The Heights of Macchu Picchu.
Translated by Nathaniel Tarn. Preface by Robert Pring-Mill.London: Jonathan Cape, 1966 Stock Code: 132725
First edition in English, first impression, of Neruda's masterpiece, a superb presentation copy from the poet to the publisher, inscribed "Un abrazo a Tom de su amigo Pablo 1970" on the front free endpaper, with Tom Maschler's bookplate to front pastedown. Maschler was the head of Jonathan Cape, and a hugely influential figure in 20th-century literature: he had a particular genius for bringing world-class writers from abroad (such as Neruda, García Marquez, and Derek Walcott) to publish in the UK, and 15 of his authors were awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles gilt to spine. With dust jacket.
Spine cocked, otherwise fine.
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