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.
An alluring treasure trove awaits seasoned collectors as well as new visitors at the 44th annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, which will be held virtually November 12-14, 2020. The event will showcase the finest in rare and valuable books, illuminated manuscripts, autographs, ephemera, political and historic documents, maps, atlases, photographs, fine and decorative prints, and much more.
Shop the virtual booths of hundreds of international sellers and discover their latest acquisitions and rare finds from November 12-14, 2020 at http://www.abaa.org/vbf