In 2003, soon after he had first come across Romance of the Rabbit -Le Roman Du Lievre's 1920s English Translation)-on the stacks of his college library, James Riordan committed one of the worst of possible crimes. He stole the Seagull Library edition of the book -at that time the book was out of print- from the library. It was the exact copy that had first attracted his attention with its delicate appearance. Less than a year later, during a period of homelessness, Riordan lost the book himself.
James Riordan would like to apologize for this act of theft and would also like to promise to one day replace the stolen book.