A Good Samaritan returned it to the Washington Heights library in New York with a $100 check.
The dusty, dog-eared tome arrived Monday wrapped in a plain brown envelope, said Jennifer Zarr, manager at the Fort Washington branch in Washington Heights.
Inside the book was a check for $100 and nothing else.
The old-fashioned check-out card tucked in the flap was stamped April 10, 1958.
But library records don’t go back that far, so they can’t find out who took it out in the first place.