Category: library theft

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

Hits: 2 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.…

Hungarian map-robbing gang facing prison terms in France

Hits: 2 expatica.com/fr/news/country-news/France-trial-theft-maps-Hungary_1872876.html French prosecutors on Thursday sought prison terms of up to seven years for a group of Hungarians on trial over accusations they stole rare maps worth millions of euros from a string of French libraries. Investigators say…

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

Hits: 2 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…

Biblioteca Girolamini, porte aperte tra gli scaffali semivuoti – Repubblica.it

Hits: 2 napoli.repubblica.ithttp://napoli.repubblica.it/cronaca/2015/10/11/news/girolamini_porte_aperte_tra_gli_scaffali_semivuoti-124801739/?ref=HREC1-16 Biblioteca Girolamini, porte aperte tra gli scaffali semivuoti di OTTAVIO LUCARELLI Gli scaffali lignei semivuoti della sala “Giambattista Vico” consegnano l’immagine più forte. Via per quarantott’ore i sigilli, riappare così la Biblioteca dei Girolamini che la Procura…

Holocaust archives snatched – San Antonio Express-News

Hits: 1A volunteer at one of the world’s largest privately held Holocaust archives was arrested here Wednesday, accused of pilfering thousands of priceless documents to sell online. Authorities said Mansal Denton, 20, began volunteering at The Mazal Holocaust Library in Hill Country Village in June…

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.

Hits: 1Brunner’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…

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.

Hits: 1Brunner’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…

Albuquerque, NM USA: Book theft ring busted

Hits: 1Book theft ring busted http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S1703602.shtml?cat=504 Posted at: 08/18/2010 6:11 PM | Updated at: 08/18/2010 8:13 PM By: Kayla Anderson, Eyewitness News 4; Taryn Bianchin, KOB.com Prosecutors tell Eyewitness News 4 they can finally prosecute a theft ring after nearly…

Durham University's stolen manuscripts appeal

Hits: 1Durham University’s stolen manuscripts appeal http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wear-10685237 The Poly-Olbion is a poem describing the traditions of England and Wales Durham University has made a renewed appeal for the return of six historic books and manuscripts stolen more than 10 years…

Stolen Shakespeare folio is given its day in court

Hits: 1Stolen Shakespeare folio is given its day in court http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/stolen-shakespeare-folio-is-given-its-day-in-court-2004770.html By Hugh Macknight Saturday, 19 June 2010 A valuable Shakespeare first edition stolen from Durham university library in 1998 was displayed in public for the first time in a…

Jobless man 'mutilated' stolen Shakespeare folio

Hits: 3Jobless man ‘mutilated’ stolen Shakespeare folio http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/7835878/Jobless-man-mutilated-stolen-Shakespeare-folio.html A jobless book dealer who posed as a wealthy international playboy “mutilated” a rare Shakespeare first folio to disguise the fact that it was stolen, a court heard. By Richard Savill Published:…

Flashy book dealer in limo for Shakespeare trial

Hits: 1Flashy book dealer in limo for Shakespeare trial http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iybh3XBGozJtVAUTu0P… (AP) – 21 hours ago LONDON — A flashy British book dealer accused of stealing a rare first edition of Shakespeare’s plays appeared for trial Wednesday in a silver limousine,…

Library to pay for stolen Jewish books

Hits: 1Library to pay for stolen Jewish books http://austrianindependent.com/news/General_News/2010-06-04/2992/Library_to_pay_for_stolen_Jewish_books The Austrian National Library said it would pay 135,000 euros (164,000 dollars) for thousands of books in its possession that were taken by the Nazis from Jews during World War II.…

Trial for man accused of stealing books

Hits: 1Trial for man accused of stealing books http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5g1AvPg6YLKv7L3YfkCWDknnVs4JA (UKPA) – 23 hours ago A 40-year-old man is to go on trial accused of stealing valuable antique books from a world-famous library in London. William Jacques is charged with stealing…

Are you hoping to have some art stolen? Move to the United Kingdom. That’s the message of a new report by the Art Loss Register (ALR), an industry group that tracks lost and stolen pieces of art. According to their records, the U.K. is home to more thefts than any other country on the planet, more than doubling the runner-up, the United States.

Hits: 1The World’s Most Dangerous Places to Own Art Published: November 10, 2009 NEW YORK— Are you hoping to have some art stolen? Move to the United Kingdom. That’s the message of a new report by the Art Loss Register…

Book thefts – The literate burglar

Hits: 1Author Allison Hoover Bartlett on the curious psyche of a rare-book thief By Matthew Battles  |  November 8, 2009 Rare books provoke passion in collectors, who expend untold time and treasure in their pursuit. Some surrender their scruples, too.…

Making libraries secure

Hits: 1Security of every book’ is one of the first concerns of libraries across the US. Thus they deploy scalable and reliable security systems that help librarians manage books and inventory. The average rate of book loss in the US…

A thief, who has already made off with nearly 70 priceless maps and documents from a number of Spanish libraries, and who was arrested by the Guardia Civil on Friday, had planned a route of robberies across the rest of Spain and abroad.

Hits: 1Multiple map thief behind bars  By: thinkSpain , Wednesday, August 12, 2009   A thief, who has already made off with nearly 70 priceless maps and documents from a number of Spanish libraries, and who was arrested by the Guardia Civil on Friday, had planned a…