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

Friday, May 5th, 2017

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 ...

Protected: People of the (stolen) book: Did Israel’s National Library engage in systematic theft?

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

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Protected: How One Man – E. Forbes Smiley III – Ripped Off Millions in Rare Maps, Including in Chicago – Gold Coast – DNAinfo.com Chicago

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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Protected: Did famous thief steal more of our hidden map treasures?

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

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Protected: Head of German auction house arrested over theft of Italian antique books – Telegraph

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

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Protected: US to hand back stolen royal books to Sweden | GlobalPost

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

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Protected: Lambeth Palace retrieves stolen collection of extraordinary rare books | Books | The Guardian

Monday, April 29th, 2013

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Protected: The Professionalization of Library Theft

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

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Protected: The repentant book thief of Lambeth Palace

Monday, April 15th, 2013

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Protected: The professionalization of library theft

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

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Protected: Former boss of Naples historic library confesses to multiple book thefts – The Art Newspaper

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

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Protected: Girolamini Library – What May Be the Largest Book Theft in Decades Unravels

Monday, November 5th, 2012

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Protected: insider theft – Italian library director accused of stealing works by Galileo and other books

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

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Protected: Naples Library’s Plunder Highlights Entrenched Dealings – NYTimes.com

Monday, August 13th, 2012

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Protected: Naples Library’s Plunder Highlights Entrenched Dealings – NYTimes.com

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

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Protected: Italian librarian arrested for book theft (Ton Cremers)

Friday, May 25th, 2012

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Protected: Huge Book Theft Uncovered in Germany

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

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Protected: Raymond Scott obituary (Shakespeare Folio theft)

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

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Protected: VIVOTEK network cameras secure India’s oldest library | Security News – SourceSecurity.com

Friday, March 9th, 2012

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Protected: Bibliomanie: Wie Michael F. der Begierde nach 24.000 Büchern erlag (Ton Cremers Museum Security Network)

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

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Protected: KAALtv.com – U of M Police Library Monitor Accused of Stealing, Selling Books

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

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Protected: Bibliophile bureaucrat banged up for book burglary (Ton Cremers Museum Security Network)

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

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Protected: Ministeriumsmitarbeiter aus Eberstadt soll 13 000 historische Bücher gestohlen haben | Echo Online – Nachrichten aus Südhessen

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

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Protected: 3 tried to sell off Stolen Sikh Holy Scripture for 20cr ‎(4 million U.S. Dollars) | Global Sikh News

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

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Protected: Notorious Joe Orton book covers to go on show at Islington museum » Local Government » 24dash.com

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

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Protected: Robo del siglo: desaparece el Códice Calixtino de la Catedral de Santiago – Arqueologia, Historia Antigua y Medieval – Terrae Antiqvae

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

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Protected: Indicted former law student starts own legal chapter – The Lantern – Campus

Monday, February 21st, 2011

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

Monday, February 21st, 2011

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 ...

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.

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

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 ...

Rare Harry Potter book worth £6,000 stolen from exhibition

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

These are the faces of two people being sought by police after they apparently walked off with a first edition Harry Potter book worth £6,000 from an exhibition. The couple allegedly distracted gallery staff before snatching the hardback copy of The Philosopher's Stone from its glass display case. The book's devastated owner ...

Protected: 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.

Friday, November 5th, 2010

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