Charlesville: College de ‘Pataphysique, 1978 – 1986
Nrs 5, 7, 10, 14, 15/16, 17, 18, 19/20 and the hors series 15/16 bis, 15/16 ter, 15/16 quatre double numbers. A total of sixteen numbers, including five double numbers, all approx. 20 x 15cm, pagination varies. Original covers with ‘pataphysique emblem.
The longest running (in terms of timespan) of the various general reviews published by the college – with several of the journals being special issues considering individual topics such as the writings of Rachile, Jean Ferry, Jarry (of course). Nr 17 is themed around Queneau’s Oulipou movement. The special nr 15/16 bis, ter and quater double numbers were unusual items for the college to publish as usually the journals were strictly limited to 28 numbers before a new journal title and series are initiated. Nr 7, 10 and 18 here have the original publisher’s bands extant (often lost). Scarce especially in deluxe formats -and nr 14, 18 here are from the deluxe numbered editions with nr 14 also having laid in an original signed and numbered 16.5 x 12.5cm, b/w wood-cut by Thieri Foulc making that particular number a little bit extra-special.