1847 Rare Victorian Book - The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan. Illustrated.
Author: John Bunyan. Notes by William Mason. Life of the Author by Josiah Conder.
Title: The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan - Most Carefully Collated With the Edition Containing the Author's Last Additions and Corrections - With Explanatory Notes by William Mason - And a Life of the Author by Josiah Conder, Esq.
Publisher: London, Fisher, Son & Co., no date (circa 1847).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8.5 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: lvii-550 pages.
Binding: Very good, near fine exquisite and attractively decorated Victorian full black morocco leather binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the illustrated title page and the 24 beautiful full-page and in-text illustrations including Bunyan's portrait.
The book: Rare and very attractive early Victorian edition of The Pilgrim's Progress -- a 1678 Christian allegory written by John Bunyan. It is regarded as one of the most significant works of religious English literature, has been translated into more than 200 languages, and has never been out of print. It has also been cited as the first novel written in English.
The author: John Bunyan (30 November 1628 – 31 August 1688) was an English writer and Puritan preacher best remembered as the author of the Christian allegory The Pilgrim's Progress. In addition to The Pilgrim's Progress, Bunyan wrote nearly sixty titles, many of them expanded sermons.
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