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Library theft - Charles Dickens

04 September 2021

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Full Description and Details of the Incident

Senate House Library at the University of London has informed the ABA and ILAB about a theft of the following 2 items (see below). The theft occurred on the afternoon of Saturday 4 September 2021.

If any of the listed items have been found or if any further information is available, please contact ILAB or the reporting organisation / business.
Contact: Dr Karen Attar
Phone: 020 7862 8472

Missing Items

Dombey and Son - Parts 2 and 3

Charles Dickens

Parts 2 and 3 of the original parts of “Dombey and Son” (i.e. Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son: Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation), Nov. and Dec. 1846. The parts are quite a bright blue still. The measurements are 22.4 x 14.3 cm. On the top left of each inside wrapper the following had been written in pencil: [S.L.] I [Dickens – 1848]. The writing sprawled, so would be (or would have been) between 67 and 72 mm long. There were no other ownership markings.

Identifying Characteristics

Attached are photographs of the library's copy of Part 4 of Dickens's "Dombey and Son", to show the blueness of the cover and the location of the marking.

Edition Other
Publication Date 1846
Status missing