On October 8, the New York Times reported the death of Yale anthropologist and Mayan language expert, Michael D. Coe (1929-2019). Dr. Coe was responsible for translating and authenticating the so-called “Grolier Codex,” a ca. 12thc Mayan astronomical calendar discovered in a cave in Mexico in the 1960s and considered the oldest manuscript on paper … Continue reading The Relationship between the “Grolier Codex” and The Grolier Club of New York*
On Friday and Saturday, October 18 and 19, the Grolier Club hosted:The CODEX Effect and the Emergence of the “Third Stream” in the 21st Century: A conversation between artists, curators, scholars, and collectors. The conference program is available here: https://www.codexfoundation.org/the-codex-effect/the-codex-effect-program. To view recordings, follow the links below: Day 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbaFSCfNd-k&feature=youtu.be Day 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbvWRgp5g-4&feature=youtu.be
Please note: The Grolier Club will be closed on Monday, October 14th, for the Columbus Day holiday. Both galleries will be closed on Friday and Saturday, October 18th and 19th, for a private event. Our apologies for any inconvenience.
The 42-line Gutenberg Bible (1450-1455) is one of the most valuable books in the world. Of a print run that may have numbered between 160 and 180, only 49 copies have survived, complete or “substantially” complete – an important distinction, as it turns out. Fragments from another sixteen or so Bibles survive, copies that were … Continue reading A Noble Fragment
"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:
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?)
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: