Poets and Murder. A Chinese Detective Story - Robert Van Gulik 1968 - Heinemann, London - First Edition The seventeenth and last book in the Judge Dee series, and chronologically the sixteenth tale, being set in China 669 AD.

With eight woodblock illustrations by Van Gulik, and illustrated endpapers showing a
Bird’s-Eye View Of The Residence Of Lo-Kwan-Choong, Magistrate of The District Of Chin-Hwa.
  Van Gulik got his PhD degree in Oriental languages at the age of 24, knew fluently about fifteen languages, produced a vast body of sometimes groundbreaking scholarly works on (mainly) Chinese culture, achieved a high proficiency in Chinese calligraphy and in playing the Chinese lute, very much like a mandarin of old times. His collection of Chinese artefacts and rare books merited a specific sale at Christie's in 1983. Whilst doing all this he rose to become Netherlands ambassador to Japan before retiring, with his pet gibbon.

pp. vii [1] 174 [2].
  Condition: Fine in near fine jacket with light rubbing to spine and front panel.   Ref: 106253   Price: HK$ 1,600