BENNETT, Arnold (1867-1931). The Loot of Cities. Being the Adventures of a Millionaire in Search of Joy (A Fantasia). London: Alston Rivers, [1905].

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BENNETT, Arnold (1867-1931). The Loot of Cities. Being the Adventures of a Millionaire in Search of Joy (A Fantasia). London: Alston Rivers, [1905].

8o. Original terra cotta cloth, black-lettered on front cover and spine (some soiling and wear along joints); cloth folding case. Provenance: Ernest Marten Smith (signature on front free endpaper).

FIRST EDITION. Cecil Thorold, "the millionaire in search of joy... is a curious character -- combination criminologist, promoter, and Robin Hood... The volume of these opulent operations is unaccountably obscure: actually it is a book of unusual interest, both as an example of Bennett's early work and as an early example of dilettante detectivism" (Queen's Quorum 34).
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