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:
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!
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. 
Rachel Jevon, born to a clergyman in the Diocese of Worcester in 1627…
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Both of our current exhibitions close for the summer on Saturday, July 27th, at 5:00 p.m. The Grolier Club is closed from July 29th through the end of August. Please join us again in September for a new season of exhibitions and events!
Please note: The Grolier Club will be closed on Thursday for the Independence Day holiday. Our galleries will be open 10-5 on Friday and Saturday.
Our Whitman exhibition received a lovely write-up in the Wall Street Journal! If you're a subscriber, you can access the full article here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/poet-of-the-body-new-yorks-walt-whitman-review-an-american-bards-early-years-11561405370
Nowadays many of us take for granted how easy it is to get a book -- we head to the local library, hop on the subway to go to our favorite store, open up a browser to order something online, and in a matter of hours or a few days we have a new book … Continue reading The Book Peddlers of France
The Archives Committee of the American Trust for the British Library and the Grolier Club Library are pleased to announce the completion of the processing of the records of the American Trust for the British Library. The archive consists of 6 boxes of materials (6 linear feet) of the business records of the ATBL, and … Continue reading American Trust for the British Library (ATBL) Archive Established at the Grolier Club