Bruce Lee handwritten martial arts notebook (PT41)

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2015-06-26 11:50:50

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Bruce Lee handwritten martial arts notebook (PT41)

A unique Bruce Lee handwritten notebook with original martial art drawings

Bruce Lee's handwritten notebook for his intended book entitled 'The Tao of Chinese Gung Fu'.

The spiral bound notebook, measuring 8.5x11", contains over thirty five pages in Bruce Lee's handwriting and is comprehensively illustrated with Lee's original martial art drawings.

The text is written in English, yet the title on page one is penned in Chinese (translated) 'The Tao of Chinese Kung Fu'.

The work was intended to be published in book form to explain the 'Tao' (principle or way) of Gung Fu.

The notes cover Lee's profound and meaningful thoughts on the higher rationale of the martial arts as well as exercise routines, complete with various illustrations and diagrams in Lee's hand.

A brief excerpt:

"Gung Fu is a special kind of skill; a fine art rather than just a physical exercise or self defense.

To the Chinese 'Gung Fu' is a subtle art of matching the essence of the mind to that of the techniques in which it has to work.

The principles of 'Gung Fu' is not a thing that can be learned, like a science, by fact finding and instruction in facts.

It must give spontaneously, like a flower, in a mind free from emotions and desires."

An intriguing and instructive work that reveals a great deal about the Hollywood action star and martial arts genius.

Ultimately the contents of this notebook were published in the 1997 book entitled 'Bruce Lee: The Tao of Gung Fu - A Study in the Way of Chinese Martial Art (a copy of the book accompanies the notebook).

The provenance is impeccable, coming from the collection of Lee's protg, Taky Kimura, and includes a signed letter of authenticity from Mr Kimura.

Bruce Lee remains one of the world's rarest, most valuable, and sought after signatures.

We have seen 4 page Kung Fu pamphlets signed by Bruce Lee sell for 25,000 ($41,250).

This is the most detailednotebook of Bruce Lee's that we have ever handled, or seen.

It represents great value.

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To purchase this incredible piece of Bruce Lee history please email info@paulfrasercollectibles.com or telephone Adrian Roose on +44 (0) 117 933 9503

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Snelling

2016-06-25 01:52:25

So what did this booket actually sell for?




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