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Heights of Macchu Picchu ~ Pablo Neruda ~ Photogravures by Edward Ranney

Entonces en la escala de la tierra he subido
entre la atroz maraña de las selvas perdidas
hasta ti, Macchu Picchu.
. . . Madre de piedra, espuma de los cóndores . . .

–Pablo Neruda

Then on the ladder of the earth I climbed
through the lost jungle’s tortured thicket
up to you, Macchu Picchu.
. . .  Mother of stone, spume of condors . . .

–John Felstiner

Artists of the both the eye and the soul here combine their genius to give us a magnificent picture of Macchu Picchu. The ancient and mysterious citadel built by the Incas has piqued human imagination since its discovery in the last century.

The grandeur and mystery of the fortress resound in Pablo Neruda’s poetry. The marvels of these wondrous heights echo in the fascinating detail that you can see in Edward Ranney’s ten magnificent photogravures.

The poem is presented here in the original Spanish with John Felstiner’s English translation printed alongside.

 

  • One volume, 15” x 12”
  • Ten photogravures by Edward Ranney
  • English translation by John Felstiner
  • Edition limited to three hundred numbered copies
  • Newsletter
  • Each signed by Edward Ranney
  • Print portfolios are also available

 

The typography was designed, set in Monotype Centaur and printed by Dan Carr and Julia Ferrari at Golgonooza Letter Foundry in Asheulot, New Hampshire. Jon Goodman made the gravure plates and editioned the prints. The book is bound in a rough green linen that brings to mind the lush green of that mountainside. Black fabric covers its hinged and lined case. 1998. $ 2,500.

 Frontispiece and Title Page

Frontispiece and Title Page

Spanish Text

Spanish Text

English Text

English Text

Photogravure of Macchu Picchu

Photogravure of Macchu Picchu

Spanish Text

Spanish Text

English Text

English Text

Photogravure of Macchu Picchu

Photogravure of Macchu Picchu

Spanish Text

Spanish Text

English Text

English Text

 

Colophon Page

Colophon Page

Newsletter

Newsletter

Book and Cover

Book and Cover