The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come; Delivered under the ... The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come; Delivered under the ...

The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come; Delivered under the similitude of a dream; . . . In three parts. . . . Kelly's Edition, embellished with superb engravings, from original drawings. [with] Divine Emblems: Or temporal things spiritualized. Written chiefly for the Edification of Young People [and] The visions of Mr. John Bunyan

BUNYAN, John (1628-1688)

Published by Thomas Kelly, No. 17, Paternoster Row, 1835
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8vo: x,viii,419,[1, directions to the binder], with 9 full-page engraved plates and a hand-colored folding Plan of the Road from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City; 144pp, with 3 full-page engraved plates each containing 6 miniature engravings relating to the adjoining poems. Contemporary tree calf, flat spine in six compartments with central gilt medallion in each, red morocco lettering piece gilt, boards framed with stylized leaf role, all edges marbled. Neat owner's name in elegant script to second front fly leaf, dated "March 25th / 1838, with small hole where surname has been erased. A handsome, well-preserved copy, pages and plates generally clean and bright, though preliminaries and plates lightly foxed to margins, in firm, tight binding. OCLC Number: 70439245. One of the most significant works of English literature, originally published in two parts, the first in 1678, the second in 1686. The third part was written by an anonymous author, and beginning in 1693 was published with Bunyan's authentic two parts. It continued to be republished with Bunyan's work (as here) until 1852, though it was denounced as spurious as early as 1708. For more than two centuries, in some 338 editions (first Kelly's edition appeared in 1814), The Pilgrim's Progress was a bestseller, translated into more than 200 languages, including 80 African languages, and was never out of print. "On the one hand The Pilgrimís Progress looks back to the late medieval quest romance, as Christian and his companions fight with the dragon Apollyon, are imprisoned by Giant Despair, and have to pass between two lions on their journey. On the other hand there is the psychological intensity of Christianís inward battles, looking forward to Richardson or George Eliot. . . . For those who are willing to listen, the enduring inventiveness of the images and incidentsóthe Slough of Despond, the Valley of the Shadow of Death, or the encounter with By-Ends or Judge Hate-Good, for exampleódemonstrate that it has the power to name and analyse spiritual questing in a plain and compelling fashion." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The pilgrim's progress from this world to ...
Publisher: Thomas Kelly, No. 17, Paternoster Row
Publication Date: 1835
Binding: Full Calf
Book Condition: Near Fine+
Edition: Early Reprint.

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