Four issues bound in three octavo volumes (ca.17.5-18cm); printed wrappers; 167, ; 205, ; 294, pp. Second (trimmed) state of issue I, measuring 6 7/8" x 5 1/6" (per Kermani, p.98). Barest hint of sunning to spine on issue I; some pinpoint wear to extremities, else a bright, Fine and unread set. First four issues of this poetry journal called "the overseas wing of the New York School.The magazine was definitely "no nonsense" from the beginning, presenting no manifestoes or editorial statements, just high-quality literature - simply and elegantly presented with care and respect" (Clay & Phillips, p.169). In addition to the editors, contributors included Frank O'Hara, Barbara Guest, André Breton, William S. Burroughs, Joseph Ceravolo, Gregory Corso, Gerard Malangao, Diane Di Prima, LeRoi Jones, and others. Kermani D3; Maynard & Miles C26-27. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: LOCUS SOLUS I-IV
Publisher: Locus Solus Press 1961-1962
Publication Date: 1961
Edition: First Editions.
Book Description Lans-en-Vercors (Isere), FranceLans-en-Vercors (Isere), France: Locus Solus Press, 1960, 1960. Paper Wrappers. Fine, for All Volumes/No Jacket Issued. First; 4 Vols. In 3. 8vo. By Editors. Issues of Winter 1961-Winter 1962; vols. 3-4 in one volume. Copyrights 1960-61. Vol. I in cream wrapper; vol. II in light green wrapper; single volume of vols. III-IV in blue laid paper wrapper. No. 1 is the trimmed unnumbered issue, signed by James Schuyler and Harry Mathews; Schuyler was editor for this issue. No. 2 is the trimmed unnumbered issue, edited and signed by Kenneth Koch. Nos. 3-4 in one volume were edited and signed by John Ashbery. Seller Inventory # 000352