16 – Mockup


Lewis Warsh (b. 1944), publisher

Bronx-born poet Lewis Warsh established two notable small presses, Angel Hair Books, with Anne Waldman (1966), and United Artists Books, with Bernadette Mayer (1977), which is still active and one of the longest-running small press publishers in the United States. Material shown here represents various stages of the publication process, including mockups, advanced uncorrected proofs, uncorrected galley proofs, and cover art.

Manuscript items from the Lewis Warsh papers

  1. Carey, Steve. The California Papers. Dummy, undated. Choosing a similar inexpensive paperback format and familiar size for this collection of poems, this dummy mockup is pasted over an earlier Angel Hair Books volume.
  2. Carey, Steve. The California Papers. New York: United Artists, 1981. This publication was supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
  3. Berrigan, Ted. The Sonnets. New York: United Artists Books, 1982. Frontispiece by Joe Brainard. From the verso of the title page: “The Sonnets has been previously published, in a different version (6 sonnets ommitted [sic] from the original ms. have been restored for this current version), by "C" Press (1964) and by Grove Press (1967)"
  4. Berrigan, Ted. The Sonnets. New York: United Artists Books, 1982. Paste-ups for pages 82 and 84 with instructions for printer
  5. Warsh, Lewis. The Origin of the World. Uncorrected galley proofs. A Donald S. Ellis Book. Berkeley: Creative Arts Book Company, 2001