New York: Columbia University Press, 1999. Hardcover. [Hardbound issue]: xv, 275p., first edition clothbacked boards titled silverfoil, in dust jacket. Entirely sound, clean and unmarked, an as-new copy. Translations from the Asian Classics [series].
From dj: The author "has uncovered China's oldest mystical text - the original expression of Taoist philosophy - and presents it here with a complete translation and commentary.. "Documents recovered from the tombs of China's ancient elite have sparked a revolution in scholarship about early Chinese thought .. revealing the possibility of a much deeper continuity between early 'philosophical' Taoism and the later Taoist religion than scholars had previously suspected"