Notes: A collection of Neruda's poems printed for free public distribution in Chile in honor of his winning the Nobel Prize in literature.
The poems were selected by Homero Arce, with the help of the author. Chilean president Salvador Allende contributed the introduction. Neruda and his publisher both waived their royalties so that the book could be given away.
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). Old tide-mark along the top edge of the page block, most visible on the first ten pages or so; previous owner's ownership stamp on first blank, else generally very good. This copy is inscribed by Neruda, who died on September 23, 1973, less than a year after this book was published: "A Jadille Baza, Pablo Neruda, Isla Negra 1973." The inscription is in Neruda's usual green ink, with a drawing of a flower, one of his frequent inscription embellishments.
Publication: [Santiago de Chile]: Ministerio de Educación Pública? (Impreso en los Talleres Gráficos García), 1972.
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