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Category: books and manuscripts

Vast Theft of Antiquarian Books Sends a Shudder Through a Cloistered World of Dealers

nytimes.com/2018/08/28/books/rare-book-theft-carnegie-library-pittsburgh.html By Sarah MervoshAugust 28, 2018 A rare books dealer thought he had gotten lucky in 2013 when he managed to acquire a 1787 French first edition — inscribed by Thomas Jefferson when he was ambassador to France. “If someone else had seen it first, it would have been gone,” said the dealer, John Thomson,…

A criminal who was previously jailed for damaging a €9m Monet painting at the National Gallery is due to be extradited from England

herald.ie/news/courts/vandal-who-punched-9m-monet-to-be-extradited-on-art-theft-charge-36686373.html Ken Foy – 09 March 2018 02:30 AM Andrew Shannon damaging the Monet in the National Gallery in 2012 Andrew Shannon (53) has been serving a short sentence in England for burglary. It can now be revealed that gardai are travelling to London today to escort him back to Dublin after a European arrest…

insider theft – Brazil suffers biggest rare book heist in national history

Brazil suffers biggest rare book heist in national history plus55.com/brazil-culture/2017/05/biggest-rare-book-heist By plus55 The Rio de Janeiro Federal University (UFRJ) suffered the largest rare book heist in Brazilian history. Last year, 303 works disappeared from the shelves of the prestigious university’s Pedro Calmon Library. Many pieces dated back to colonial times. Among the stolen artifacts were 16…

Argentina – Roban herencia cultural de cantante de tangos argentino Edmundo Rivero

Roban herencia cultural de cantante de tangos argentino Edmundo Rivero. Cartas manuscritas de los escritores Jorge Luis Borges y Julio Cortázar, grabaciones inéditas y obras de arte, parte de la herencia del cantante de tangos Edmundo Rivero, fueron robados en Argentina, informó este viernes el hijo del artista fallecido hace 25 años. El robo ocurrió entre…

The Israeli army’s "looting" of books belonging to Palestinian intellectuals is the subject of a documentary being made by Dutch-Israeli film maker Benny Brunner. He claims as many as 30,000 Arabic books and manuscripts, some of them rare and valuable, ended up in Israel’s National Library after the 1948 war.

Brunner’s interest in the story was sparked by an article written by young Israeli academic Gish Amit who stumbled across books while researching his Ph.D. According to Mr Amit, the library “collected” the books from the private collections of Palestinians who fled or were expelled from their homes in 1948. Benny Brunner is now recreating…

The Israeli army’s "looting" of books belonging to Palestinian intellectuals is the subject of a documentary being made by Dutch-Israeli film maker Benny Brunner. He claims as many as 30,000 Arabic books and manuscripts, some of them rare and valuable, ended up in Israel’s National Library after the 1948 war.

Brunner’s interest in the story was sparked by an article written by young Israeli academic Gish Amit who stumbled across books while researching his Ph.D. According to Mr Amit, the library “collected” the books from the private collections of Palestinians who fled or were expelled from their homes in 1948. Benny Brunner is now recreating…

Police say an Ohio State law student stole books from the Moritz Law Library and sold them on Amazon.com Inc. for almost $10,300.

Police: Student stole books from Moritz Law Library to sell on Amazon By Ally Marotti marotti.5@osu.edu Published: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 22:11 Police say an Ohio State law student stole books from the Moritz Law Library and sold them on Amazon.com Inc. for almost $10,300. The suspect has sold about…