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  1. The Chinese Maze Murders.

    The Chinese Maze Murders.

    A Chinese detective story suggested by three original ancient Chinese plots. With nineteen plates drawn by the author in Chinese style.
    First edition in English, and the first of the mystery stories authored by Robert van Gulik that would establish his popularity. The book was originally written in English, but van Gulik, thinking that the book would have more interest in the East, had had the book translated into Japanese and Chinese first, and only found an English publisher on the strength of its success abroad. Learn More
    £175

    Date of Publication: 1956

    Published: The Hague and Bandung

    Stock Code: 77820

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  2. New Year's Eve in Lan-Fang.
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    New Year's Eve in Lan-Fang.

    A Judge Dee Story.
    First edition, first impression of this Judge Dee story, and one of just 200 copies printed for the author and privately distributed as a Christmas gift to friends of Van Gulik and his wife, Francis. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title: "Met al onze beste wensen voor 1959! Robert en Francis Beyruth, Dec. ‘58". Laid-in is a photograph of van Gulik in his diplomat's uniform. Learn More
    £3,250

    Date of Publication: 1958

    Published: Beirut

    Stock Code: 100038

    Signed: Yes

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  3. The Chinese Nail Murders.
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    The Chinese Nail Murders.

    Judge Dee’s Last Three Cases. A Chinese detective story suggested by original ancient Chinese plots. With eight illustrations drawn by the author in Chinese style.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the half title, "For Anthony Boucher, with the author's best regards! Robert van Gulik. Kuala Lumpur, July 1961". Boucher (1911-1968) was a prominent science fiction author and editor who reviewed genre fiction for the San Francisco Chronicle and New York Times and was a founding editor of The Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1961

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 83557

    Signed: Yes

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