The Child In The Bamboo Grove
LE CAIN, Errol (illustrator).  Rosemary HARRIS (author). The Child In The Bamboo Grove.

LE CAIN, Errol (illustrator). Rosemary HARRIS (author). The Child In The Bamboo Grove.

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LE CAIN, Errol (illustrator). Rosemary HARRIS (author). The Child In The Bamboo Grove. London; Faber And Faber Limited. 1971.

Royal 8vo. Original pictorial boards with wrap-around design by Le Cain, pictorial pastedowns, in repeat dustwrapper; pp. [28]; strikingly illustrated throughout in colour, after the Japanese; a near fine, uninscribed copy protected by a similarly fresh dustwrapper, irregularly price-clipped to front flap, and with tiny abrasions to spine ends and forecorner tips.
First edition of this early Le Cain title. A traditional Japanese fairy tale about a bamboo cutter who finds a tiny child inside a reed. This infant, who grows to become a woman of exceptional beauty, sets her potential suitors impossible tasks to prove their worth, according to the archetypal pattern, before eventually escaping earth to return to her true home.

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