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CHESHIRE CAT PRESS 

Andy Malcolm and George A. Walker printing
on the Vandercook SP15 hand press

HISTORY OF THE CHESHIRE CAT PRESS

From 1981 to 1998 Joseph Brabant, Bill Poole and George A. Walker worked on publishing two new editions of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. The Cheshire Cat Press sought to publish the first hand printed Canadian edition with original wood engravings. Walker created over 190 wood engravings for the two volumes which were printed with hand set type in limited editions of 177 copies. In 2015 the press was revived with the last remaining members of the press. Andy Malcolm wrote the introduction to Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There when in 1998 Joe Brabant's health had deteriorated to the point where he could not complete the project. Joe chose Andy to write the Introduction making him the fourth member of the press. The first project we printed in 2015 for the renewed Cheshire Cat Press were the illustrations by Harry Furniss for Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland in a limited edition folio.