New Orleans: Loujon Press, 1963. First edition. Softcover. Small quarto. 138pp. B/w photo-illustrated wrappers, with text on the front cover and spine. The third issue of the acclaimed literary magazine, published by Jon Edgar Webb and his wife Gypsy Lou Webb at their Loujon Press. Although only four physical issues of this fine-press periodical were ever issued, 1961-1969, it is notable for introducing and promoting the work of Charles Bukowski to the American public. This issue, #3, features an image of Bukowski on the cover, having been been named "outsider of the year" by the magazine, and contains illustrated poems and letters to the editor by Bukowski, as well as images of the author at work and critical analysis of his writings. The poems included here are "The Tragedy of the Leaves", "The Priest and the Matador", "Old Man, Dead in a Room", "The House", 'Event" and "Dinner, Rain & Transport".
In addition to Bukowski, this issue contains contributions from many other acclaimed American writers and poets, including William S. Burroughs, Henry Miller and Michael McClure, as well as a photo-illustrated article on the history of Jazz in New Orleans by 1899-1963.
Wrapper with some light rubbing, bumping and/or creasing to extremities, minor foxing on the back cover along the spine. Interior with some small stains to p. 54-55 and some marking in green pen on p.128-129. Book block tight. Wrappers in very good-, interior in very good+ condition overall. Wrappers protected in modern mylar. vg- to vg+. Item #49050