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

Autore: Travis McDade
Editore: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2013]
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
Banca dati:WorldCat
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: History
Literary collections
Persona incaricata: Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Travis McDade
ISBN: 9780199922666 0199922667 9780190239718 pbk 0190239719 pbk
Numero OCLC: 813938844
Descrizione: xi, 216 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: 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  Per saperne di più…

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