Ransom (BUSINESS FICTION). Arthur Somers ROCHE.

Ransom (BUSINESS FICTION). New York: George H. Doran Co., (1918).

First Edition. Rare business themed crime novel listed in Hubin in which "the Readjustment Society of the World" plots to control the wealth of the world. "The plot was remarkably simple; the agents of the Society of a type unknown to criminal records. The hero, an idle young man about town, in striving to recover his fortune, which has strangely vanished, stumbles upon an astonishing clue... [with the help] of a girl with both courage and brains, and a delightfully eccentric old Wall Street magnate". Very Good in extremely scarce dustjacket, unfortunately lacking an inch and half at both top and lower spine ends, split along front flap edge, inch chip at top rear panel.

Price: $225.00