Book Collection - Robert Van Gulik

van Gulik, Robert Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan 1938 (December) Asiatic Society of Japan Tokyo. First edition. Five articles about Asia, including the first appearance of "On Three Antique Lutes" by Robert van Gulik. Fine.

van Gulik, Robert Dee Goong An 1949 Toppan Printing Japan. First edition. Author's first Judge Dee book, self-published, number 852 of 1200 copies, with author's signature and Chinese seal on the limitation page. "Review Copy" written in ink on the ffep in the author's hand. A few scrapes on the bottom edge, rubbing to the spine, else fine in pictorial (wood print) covers. Rare in such beautiful condition.

van Gulik, Robert Labyrinth in Lan-Fang 1957 W. Van Hoeve Netherlands. First edition. "The Chinese Maze Murders." 256 pages, 5.5 x 7.5 inches. Near fine in glossy illustrated boards.

van Gulik, Robert Fantoom in Foe-lai 1958 W. Van Hoeve Netherlands. First edition. "The Chinese Gold Murders", Judge Dee's first three cases. 173 pages, 5.5 x 7.5 inches. Near fine in glossy illustrated boards.

van Gulik, Robert The Chinese Lake Murders 1960 Harper & Brothers NY. First American edition. Very good except for spine damage and fading.

van Gulik, Robert The Chinese Maze Murders 1960 W. Van Hoeve Netherlands. First Dutch edition. Very good in flexible boards.

van Gulik, Robert Nagels in Ning-tsjo 1960 W. Van Hoeve Netherlands. First edition. "The Chinese Nail Murders." 175 pages, 5.5 x 7.5 inches. Near fine in glossy illustrated boards.

van Gulik, Robert The Chinese Nails Murders 1961 Michael Joseph UK. First British edition (preceded only by the Dutch edition.) As described in the introduction, this was to be the fifth and last of the 'Judge Dee' books. Fine in slightly soiled DW.

van Gulik, Robert Sexual Life in Ancient China 1961 E. J. Brill Leiden, Netherlands. First edition. "A Preliminary Survey of Chinese Sex and Society From Ca. 1500 B.C. till 1644 A.D." 392 pp. Quite rare in dust jacket. Near fine in very good DW with chips and tears.

van Gulik, Robert The Chinese Lake Murders 1962 W. Van Hoeve Netherlands. First Dutch edition. Fine in flexible boards.

van Gulik, Robert Meer van Mien-yuan 1962 W. Van Hoeve Netherlands. Second printing. "The Chinese Lake Murders." 199 pages, 5.5 x 7.5 inches. Fine in glossy illustrated boards.

van Gulik, Robert The Red Pavilion 1962 Art Printing Works Kuala Lumpur, Malaya. Second edition. This edition was printed in Kuala Lampur by the author after London refused to print more than one "Judge Dee" book a year. Scarce. Slight spine lean, ownership signature on half-title page, else near fine in stiff cardboard wrappers. A beautiful copy.

van Gulik, Robert De Parel van de Keizer 1963 W. Van Hoeve Netherlands. First edition. "The Emperor's Pearl." 203 pages, 5.5 x 7.5 inches. Near fine in glossy illustrated boards.

van Gulik, Robert The Haunted Monastery 1963 Heinemann UK. First British edition (preceded only by Dutch edition). Fine in DW slightly soiled and dampstained.

van Gulik, Robert The Red Pavilion 1964 Heinemann UK. Uncorrected proof of the first British edition. Spine slanted and scuffed, covers dirty and slightly creased, else very good inprinted wrappers.

van Gulik, Robert Vier Vingers 1964 Boekenweek Rotterdam. First edition. This is the first publication in the world of this story, and the text is written in Dutch. The English edition, The Monkey and the Tiger, appeared the following year. This true first edition of Vier Vingers, Four Fingers, is a paperback, illustrated by the author and with an illustrated cover. The edition was never for sale, but was given out free, during "National Book Week," to those customers who spent a certain amount on buying new books in the Dutch book shops. A Judge Dee mystery. Near fine in pictorial wrappers.

van Gulik, Robert Vier Vingers 1964 Boekenweek Rotterdam. First edition. This is the first publication in the world of this story, and the text is written in Dutch. The English edition, The Monkey and the Tiger, appeared the following year. This true first edition of Vier Vingers, Four Fingers, is a paperback, illustrated by the author and with an illustrated cover. The edition was never for sale, but was given out free, during "National Book Week," to those customers who spent a certain amount on buying new books in the Dutch book shops. A Judge Dee mystery. Near fine in pictorial wrappers.

van Gulik, Robert The Monkey and the Tiger 1965 Scribners NY. First American edition. Fine in price-clipped DW with slight creases at top edge.

van Gulik, Robert The Monkey and the Tiger 1965 Scribners NY. First American edition. Fine in DW.

van Gulik, Robert The Willow Pattern 1965 Heinemann UK. First edition. Uncorrected proof slip from Scribner's laid in; apparently this was used as a review copy for the American edition. Fine.

van Gulik, Robert The Willow Pattern 1965 Scribners NY. First American edition. Fine in price-clipped DW.

van Gulik, Robert The Phantom of the Temple 1966 Heinemann UK. First edition. Front pastedown rubbed and foxed, slight foxing on bottom of page block, else fine in near-fine DW.

van Gulik, Robert Judge Dee At Work 1967 Scribners NY. First American edition. Ex-library, fine in DW except for the usual defacements.

van Gulik, Robert Necklace and Calabash 1967 Scribners NY. First American edition. Ex-library, fine in DW except for the usual defacements.

van Gulik, Robert Necklace and Calabash 1967 W. Van Hoeve Netherlands. First Dutch edition. Very good in pictorial wrappers.

van Gulik, Robert Poets and Murder 1968 Scribners NY. First American edition. Ex-library, fine in DW except for the usual defacements.

van Gulik, Robert The Lacquer Screen 1969 Scribners NY. First American edition. Fine in DW.

van Gulik, Robert The Given Day 1984 Dennis McMillan TX. First English language and first hardcover edition. Number 67 of 300 copies, signed by Janwillem Van de Wetering, author of the postscript. Author's only non-"Judge Dee" mystery. Fine in DW.


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