NY: Grolier Club, 2002. 7 x 12. xi, 44 pages, including 8 full page color wood engravings & 3 vignettes. Quarter black morocco & gray silk cloth boards with black & silver leather label. With a separtate portfolio containing both an extra suite of Schanilec's engravings (each one signed), and 8 of Rudolph Ruzicka's color wood engravings for the 1915 New York , printed by Schanilec from Ruzicka's original blocks (owned by The Grolier Club). A fine set in cloth tray case. Item #18225
No. 48 of 50 deluxe signed & numbered copies, designed and printed by the artist at his press, Midnight Paper Sales.
In 1915 The Grolier Club published New York with color wood engravings by Rudolph Ruzicka. That book evoked the city in a period of rapid, remarkable change. In New York Revisited, Ken Auchincloss traces the evolution of New York in the 20th century. Along with the city's enormous physical and social transformations, up to and including the events of September 11, Ken conveys the continuity of spirit and character of the "New York accent."
Two-and-a-half years in the making, New York Revisited is illustrated by the foremost contemporary artist in color wood engraving. The engravings include Lower Manhattan from the Empire State building, Chrysler Building from Lexington Avenue, 230 Park Avenue, Grand Central subway station, White Horse Tavern, Times Square, the World Trade Center (vignette), and Strawberry Fields.