of VIEWS and FINE STUDIO PORTRAITS

Authors

Photographs, collected by a Japanese soldier during the OCCUPATION.

Description
Environs of SHANGHAI, PEKING, MANCHURIA and other locations no doubt identified by the Chinese/Japanese captions. sm. oblong 4to album with 116 photographs, silver gelatin, various sizes inc. 4’’x5.5’’ (75), 4’’x3’’ or 2’’x3’’ (35), one small circular image 2’’ in diameter of a locomotive, and larger group portr aits 5’’x8’’ (4 ; 3 with central vertical folds), most images VG tones, with Japanese captions, usually legible in white ink to one side, and 27 with captions printed in the image. Photos presented with paper corner mounts, recto verso on 44 black sheets ; v. sl. frayed original patterned cloth-covered boards, silk ties, with later news clippings of historic photos laid down on top and bottom boards.
Publication place:

China

Publisher

Date of publication:

Circa 1920s – 30s

First edition:

Format:

Date of theft:

18 May 2019

Date of theft report:

2019-05-20

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Published 20 May 2019
Title

A General History Of The Robberies and Murders Of the most notorious Pyrates...[Vol. II titled The History Of The Pyrates...]. 2 Volumes.

Authors

JOHNSON, Charles [Pseud. for Daniel DEFOE?]

Description
8vo. pp. 11 p.l., 17-320; 7 p.l., 413 [pp. 145-160 omitted in pagination & pp. 257-272 repeated], [3]ads. 2 (of 3) engraved plates by B. Cole in Vol. I & folding engraved map in Vol. II. woodcut ornaments & initials. contemporary calf, rebacked, endpapers preserved (paper in Vol. I & map in Vol. II lightly embrowned, a few scattered spots in Vol. II). London: Printed for Ch. Rivington, J.Lacy, and J.Stone, 1724 & London: Print ed for, and Sold by T.Woodward, [1726 or 1728].
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

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Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2019-05-20

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Published 07 May 2019
Title

The Birds of Australia

Authors

Gracius J. Broinowski

Description
Volume 2 of 3
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

1887 - 1890

First edition:

Format:

Date of theft:

2 May 2019

Date of theft report:

2019-05-07

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Published 17 April 2019
Title

THE FLORENTINE HISTORIE. Written in the Italian tongue, by Nicholo Macchiavelli, Citizen and Secretarie of Florence. And translated into English by T. B. [Thomas Bedingfield] Esquire.

Authors

MACHIAVELLI. NICCOLO.

Description
FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Folio. (11.1 x 7.5 inches). x11,222pp. Lacking last, blank, leaf. Decorated with woodcut engraved ornamental title page and engraved head and tailpieces. Tiny (3mm deep) chip to the fore edge of the title page and the first few leaves are just a little browned but overall a lovely clean and crisp copy with good margins. Finely bound in recent 'Grolier' period style full calf binding. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments ruled, lettered and fully decorated in gilt. Burgundy title label, gilt. Triple blind ruled border on boards, surrounding a triple blind ruled panel which frames an elaborate decorative onlay and gilt design. A lovely copy in a fine period style binding of this rare work.
Publication place:

London

Publisher

Printed by T. C. [Thomas Creede] for W. P. [William Ponsonby]. London. 1595.

Date of publication:

First edition:

yes

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2019-04-17

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Published 14 June 2019
Title

The Black Book

Authors

Lawrence Durrell

Description
1st edition. Paperback.   Information from the owner as follows: With a firm black binding. The front binding had come apart from the book. Lawrence Durrell’s own copy inscribed by him, saying, and I write this from memory  My copy of The Black Book bound by the one eyed ......,,,,[bookbinder?] on Corfu .......... which I give to Mrs...........  - ...............   ( signed by Lawrence Durrell. ) Unfortunately I do not have a photo of this inscr iption and I think it was a little longer. The lady it was given to had a double barrelled name. 
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

First edition:

yes

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2019-01-10

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