Item #18229 THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS. John Bunyan.


London: Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, 1903.

Limited to 1000 copies, this no. 468, signed by Edwin Truman. Imperial 8vo. xxxix, 308p, 4p subscribers list. Illustrated with 25 drawings on wood by George Cruikshank from the collection of Edwin Truman - first appearance of these illustrations. The plates are printed on Japanese vellum, the text on handmade paper. Bound in full medium blue crushed morocco with marbled endpapers, the spine with gilt titles and simple panel ornaments, and with gilt rules around the panels, on the bands, and around the covers. Slight spotting to top text block edge, else fine and bright. Item #18229

Truman's statement: "The drawings for the illustrations in this edition of the Pilgrim's Progress were made by my friend George Cruikshank more than forty years ago, and have been in my possession for upwards of thirty-three years. They are now produced for the first time." [signed] Edwin Truman.
Cohn 100.

Price: $500.00

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