RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 813938844 LA English T1 Thieves of Book Row : New York's Most Notorious Rare Book Ring and the Man Who Stopped It A1 McDade, Travis., YR 2013 SN 9780199922666 0199922667 9780190239718 pbk 0190239719 pbk AB 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.