"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where": First Edition of The Nobel Prize-Winning Poet’s Classic Work; Signed by Pablo Neruda

  • Twenty Poems.
  • Twenty Poems.
  • Twenty Poems.

Twenty Poems.

Item Number: 88652

London: Rapp & Whiting, 1968.

First edition of Neruda’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Pablo Neruda on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Edwards. Translated by Robert Bly and James Wright. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.

Neruda's second published work, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair initially appeared in Santiago in 1924; Neruda was 19 years old. The work gained a controversial reputation for its arresting eroticism, especially considering its author's very young age. The work remains the best selling poetry book in the Spanish language ever published. "Pablo Neruda is the greatest poet of the twentieth century-in any language" (Gabriel Garcia Marquez).