Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Rare Book Stolen in St. Petersburg

ITAR-TASS reports that a rare 1892 edition of History and Monuments of Byzantine Enamel has been stolen from the Institute of History and Material Culture's library in St. Petersburg. The report quotes a police officer: "An unidentified wrongdoer climbed a scaffold to reach a second storey window, slipped through it, and stole [the book] from an unguarded room."