The lofty Tao Te Ching is ascribed to the ancient Taoist Lao Tzu, aka Laozi.
This is Tao Teh King (Tao-te Ching) from the Sacred Books of the East series.
The translator James Legge (1815-97) was a first professor of Chinese at Oxford University (1876-97), and took part in preparing the Sacred Books of the East series of 50 volumes between 1879 and 1891.
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