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Looted 400-year-old books from Italy turn up in California
Looted 400-year-old books from Italy turn up in California

Two antique books dating to at least the 17th century that were looted from Italy have turned up in California  -- a relief for the Italian government, which will get the rare tomes back, and a surprise for the San Francisco buyer, who was unaware they were stolen. The books, “Stirpium Historiae” and “Rariorm Plantarum Historia Anno 1601,” were stolen from the Historical National Library of Agriculture in Italy and sold to the U.S. buyer in San Francisco, according to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. The volumes were recovered in July 2014. The books were among 19 stolen cultural antiquities that will be repatriated to the Italian...

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