1760 Pilgrim’s Progress John Bunyan ART Illustrated Holy War PURITAN Allegory

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 prevent 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 18th-century edition includes impressive, full-page engravings from Sturt.

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1760 Pilgrim’s Progress John Bunyan ART Illustrated Holy War PURITAN Allegory

 

“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 prevent 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 18th-century edition includes impressive, full-page engravings from Sturt.

 

Item number: #11183

Price: $795

 

BUNYAN, John

 

The Pilgrim’s Progress from this world to that which is to come delivered under the similitude of a dream : wherein is discovered I. The manner of his setting out ; II. His dangerous journey ; and III. His safe arrival at the desired country : compleat in two parts

 

London: Printed by A.W. for W. Johnston, 1760.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 parts in 1
    • xvi, 212, [2]; [12], 196, [2]
    • 22 engraved plates
  • Reference: Lowndes 312; Allibone I, 284
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~8.5in X 5in (22cm x 13cm)

 

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11183

Categories

Military & War

Arts & Architecture

Religion

Authors

BUNYAN, John

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete