Pilgrims Progress, From This World To That Which Is To Come By John Bunyan with Explanatory Notes by Mason With Fore Edge Painting of the Birth place of John Bunyan
Pilgrims Progress, From This World To That Which Is To Come
By John Bunyan with Explanatory Notes by Mason
With Fore Edge Painting of the Birth place of John Bunyan
Published London T. Nelson and Sons 1858
Illustrated In 2 parts with 8 full page engravings, (pp 366)
engraved frontice is full engraved plate “The Man with the Muck Rake” taken from page 234 and used as a frontice, probably at the time of binding as there is no sign or offsetting at page 234.
Bound in Full green hard grain morocco gold tooled decorative panels on front and rear board yet simple raised bands, gilt lines and centre tool on the spine. Expertly re-backed and replaced original spine.
Fore Edge Painting The Birth place of John Bunyan
John Bunyan 30 November 1628 – 31 August 1688) was an English writer and Baptist 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.
Bunyan came from the village of Elstow, near Bedford. He had some schooling and at the age of sixteen joined the Parliamentary army during the first stage of the English Civil War. After three years in the army he returned to Elstow and took up the trade of tinker, which he had learned from his father. He became interested in religion after his marriage, attending first the parish church and then joining the Bedford Meeting, a nonconformist group in Bedford, and becoming a preacher. After the restoration of the monarch, when the freedom of nonconformists was curtailed, Bunyan was arrested and spent the next twelve years in jail as he refused to undertake to give up preaching. During this time, he wrote a spiritual autobiography, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, and began work on his most famous book, The Pilgrim's Progress, which was not published until some years after his release.