1786 Japanese Military Handwritten NATIONAL DEFENCE Russia Japan War Navy Shihei

SHIHEI, Hayashi

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An interesting 18th century woodblock-print of ‘A Treatise on National Defense of a Maritime Nation.’ Considering the situation in Russia of that time, Shihei expressed his opinion on the national defense of Japan as a maritime nation. This book offended the governmental authorities, the woodcuts were confiscated, and Shihei was put under confinement for the rest of his life.

 

This finely illustrated handwritten work includes:

  • Weaponry
  • Katana
  • Bow and Arrows
  • Ships
  • Defenses Maps
  • Catapults
  • Building Defenses
  • Sling shots
  • And more!

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1786 Japanese Military Handwritten NATIONAL DEFENCE Russia Japan War Navy Shihei

 

An interesting 18th century woodblock-print of ‘A Treatise on National Defense of a Maritime Nation.’ Considering the situation in Russia of that time, Shihei expressed his opinion on the national defense of Japan as a maritime nation. This book offended the governmental authorities, the woodcuts were confiscated, and Shihei was put under confinement for the rest of his life.

 

This finely illustrated handwritten work includes:

  • Weaponry
  • Katana
  • Bow and Arrows
  • Ships
  • Defenses Maps
  • Catapults
  • Building Defenses
  • Sling shots
  • And more!

 

This rare 1786 edition is written in the typical column handwritten format!

 

Item number: #8672

Price: $1950

 

SHIHEI, Hayashi

 

 A Treatise on National Defense of a Maritime Nation (Kaikoku Heidan) 海国兵談 (かいこくへいだん)

 

Japan: Tenmei 6 [1786].

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 16 books in 4 volumes
  • References: Iwanami, Kokusho So Mokuroku 16864
  • Language: Japanese
  • Binding: Softcover; tight & secure
  • Size: ~10in X 6.5in (25.5cm x 16.5cm)
  • Exceedingly rare and desirable with no other example for sale worldwide

 

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8672

Categories

Military & War

Arts & Architecture

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Authors

SHIHEI, Hayashi

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

Other

Binding

Softcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete