Santiago de Chile: Ediciones de Libreria Neira, . First edition. One of just 500 copies of the first edition. Folio, in stiff self-wrappers. Illustrated by Jose Venturelli with seven full-page woodcuts, the upper cover repeating the first illustration. In Very Good condition overall with some age toning to the wrappers and repairs to the inner hinges, otherwise a very tidy example of this fragile and important work by the Nobel-prize winning author.
"The Heights of Macchu Picchu is the finest and most famous of Neruda's longer poems and provides the key to his earlier work. It was inspired by his journey to Macchu Picchu, the Peruvian Inca city high in the Andes. Neruda's journey takes on all the symbolic qualities of a personal "venture into the interior" as the poem progresses, exploring both the roots of the poet's identity and the history of Latin America." (From the introduction to the Nathaniel Tarn translation in 1966). Very Good (Item #1558)