1850 Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan Illustrated Puritan Decorative Binding

BUNYAN, John

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“What God says is best, is best, though all the men in the world are against it.”

― John Bunyan, The Pilgrims Progress

 

John Bunyan’s “The Pilgrim’s Progress” is one of the most important theological works ever written. Thought to be first printed in 1678, Bunyan began writing this story while in prison for his violations of the Conventicle Act, which prevented holding religious services outside the establishment of the Church of England. It is known that while Bunyan was in prison, his only companions were the Bible and Foxe’s “Book of Martyrs” – thus, the two literary giants in his jail cell certainly influenced the writing of “Pilgrim’s Progress.” A Quaker, by the name of Granger, visited Bunyan in prison and says of him:

“Bunyan, who had been mentioned among the least and lowest of our writers, and even ridiculed as a driveller by those who had never read him, deserves a much higher rank than is commonly imagined. His ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’ gives us a clear and distinct idea of Calvinistic divinity.”

 

Allibone calls this book,

“the best-known uninspired allegory which has been composed by the wit of man.”

 

This 1850 edition includes a life of the Author by Rev. Robert Philip.

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1850 Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan Illustrated Puritan Decorative Binding

 

“What God says is best, is best, though all the men in the world are against it.”

― John Bunyan, The Pilgrims Progress

 

John Bunyan’s “The Pilgrim’s Progress” is one of the most important theological works ever written. Thought to be first printed in 1678, Bunyan began writing this story while in prison for his violations of the Conventicle Act, which prevented holding religious services outside the establishment of the Church of England. It is known that while Bunyan was in prison, his only companions were the Bible and Foxe’s “Book of Martyrs” – thus, the two literary giants in his jail cell certainly influenced the writing of “Pilgrim’s Progress.” A Quaker, by the name of Granger, visited Bunyan in prison and says of him:

“Bunyan, who had been mentioned among the least and lowest of our writers, and even ridiculed as a driveller by those who had never read him, deserves a much higher rank than is commonly imagined. His ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’ gives us a clear and distinct idea of Calvinistic divinity.”

 

Allibone calls this book,

“the best-known uninspired allegory which has been composed by the wit of man.”

 

This 1850 edition includes a life of the Author by Rev. Robert Philip.

 

Item number: #18955

Price: $499

 

BUNYAN, John

 

The Pilgrim’s Progress

 

London: George Virtue, 1850.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • lxxvii, [3], 315, [1]
    • Heavily illustrated throughout
  • Reference: Lowndes 312; Allibone I, 284
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~10in X 7in (25cm x 17.5cm)

 

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18955

Category

Religion

Authors

BUNYAN, John

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete