NERUDA, Pablo.

Primeros poemos de amor.

Madrid: Ediciones Héroe, 1936 Stock Code: 142298
£1,750.00
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First edition, one of 500 copies, of this collection of love poems by Neruda, essentially a condensed version of his famous and rare second collection Viente poemas de amor y una canción desesperada, originally published in Chile by Nascimento in 1924.

The poems included in this Madrid edition are poems 1, 4, 9, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, and La Canción Desperada, of the original Viente poemas. The manuscript poetry added at the end is in an unknown hand, but is early (dated 1940), and either addressed to, or signed by, an "Elena".

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Description

Octavo. Original yellow boards, titles in black, marbled endpapers.

Condition

Spine nearly rebacked with yellow cloth, corners lightly worn and some minor dust soiling to covers, but still a bright copy, internally sound and clean, but for last three pages inscribed with lines of poetry in an unknown hand, dated 25 March 1940. Very good condition.

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