Book of Mercy, Leonard Cohen
First American edition, first printing of Cohen's eighth book of poetry. A companion volume to his Book of Longing, this collection is a book of contemporary psalms of which Cohen said it is "a secret book for me...a little book of prayer that is only valuable to someone who needs it at the time. It isn't aimed in the same way that a song is aimed."
New York: Villard Books, 1984. Publisher's original grey quarter cloth over yellow paper boards, spine lettered in gilt; pp. (vi), 105, . An about fine copy in a near fine, unclipped dust jacket showing traces of shelfwear. A very presentable copy, protected in archival mylar.