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UK books trade on alert after US library theft

Stolen books remain at large as UK dealers are unwittingly drawn into 20-year saga

Rare books and prints valued at millions of dollars remain at large in the international market in the wake of a US library theft.

Two men, a well-known US dealer and a librarian together accused of orchestrating the theft of hundreds of books from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, are due to appear in court on August 15.

John Schulman, 54, co-founder of Caliban Book Shop and an expert on the US Antiques Roadshow, and Greg Priore, 61, archivist of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s special collections since 1992, were charged last month with multiple offences.

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Published every week since 1971, Antiques Trade Gazette is affectionately known as ‘the Bible of the antiques trade’. A long tradition of authority, integrity and accuracy, makes it the essential read for everyone who loves antiques. With a subscription to Antiques Trade Gazette, you’ll stay ahead of all the developments in the art and antiques market, plus you’ll enjoy • A comprehensive auction calendar – see when and where every sale will be happening • Exclusive interviews with dealers, giving you the inside track on the trade • Breaking news on key industry developments • Secrets, stories and tips from leading specialists and collectors • Top lots advertised by auctioneers • Previews of the best art and antiques fairs and markets • Special supplements focusing on specific collecting areas

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