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The Chinese Maze Murders - Robert H. Van Gulik

1962 - Michael Joseph, London - First English Edition
A superb copy of the second book in the Judge Dee series, and chronologically seventeenth tale, being set in China 670 AD.

Judge Dee, the master-detective, a 7th century Chinese magistrate famous as a detector of crime, whose name today still is as familiar in China as that of Sherlock Holmes in the West. This book describes some of his amazing exploits, takes us to the mansions of the mighty, to secret haunts of vice and violence, to the hermitage of a sage, to the austere tribunal where Judge Dee patiently unravels the bewildering tangle of political intrigue, cruel crimes and forbidden love.

With seventeen illustrations from woodblock prints by Van Gulik in Chinese style, and endpapers illustrated in red with a
Sketch Map of Lan-fang. 
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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. A Chinese Detective Story - 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.

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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Murder in Canton - Robert H. Van Gulik

1966 - Heinemann, London - First Edition
The thirteenth book in the Judge Dee series, and chronologically the last tale, being set in China 680 AD, one of the scarcer titles in original purple dust jacket.

With twelve illustrations from woodblock prints by Van Gulik, and endpapers illustrated with a
Sketchmap of Canton, in Chinese style by Van Gulik. 
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Judge Dee at Work - Robert H. Van Gulik

1967 - Heinemann, London - First Edition of this collection
The fifteenth book in the Judge Dee series, and chronologically in order the eight tales are 2,3,4,9,12,13,19,20 out of the twenty four Judge Dee tales. With eight illustrations from woodblock prints in Chinese style by Van Gulik.

The Stories are:-
Five Auspicious Clouds - set in the year 663 when Judge Dee was a magistrate of Peng-lai.
The Red Tape Murder - set in the year 663 when Judge Dee was a magistrate of Peng-lai.
He Came with the Rain - set in the year 663 when Judge Dee was a magistrate of Peng-lai.
The Murder on the Lotus Pond - set in the year 666 when Judge Dee was a magistrate of Han-yuan.
The Two Beggars - set in the year 668 when Judge Dee was a magistrate of Poo-yang.
The Wrong Sword - set in the year 668 when Judge Dee was a magistrate of Poo-yang.
The Coffins of the Emperor - set in the year 670 when Judge Dee was a magistrate of Lan-fang.
Murder on New Year's Eve - set in the year 670 when Judge Dee was a magistrate of Lan-fang (this story was privately printed in a run of 200 copies in wrappers by Van Gulik in 1958 as ‘New Year's Eve in Lan-fang’ the text has been very slightly altered). 
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The Red Pavilion - Robert H. Van Gulik

1961 - Art Printing Works, Kuala Lumpur - First Edition
A bright sharp copy of this scarce first edition, one of 2,000 delicate copies, and the first of three Judge Dee titles to be published in Kuala Lumpur, whilst Van Gulik was stationed there as Dutch Ambassador to the federation of Malaya. The tenth book in the Judge Dee series, and chronologically fourteenth tale, being set in China 670 AD.

With six illustrations from woodblock prints, and endpapers illustrated with a
Sketch Map of Paradise Island, in Chinese style by Van Gulik. 
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The Emperor's Pearl - Robert H. Van Gulik

1963 - Heinemann, London - First 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 endpapers showing the Poo-yang Dragon Boat race in progress, all from Chinese style woodblock 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 Cricket Bat and How to Use It. - Nicholas Wanostrocht ‘Felix’ ‘An Old Cricketer’

1863 - Houlston and Wright, London - First Edition, Second Issue
A pretty example of this early and important work by the great ‘Felix’, rare in the original gilt cloth boards.

And with five such mighty cricketers 'twas but natural to win
As Felix, Wenman, Hillyer, Fuller Pilch and Alfred Mynn.

Nicholas ‘Felix’ Wanostrocht (1804-76) was a noted English amateur (’Gentleman’) cricketer, a classical scholar, musician, linguist, inventor, writer and artist. When his father died in 1824 he had inherited the running of his school, aged only nineteen, and he was afraid that the parents of pupils might think that cricket was too frivolous a pastime for a schoolmaster, so he played under the name of ‘Felix’. A specialist left-handed batsman, though he did occasionally bowl underarm slow left-arm orthodox, Felix was a mainstay of the great Kent team of the mid-19th century alongside such players as Alfred Mynn, Fuller Pilch, William Hillyer and Ned Wenman.
 
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