I posted Christie’s To Offer Four Volumes Of Leonard Cohen’s Writing Inscribed To Marianne + His Silver ID Bracelet & McGill University Debating Key-ring At July 11, 2018 Auction one week ago (June 26, 2018); I am now republishing this information with the addition of images of the items up for sale.
For collectors who have always dreamed of possessing materials relating to Leonard Cohen, Christie’s are offering four volumes of his writing signed and inscribed to his great love, Marianne Ihlen, between 1960 and 1966, along with two wonderfully evocative personal possessions: a silver ID bracelet – inscribed ‘Leonard N. Cohen’ – and his McGill university debating key-ring. Perhaps the most touching of the inscribed volumes is 1966’s Beautiful Losers, dedicated ‘For Marianne/all my love/Leonard’ with an accompanying sketch of a moonlit forest (estimate: £3000 – £5000).
Thanks to Eugenio Donadoni. a medieval and Renaissance manuscripts expert by trade who is also “the resident LC fan in the department.” Tasked with cataloguing 6 items consigned to Christie’s for sale by the heirs of Marianne Ihlen he was good enough to send the PDF images and descriptions of the Leonard Cohen-Marianne Ihlen items my way.
Also See ‘It was a beautiful slow movie’ — The story of Leonard Cohen and his greatest muse (Christie’s: July 3, 2018)