LOCUS SOLUS I-IV. John Ashbery, Harry Mathews, Kenneth Koch, James Schuyler.


Lans-en-Vercors and Geneva: Locus Solus Press, 1961-1962. First Editions. 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. Item #4158

Four issues bound in three octavo volumes (ca.17.5-18cm); printed wrappers; 167,[1]; 205,[3]; 294,[2]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.

Price: $300.00

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