This came across the Ex-Libris list overnight:
"The following two titles were stolen from our stand at the Royal National Hotel on Sunday afternoon, we would be most grateful to hear if they should turn up on the market:
** 1) TAYLOR, Jeremy. 1649; An answer to a letter...original sin, *lacking the first leaf, blank but for signature, given by Sir Edmund Gosse to the Episcopal library of Connor and Down, * 1656, first editions, *calf, gilt, by de Coverly*
2) FLEMING, Ian. Thunderball. Cape, 1961 1st Ed. Fine copy in DW with small patch of foxing to fore-edge. (Identifiable by a mark to a particular page).
**Not sure what Jeremy Taylor would have to say about the theft, let alone being being taken alongside something as decadent as Bond!
Tom Lintern-Mole - Antiquates Ltd
If you have any information about these books, please get in touch with Tom Lintern-Mole; I'm sure he'll appreciate it.