The Owl and the Pussycat
The Melville Press’ tunnel book edition of Edward Lear’s delightful and nonsensical The Owl and the Pussycat included a fragment from an unfinished sequel to The Owl and the Pussycat, published posthumously.
Tunnel books, or peepshow books, have their origins in a long line of optical experiments appearing as far back as 1437 when Leone Battista produced a small box with a peep hole that allowed the viewer to peer in and enjoy a scene in perspective. The tunnel book structure is usually composed of two or three accordions assembled with a view through the center.
Acquired by University of Houston Library, Temple University, Vanderbilt University/Owen School, Syracuse University, University of Southern California, University of California/Los Angeles and Santa Cruz, among others.
Designed, Illustrated, Printed digitally and Hand-bound by Catherine Kanner
Limited Edition of 75, Signed & Numbered
7 “ x 6 1/4” Somerset Velvet 100% Cotton Paper
Typeface is Weiss
Separate paper Jacket with silk tie
Third Edition of The Melville Press
Although this edition has Sold Out, we welcome comments and inquiries