...ou recueil d'ancins traités sur la guerre composés avant l'ere chrétienne, par différents généraux chinois.
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
(Paris: Didot l'Ainé, 1772), first European edition of Tzu's Art of War
, translated from the original Chinese by Jean Joseph Marie Amiot (1718-1793), 4to (10-1/4 x 8 in.), full calf with gilt, raised bands and applied title plate to spine; marbled endpapers; gilt page edges, complete with thirty-three hand-colored plates depicting military maneuvers and equipment. From the Collection of Robert Jenks, Durham, North Carolina
Binding remains tight; boards worn with chipping to spine; some losses to marbled endpapers; later bookplate present; internally fine with expected toning to leaves.
$2,000 - 4,000