BUENOS AIRES (AFP): An 18th-centry book on the history of Saint Peter’s Basilica that was stolen last year in Rome has been recovered at a bookstore in Buenos Aires, officials have said. The 1748 book, which was lifted from a private library in the Italian capital, had been offered for sale online at a price of $3,500. Authorities seized it after tracking it down at a bookstore in the Argentine capital’s upscale Recoleta neighborhood, the attorney general’s office said on its website.

 The book is a history of the famous Vatican basilica’s dome and the work to restore it - full title: “Memorie Istoriche Della Gran Cupola Del Tempio Vaticano, E De’ Danni Di Essa, E De’ Restoramenti Loro Divisi In Libri Cinque. Alla Santita Di Nostro Signore Papa Benedetto XIV.”