THE CHINESE LAKE MURDERS: Three Cases Solved by Judge Dee.
Edition: First US printing.
New York: Harper & Brothers, (1960) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third Judge Dee book which includes three mysteries suggested by original Chinese plots and set in China during the Tang Dynasty. Judge Dee was a real magistrate who lived from 630 to 700 A.D. and whose accomplishments became the basis for legendary feats of detection, as told by storytellers in the following centuries. Illustrated with twelve drawings by van Gulik in Chinese style. Includes a historical postscript by the author, a Dutch diplomat, linguist and authority on Chinese history and culture. x, 211 pp. Illustrated endpapers. Dust jacket by Olivia Kahn
Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (corners bumped, wear to the dj at the ends of the spine and the corner folds with some paper loss) Original price of 3.95 still present.