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The Emperor's Pearl - Robert H. Van Gulik

1963 - Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York - First American edition
The eighth book in the Judge Dee series, and chronologically fifteenth tale, being set in China 669 AD.

With eight illustrations, a plan of Mr Kou’s library, and orange coated endpapers illustrated in white showing the Poo-yang Dragon Boat race in progress, all from Chinese style woodblocks prints by Van Gulik.

The time is 699 A.D. The place is Poo-yang. Here Judge Dee, imperial magistrate, must investigate two deaths: the collapse of a young drummer in the annual dragon-boat race and the murder of a woman in a deserted country estate. The mystery involves the cruel River Goddess, and the legendary Emperor's pearl, as well as a wealthy merchant's lovely, mute, mad wife.
 
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The Phantom of the Temple - Robert H. Van Gulik

1966 - Heinemann, London - First Edition
The fourteenth book in the Judge Dee series, and chronologically eighteenth tale, being set in China 670 AD.

With nine illustrations from woodblock prints, and endpapers illustrated with a sketch map of Lan-fang, in Chinese style by Van Gulik.
 
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The Chinese Lake Murders - Robert H. Van Gulik

1960 - Michael Joseph, London - First English Edition published simultaneously with the American Edition
The fifth book in the Judge Dee series, and chronologically sixth tale, being set in China 666 AD.

A courtesan performs a bewitching dance aboard a flower boat and minutes later is discovered drowned in the waters of a haunted lake... A bride dies on her wedding night and incredibly disappears from her sealed and guarded casket... And soon all the town of Han-yuan murmurs with the whisper of a dreaded, forbidden name - White Lotus. Judge Dee investigates the strange happenings at Han-yuan that begin with a guilty love and lead to a treasonous plot against the Mandate to Heaven.

With twelve illustrations and a plan of a flower boat from woodblock prints, and endpapers illustrated in orange with a
View of Han-yuan to the front and a flower boat to the rear, in Chinese style by Van Gulik. 
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The Red Pavilion - Robert H. Van Gulik

1964 - Heinemann, London - First English edition (First published by Art Printing Works, Kuala Lumpur, 1961)
The tenth book in the Judge Dee series, and chronologically fourteenth tale, being set in China 670 AD. Written in Kuala Lumpur whilst Van Gulik was stationed there as Dutch Ambassador to the federation of Malaya

With six illustrations from woodblock prints, and a
Sketch Map of Paradise Island, in Chinese style by Van Gulik. 
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Poets and Murder - Robert H. Van Gulik

1968 - Heinemann, London - First Edition
The seventeenth and last book in the Judge Dee series, and chronologically the sixteenth tale, being set in China 669 AD.

With eight illustrations from woodblock prints by Van Gulik (one of which is double-page), and illustrated endpapers in Chinese style by Van Gulik showing a
Bird’s-Eye View Of The Residence Of Lo-Kwan-Choong, Magistrate of The District Of Chin-Hwa. 
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The Haunted Monastery - Robert H. Van Gulik

1963 - Heinemann, London - First English Edition (First published by Art Printing Works, Kuala Lumpur, 1961)
A superb copy of the seventh book in the Judge Dee series, and chronologically eighth tale, being set in China 677 AD.

With eight illustrations and one plan from woodblock prints by Van Gulik in Chinese style, and endpapers illustrated with a
Sketch Map of the Monastery.

‘Judge Dee and his entourage, seeking refuge from a mountain storm, become trapped in a Taoist monastery, where the Abbott Jade mysteriously dies after delivering an ecstatic sermon. The monks call it a supernatural experience, but the judge calls it murder’
 
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The Lacquer Screen - Robert H. Van Gulik

1964 - Heinemann, London - First English edition (First published by Art Printing Works, Kuala Lumpur, 1962)
The ninth book in the Judge Dee series, and chronologically fifth tale, being set in China 664 AD. First published in Kuala Lumpur in 1962, whilst Van Gulik was stationed there as Dutch Ambassador to the federation of Malaya

With ten illustrations from woodblock prints by Van Gulik, and endpapers illustrated in red showing a Chinese screen of four panels,
Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. 
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The Monkey and the Tiger - Robert H. Van Gulik

1965 - Heinemann, London - First Edition
The eleventh book in the Judge Dee series, containing two stories The Morning of the Monkey and The Night of the Tiger chronologically seventh and twenty second tale, being set in China 666 and 676 AD respectively.

With eight illustrations and a
Sketchmap of the Flooded Area from woodblock prints, and endpapers illustrated with The Chinese Zodiac, in Chinese style by Van Gulik. 
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Price HK$ 1,500