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																Heights of Macchu Picchu by  Edward (Artist)  John (Translator); Ranney
	 - Hardcover
			 - Limited Edition
			 - 1998
		 - from Swan's Fine Books (SKU: CNJL385)

Heights of Macchu Picchu

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Heights of Macchu Picchu

by Neruda, Pablo; Felstiner, John (Translator); Ranney, Edward (Artist)

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[New York]: The Limited Editions Club, 1998. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Ranney, Edward. Quarto size, 30 pp., signed by Edward Ranney. Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (born Ricardo Eliecer Neftali Reyes y Bosoalto, 1904-1973) became known as a poet at the young age of 10 years and began publishing his verse at 15; Gabriel Garcia Marquez once called Neruda "the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language", and he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971.

This volume is a portion of the Canto General (General Song) which consists of more than 15,000 lines, being a telling of the entire American Western Hemisphere from an Hispanic American perspective; it is a beautiful poem of praise to the continent as it flourished before the arrival of the Spanish.

Wonderfully brought to life by the photogravures of the work of Edward Ranney (b. 1942), who has been internationally recognized for his images of Inca and Mayan landscapes and architecture; Scientific American commented that Ranney did "more than any other photographer to show the works of the Incas as they are set into numinous mountain landscapes that somehow called forth those superb forms into stone" (N.B., above info from Wiki and the monthly newsletter).

___DESCRIPTION: Bound in rough green linen over boards, black leather spine label with gilt lettering, text presented in both Spanish and English in two columns, the ten photogravures bound in throughout the text; type Monotype Centaur on Velin Arches, printed at the Golgonooza Letter Foundry with the photogravures made and printed by Jon Goodman, oblong, being approximately 12" tall and 14.5" wide, unpaginated with fifteen printed leaves; limited edition of 300, this no. 56, signed by Edward Ranney; monthly newsletter loosely laid in. The clamshell box is covered in black linen cloth, black leather spine label with gilt lettering, lined inside with black velvet.

___CONDITION: Fine, the dark green binding bright and unfaded, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, perfectly straight corners with no rubbing, the interior is clean and bright, and it is entirely free of prior owner markings - crisp, as new. The monthly newsletter is also fine, as is the clamshell box.

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Heights of Macchu Picchu
Neruda, Pablo; Felstiner, John (Translator); Ranney, Edward (Artist)
Ranney, Edward
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second hand - Fine
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Limited Edition
The Limited Editions Club
Place of Publication
[New York]
Date Published
Poetry, Photogravures, Edward Ranney, Golgonooza Letter Foundry, Jon Goodman, Chilean Poetry, Nobel Prize Winner, Nobel Prize Poetry

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