Murder in Canton. A Chinese Detective Story - Robert H. Van Gulik 1967 - Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York - First American edition [States 1966 but actually published in 1967] A sharp copy of the thirteenth book in the Judge Dee series, and chronologically the last tale, being set in China 680 AD.

With twelve illustrations from woodblock prints, and red endpapers illustrated in white with a
Sketchmap of Canton, in Chinese style by Van Gulik.
  Dr. Robert Hans Van Gulik (1910-67) got his Ph.D. in Oriental languages at the age of 24, knew fluently about fifteen languages, produced a vast body of sometimes groundbreaking scholarly works on (mainly) Chinese culture, achieved a high proficiency in Chinese calligraphy and in playing the Chinese lute, very much like a mandarin of old times. His collection of Chinese artifacts and rare books merited a specific sale at Christie’s in 1983. Whilst doing all this he rose to become Netherlands ambassador to Japan before retiring, with his pet gibbon.

pp. [8] 208. In publisher’s grey beige cloth, lettered in orange to spine, and with vignette of cricket in a cage to front panel. Dust jacket priced at $3.95 to front flap.
  Condition: Near fine, hint of 4cm bookplate to front free endpaper, in near fine jacket, moderate sunning to spine   Ref: 107804   Price: HK$ 1,500