“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
Selected Poems 1956-1968.
Item Number: 5739
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.
Leonard Cohen's Selected Poems 1956-1968 contains the full lyric of Suzanne, here called Suzanne Takes You Down, and an embryonic version of True Love Leaves No Traces, a beautiful song from his much maligned album Death of a Ladies' Man, here called As The Mist Leaves No Scar.
Other Books by this Author
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).
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. An exceptional example.
"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.
“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.
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.
First Editions of Lord Skidelsky's Monumental Biography of J.M. Keynes; Each volume inscribed by Him
John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920; The Economist as Savior 1920-1037; Fighting For Britain 1937-1946.
London: Macmillan, 1983-2000.
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed biography on J.M. Keynes. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author in each volume. Each are near fine with the dust jackets that show only light wear.
"The adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you:" Rare First Edition of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Signed by E.L. Konigsburg
New York: Atheneum, 1967.
First edition of the author’s Newbery Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by E.L. Konigsburg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare in this condition and signed.
"Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians": First Edition of Warrior: An Autobiography; Inscribed by Ariel Sharon
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.
First edition of Sharon’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Inscribed and dated by Ariel Sharon on the half-title page. Laid in a lecture announcement by Sharon. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.
"The smaller the unit of government and the more restricted the functions assigned government, the less likely it is that its actions will reflect special interests rather than the general interest": First Edition of Free to Choose; Signed by Milton and Rose Friedman
New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1980.
First edition of Friedmans’ persuasive argument for the free market, based on the PBS series Free to Choose. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Milton Friedman and signed by Rose Friedman. Bottom boards rubbed and some scattered foxing to the edges, in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco box. Rare signed and inscribed.