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The Spice-Box of Earth
  • The Spice-Box of Earth


    Leonard Cohen.


    The Viking Press: 1968. First edition, second printing. Hardcover in dust jacket. Front end-paper is clipped and a previous owner's signature has been blotted out with black marker, small bookshop sticker on the next page, else near fine.


    Leonard Cohen's second collection of poetry published in 1961 when he was 27; written in the years prior to Cohen dedicating himself to songwriting. Shortly after publication the Orphic saint decided to get lost, surfacing in Greece on an island without trees. 


    "Songs of soul and passion, 

                 erotic ballads,

    religious elegies celebrated with

                   pagan joy, 

    tales of lost and cuckolded love . . ."

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