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The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime

By: Harvey, Miles

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., Random House Inc: 2000

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 1831

ISBN: 0375501517

Condition: Fine


xxiii.405 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. The story of the theft of scores of valuble centuries-old maps from prominent libraries in the United States and Canada. The perpetrator was Gilbert Bland, a south Florida antiques dealer. Harvey interviews librarians and a foremost map collector and, with the help of an FBI agent, tracks down The Island of Lost Maps. ISBN 0375501517. #1831 View more info

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Ex-Libris

By: King, Ross

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Walker & Co: 2001

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 1743

ISBN: 0802733573

Condition: Fine


391 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, clean and Set in Europe following the English Civil War. From the jacket: "A cryptic summons to a remote country house launches Isaac Inchbold, a London bookseller and antiquarian, on an odyssey through seventeenth-century Europe, charged with the task of restoring a magnificent library destroyed by the war." Inchbold's life depends on recovering a missing manuscript, in the midst of underworld, spies, ciphers and forgeries. ISBN 0802733573. #1743. View more info