Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 June 2013

240 Pages | 10 b/w halftones

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199922666

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Thieves of Book Row

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

Travis McDade

  • Riveting account of the worst book theft ring in American history
  • Explains how Edgar Allan Poe's book became the most valuable rare book in America although the author died penniless
  • Reveals the early development of special investigation in research libraries
  • Written by a rare-book curator and expert on book theft

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