naughty & nice • Police recover stolen rare books from Madison estate – MADISON, N.H. (AP) Police have recovered more than 400 rare books stolen from the home of the late Harvard philosopher William Ernest Hocking. Investigators were led to the 443 books, by a tip. He said the recovery will not result in immediate arrests, though police have identified suspects and gotten some good clues from the discovery. . . .(read more) (via Jeremy @ Philophiblos) suspects and no arrests? what do we wanna bet it will be resitution all around?

worth reading • Marginal Revolution blog has a terrific thread going about “The best books under 100 pages” (thanks for the heads up Mike@Book Patrol)

everything old is new again • Robert Cawdrey’s A Table Alphabeticall (1604) has been reprinted after 400 years by University of Chicago Press as The First English Dictionary – Using the only suriving copy that resides at the Bodleian Library at Oxford University is now home to the one known copy of it to have survived. (via Maud Newton)

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