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Russian Literature Thefts at European Libraries: 3 stolen rare Russian books from National Library of Latvia

22 April 2022

  • Law Enforcement Agency (if applicable): State Police of Latvia
  • Case Number (if applicable): 15130000823
Full Description and Details of the Incident

On April 23, 2022 three rare Russian books were stolen from National Library of Latvia.

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: State police Republic of Latvia
Contact: Megija Cvetkova
Email: megija.cvetkova@riga.vp.gov.lv
Phone: +371 67208021

Missing Items

Полтава (поэма)

Александр Пушкин (Alexander Pushkin)

91 pages ~ 19.5 x 11.5 cm. Russian text of the book, old orthography. Original edition bound in hard lids. The book prints a round-shaped seal “Latvijas Valsts bibliotēka” (“Latvian State Library”) and records the inventory number 43144 on the back of the cover page in a rectangular seal with the text “L. V. B.” printed. The code K/11438 is affixed to the outside of the front cover and entered on the cover page (pencil). Bar code 0320123987 is affixed inside the back cover. The book contains a sticker: Изь Библiотеки для чтенiя А.Смирдина No.10484

Identifying Characteristics

KA/11438

Edition Limited Edition
Imprint KA/11438
Publication Date 1829
Status missing
Publisher вь типографiи Департам. народнаго просвѣщенiя
Notes Attention! Picture of the book only illustrative, not specific edition.

Побѣда над солнцем (опера)

Алексей Елисеевич Крученых (Alexei Jeliseievich Kruchonich)

Russian text, old orthography, notes. Original edition bound in hard lids. Original edition bound in hard lids. The book prints a round-shaped seal “Latvijas Valsts bibliotēka” (“Latvian State Library”) and records the inventory number 127781 on the back of the cover page in a rectangular seal with the text “L. V. B.” printed. The code K7/3552 is affixed to the outside of the front cover and written on the cover page (pencil). The bar code 0320102507 is affixed inside the back cover.

Identifying Characteristics

K7/3552

Edition Limited Edition
Imprint K7/3552
Publication Date 1913
Status missing
Publisher Свѣть
Notes Attention! Picture of the book only illustrative, not specific edition.

Возропщем (стихи)

Алексей Елисеевич Крученых (Alexei Jeliseievich Kruchonich)

Russian text of the book, old orthography. The book was stitched. Original edition bound in hard lids. The book prints a round-shaped seal “Latvijas Valsts bibliotēka” (“Latvian State Library”) and records the inventory number 127115 on the back of the cover page in a rectangular seal with the text “L . V. B .” printed. The code K/15819 is affixed to the outside of the front cover and entered on the cover page (pencil). The bar code 0320100426 is pasted inside the back cover.

Identifying Characteristics

K/15819

Edition Limited Edition
Imprint K/15819
Publication Date 1913
Status missing
Publisher Свѣть
Notes рисунки O.Розановой и K.Малевича Attention! Picture of the book only illustrative, not specific edition.