1890 PILGRIM'S PROGRESS John Bunyan Hardcover
1890 Altemus' Edition PILGRIM'S PROGRESS by John Bunyan Hardcover. Gilt Design Elements on front cover and spine. Faded gilt on edges of pages. Corners slightly rubbed, and pages show tanning. Black and white illustrations throughout.
The Pilgrim's Progress is a 1678 Christian allegory written by John Bunyan. It is regarded as one of the most significant works of theological fiction in English literature. Bunyan became interested in religion after attending the parish church and then joining the Bedford Meeting, a nonconformist group where he became a preacher. After the restoration of the monarch, the freedom of nonconformists was curtailed. Bunyan was arrested and spent the next twelve years in prison as he refused to give up preaching. Bunyan began his work on the Pilgrim's Progress during that time while in a county prison for violations of the Coventicle Act of 1664, which prohibited the holding of religious services outside of the established Church of England. If you are a collector of banned fine art objects, this antiquarian edition of The Pilgrim's Progress is a great addition to your library shelf.