Now open in our second floor gallery:

"The A.B.C. of Alphabets" from the Collection of Gretchen AdkinsSeptember 19 – November 2, 2019 Alphabets have been published for hundreds of years, in a variety of languages and styles, for a multitude of purposes, some aimed at children; others definitely not. The exhibition is organized in six intriguing categories: “A Apple Pie,” “A Was … Continue reading Now open in our second floor gallery:

Grolier Club Library receives its second Digitization Grant from METRO: William Stannard’s The Art Exemplar (London, 1859?)

The Grolier Club Library is pleased to announce it has received a 2019 Digitization Funding Award from METRO (Metropolitan New York Library Council) in the amount of $2290 to digitize its copy of William Stannard's The Art Exemplar (London 1859?). This is the second Digitization Funding Award received by the Club from METRO in the … Continue reading Grolier Club Library receives its second Digitization Grant from METRO: William Stannard’s The Art Exemplar (London, 1859?)

Now open in our first floor gallery:

Peter Koch Printer: A Forty-five-year Retrospective at the Grolier Club Embodied Language and the Form of the BookSeptember 11 - November 23, 2019 Peter Rutledge Koch has been designing and printing limited edition books, portfolios, and ephemera since 1974. He has long been recognized as one of the most accomplished printers and typographic designers of his … Continue reading Now open in our first floor gallery:

Bartolo of Sassoferrato’s Super prima parte Digesti novi (1478)

I am pleased to announce my guest post, written for the Early Modern Female Book Ownership blog, about an inscription documenting an early modern woman’s ownership of one of the Grolier Club Library’s incunables.

My thanks to Martine van Elk for inviting me to contribute!

Meghan Constantinou

Early Modern Female Book Ownership

By Meghan Constantinou, Librarian, The Grolier Club

At the Grolier Club Library, we were pleasantly surprised to discover an inscription documenting ownership by the English Restoration poet, Rachel Jevon (bap. 1627), on our copy of Bartolo of Sassoferrato’s Super prima parte Digesti novi, printed by Nicolas Jenson in 1478 (ISTC ib00216000). The inscription was discovered by John Lancaster while recording provenance details of the Club’s copy in CERL’s Material Evidence in Incunabula database (MEI). The database is searchable by gender, as well as many other facets. [1]

Rachel Jevon, born to a clergyman in the Diocese of Worcester in 1627…

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