PIC: Book returned to Dublin library after over 100 years 3 years ago

PIC: Book returned to Dublin library after over 100 years

We imagine there'll be some fines to be paid on this.

Marsh's Library in Dublin City took to Twitter on Monday afternoon to report that a book they'd been looking for since the 19th century had been returned to them.

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A 1666 copy of The Book of Common Prayer was found by Roy Byrne of Monkstown, who recognised the the Marsh Library stamp and returned it to its loving home.

Going by the overdue rates used by the Trinity College library, the amount to be paid on this book would be at least €42,000... adjusted for inflation, we put that at somewhere closer to a gajillion euro.

Hopefully Marsh's Library has forgiven the debt and is simply happy to have the book safe on its shelf.