A first edition of Vladimir Nabokov's 1955 novel "Lolita" has gone missing from RLD Books, 111 South Union Street in Kennett, on June 16 or 17, according to an online alert from the "New Antiquarian," the blog of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America. It was "likely" removed from its custom box. Any bookseller who is offered the stolen book is asked to contact the bookstore owner, Roz DuPont, email@example.com.
A description of the book: "Nabokov, Vladimir. LOLITA. Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. First edition. 12mo. Original green wrappers. 188/223 pages. Very good. Price on back of vol. 1 has sticker with new price 1200 fr. Price on vol. 2 is 900 fr. indicating title is correct first edition. Light edgewear to spines and previous owner's name on ffep of vol. 2. Some pencil notations to penultimate end paper in rear of vol. 2. Top half-inch corner of vol. 2 back cover is missing. Overall an attractive set of this fragile classic. (Protected by Mylar jackets. REMOVED from custom box.)"