French National Library Recovers Stolen Manuscript

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A 13th-century Hebrew Bible, stolen from the French National Library in the late 1990s, has been recovered after complex negotiations between French officials, Christie’s and a Brooklyn antiquities dealer, Yosef Goldman, who bought the leatherbound book from the auction house in 2000 for $368,000. Library officials said Mr. Goldman purchased the manuscript in good faith and had already resold it when its theft was discovered.

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