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“I sold in Paris the copy of Galileo that the National Library is looking for” | Culture

Marino Massimo de Caro, 49 years old, comes to the appointment with a bag full of books, including a facsimile of the A starry Messenger, Galileo Galilei’s treatise on astronomy printed in Venice in 1610: the work that was stolen from the National Library of Spain and whose original he confesses to having sold for […]

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A copy of the stolen ‘Galileo’ was auctioned at Sotheby’s in 2005

The original astronomical treatise A starry Messenger by Galileo Galilei (printed in Venice in 1610), which was stolen from the National Library (BNE), was presumably used by thieves to create two forgeries of this valuable work that were sold in other countries, according to an internal report of the institution to which EL PAÍS has […]

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