Stolen 17th century books found in San Francisco Bay Area

February 26, 2015 5:38 PM

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Two Italian history books from the 17th century have been discovered in the San Francisco Bay Area and will be returned to their country of origin.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1DZGxW6 ) that the books, "Stirpium Historiae" and "Rariorm Plantarum Historia Anno 1601," were stolen from Italy's Historical National Library of Agriculture and sold to an antiquities dealer in Italy.

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