First Edition of Dance Me To The End of Love; Signed by Leonard Cohen
Dance Me to the End of Love.
Item Number: 403
New York: Welcome Enterprises, 1995.
First edition of Cohen’s work, a lyrical tribute to love. Thin quarto, original illustrated boards. Signed by Leonard Cohen on the title page. Paintings by Henri Matisse. Edited by Linda Sunshine.
Leonard Cohen's song is a lyrical tribute to the miracle of love, the grace it bestows on us and its healing, restorative power. Originally recorded on his Various Positions album, and featured in Cohen's anthology, Stranger Music, this poetic song is gloriously married to the art works by Henri Matisse, perhaps the greatest artist of the twentieth century. "I had this dance within me for a long time," Matisse once said in describing one of his murals. Dance Me to the End of Love is the perfect book for art lovers, song lovers, and all other lovers as well. Contemporary inscription to the front free endpaper, near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Other Books by this Author
New York: HarperCollins, 2006.
Early printing of Cohen’s provocative book of poetry. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Leonard Cohen and Philip Glass on the title page. American composer Philip Glass is widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the late 20th century. Glass collaborated with Cohen on the musical performance adaptation of Book of Longing which premiered in June 2007 in Toronto. Glass composed the piece for seven instruments and a vocal quartet, is additionally contained recorded spoken word performances by Cohen and imagery from his collection. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
“There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in": First Edition of Leonard Cohen's Selected Poems 1956-1968; Signed by Him
New York: The Viking Press, 1968.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Leonard Cohen on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
First Edition of the novel which "introduced postmodernism into Canadian literature" Beautiful Losers; Signed by Leonard Cohen
New York: Viking Press, 1966.
First edition of Cohen’s second and final novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Leonard Cohen on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Gilda Kuhlman. An exceptional example.
But you'll be hearing from me baby, long after I'm gone I'll be speaking to you sweetly From a window In the Tower of Song": First Edition of Leonard Cohen's Stranger Music: Selected Poems and Songs; Signed by Him
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, Inc, 1993.
First edition of this collection of poems and songs. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Leonard Cohen on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Kathleen DiGrado. Jacket photograph by Edward Gajdel.
"It is the kind of book that becomes a law unto itself, simply because there is nothing with which to compare it": First Edition of Leonard Cohens First Novel; Signed by Him
London: Secker & Warburg, 1963.
First British edition, preceding both the Canadian and American publication. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Leonard Cohen on the title page. Near fine in an excellent dust jacket with a touch of rubbing and shelfwear. A nice example.
New York : Powerhouse Books, 2014.
Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated throughout. Signed by Leonard Cohen on the title page. Photographs by Sharon Robinson. Essay by Larry Sloman. In fine condition.
First Edition of of Let Us Compare Mythologies; Inscribed by Leonard Cohen to His Aunt in the year of Publication
Montreal: McGill Poetry Series by Contact Press, 1956.
First edition of Cohen’s first book, which explores philosophy, sexuality, death, a world of violent contrasts that would define his future literary and musical careers. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Aunt Marion with love Leonard Cohen June 1956.” The recipient was Cohen’s mother’s sister. With five full-page line illustrations by Freda Guttman. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An excellent association copy of this rare first book, which reportedly, fewer than 400 copies of the first edition were printed (Nadel, 45).
“And may my bronze name touch always her thousand fingers": Let Us Compare Mythologies; Signed by Leonard Cohen
New York: Ecco Press, 2007.
Early printing of the 50th Anniversary edition of Cohen’s first book. Octavo, original boards, illustrated by Freda Guttman. Signed by Leonard Cohen on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"I threw open the shutters light fell on this poem": First Edition of Leonard Cohen's The Energy of Slaves; Signed by Him
New York: The Viking Press, 1972.
First edition of this collection of poems. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Leonard Cohen on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear. Jacket design by Blanche Simkin.
"Reality is one of the possibilities I cannot afford to ignore": First Edition of Beautiful Losers; Inscribed by Leonard Cohen
New York: The Viking Press, 1966.
First edition of Cohen’s second and final novel. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Matthew all the best Leonard Cohen 2008.” Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with only the lightest of wear. Jacket design by Gilda Kuhlman.
"It's like our visit to the moon or to that other star I guess you go for nothing if you really want to go that far": First Edition of Leonard Cohen's Death of a Lady's Man; Signed by Him
Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1978.
First edition, first state with “Lie down.” on page 94. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Leonard Cohen on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"Charm is a grace. Some lucky people are born with it, but you can earn it": First edition of Eleanore King's Guide to Glamor; Inscribed by her to actress Vivien Leigh
New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc, 1957.
First edition of Eleanore King’s comprehensive guide to charm and poise. Quarto, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by her to actress Vivien Leigh in the year of publication, “For Lovely Vivien Leigh who is the essence of anyone’s “Guide To Glamor.” With every good wish, Eleanore King Kalmus.” The author of Glorify Yourself, Guide to Glamour and Mr. Technicolor, Eleanor King Kalmus became a famous Hollywood beauty consultant in Los Angeles in the early 1950’s, developing close relationships with many of the most iconic actresses of the era, including Vivien Leigh. Eleanore King’s daughter, Eleanore Cammack King, later went on to play “Bonnie Blue Butler”, the headstrong daughter of Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara (played by Clarke Gable and Vivienne Leigh) in the 1939 epic American historical romance Gone with the Wind at the age of five. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few closed tears and chips to the spine. Jacket photography by Burt Owen. A unique association copy.
“Dear Barbara, you remind me of myself and I wish us both that you remain that way": Photograph of Ayn Rand; Inscribed by Her to Barbara Branden
Large signed photograph of Ayn Rand. Inscribed by her to Barbara Branden, “Dear Barbara, you remind me of myself and I wish us both that you remain that way – With love -Ayn June 21, 1951.” While living in New York during the early 1950’s, the recipient, Barbara, and her future husband, Nathaniel Branden, befriended Rand and her husband Frank O’Connor. Not only would the couple go on to become major proponents of Objectivism (establishing the Nathaniel Branden Institute in 1958 with Barbara serving as Rand’s assistant), but their personal lives would be dramatically intertwined with Rand’s. Begrudgingly sanctioned by both Barbara and Frank, Nathaniel began an affair with Ayn in 1954. The secret couple had a very public break in 1968, almost certainly due to Branden’s affair with actress Patrecia Scott who he later married. The photograph measures 8 inches by 10 inches. Matted and framed, which measures 17.5 inches by 19.5 inches. Photographs signed by Rand are rare.
Photographic portrait of Henry James by John Singer Sargent, boldly signed by James and Sargent. The portrait measures 10.5 inches by 13 inches. Double matted and framed. In fine condition. Rare and desirable signed by both James and Sargent.
Engraved bust portrait of Albert Einstein by Hermann Struck. Signed at lower right by Albert Einstein and the artist Hermann Struck. This was the artist’s proof and is cited by him writing (“proof”) on the lower right, in pencil, next to Einstein’s signature. The engraving measures 7 inches by 10.5 inches. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16 inches by 20 inches. Rare and desirable.