Locus Solus (Volumes I-IV in three volumes).
Lans-en-Vercors, France: Locus Solus, 1961-62. Paperback. Three volumes (out of four). 16mo. Tan, pale green and blue wrappers (respectively). 167pp, 205pp, 294pp. Near fine. All are internally tight and quite nice, with faint edgewear; single chip to upper corner of first issue's rear wrapper; third volume spine lightly sunned. Item #48098
Named after Raymond Roussel's 1914 French novel of this name, this short-lived literary periodical of avant-garde prose and poetry was published in France entirely in English and showcases the work of the "New York School." Premiere issue (limited to 100 copies, here unnumbered) features the work of all four editors plus Barbara Guest, Frank O'Hara, Edwin Denby and others; Volume II (limited to 50 copies, here unnumbered) is "A Special Issue of Collaborations" with many of the same plus also Paul Blackburn, Andre Breton, William Burroughs, Gregory Corso and a great many others; Volume III-IV is "A Special Double Issue" that includes all four editors and also LeRoi Jones, Larry Rivers, Diane Di Prima, James Merrill, Anselm Hollo and more. A lovely, near complete set.