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The Owl and the Pussycat

Edward Lear

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

COMING SOON - A New Tunnel Book!

Gilbert & Sullivan's 'Sir Jospeh's Song' 


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