Lans-en-Vercours: Locus Solus, 1961, 1962. First Edition. Wraps. Set of three 16mo. volumes. Wraps. Moderate edgewear, traces of soil to all volumes. Very good plus overall. Very good +. Item #23994
Four issues in three volumes. Includes: I (Winter 1961), II (Summer 1961), and the Winter 1962 double issue with both III and IV). Though LOCUS SOLUS has often been called "the overseas wing of the New York School" (Clay and Phillips p. 169), it was in many ways the defining publication of the first generation of that movement. Edited by three of its major members (Ashbery, Koch, and Schuyler - who shared duties on a rotating basis), it was intended - in the words of Schuyler, who edited this premier issue - as "a riposte at THE NEW AMERICAN POETRY, which has so thoroughly misrepresented so many of us" (quoted from a letter to Ashbery in Daniel Kane's ALL POETS WELCOME p. 24).