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Library theft from the St. Nikolaus-Hospital/Cusanusstift at Bernkastel-Kues in Germany

30 December 1987

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Full Description and Details of the Incident

During an inventory of the rare books kept in the historic library at the St. Nikolaus-Hospital/ Cusanusstift in Bernkastel-Kues in 1988 four books (1 incunable and three printings of the 16th century) were reported missing. In 2018 the incunable and one of the early printings of the 16th century were identified in a Dutch antiquarian bookshop. Both books have returned to the St. Nicholas-Hospital as the rightful owner. Unfortunately there is still no trace of the two other printings of the 16th century.

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: St. Nikolaus-Hospital/Cusanusstift
Contact: Marco Broesch
Email: broesch@uni-trier.de
Phone: +49 (0) 65312260

Missing Items

Biblia Sacra Utriusque Testamenti, iuxta veterem translationem (...)

[514] Bl. : TE., D. ; 8 ; VD16 B 2590

Identifying Characteristics

Probably a golden coat of arms with a crayfish at the spine.

Edition
Imprint Norembergae, per Ioan. Petreium,|| Anno M.D.XXVII.||
Publication Date 1527
Status missing
Publisher Nürnberg: Johann Petreius
Recovery Date 21 November 2022

Christianissimi doctoris Joannis de Gerson: sermo de passione domini : Nuper e Gallico in latinum traductus

Gerson, Jean,

[46] Bl. : TH. ; 4; VD16 B 4698

Identifying Characteristics

Probably a golden coat of arms with a crayfish at the spine.

Edition
Imprint Arge[n]tine : [Schürer] 1509
Publication Date 1509
Status missing
Publisher Straßburg : Matthias Schürer