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Disposals Policy for Rare Books and Manuscripts
The sale of rare books or manuscripts from libraries will take place from time to time and inevitably can attract widespread public attention. The principles outlined here can assist in managing such sales.

Theft of Books and Manuscripts from Libraries: an advisory code of conduct for booksellers and librarians
This Code has been developed by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) and the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) to provide their respective members (and others) with guidelines on the issues which arise when library or ex-library books and manuscripts appear in the trade, either as a result of legitimate sale or theft.

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