New York Revisited
by Kenneth Auchincloss
THE GROLIER CLUB OF NEW YORK 2002
2002 - 7 x 12 inches. 44 pages. 250 copies. 9 full-page color wood engravings and 2 vignettes by Gaylord Schanilec. Type composed in Emerson Monotype. Printed on Zerkall mould-made paper. Gray silk cloth boards with black & silver leather label, matching slipcase. OUT OF PRINT.
Once upon a time the librarian at the Grolier Club of New York was surprised to find two boxes of old wood blocks. They were the original blocks engraved by Rudolph Ruzicka for the book "New York", published by the Grolier Club in 1915, and printed only once before, in Paris, by Emile Fequet. The engravings, like much of Mr Ruzicka's work, were printed in color from multiple blocks. Kenneth Auchincloss, an influential member of the club, was familiar with the work of a contemporary wood engraver who also worked in color. The lucky fellow was commissioned to print editions of the Ruzika images, and to produce a book celebrating New York City at the turn of the 21st century. —G.S.