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LONDON — British prosecutors say a flamboyant book dealer accused of stealing a rare First Folio of Shakespeare's plays will face trial next summer.

Man faces trial over alleged Shakespeare theft 

LONDON — British prosecutors say a flamboyant book dealer accused of stealing a rare First Folio of Shakespeare’s plays will face trial next summer.

Raymond Scott is accused of stealing the manuscript from Durham University’s library in northern England in 1998.

Scott denies a charge of theft and allegations of handling stolen goods. He says he bought the Shakespeare text in Cuba.

The 51-year-old suspect arrived at a court hearing Friday riding a horse-drawn carriage led by a Scots piper. He wore a kilt, and swigged from a bottle of malt whisky outside the court.

Scott was arrested in June as he carried the manuscript into the Folger Shakespeare Library, in Washington.

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