1850's Rare Victorian Book - The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan


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Author : Bunyan, John. Illustrated by J. D. Watson.
Title : The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come;
Publisher : London, George Routledge and Sons, no date (circa 1850's). A New Edition, with a Memoir principally selected from 'Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners' by John Allen Archdeacon of Salop.
Language : Text in English
Size : 7.5 " X 5 "
Pages : 448 pages + publisher's catalog
Binding : Very good attractive full Victorian decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover. (Specially bound by W. Bone & Son, 76 Fleet St, London)
Content : Very good content (bright and clean, inner binding slightly weak but still tight) 
Illustrations : Illustrated with full page colored plates and fifty-eight wood enravings by J.D. Watson.


The book : Rare and attractive edition of The Pilgrim's Progress from This World, to That Which Is to Come which is 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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