The Monkey and the Tiger. Two Chinese Detective Stories - 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.
  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 (18.9 x 12.4 cm) pp. vii [1] 144. Publisher’s brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust jacket priced at ‘16s. NET’ to lower corner of front flap.
  Condition: Near fine, light spotting to foredge a little heavier to top edge, in near fine dust jacket with only a modicum of of the usual sunning to spine, light wear to spine ends and corners.   Ref: 108858   Price: HK$ 2,200