Cien Sonetos de Amor
Buenos Aires: Editorial Losada, S.A., .
Octavo. Full white linen with dark red title label gilt to spine, endpapers illustrated by Campagnola. 1f. (recto half-title, verso "Poetas de España y America), 2ff. (frontispiece in color), 1f. (recto title printed in red and black, verso copyright), -8 (printed dedication to Matilde Urrutia dated October, 1959), 124 pp., 1f. (recto blank, verso limitation statement). In light gray dustjacket illustrated by Baldessari printed in red, black, and teal blue.
With double-page frontispiece in color by Titian (Adam and Eve, frontispiece), and 4 additional double-page plates in color preceding each of the four sections of the work (Mañana, Mediodia, Tarde, and Noche) by Velázquez (Venus and Cupid), Giorgione (Sleeping Venus), Veronese (Mars and Venus), and Tintoretto (Susana in the Bath).
Binding slightly worn, browned, and warped; dustjacket worn. Creasing to upper inner margins of a number of leaves.
First Edition, with "Esta Edición Definitiva" to colophon.
Considered the national poet of Chile, Gabriel Garcia Márquez called Neruda "the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language." Mendoza: The Fragrance of Guava: Conversations with Gabriel García Márquez, p. 49, 1 March 1983.
Lauridsen set both Neruda's Soneto de la Noche and Ya Eres Mía.
Price: $400.00 other currencies