Leonard Cohen – 1965 Letter to His Book Editor, Sent From Hydra, Greece

A typed letter from Leonard Cohen to his friend and editor at Viking Books, Corleis ‘Cork’ Smith, asking “would you mind taking a look at a manuscript of an old friend of mine?” Dated August 6, 1965, Cohen writes from his home on the Greek island of Hydra: Dear Cork, Would you mind taking a […]

Leonard Cohen – Beautifully Signed ‘Best of’ LP, With Lifetime Guarantee

A 1975 first pressing of The Best of Leonard Cohen, beautifully signed by Cohen in the sweet spot of the front cover. This is the best Cohen autographed album we’ve seen, with the perfect signature in blue ballpoint pen measuring 4 1/2″ wide, and beautifully situated.  It was signed for the late Howard Boreham, a […]

Leonard Cohen – Outstanding 1963 Handwritten Letter to His Editor, Sent From Family Home in Montreal

An outstanding and evocative handwritten letter from Leonard Cohen to his friend and editor at Viking Books, Corleis ‘Cork’ Smith. Cohen writes from his childhood home at 599 Belmont Avenue, Montreal, Canada, on October 6, 1963: Dear Cork, Montreal is so beautiful–it’s the autumn I remember–everything moving, skirts, leaves–and now there’s an easy, confident atmosphere […]

Leonard Cohen – Extraordinary 1964 Letter to His Book Editor

An extraordinary letter from Leonard Cohen to his friend and editor at Viking Books, Corleis ‘Cork’ Smith, updating Smith on his recent activities, and imploring “This is one of my endless appeals for cash.” Dated 25 June 1964, Cohen writes from the Montreal office of Orion Films, where he is working and living: Dear Cork, […]

Leonard Cohen – Original Handwritten Poem Manuscript, Published in his 1968 book “Selected Poems”

An extraordinarily rare handwritten manuscript for Leonard Cohen’s poem Calm, Alone, The Cedar Guitar, sent by Cohen to his editor at Viking Books, Corleis ‘Cork’ Smith.  This poem appears on page 228 in the ‘New Poems’ section of Cohen’s 1968 anthology Selected Poems: 1956-1968. Cohen writes out the poem in blue felt tip pen, later […]

Leonard Cohen – 1963 Handwritten Letter From Cohen in Greece to His Editor, Regarding Drug Bust

An extraordinary handwritten letter from Leonard Cohen to his editor at Viking Books, Corleis ‘Cork’ Smith, regarding a press release, and a narcotics arrest in which Cohen fears he may be implicated. Dated August 26, 1963 and and sent from his home on the Greek island of Hydra, Cohen writes: Dear Cork, The release is […]

Leonard Cohen – 1st Press “Songs of Leonard Cohen” LP w/Rare Cover, Insert, Full Shrink Wrap

A beautiful mint/near mint first pressing of Leonard Cohen’s 1967 debut album, Songs of Leonard Cohen, with the rare earliest cover (with ‘Leonard’ above ‘Cohen’, soon replaced with his name on one line), lyric insert, and full shrink wrap.  The cover is perfect, with square corners and fully intact shrink wrap.  The barely played disc […]

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