06/15/2010 01:55 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Book Thief Steals 40,000 Pounds Worth Of Rare Books From London Library

William Jacques, 41, of no fixed address, would use a false name to sign in to the Royal Horticultural Society's Lindley library in London, it is alleged.

He would leave after stuffing valuable volumes of Nouvelle Iconographies des Camellias by Ambroise Verschaffelt under a tweed jacket he would always wear on such visits, jurors heard.

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