Update: this item has been recovered as of 1/22/21.
Report of an alleged theft over the holidays, possibly linked to previously fraudulent activity from the Essex area of the UK. The item is a first British edition of Finnegans Wake in a restored dust-jacket. There is a name in pencil on the front free endpaper.
The book was ordered and paid for with a credit card over the phone and the buyer claimed the book was a gift. The item was shipped to Dagenham, UK and delivered on Dec 8th. After delivery, the credit card owner disputed the charge via PayPal.
We advise all members to be vigilant and please exercise caution if you receive orders associated with or from this area. If offered this item, please contact:
John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller
Telephone: (415) 986-5826