Canadian printing. A Judge Dee mystery, this one finding our protagonist "consorting with criminals as he goes incognito into the underworld of Weiping. Bargaining with thieves, sharing beds with prostitutes, he discovers the evidence to expose among the upper classes fraud, perversion--and murder." 174 pages (including Postscript), cover illustration by Tom Hall. Spine slant/roll, general wear. View More...
New York, Charles Scribner's Sons/Scribner: 1967
Edition: First Edition (A on copyright page)
Seller ID: 015478
Binding: Hard Cover
A Chinese detective story featuring Judge Dee, now in his 50s "when he has already served four years in the capital as President of the Metropolitan Court." Chronologically this one links with 'The Willow Pattern.' Beige cloth w/red decoration to front cover, red lettering to spine, 208 pages (including postscript), illustrated by the author. Minor spine slant, dusty/tanned edges, light tanning, tiny soil mark to right edge of half-title/title pages, light mustiness, in price-clipped dust jacket w/sunned spine, thin impressions, light general wear. Jacket now in protective mylar sl... View More...