GULIK, Robert van.
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. Scarce.
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Octavo, pp. 32. Cream wrappers, front wrapper printed in brown. Frontispiece in black and white, decorations in red. Wrappers a little creased, occasional light foxing to contents; an excellent copy.