1908 · London
by Sun Tzu; E.F. Calthrop [Translator]
London: John Murray, 1908. First English-language edition. Very Good. First British edition. (First in the English language as well. Never reprinted and there was no American edition of Sun Tzu until World War II.) 132 pp. Publisher's green cloth stamped in red and lettered in gilt. Very Good with a little staining to cloth, light wear, two former owners' names on paste down, pages toned with age, offsetting to a few preliminary pages' text with a little discoloration, a few easily erasable penciled tic marks to margins. Scarce.
A foundational text of military strategy written in the 5th or 4th centuries BC, attributed to Chinese military general Sun Tzu. Its focus is on outsmarting opponents without resorting to physical conflict, which has inspired countless works on strategy, business, and game theory.
(Inventory #: 140941539)