Small trade paperback. A Judge Dee mystery, originally published in 1961, set in China during the Tang Dynasty (Judge Dee was a real magistrate who lived from 630 to 700 A.D. and whose accomplishments became the basis for legendary feats of detection, as told by storytellers in the following centuries) Illustrated with drawings by van Gulik in Chinese style. Includes an introduction by Donald F. Lach and a historical postscript by the author, a Dutch diplomat, linguist and authority on Chinese history and culture. 209 pp. Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. .ISBN # 0-226-848639
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