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Koichiro Ueda,

Robert Austin,

Photographs by Dana Levy

1978 Later printing. Weatherhill, New York

Quarto.  Gilt letters on full green cloth decorated with the ideogram for bamboo in gold and a rendering of bamboo blind-stamped on the front.  Decorated endpapers, charts, tables, and Bibliography.  The book is in NEAR FINE condition in FINE price clipped, Brodart protected, dust jacket.  215 pp. illustrated from photographs and drawings, many in color. This is a handsome photo essay on the varied functions of bamboo, including its use in architecture, the garden, musical instruments, weapons, and utensils.  There are also chapters on the plant’s lore, versatility and cultivation.