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The Emperor's Pearl - A Chinese Detective Story.

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The Emperor's Pearl - A Chinese Detective Story.


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  • paperback
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VG++./No dw/dj,wraps as issued.
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About This Item

UK,slim 12mo illustrated p/back,1st edn.[Originally and first UK,8vo HB+ dw/dj,William Heinemann,(London),1963.This the first UK,p/back edn,1966.For copyright reasons,at time of its publication (1966),it was unavailable for sale in the USA.] VG++.No owner inscrptn and no price removal from card over.Bright,crisp,clean,glossy,green background with superimposed colour photographic design by Bruce Robertson, illustrated front cover with black,white-outlined red lettering,a flat,white spine/backstrip having NO reading creases,with green+red letters and black numeral C2431 at foot of same,rear cover with red+green lettered story blurb; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping,creases to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present.Two.parallel vertical creases to front cover and a similar but singular,crease to rear cover - towards spine's rear facing edge/fold; a faint crease to each of the rear corners.Top+fore-edges aged/toned; contents bright,tight and clean - no intentional dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - but an accidental uniform,consecutive,bottom corner crease to last 4 pages (pp157/9 and half-page postscript,Those corner creases leaving a diminishing,fainter visibility,to concomitant area back to pp134.UK,slim 12mo p/back,1st edn,9-157pp [paginated] includes 20 chapters+Postscript,8 full-page b/w line illustrations and a thumbnail b/w sketch of library plan; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages, separate illus+Dramatis Personae lists/tables and to rear the Postscript.
How the drummer of the leading dragonboat fell dead at the winning-post
How the Amber Lady made an assignation with death by the Mandrake Grove
How a trap was laid for a maniac whose perverted lust set off a chain of murders. Judge Dee the Sherlock Holmes of the Tang dynasty solves the riddle of the Emperor's stolen pearl in a dovetailed case of the most intricate workmanship.
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The Emperor's Pearl - A Chinese Detective Story.
With b/w line illustrations by author.
Book condition
Used - VG++.
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No dw/dj,wraps as issued.
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UK,slim 12mo p/back,1st edn.
q52.MODERN FIRSTS2.UK,8vo p/back,1st edn.No ISBN.Chinese detective_crime_murder_Judge Dee fiction.Penguin books_crime.Books new,used,signed,rare. Books new,used,signed,rare.
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Bookdealer/seller established 1984, selling used,new,out-of-print,collectable (vintage and TV tie-in p/backs etc.), modern and second-hand books and book-related ephemera.We specialise in Children's Illustrated books,Modern Firsts,Fiction and Non-fiction - a good, wide range of subjects - Nautical, Naval/ Military,Theatre+Film biography/ autobiography, GENERAL (non-fiction/ reference),author SIGNED copies/edns, and other Collectables.I no longer have a B&M store (established 1984) since 1996,as I then became an internet- based seller exclusively,continuing with Mail Order selling as well.Viewing by arranged appointment(s),book searches undertaken and welcomed.Minimal grade of stock is VG/VG (the exception), the majority around FINE/FINE.[Criteria used - as a bibliophile myself,would I want to see this book on my own personal bookshelves!!] Welcome,and thank you for browsing my stock - enjoy!"WE HAVE WHAT YOU WANT, THOUGH YOU MAY NOT KNOW IT!!"


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