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THE BOOK OF WAR : The Military Classic of the Far East.
John Murray, Albemarle St., London, 1908. Translated from the Chinese by Captain E.F. Calthrop, R.F.A. First British Edition, First English Language Edition. Octavo. 132pp. [light toning] Original Green Cloth, [light wear] gilt title to spine and upper board with red centre device and borders in red. [Calthrop served in the Far East as a language officer observing the Russo-Japanese War, he found himself tempted by the previously untranslated writings of Sun Tzu and Wu Tzu.] The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the 5th century BC. Attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu. The text is composed of thirteen chapters each devoted to one aspect of warefare, six chapters Sayings of Wu Tzu. It is commonly thought of as a definitive work on military strategy and tactics, it has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond. Rare in Excellent Condition.
Bookseller: HALEWOOD : ABA:ILAB : Booksellers :1867 [PRESTON, United Kingdom]
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