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Robert van Gulik - The Chinese Lake Murders - First Edition

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VAN GULIK, Robert (1910-1967).

The Chinese Lake Murders. Three cases solved by Judge Dee.

London: Michael Joseph, 1960.

FIRST EDITION, first printing. Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp.270; [2]. Publisher's dark blue cloth, gilt titles to spine, illustrated endpapers, dust-jacket with printed price of 15s net. With twelve illustrations by the author. 

Internally fine, stamp of City Book Store (Kuala Lumpur), to flyleaf, some offset toning to free endpapers, edges toned with some splash marks to fore edge and one to the top edge. Cloth bright and clean. Wrapper slightly darkened to spine, some small chips to extremities. A much better copy than often found. Near fine.