The I Ching, Or, Book of Changes: The Richard Wilhelm Translation Rendered Into English by Cary F. Baynes hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Princeton University Press, 1978, Hardback in dust wrapper.
15th printing. [First Published: 1967 (3rd Edition)] Number 14 in the series.
From the cover: The I Ching, or Book of Changes, is one of the first efforts of the human mind to place itself within the universe. It has exerted a living influence in China for three thousand years, and interest in it has been spreading in the West. First set down in the dawn of history as a book of oracles, the Book of Changes deepened in meaning when ethical values were attached to the oracular pronouncements; it became a book of wisdom, eventually one of the Five Classics of Confucianism, and provided the common source for both Confucianist and Taoist philosophy.
Richard Wilhelms rendering of the I Ching into German, published in 1924, presented it for the first time in a form intelligible to the general reader. Joseph Needham, author of Science and Civilization in China, has called it probably the best translation available. Wilhelm, who translated many other ancient Chinese works and wrote several books on Chinese philosophy and civilization, long resided in China, and his close association with its cultural leaders gave him a unique understanding of the text of the I Ching. In the English translation, every effort has been made to preserve Wilhelms pioneering insight into the spirit of the original.
This third edition, completely reset in a convenient new format, contains a new foreword by Hellmut Wilhelm, the son of Richard Wilhelm and one of the most eminent American scholars of Chinese culture. He discusses his fathers textual methods and summarizes recent studies of the I Ching both in the West and in present-day China. The new edition contains minor textual corrections, bibliographical revisions, and for the first time an index.
Introduction by: C. G. Jung & Helmut Wilhelm
Very Good in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Price Clipped. Previous owners’ inscription to the first blank alongside a pasted on photograph. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Yellow boards with Black Title Plate with Gilt titling to the Spine.
[LXII] 740 pages. Index. 8″ x 5″.
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