Please note: The Grolier Club will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 28th and 29th, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Our second floor gallery will be open on Saturday, November 30th.
Alexander Anderson's AmericaNovember 14 – December 28, 2019 Alexander Anderson (1775-1870) was America’s first wood engraver. He illustrated books in every category from children’s books to Bibles as well as diverse print media. His engravings appeared in such popular works as Thomson’s Seasons, Washington Irving’s Salmagundi, and Thomas Bewick’s A General History of Quadrupeds. The selection on view … Continue reading Now open in our second floor gallery:
*This blog post was originally written and translated for and first published on the blog of the Société bibliographique de France on 2 November 2019. Close to Central Park, on a lively street in one of the most exclusive districts of New York City, the Upper East Side, there is an oasis where the visitor, dazzled by … Continue reading Interview with Meghan Constantinou, Librarian, The Grolier Club of New York
Final days! "The A.B.C. of Alphabets" runs through this Saturday, November 2, at 5 pm. Come see it while you can! Curator Gretchen Adkins will be giving a free public guided tour from 1-2 pm on Wednesday, October 30.
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?)