New Orleans & Tuscon: Loujon Press, 1961-1969. First Editions. Complete set of this visually dazzling poetry magazine, an important vehicle for the work of Charles Bukowski, Kenneth Patchen, William S. Burroughs, Michael McClure, Henry Miller, LeRoi Jones and others. "Edited and published in New Orleans by Jon Edgar and Louise "Gypsy Lou" Webb, The Outsider was lavishly (one imagines even maniacally) produced by letterpress with a wide range of interesting and unusual materials. Yet in spite of its formal sophistication, it still manifests the indomitable spirit of the mimeo revolution by virtue of its devotion to such writers as Charles Bukowski and Kenneth Patchen, both of whom were recipients of the "Outsider of the Year" award" (Clay & Phillips, p.50). An attractive set. Dorbin C112-122, 152-153, 189-191, D20-22, E9-10. Item #4258
Four octavo issues; Nos.1-3 bound in photo-illustrated wrappers; Nos.4/5 bound into one volume; photo-illustrated paper-covered boards; translucent, hand-made paper dustjacket, with titling and decorations letterpress printed in red on front panel; sealed-by-hand still life of flora picked from a mile inside Geronimo's grave intact and laid-in; 101; 112; 138; 200pp; illus. Nos.1-2 show mild tanning to text edges, light wear to extremities, and some scattered foxing; Very Good+ or better. No.3 with some wear to wrapper edges, with some scattered stains to lower right edge of textblock and several terminal leaves; Very Good. No.4/5 shows some light wear to covers, with a small tape-shadow to rear pastedown; Near Fine. The fragile dustjacket shows minute loss to heel, with two faint tape shadows to rear flap; Near Fine.