On the Blue Shore of Silence: Poems of the Sea.
Santa Barbara, CA: Simplemente Maria Press, 2000. One of fifty copies. Twelve prints from Heebner's Isla Negra series of paintings appear in the center of trifolded sheets, with twelve of Neruda's poems of the sea tipped in on either side: the original Spanish at the right, and Alastair Reid's English translation at the left. An arresting confrontation of the sea and its poetic power, printed letterpress, with a uniquely pulp-painted chemise surrounding the folios.
Folio. (4)ff., + 12 unbound trifolded sheets. All housed in a wood and cloth box. Mint. An edition of the book was published in 2004 by HarperCollins/Rayo, in celebration of Neruda's Centenario. A copy is included. Item #30006