Wang the Ninth The Story of a Chinese Boy. PUTNAM WEALE.

Wang the Ninth The Story of a Chinese Boy.

London. W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. Stock ID #169114

252pp + 6 pages of publisher's advertisments at rear. Blue cloth covered boards titled in blind on the upper board and lettered in gilt on the spine, cloth slightly creased, corners and edges bumped and grazed, small split to the head of spine, endpapers browned and with prior owner signature, very neat pencilled notes last blank, still a very good firm and clean copy, better than it sounds. 20 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.

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