“Love! Love until the night collapses!: First Edition in English of The Heights of Macchu Picchu; Signed by Nathaniel Tarn

  • The Heights of Macchu Picchu.

The Heights of Macchu Picchu.

Item Number: 89145

London: Jonathan Cape, 1966.

First edition in English of Neruda’s masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by translator Nathaniel Tarn on the half-title page, “On behalf of Pablo Neruda, Nathaniel Tarn 12.01.09.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Also, laid in is 12-line signed note from Tarn. Jacket design by Peter Barber and Nathaniel Tarn. Translated by Nathaniel Tarn. Preface by Robert Pring-Mill. A very sharp example.

"The Heights of Machu Picchu" has been called Pablo Neruda's greatest contribution to poetry—a search for the "indestructible, imperishable life" in all things. Inspired by his journey to the ancient ruins, Neruda calls the lost Incan civilization to "rise up and be born," and also empowers the people of his time.