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PARASITES OF HEAVEN

Author: Cohen, Leonard
Price: $550.00
Publisher Location: Toronto
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Year Published: 1966
Book Condition: Near fine
Edition: First edition
Blue cloth, spine printed in silver; pictorial dust jacket; 8vo. First printing of the fourth collection of Cohen's poems, which was issued simultaneously in paperback. This volume notable for the first publication of several poems which would later be more fully realized as songs, especially "Suzanne". Judy Collins would record "Suzanne" the following year after she met Cohen who had moved to New York to become a songwriter, deciding after publication of this collection and his second novel that he was not going to be able to make a living as a writer. Some soiling and rubbing to jacket, spine faded as usual, with some closed tears and a few chips to edges; light wear to cloth with a bit of rubbing to edges; small ownership signature to front free endpaper; near fine volume in an about very good, complete (not price-clipped) dust jacket.