CHO (SHITEI) AND SHIMIZU (SEKIJO) ED.
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CHO (SHITEI) AND SHIMIZU (SEKIJO) ED.
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CHO (SHITEI) AND SHIMIZU (SEKIJO) ED.
Shinki fu (Book of God's Tools), 5 vols. wood block printed on rice paper in characters detailing the construction and use of various types of cannon, matchlock firearms including multi-barrelled examples, defensive positions, and warfare on horseback, 2 vols. profusely illustrated, contemporary paper wrappers (some insect damage), in later cloth-covered case with bone fasteners, Kyoto, 1808

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  • A copy of an original manuscript of circa 1370-1650
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