1870 Rare Victorian Book - The Pilgrim's Progress illustrated by Henry Courtney Selous & M. Paolo Priolo.
Author: Bunyan, John. Illustrated by Henry Courtney Selous & M. Paolo Priolo.
Title: The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which is to Come. With notes by the Rev. Robert Maguire M.A. illustrated by Henry Courtney Selous & M. Paolo Priolo.
Publisher: London & New York, Cassell Petter and Galpin, no date (circa 1870).
Language: Text in English.
Size : 10.5 " X 8 ".
Pages: xvi-399 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good full morocco leather binding (hinges slightly worn but tight, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, some light foxing and staining - as shown, bookseller's label to front endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Profusely and beautifully illustrated with 102 wood engravings by H.C. Selous and M. Paolo Priolo.
The book: Attractive Victorian leather-bound 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.
The illustrator: Henry Courtney Selous (b.Panton Street, Haymarket, London 1803; d.Beaworthy, Devon, 24 September 1890) was an English painter, illustrator and lithographer.In 1818 Selous entered the Royal Academy Schools and also exhibited his first work, a Portrait of a Favourite Cat (location untraced), at the Academy.
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