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Author Name    [Strang, William]; Bunyan, John

Title   THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS FROM THIS WORLD TO THAT WHICH IS TO COME

Binding   Half morrocco

Book Condition   Very good +

Edition   First Thus

Publisher   London The Bunyan Anniversary Society 1928

Illustrator   Strang, William

Seller ID   77

M8vo (9 ¼” x 7”). pp. [xiv]; 379. Bound by Bayntun in half brown morocco leather with gilt rules and tan cloth boards; spine with five raised bands and six compartments, two of which are ruled in gold and contain the titles, and the remaining four have a gold outer rule and two black inner rules surrounding an open filigree design. Marginal notes, pale blue and pink marbled endpapers, t.e.g. Frontis. with captioned tissue-guard; illustrated title page and 12 additional full page illustrations after etchings by William Strang each with captioned tissue guard. Printed in Holland by G. J. Thieme. A lovely copy with light foxing to extremities, light spotting to the leather and moderate rubbing to corners. William Strang (1859 – 1921) was a Scottish printmaker as painter. He was a student of Alphonso Legros at the Slade School of Art in London where he embraced the school of realism that shaped his work throughout his career. Much of his early career was spent etching landscapes and the portraits of the important artistic and literary figures of his time. Some of his best etchings were done as a series of illustrations for books, with this issue of The Pilgrim’s Progress considered one of his finest efforts.

Bayntun, etching, illustrated, Strang, John Bunyan, fine binding, leather, Thieme

Price = 175.00 USD



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