Good Condition. Size: Mass Market Paperback. Reprint. Light scuffing and wear; yellowing; sound binding. Includes Five Auspicious Clouds; The Red Tape Murder; He Came with the Rain; The Murder on the Lotus Pond; The Two Beggars; The Wrong Swords; The Coffins of the Emperor; Murder on New Year's Eve. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: Mystery; Inventory No: 116267.
Octavo, boards. First edition. "The Judge Dee stories are certainly the finest ethnographic detective novels in English. The have been widely acclaimed for their originality, skillful plotting and characterizations. They are also fascinating for the vivid pictures they give of Chinese life..." Pederson (ed. ): St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers (4th ed. ), pp. 1009-10. "...they are...superb historical set pieces, offering graphic portraits of daily life in medieval China." Pronzini & Muller, 1001 Midnights: The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 808-809. Small previous owner's bookplate to front paste-down, hidden by jacket flap. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with small closed tear at lower edge of front panel, some mild rubbing, mainly to spine ends and corner tips, some light rubbing to rear panel, and mild fading to spine panel. (#137104)
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Illustrated throughout in black and white. Outer page edges age darkened. Dustjacket is clipped, with wear to outer corners and head and heel of spine panel, a few stains to spine panel.
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