BUNYAN, John.

The Pilgrim's Progress,

from this world to that which is to come. Delivered under the similitude of a dream. Shewing the manner of his setting out; his dangerous journey, and his safe arrival at the desired country. In eight parts.

Chelsea: Printed by Tilling and Hughes, and sold by F. Collins, and J. Nisbet, 1820 Stock Code: 150422
£375.00
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An attractive late-Georgian edition of the Pilgrim's Progress, comprising eight parts issued both separately as pamphlets by the Religious Tract Society, and gathered together as here. The title page notes its particular applicability for use in Sunday Schools. The Pilgrim's Progress was printed and reprinted more than any other text save for the Bible in the two centuries following its first publication, but the fragility and over-use of the books means that all printings are scarce, especially so in original bindings.

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Description

Octavo (170 x 104 mm). Original green sheep-backed grey drab boards, edges trimmed.

Illustrations

Woodcut vignette on each divisional title page.

Condition

Contemporary ownership signature dated 5 January 1820, the name effaced, to front pastedown, with minor wax residue above. Very minor peripheral wear, colour retouched at spine ends, light foxing. A very good copy.

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