New Orleans: Loujon Press, 1961. 8vo. 101 pp. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. Pictorial wrappers with slight nicks and tears to the edges; overall a fabulous copy. Item #17349
First edition, first printing of this exceptional magazine. Best known for publishing early works of Charles Bukowski, it also contains writing by Allen Ginsberg, Langston Hughes, and Henry Miller, to name a few, along with photos and sketched throughout. “Someone said then: surely we should beat the horse’s arse out of the window, or bow in prayer to what he left on the floor, or both, just to make sure that in either case we’re doing the right thing,” – Russell Edson (No. 1 editorial).
“This No. 1 issue was printed on a C. & P. handpress, with handset type, & it took us the 2 home editors, about 4,500 hours to get the job done. That’s too much time spent on a single issue,” (editor’s note).