Museum of Printing has received the donation of a major collection of rare book pages comes from the descendants of Dr. Arthur Klein, an accomplished collector.
While Klein was a gifted psychotherapist who worked at McLean Hospital and maintained a private practice in Cambridge,he amassed over 30 years a collection of 1,500 pages from art and science books published during the 1700s, the Age of Enlightenment. The illustrations in these books advanced the art of engraving and documented the advancement of science and technology.
The Museum is cataloging these artifacts and plans an exhibit next summer with lectures that explain the importance of these historic pages.
Title: The Pilgrim’s Progress, with illustrations in color
Author: John Bunyan
Publisher: Gilbert H. McKibbin, New York
Publication Date: No date – Circa 1900
Book Condition: Good, some wear to covers
192 pages. Cloth embossed binding with 28 color illustrated plates.
The Pilgrim’s Progress from This World, to That Which Is to Come is a 1678 Christian allegory written by John Bunyan. It is regarded as one of the most significant works of religious, theological fiction in English literature. It has been translated into more than 200 languages, and has never been out of print..