Translations by J.G. Weiss of the Tae-te Ching

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  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. e. 116, German e. 6
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English, and German.
  • Physical Description
      2 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Typescript translations into English and German by J.G. Weiss of the Tae-te Ching, with introduction and notes on the philosopher Lao-tzu.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Gustav Weiss (b 1857).

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

The translations were given to the Library by J.G. Weiss in 1923.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 45692-3.