A New Translation

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Vintage, New York, 1974, appears 1st pr thus.  ISBN 0-394-71990-5.  Folio soft cover, 163 pages including A Note About the Translators.  Very good; wraps show some edge and cover wear, binding sound, a few age spots on outer page block.  Interior clean and unmarked; black & white photos and illustrations; text in English and Chinese.  ‘Chuang Tsu … developed the doctrines of Taoism with rigorous logic.  His fables and humor are imaginative and poetic, reflecting a brilliant and original mind. … Chuang Tsu transcended the whang cheng, the illusory dust of the world – thus anticipating Zen Buddhism and laying the metaphysical foundation for a state of emptiness or ego transcendence. … The seven “Inner Chapters” presented in this translation are accepted by scholars as being definitely the work of Chuang Tsu.’ (from p. vii)

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