Skip to main content
Go to accessibility options


    Robert Van Gulik. New Year's Eve in Lan-Fang. A Judge Dee Story. Beirut: [By R. H. Van Gulik, printed by "Imprimerie Catholique" Beirut], 1958. First edition, self published in an edition of just 200 copies distributed as a Christmas and New Year's greeting, and now quite scarce. With an Aerogramme one page autograph letter signed to Mr. Broberg mounted to the front free endpaper, dated August 8, 1963 from The Hague. Octavo. 32 pages. Cream wrappers printed on the front. Frontispiece illustration. Very minor soiling and bumping to the edges, still about fine. Housed in a fitted chemise and slipcase.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2020
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 238

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,000 and $3,000,000, plus 12.5% of any amount over $3,000,000 per lot.

    Sold on Oct 15, 2020 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2022 May 13 - 14 Space Exploration Signature® Auction .

    Learn about consigning with us

    You reach a customer base that is in many ways completely unknown to the major auction houses, and your marketing to this base is as professional as one could hope for. As I continue to wind down my holdings.
    Michael Z.,
    Hawthorne, NY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search