De Goong An; Three Murder Cases Solved by Judge Dee. R. H. Van Gulik, intro and notes, trans.

De Goong An; Three Murder Cases Solved by Judge Dee.

Toppan Printing Company, 1949. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Bound in publisher's original black cloth with cover illustration in orange, green and brown. Rear cover has five chinese written characters within a green and brown border. Spine titled in orange lettering with green ornaments above and below. This is Van Gulik's first work of fiction, a translation of a seventeenth century detective story, published in an edition of 1200 numbered copies signed by the author. In a custom made drop back folding (clamshell) box covered in decorative chinese patterned cloth . Near fine condition with a single eighth inch chip at the base of the spine. Near fine condition. Item #9026690

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