Lot 130: PILGRIM''S PROGRESS 1861 NEW EDITION GILT AND GAUFFERED - John Bunyan''s "Pilgrim''s Progress from this World to that which is to Come"
December 10, 2016
Seattle, WA, USALive Auction
Description: PILGRIM''S PROGRESS 1861 NEW EDITION GILT AND GAUFFERED - John Bunyan''s "Pilgrim''s Progress from this World to that which is to Come" new edition reproduced in 1861 by the Routledge, Warne, & Routledge Company, London. Bound in green Moroccan leather with smooth patterned designs around the cover. Fly leaves are marbled in a birdwing pattern and have kept their strong tones of blues and reds. Top edge, bottom edge, and fore edge are all gilted and gauffered with a crisscrossing diamond pattern and a repeating 4 point design. This new edition of Bunyan''s book includes a memoir and notes of George Offor. Also added to this edition are 110 illustrations created by John Dawson Watson (J. D. Watson) who is known best for his illustrations of Daniel Defoe''s Robinson Crusoe. Woodblock engravings are done by the Brothers Dalziel. The exterior has some shelf wear present on the hinges and corners, but no separation or tears. Two penned messages on one of the non-marbled fly leaves are dated December 25th, 1861 and read "Elisabeth F. Ship, from her Husband" and "Mary G. Di_, from her mother". Some foxing is occuring on the frontispiece and minor foxing can be seen on isolated pages in the book. Overall in marvelous condition.