Laotzu [Public Domain Image]
The Sayings of Lao Tzu
by Lionel Giles
This is Lionel Giles' translation of the Tao te Ching, from the Wisdom of the East series. Giles (1875-1958) was Keeper of the Department of Oriental Books and Manuscripts at the British Museum. He also translated Sun Tzu's Art of War.
This translation is long out of print, which is a shame, because it is a very clear English rendition of this very difficult and profund text.