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Dee Goong An. Three Murder Cases Solved by Judge Dee. An Old Chinese Detective Novel...[Tokyo: Printed for the Author by Toppan Printing Company, 1949]. Frontispiece portrait of Judge Dee and other illustrations. Pictorial woodcut-decorated boards; light wear at spine and fore-corners. Limited to 1,200 numbered copies signed by Van Gulik and with his seal.  INSCRIBED: “For Anthony Boucher, this is how it started! See p. 231 [about ancient Chinese detective stories]. RH Van Gulik, Kuala Lumpur, July 1961.” Boucher’s ownership label is above the inscription. – The Lacquer Screen. A Chinese Detective Story. [Kuala Lumpur]: Art Printing Works, 1962. Ten illustrations  by the author in Chinese style. Original pictorial red wrappers. INSCRIBED: “For Anthony Boucher, with the author’s best regards, RH Van Gulik, Kuala Lumpur, July ‘62.”