Lot 2035: John Bunyan THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS 1895 Christian Allegory Religious English Literature Antique Decorative Binding William Strang Plates
December 9, 2012
Ithaca, NY, USALive Auction
Title: The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is To Come
Author: John Bunyan - John Bunyan was an English Christian writer and preacher, who is well known for his book "The Pilgrim's Progress." Though he became a non-conformist and member of an Independent church, and although he has been described both as a Baptist and as a Congregationalist, he himself preferred to be described simply as a Christian. He is remembered in the Church of England with a Lesser Festival on August 30, and on the liturgical calendar of the Episcopal Church (US) on August 29. Some other Churches of the Anglican Communion, such as the Anglican Church of Australia, honour him on the day of his death (August 31) together with St Aidan of Lindisfarne.
Publisher: John C Nimmo
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/379 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 9.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in three-quarter leather, with marbled paper-covered boards, raised bands and gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Book shows external wear, with chipping and minor loss at ends of spine. Both hinges have been reinforced. Front hinge is nevertheless cracked. Front flyleaf displays tears at edges. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with frontispiece and tissue-guarded plates by William Strang.
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