Stolen Bard Book Is Found

LONDON — All’s well that ends well — in the case of a 400-year old volume of Shakespeare.

The book, stolen a decade ago in England, will soon be back where it belongs. British police say a 51-year-old man is under arrest in connection with the theft.

The mystery began to unravel two weeks ago when a man brought the First Folio to Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., and asked to have it verified as genuine. Police say the man claimed to be an international businessman who had bought the volume in Cuba.

Staff at the library asked to keep the book while they did research, and discovered it was stolen. They told the FBI, which launched an international search for the man.

Police say the man was arrested in an English town near Durham, home of the university from which the book was taken.