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The art of war: Military manual written about BC 510, the original Chinese text appended. Translated, with an introduction, by Cheng Lin [pinyin Zheng Lin] by  6th–5th century BC  Japanese Sonshi) - 1953 - from Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts (SKU: H1251)

The art of war: Military manual written about BC 510, the original Chinese text appended. Translated, with an introduction, by Cheng Lin [pinyin Zheng Lin]

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The art of war: Military manual written about BC 510, the original Chinese text appended. Translated, with an introduction, by Cheng Lin [pinyin Zheng Lin]: [Uniform title: Sunzi Bing fa = Sun Tzu on The art of war. Polyglot (Chinese and English)]

by Sun Tzu (pinyin Sunzi or Sun Zi, Japanese Sonshi), 6th–5th century BC

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¶ Third and last edition of this translation, which was the first attempted by a native speaker of Chinese. The first edition (Chungking 1945) is practically unobtainable. —— Cover title: The art of war. By Suen Wuu. Series: Sino-international library, no. [1]. —— Collation: 208 × 150 mm (8¼ × 6 inches): 30 leaves, paginated left to right (pi)[1–6], i–iii [iv blank], 1–29 [30 blank], right to left (2pi)[1–2], (3pi)1–4 [5] [6 blank], 1–12. Collated perfect.. Binding: Printed wrappers. Condition: Very good, slightly chipped. References: Sunzi / Griffith (1963) 182; Vittinghoff (2001) 179. OCLC 49038763 (Ann Arbor, Berkeley, and Stanford only).

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The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise that was written by Sun Tzu in the 6th century BC, during the Spring and Autumn period. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it is said to be the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time, and still one of the basic texts. The Art of War is one of the oldest and most successful books on military strategy. It has had an influence on Eastern military thinking, business tactics, and beyond.

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Bookseller
Jay Dillon Rare Books + Manuscripts US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
H1251
Title
The art of war: Military manual written about BC 510, the original Chinese text appended. Translated, with an introduction, by Cheng Lin [pinyin Zheng Lin]
Author
Sun Tzu (pinyin Sunzi or Sun Zi, Japanese Sonshi), 6th–5th century BC
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
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Publisher
The World Book Company, Ltd
Place of Publication
Taipei
Date published
1953
Size
Octavo (208 × 150 mm, 8¼ × 6 inches)

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