Buenos Aires: Editorial Losada, 1961. 1st Edition. Large octavo, publisher's stiff illustrated wraps, french flaps.
First edition of Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda’s 1961 poetry collection. Published ten years prior to his winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, Cantos Ceremoniales ("Ceremonial Songs") gathers ten previously unpublished poems, including "El sobrino de Occidente," which anticipates the autobiographical aspects of his monumental verse work Memorial de Isla Negra (1964). Published by Argentinian publishing house Editorial Losada, and coincidentally from the collection of Robert Losada, a lesser Beat poet from New York who cited Neruda as one of his biggest influences, with his signature to front endpaper. Moderate toning and edgewear to fragile wraps. Very good. Item #6664