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The millionaire book thief

The story of the day is from the UK’s Daily Mail….

A multi-millionaire businessman is facing jail for stealing hundreds of pages from rare ancient books worth £500,000 to store in his personal book collection. Iranian-born Farhad Hakimzadeh, 60, expertly cut the pages from treasured travel chronicles stored at the British Library in London and Oxford’s Bodleian for eight years without anyone noticing.

If you want to find out more about a book thief who simply couldn’t help himself, then read A Gentle Madness by Nicholas Basbanes.

Posted by on November 20, 2008.

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Categories: antiquarian, books, collecting, crime, news, odd

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