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    Robert van Gulik. The Chinese Maze Murders. The Hague and Bandung: W. Van Hoeve Ltd., 1956. First edition in English. Personal copy of Vincent Starrett. Octavo. 322 pages. Illustrated with nineteen plates and map on front endpapers done by the author. Publisher's red-stamped black cloth; original illustrated dust jacket and bellyband. Minor edgewear. Minor soiling on rear endpapers. Internally clean; top edge slightly darkened, minor edgewear. Dust jacket unclipped (no price listed) and black belly band printed in white with testimonial from Agatha Christie; dust jacket with minor edgewear, spine panel sunned, somewhat rubbed, bellyband slightly rubbed. Near fine book with very good dust jacket. "Agatha Christie says about THE CHINESE MAZE MURDERS, I enjoyed the book immensely. The whole thing has great charm and freshness and I hope it will have great success." (from the promotional band).

    First edition in English, preceding the first UK edition by six years (Michael Joseph, 1962).

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