Leonard COHEN (1934-2016).
The Favorite Game a novel. New York: The Viking Press, 1963. Octavo (7 15/16 x 5 ¼ inches; 200 x 134mm). Original cloth, dust-jacket (some spotting to cloth, some spotting and discoloration to dust-jacket). Provenance: Howard Kaminsky (inscribed ‘Howard Kaminsky / June 6, 1964 NYC’); bought from the estate.
First US edition, first printing, of the author’s first novel with an appropriate provenance: “Howard Kaminsky (January 24, 1940 – August 26, 2017) was an American publisher, author and film producer who worked at both Hearst Book Group and the publishing giant Random House. He was the author of many thrillers and literary fiction novels and a screenplay. Kaminsky was responsible for launching the careers of several literary greats.” (Wikipedia).