2007. First Edition Thus. Limited to 3000 copies. 3 volumes. Text in Chinese and English. Beautifully bound in silk brocade covered boards with text printed on silk cloth made up of 155000 fine silk fibers and 265000000 interwoven points; color image at front of each text volume. A fine and uncommon set of this most influential strategy text in East Asian warfare which also has a profound influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond. Item #18101
The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the Spring and Autumn period in 5th century BC. The work, which is attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu ("Master Sun", also spelled Sunzi), is composed of 13 chapters. Each one is devoted to a distinct aspect of warfare and how that applies to military strategy and tactics.