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Items Stolen From Carnegie Library

 23/03/2018

The Oliver Room in the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is home to numerous rare books, atlases and other items off limits to the public. Only scholars and researchers can visit by appointment.

But last spring the museum discovered 314 items (worth over $5 million in total) had been stolen from the collection. Among the stolen objects are nine books printed before 1500, a 1687 first edition of Isaac Newton’s “Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica” and a first edition of Adam Smith’s “The Wealth of Nations.”

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A first edition of Isaac Newton’s “Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica” was among the items taken 314 items stolen from Carnegie Library’s Rare Books Room.