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Thieves of Book Row : New York's Most Notorious Rare Book Ring and the Man Who Stopped It

Author: Travis McDade
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Literary collections
Named Person: Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Travis McDade
ISBN: 9780199922666 0199922667 9780190239718 pbk 0190239719 pbk
OCLC Number: 813938844
Description: xi, 216 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The Antics of the Leading Industrials --
The Accumulated Wisdom --
A Purloined Poe --
Scholarship and Investigation --
The Boston Scene --
Someone Qualified as a Bookman --
The People of the State of New York and their Dignity --
That's the End of the Rare Book.
Responsibility: Travis McDade.
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In the late 1920s and early '30s, a book theft ring operating out of lower Manhattan was stealing tens of thousands of rare books per year up and down the east coast. But the investigation following  Read more...

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Thieves is an engaging cat-and-mouse account of porous libraries, scouts armed with 'gall, confidence, and oversized coats,' complicit salesmen and of G. William Bergquist, the dogged New York Public Read more...

 
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