Thieves Take a Page Out of Rare Books and Manuscripts

Art and Cultural Heritage Law Newsletter, Vol, 1, No. 5, Spring 2009

3 Pages Posted: 18 Feb 2010 Last revised: 29 Mar 2010

Kimberly Alderman

The Alderman Law Firm

Date Written: April 15, 2009

Abstract

This short article focuses on book thieves who, rather than stealing whole books, cut pages from valuable texts while visiting libraries. It explores several notable examples of this practice, and discusses the relatively light sentences imposed even though the economic damaged caused can be quite high.

Keywords: cultural property, archaeology, theft, antiquities, cultural heritage

JEL Classification: K11, K14, K42

Suggested Citation

Alderman, Kimberly, Thieves Take a Page Out of Rare Books and Manuscripts (April 15, 2009). Art and Cultural Heritage Law Newsletter, Vol, 1, No. 5, Spring 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1554682

Kimberly Alderman (Contact Author)

The Alderman Law Firm ( email )

PO Box 2001
215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53701
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.aldermanlawfirm.com

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