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 library investigator who cracked the gangs most audacious caper the theft in 1931 of first editions of the scarlet letter moby dick and a rare edgar allan poe colle. This book provides the reader with an extensive insight into antique books libraries book dealers book thieves and the detectives hunting the thieves for any book and library lover this is a great read because it takes us into the world of rare books first editions and book collectors you can almost smell the old books on their shelves it also paints the picture of the world of the . Thieves of book row new yorks most notorious rare book ring and the man who stopped it kindle edition by mcdade travis download it once and read it on your kindle device pc phones or tablets use features like bookmarks note taking and highlighting while reading thieves of book row new yorks most notorious rare book ring and the man who stopped it. In the late 1920s and early 1930s a ring of thieves taking orders from a group of second hand book dealers in lower manhattan stole from every public library within a five state radius that meant hundreds of institutions and hundreds of thousands of books the thieves were so unafraid of arrest or even the slightest resistance to their looting that they carried out these thefts with
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