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BUNYAN, John.

The Pilgrim's Progress.

From this world to that which is to come delivered under the similitude of a dream. Eight illustrations by Victor W. Burnand.

Guildford, A. C. Curtis, The Astolat Press, 1902 Stock Code: 139358
£1,750.00

Attractive arts and crafts binding by Rivière

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Notes

First edition thus, number 16 of 30 copies printed on japon, this example in a very attractive and contemporary binding by Riviere.

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Description

Octavo (222 x 141 mm). Finely bound by Rivière & Son in contemporary dark green morocco, spine in compartments with gilt titles direct and floral tooling, sides bordered with a gilt rule, foliate gilt tooling and red morocco onlay pomegranate cornerpieces, gilt-tooled turn-ins and further foliate gilt decorations, top edge gilt.

Illustrations

Frontispiece and 7 other engraved plates by Burnand.

Condition

Sunning to spine and somewhat around board edges, barely rubbed, internally sound and clean, excellent condition. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown, front endpaper with contemporary ownership inscription dated 1902.

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