NERUDA, Pablo.

The Heights of Macchu Picchu.

Translated by Nathaniel Tarn. Preface by Robert Pring-Mill.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1966 Stock Code: 132725
£5,000.00

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First English-language edition, 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.

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Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles gilt to spine. With the dust jacket.

Condition

Spine cocked, otherwise fine.

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