Friday, November 20, 2009

Are you Missing Some Books?

Via Everett Wilkie on ExLibris, from Laurel Waycott of the Art Loss Register:

"November 2009 - The New York Police Department has recovered a collection of rare Civil War Era books in the possession of a known thief. The books are believed to be stolen, though the loss has not been reported to the Art Loss Register or the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America. All nine books likely came from the same collection.

The recovered books include:

- Nehemiah Adams, South-Side View of Slavery (1855)
- Albert Barnes, The Church and Slavery (1857)
- Silas Casey, Infantry Tactics (1862)
- Dean Dudley, Officers of our Union Army and Navy (1862)
- William J. Hardee, Rifle and Infantry Tactics (1863)
- Hinton Rowan Helper, The Impending Crisis of the South (1860)
- Frederick Law Olmstead, The Cotton Kingdom, 2 vol. (1861)
- James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown (1860)
- Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin, 2 vol. (1862)

If you have information on this collection, please contact Detective Michael McFadden of the NYPD at or the Art Loss Register at"