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"John Bunyan (1628-1688) ""Puritan writer and preacher... In 1653 he joined Pastor Gifford's Independent church at Bedford. A year or two later he began to preach with no little success, except with the magistrate who remanded him in custody for refusing to undertake not to preach. His imprisonment lasted intermittently from 1660 to 1672, but it enabled him to produce his masterpiece Pilgrim's Progress and other writings..."" Pilgrim's Progress ""was with Foxe's Martyrs, read in virtually every Victorian home and remains a best seller for children and adults alike. Theologically Bunyan was a Puritan in that he held a Calvinist view of grace, but he was a separatist in his views of baptism and the church.""--G.E. Duffield in Douglas: New Int'l Dict. of the Christian Church, p.166. 11 steel engraved plates including the frontispiece portrait, the engraved extra title, and the color allegorical folding map. Beautifully bound in elaborate gilt morocco, gilt turn-ins, gilt page edges, light yellow endpapers. The leather is just starting to split at the top 1.5cm of both hinges, there is a grease type stain at the top of both hinges on the endpapers and at spots along the rear hinge, scattered mixed foxing, pencil marks in some margins and occasional pencil underlining, otherwise in good+ condition. A handsome binding and well printed book. George Virtue was noted for his fine illustrated books. Collation: title leaf, [a]-o4, p2, A-Z4, AA-ZZ4, 3A-3Z4, 4A-4C4, 4D2, 2 leaves of ads. Pagination: (1) title, (1) printer, (1) directions to the binder, (1) blank, [iii]-xviii preface, [xix]-cxiii Bunyan's Life by Himself, (1) blank, (1) half-title, (1) blank, -viii Author's Apology, -572pp, (4)pp ""...Works Pub. by Geo. Virtue."" Octavo: 22 x 14.5 x 4.9cm (binding); 21.1 x 13.4 x 4.3cm (page block). "
Title: "The Pilgrim's Progress from this World to that which is to Come. By John Bunyan; Containing His Authenticated Third Part, ""The Travels of the Ungodly."" Collated, for the First Time, with the Early Editions, and the Phraseology of All His Works, With Illustrative Notes from his own Pen, by the Rev. Robert Philip, Author of ""Bunyan's Life and Times,"" Experimental Guides,"" &c. &c."
Publisher: London:, George Virtue, Ivy Lane.: 1840's 1840
Size: 19th Century Books,|Baptists,|Fiction-Religious,|
Weight: 2.00 Item
Item Number: 17939
Keywords: 19th Century Books, Illustrated Books, Bindings-Fine, Bindings-Leather, Baptists, Devotional Literature,