Lao Tsu: Tao Te Ching

translation by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English,
with Toinette Lippe

New 2011 Edition - with over 100 new photos printed as high quality duotones

Updated (less patriarchal) translation
Introduction by Jacob Needleman

The Tao Te Ching, the esoterlc but infinitely practical book written most probably in the sixth century B.C, has been translated more frequently than any work except the Bible. This translation of the Chinese classic, which was first published in 1972, has sold more copies than any of the others. It offers the essence of each word and makes Lao Tsu's teaching immediate and alive.

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$22 ISBN: 978-0-307-94930-1
8.5"x11", 184 pages, Vintage trade paperback

There is also a text only edition of this book (no photographs)
$14.95 ISBN: 978-0-679-72434-6-1
5"x8", 111 pages, Vintage paperback

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