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Published 25 Dec. 2019
Title

Life and Times of St Wulfram's (manuscript)

Authors

William Glaister

Description
Manuscript, black boards, photograph of St Wulfram's church tipped in facing title.
Publication place:

Grantham

Date of publication:

1878

Format:

179 x 227mm

Date of theft:

25 December 2019

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Published 22 Dec. 2019
Title

A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

Authors

CHURCHILL, WINSTON S.

Description
FIRST EDITIONS. 4 vols. 8vo. (24 x 16 cm.) Handsomely bound in full red morocco, spines gilt, all edges gilt.
Publication place:

London

Publisher

Cassell and Company Ltd.

Date of publication:

1956-8

First edition:

yes

Date of theft:

20/12/2019

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Published 12 Dec. 2019
Title

GRAPEFRUIT

Authors

ONO, Yoko; LENNON, John

Description
First UK paperback edition. Signed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Original pictorial card wrappers. A very good or better copy of this notoriously fragile production. The binding square and firm and with a little rubbing and light creasing to the extremities, the spine without the heavy fading usually associated with this title. The contents are entirely complete with no loose or torn pages. The paper stock, toned as usual is otherwise clean throug hout. An attractive example, highly desirable in signed state.
Publication place:

London

Publisher

Sphere Books Ltd.

Date of publication:

1971

First edition:

yes

Format:

Softcover

Date of theft:

07 Dec - 2019

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Published 22 Oct. 2019
Title

Neuestes Abc-Buch. Mit vielen Bildern

Authors

Anonymus

Description
Binding elaborately decorated with gold-leaf embossing and paper cameos. Very good condition. Hand-colored plates.
Publication place:

Leipzig

Publisher

Emil Berndt

Date of publication:

s.a. [ca. 1877]

First edition:

yes

Format:

Small 8vo.

Date of theft:

2019-1-07

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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

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Published 20 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

Date of publication:

1713

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Published 12 Aug. 2019
Title

ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. --- & ---THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE.

Authors

CARROLL. LEWIS. (The Rev Charles Dodgson). ; Tenniel. John. Illustrates.

Description
CARROLL. LEWIS. (The Rev Charles Dodgson). ; Tenniel. John. Illustrates. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. --- & ---THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE.

TWO VOLUMES. BOTH FIRST EDITIONS. 8vo, (Alice 7.6 x 5.2 inches, : Looking Glass 7.2 x 5.1 inches. ---- Alice in Wonderland, when originally issued, was a taller book. Later editions were reduced in size to the same dimensions as Through the Looking Glas
s). Both volumes are beautifully Illustrated throughout, with forty-two and fifty line engravings respectively, by John Tenniel . Bright, clean copies, finely bound, by Bayntun-Riviere of Bath, in recent full deep red morocco bindings. Gilt ruled borders on boards with gilt illustrations on the front boards of March Hare to Alice and the Red Queen to Looking Glass. Spines with raised bands, each with gilt piping. The compartments ruled, lettered and decorated with playing cards and March Hare motifs in gilt. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Turn-ins with double gilt rules and decorative corner pieces.

Both books are the first published London editions. Alice is the earliest state with the inverted 'S' at the bottom of the contents page. A fine and attractive pair of First Editions of these classic children’s books. Housed in a purpose built, felt lined, slip case, also made by Bayntun, with a step for the shorter Looking Glass volume and red silk pull-tie. Covered in deep red cloth. Fine.
Publication place:

London

Publisher

Macmillan & Co. London. 1866 and 1872

Date of publication:

1866 and 1872

First edition:

yes

Date of theft:

12th August 2019.

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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
portfolio.
Publication place:

Milan

Publisher

Torcular Edizions d’Arte

Date of publication:

1979

Date of theft:

26/07/2019

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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

Date of theft:

26/07/2019

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Published 12 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.
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Published 10 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

Date of theft:

between 26 June 2019 - 3 July 2019

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Published 24 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. Boun
d as above. Foxing. (40320)
Publication place:

Paris

Publisher

Imprimerie de Didot l'aine

Date of publication:

1789

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Published 19 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) + 2p
p., complete 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.
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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).
Date of publication:

1633

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Published 20 May 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 portraits 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

Date of publication:

Circa 1920s – 30s

Date of theft:

18 May 2019

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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].
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Published 07 May 2019
Title

The Birds of Australia

Authors

Gracius J. Broinowski

Description
Volume 2 of 3
Date of publication:

1887 - 1890

Date of theft:

2 May 2019

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Published 17 April 2019
Title

THE FLORENTINE HISTORIE.

Authors

MACHIAVELLI. NICCOLO.

Description
FIRST ENGLISH EDITION.
First edition:

yes

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Published 10 Jan. 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
inscription and I think it was a little longer. The lady it was given to had a double barrelled name. 
First edition:

yes

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