Carnegie Library archivist and rare book dealer are charged in book thefts

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Carnegie Library archivist and rare book dealer are charged in book thefts

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1lilithcat
Modifié : Août 28, 2018, 10:24pm

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/28/books/rare-book-theft-carnegie-library-pittsb...

This is awful. And I have actually bought a book from Caliban Books (fortunately, nothing valuable enough to have been stolen).

2Lyndatrue
Août 28, 2018, 7:25pm

>1 lilithcat: It made me check my books carefully, to be sure that I didn't fit into that group, even though I've never spent the kind of money that was involved here. It just fills me with sorrow, to know that someone would do this. I wonder how long it would have gone on if the library hadn't done the audit in 2017?

Sad business, all around.

3Crypto-Willobie
Oct 28, 2019, 11:19pm

I've bought a number of books from Caliban, but of course nothing from the rarified level of their crimes.

5jfclark
Jan 15, 2020, 8:11am

That article contains a link to a list of the stolen items, which I hadn't seen before, and which classifies each book as "total loss," "diminished value" or "recovered asset." Most were "total loss," which I take it means that the library wasn't able to locate the buyer or reacquire the item from the buyer. Interesting to note, though, that apparently the library was able to recover the Newton Principia, which I think was the most valuable of the stolen items.