The Revolt. PUTNAM WEALE.

The Revolt.

Methuen & Co. Ltd., April 1912. Second Edition. Stock ID #169110

viii +312 and 4 pages of publisher's adverts. Original decorated wrappers of the Methuen's Colonial Library, (This edition is for circulation in India and the Colonies only) bound into decorated papered boards with cloth spine and corners, lettered in gilt with library numbers in gilt at the lower spine. Cancelled library stamp of the Bero-Americkanisches Institut Berlin on the half-title and various other library markings on the endpapers but not affecting the text. Some neat pencil notes on the final. 19 x12cm.

Putnam Weale was the name under which Bertram Lenox Simpson (1877- 1930) wrote many books about China. He is best known for his works of non fiction on China but he also wrote a number of novels of which this is one. Born in England he followed his father into the Chinese Maritime Customs Service leaving the service in 1901. He wrote a great deal about China in the years that followed and became deeply involved in Chinese politics. He was murdered in 1930 and it seems possible that his murder was of a political nature though motive nor killer was ever found. This novel was published after the author was killed.

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