Toronto, McClelland and Stewart, (1966). The uncorrected proof copy of the first Canadian edition of the landmark second novel by the Canadian poet-folksinger. Inscribed by Cohen to Mark Savage (presumably, the British music journalist). One of the key books of the 1960s -- a "visionary counter-culture religious epic" in the words of one critic. In its paperback reprint edition, it was ubiquitous on college campuses and passed hand-to-hand by a generation that was finding itself increasingly alienated from the mainstream, dominant culture. Unbound, sewn signatures; near fine, laid into a near fine, uncut (unpriced) proof dust jacket. Pink spot and some soiling on the first (blank) leaf. An early, exceptionally uncommon state of this landmark book, seldom found signed or inscribed. [#035294] SOLD
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