Two stolen documents returned to Girard College

Two journals by H.J. Roberjot, dated 1809 and 1811, were recovered by the FBI and the U.S. Attorney in Philadelphia and returned to the Stephen Girard Collection at Girard College. The FBI Art Crime Team believes the documents were stolen sometime between 1965 and 2006. The journals were discovered to have been missing when a bookseller in

Over 160 rare books stolen from London warehouse

Three thieves broke into a warehouse near Heathrow Airport and stole over 160 rare books, including incunabula, that had been scheduled to be flown to the 50th California International Antiquarian Book Fair. The theft took place between January 29 and 30, 2017. The thieves drilled holes in the rooftop skylights and lowered themselves 40 feet on ropes. It

Copy of 1568 Vasari stolen in Chicago

A copy of the “1568 edition of Giorgio Vasari’s Le Vite de’ più eccellenti pittori, scultori, ed architettori (Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects) was stolen from a private residence in Chicago. This book, missing since about January 1, 2017, was originally acquired in the 1950s, and rebound in the 1990s. The

Update: Suspect arrested in connection with PRPH theft

New York City police arrested fashion photographer Gabriel Hundiashvili on October 5, 2016 and charged him with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property in connection with the theft of two books from PRPH Books in spring of 2016. Hundiashvili appears to be the same man alleged to be the thief captured on security footage from PRPH.

Librarian who stole from the National Library of Ireland receives suspended sentence

Former librarian John Nulty, 37, has received a 2.5 year suspended sentence after pleading guilty to the theft of almost €200,000 worth of rare books from the National Library of Ireland from 2004-2013. Gardaí discovered the books in Nulty’s home on April 2013 after obtaining a search warrant. Nulty also pled guilty to two additional counts of theft from the Allen Library