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1 Van Gulik, Robert Necklace and Calabash
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1967 0684163292 / 9780684163291 Mass Market Paperback Very Good- 
Illustrated by Van Gulik, Robert

Spine slightly slanted/creased, slight edgewear/bumping. With eight illustrations drawn by the author in Chinese style. A nice, clean, unmarked copy.

"Judge Dee’s fishing vacation plans are suddenly shattered when the inn cashier is found slain in a river. When he is summoned to the Emperor’s palace to find the princess’s stolen pearl necklace, he wonders: could the theft be connected to the cashier’s death? And what of Master Gourd and the sinister Lang Liu? Only the master detective of ancient Lang Liu? Only the master detective of ancient China can come to grips with the tangled mystery."; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall
003821 
Price: 6.50 USD

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2 Van Gulik, Robert The Chinese Bell Murders
New York Harper & Brothers 1958 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Illustrated by Van Gulik, Robert H.

Corners bumped. A clean, tight very attractive copy of this novel originally published in Tokyo 1951. Includes 15 plates drawn by the author in Chinese style.

"The Chinese Bell Murders is the first 'Judge Dee Mystery' to appear in the United States. Each 'Judge Dee Mystery' is based upon three original old Chinese plots, rewritten as one continuous story, centering round Judge Dee, one of the most famous ancient Chinese master detectives who lived in the 7th century AD The aim of the series is to present Chinese-style detective novels that give the Chinese as they were wont to describe themselves in their own crime literature-which flourished in China already many centuries ago."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
001627 
Price: 49.95 USD

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3 Van Gulik, Robert The Chinese Bell Murders
Chicago University of Chicago Press 1980 Fifth Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good- 
Illustrated by Van Gulik, Robert H.

Novel originally published in Tokyo 1951. One crease on spine, minor edgewear/bumping, PO name inside. Cracked at "Sketch Map of Poo-Yang" in front of book. Includes 15 plates drawn by the author in Chinese style.

"The Chinese Bell Murders is the first 'Judge Dee Mystery' to appear in the United States. Each 'Judge Dee Mystery' is based upon three original old Chinese plots, rewritten as one continuous story, centering round Judge Dee, one of the most famous ancient Chinese master detectives who lived in the 7th century AD The aim of the series is to present Chinese-style detective novels that give the Chinese as they were wont to describe themselves in their own crime literature-which flourished in China already many centuries ago."; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall
004439 
Price: 4.95 USD

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4 Van Gulik, Robert The Chinese Bell Murders
Chicago University of Chicago Press 1984 0226848620 / 9780226848624 Seventh Printing Mass Market Paperback Good 
Illustrated by Van Gulik, Robert H.

Novel originally published in Tokyo 1951. Spine somewhat creased, slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear, covers a bit creased with some rubbing. Text is clean and unmarked. Includes 15 plates drawn by the author in Chinese style, and an introduction by Donald F. Lach (Univ. of Chicago).

"The Chinese Bell Murders is the first 'Judge Dee Mystery' to appear in the United States. Each 'Judge Dee Mystery' is based upon three original old Chinese plots, rewritten as one continuous story, centering round Judge Dee, one of the most famous ancient Chinese master detectives who lived in the 7th century AD The aim of the series is to present Chinese-style detective novels that give the Chinese as they were wont to describe themselves in their own crime literature-which flourished in China already many centuries ago."; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall
005466 
Price: 4.70 USD

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5 Van Gulik, Robert The Emperor's Pearl (A Judge Dee mystery)
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1963 0684173182 / 9780684173184 Mass Market Paperback Very Good 


Spine very slightly slanted minor edgewear. Text is bright and clean.

"On the night of the Poo-yang dragonboat races, the drummer of the favorite boat collapses, poisoned. Investigation of this murder soon plunges the incomparable Judge Dee into an intricate puzzle involving a string of deaths, a missing domino, a malevolent River Goddess, and the unsolved, century-old theft of the legendary Emperor's Pearl."; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall
006773 
Price: 4.95 USD

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6 Van Gulik, Robert H. The Haunted Monastery and the Chinese Maze Murders : A Judge Dee Mystery
New York Dover Publications, Incorporated 1977 0486235025 / 9780486235028 First Thus Trade Paperback Good+ 
Illustrated by Van Gulik, Robert H.

Some bumping/edgewear, 4 pages wrinkled, likely from dampness, a couple pages lightly stained, front cover bowed out a bit, spine slightly slanted. Overall a nice copy.

Two Judge Dee novels in one volume.
The Haunted Monastery: Judge Dee and his wives seek refuge from a violent mountain storm and are plunged into a bizarre series of interrelated crimes. Three women have been murdered in the monastery; Dee has seen something impossible, perhaps supernatural, and inexplicable events flash forth. . . Abbot Jade Mirror is dead, and the present Abbot lives in vivid fear of someone, or perhaps. . . something." The Chinese Maze Murders: "A mysterious garden maze, enormous, overgrown, almost impenetrable, with secret places; a hidden message in a scroll painting; a ruthless robber lord who has decreed Dee’s death; a hidden murderer with a penchant for torturing and killing women are among the problems which Dee encounters and solves."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
002562 
Price: 8.50 USD

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7 Van Gulik, Robert The Lacquer Screen
New York Garland Publishing, Inc. 1983 0824049519 / 9780824049515 Reprint Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Illustrated by Van Gulik, Robert

Ex-library with typical stamps, stickers, and markings. Green cloth with black lettering on spine, 181 pp. Spine is slanted, binding loose, corners chipped, significant edge wear and chipping expecially to top and base of spine, some rubbing. Interior is clean and unmarked. Basically a good reading copy.

Written in 1961, with the first American publication in 1967, this reprint is number 47 in the Garland Series "50 Classics of Crime Fiction 1950-1975". Chosen and introduced by Jacques Barzun and Wendell Hertig Taylor. Postscript by the author.
Set in the year 663 or 664 A. D., this is another mystery solved by Judge Dee, assisted by Chiao Tai, during Judge Dee's brief sojourn in the district Wei-Ping. "Van Gulik prefers the triple plot, in which three strands of action are first shown as unconnected and gradually intertwine. In the present tale the ultimate unity is reinforced by a surprise ending closely linked to the opening. It is also the richest in characters, the strongest in passion, and the least suggestive of Hollywood gangster movies - in short Van Gulik's finest performance." (from the Introduction) .
10 b/w illustrations by the author, along with reproductions of the four panels of the laquer screen. There is also a list of the two Crime Classics series (1900-50 and 1950-75).; Ex-Library; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
005463 
Price: 19.95 USD

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8 Van Gulik, Robert The Red Pavilion (A Judge Dee Mystery)
Chicago University of Chicago Press 1994 0226848736 / 9780226848730 Trade Paperback Very Good 
Illustrated by Van Gulik, Robert

Small trade paperback (7" x 4.75"), 173 pp, 6 b/w illustrations by van Gulik done in 16th century Chinese illustrated blockprints, sketch map of Paradise Island. Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear and a little rubbing. Interior bright and clean. A nice copy.

Three short cases of Judge Dee -- 'The Case of the Callous Courtesan', 'The Case of the Amorous Academician', and 'The Case of the Unlucky Lovers'.
"Judge Dee, the bearded detective of ancient China, was only passing through Paradise Island on his way home from the capital when the local magistrate, his old friend Lo, asked him to wind up a suicide case for him. 'A mere matter of route', his genial colleague calls it - before he himself beats a hasty retreat from the notorious island amusement resort, thriving on gambling, prostitution, and debauchery. Left to deal with the baffling situation, the judge is at once involved in the promiscuous love life of a beautiful courtesan, has to deal with rape and murder, and gets enmeshed in a gruesome old crime, committed thiry years before. "; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall
007040 
Price: 9.25 USD

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