The Outsider; Number One - No. 4-5. Charles Bukowski.

The Outsider; Number One - No. 4-5

New Orleans: Loujon Press, 1961-65. All published. Five volumes in four, 8vos, 101, 112, 138, [198]pp; wrappers; with a second copy of the final double number in cloth. Fine copies with just the slightest rubbing to extremities; delicate and scarce dust jacket on the clothbound volume with tears and chips to spine and folds. Item #204886

The complete run of this unique and important magazine, best known for publishing the early work of Charles Bukowski. Each issue was hand set and printed by letterpress and reflected publishers Jon and Louise "Gypsy Lou" Webb's distinctive sense of quirkiness in design, using multiple stocks and colors of paper, as well as a variety of fonts and type-sizes. In addition to Bukowski, "The Outsider" also published a who's who of Beats and key figures of early '60s literature and poetry, including: Russell Edson, Gregory Corso, Gary Snyder, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Robert Creeley, William S. Burroughs, Diane Di Prima, Michael McClure, Jack Kerouac, and many many others. The final issue incorporates "Homage to Kenneth Patchen" featuring tributes from numerous poets and acolytes. Laid into this number is the separate insert of pressed, dried flowers picked from "inside a mile of Geronimo's grave. . ." included as a good luck charm with this volume and with an explanatory leaf affixed with a paper clip. The cloth issue was limited to 500 copies. A truly complete set, in excellent condition, and scarce thus.

Price: $1,750.00

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