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  • NECKLACE AND CALABASH: A Chinese Detective Story. by van Gulik, Robert (1910 - 1967.)
    van Gulik, Robert (1910 - 1967.)
    NECKLACE AND CALABASH: A Chinese Detective Story.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1971) dj. Hardcover first edition - A Judge Dee mystery set in China during the Tang Dynasty (Judge Dee was a real person who lived from 630 to 700 A.D.) Illustrated with eight drawings by van Gulik in Chinese style. Includes a historical postscript by the author. 144 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-684-106205.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 66081
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  • THE CHINESE LAKE MURDERS: Three Cases Solved by Judge Dee. by van Gulik, Robert (1910 - 1967.)
    van Gulik, Robert (1910 - 1967.)
    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.

    Book ID: 78094
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  • THE CHINESE NAIL MURDERS. by van Gulik, Robert (1910 - 1967.)
    van Gulik, Robert (1910 - 1967.)
    THE CHINESE NAIL MURDERS.

    Edition: Small trade paperback.

    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (1976.). A Judge Dee mystery, originally published in 1961, 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 drawings by van Gulik in Chinese style. Includes an introduction by Donald F. Lach and a historical postscript by the author, a Dutch diplomat, linguist and authority on Chinese history and culture. 209 pp. ISBN: 0-226-848639.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 39062
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