MATERIAL: Hand-Written/Painted
TYPE: Manuscript
DIMENSIONS: 5 1/2 X 8 inches (closed)
COMPONENTS: 56 pages, 5 of which have superb hand painted illustrations of battle tactics
CONDITION: Original covers, contents complete, superb colors 6 details, very good shape for the age.
NOTES: One of the nicest military tactics manuscripts I have owned: Outstanding and original.
REFERENCE EXTERNAL LINKS: Takeda Shingen

ITEM ID: 792
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Illustrated Analysis/Description of Takeda Shingen’s Five Major Battles

DATE
Year: 1865
Decade: 1860s
Century: 19th (1801-1900)
Notes: (There is a date, March 9, 1682, but I'm not completely confident that that is a publication date.)

Japanese manuscript book of Samurai military tactics used by the samurai Takeda Shingen. This manuscript is from the 1800s, but Shingen is much earlier.

Takeda Shingen (武田 信玄, December 1, 1521 – May 13, 1573), of Kai Province, was a pre-eminent daimyō in feudal Japan with exceptional military prestige in the late stage of the Sengoku period. Shingen had been a warlord of great domestic skill and competent military leadership. He was a complicated figure, at times utterly cruel.

According to Cambridge University scholar, Peter Kornicki, “Takeda Shingen lived in the 16th century. This is a copy made in 1865 of a much older manuscript.”

According to scholar Andrew Gebert, “Illustrated Analysis/Description of Takeda Shingen’s Five Major Battles”. The book is from the 1800s, but Shingen is much earlier.”