The Silver Sutra: The Story of a Curse. PUTNAM WEALE.

The Silver Sutra: The Story of a Curse

William Heinemann Ltd., 1934. First Edition. Stock ID #169112

Blue cloth covered boards stamped in blind with the head of a Buddha, and lettered in silver on the spine. 363pp +10 pages of publisher's adverts. Cloth faded and upper covr a little marked, internally clean and tight. 19 x 13cm.

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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