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Books stolen from State Library Berlin, replaced by facsimiles

07 January 2024

  • Law Enforcement Agency (if applicable): LKA Berlin
  • Case Number (if applicable): N/A
Full Description and Details of the Incident

Several suspects consulted books in the rare books reading room, photographed them and returned the following days to replace them with facsimiles (reproducing also shelf marks and stamps). All books are marked with a stamp of "Staatsbibliothek Berlin". All missing items are catalogued in the Staatsbibliothek Catalogue and can be found in case they reappear in the trade. Booksellers are advised to be cautious!

If any of the listed items have been found or if any further information is available, please contact ILAB or the reporting organisation / business.
REPORTING ORGANISATION / BUSINESS: Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
Contact: Silke Trojahn
Email: silke.trojahn@sbb.spk-berlin.de
Phone: +49 30 266436602

Missing Items

Učites' chudogi : stichi

Kručenych, Aleksej Eliseevič

26 Bl.

Edition Limited Edition
Imprint Tiflis
Publication Date 1917
Status missing
Publisher
Notes The book was cut out of its binding using a ballpoint pen, which may have left traces.

Kavkazkīj Plěnnik.

Puškin, Aleksandr Sergeevič

60 S.

Identifying Characteristics

If still in library binding: black leather shelf mark, letters printed in gold; red label "R", library stamp

Edition
Imprint Sanktpeterburg
Publication Date 1828
Status missing
Publisher V Tipografīi Departam. Narodnago Prosvěščenīja

Bratʹja Razbojniki : (Pisano V 1822 godu)

Puškin, Aleksandr Sergeevič

14 S.

Identifying Characteristics

shelf mark in pencil, library stamp, copy was not bound

Edition
Imprint Moskva
Publication Date 1827
Status missing
Publisher Semen

Moloko kobylic : futuristy "Gileja" ; sbornik ; risunki, stichi, proza

Aleksandra Ėkster

89 S.

Identifying Characteristics

shelf mark in pencil, library stamp, copy was not bound

Edition
Imprint Moskva
Publication Date 1914
Status missing
Publisher Izdat. Literatur. Kompanı̄i Futuristov Gileja
Recovery Date 05 January 2024

Boris Godunov

Puškin, Aleksandr Sergeevič

[3] Bl., 142 S.

Identifying Characteristics

shelf mark in pencil, library stamp, copy was not bound

Edition
Imprint Sanktpeterburg
Publication Date 1831
Status missing
Publisher Tip. Dep. Narodnago Prosvěščenīja