The Phantom of the Temple. A Chinese Detective Story - 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.
  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.

Octavo (20.2 x 13.2 cm). pp. [8] 206 [2]. Publisher’s dark navy cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Dust jacket priced ‘18s. NET’ to lower front flap.
  Condition: Fine in very good plus dust jacket, rubbing folds and corners, small patch of abrasion to front panel.   Ref: 108794   Price: HK$ 2,200