Thieves of Book Row

Thieves of Book Row

New York's Most Notorious Rare Book Ring and the Man Who Stopped It

Book - 2013
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The goods were kept in a secure room under constant scrutiny, deep inside a crowded building with guards at the exits. In the Depression, some fellows were willing to try anything-- even a heist in the rare book room of the New York Public Library. McDade tells the gripping tale of the worst book-theft ring in American history, and the intrepid detective who brought it down. The goods: a first edition of Edgar Allan Poe's Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane and Minor Poems. A fascinating look at the history of crime and literary culture.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2013]
ISBN: 9780199922666
Branch Call Number: 090.904 MCDADE
Characteristics: xi, 216 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Feb 22, 2020

About guys in early 1900's stealing books from libraries to then sell.


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