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GRACE ABOUNDING TO THE CHIEF OF SINNERS: In a Faithful Account of the Life and Death of John Bunyan

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GRACE ABOUNDING TO THE CHIEF OF SINNERS: In a Faithful Account of the Life and Death of John Bunyan

by Bunyan, John

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W.A. Leary, Philadelphia:, 1844 pp. 374. 12mo. 130mm. Original publisher's full dark blue cloth binding decorated in blind with an ornamental design. Spine lettered and decorated in gilt. Boards mildly faded and brittle. Spine rubbed with mild wear to head and base of spine. Corners sharp. Contents mildly foxed. Hardbound. Very Good. These small volumes were typically given as gifts but also in their early years of publications they were used primarily by soldiers. Their small ze made them perfect for taking into the battlefield. John Bunyan (1628-1688) was an English writer and Puritan preacher best remembered as the author of the Christian allegory The Pilgrim's Progress. In addition to The Pilgrim's Progress, Bunyan wrote nearly sixty titles, many of them expanded sermons. Bunyan came from the village of Elstow, near Bedford. He had some schooling and at the age of sixteen joined the Parliamentary army during the first stage of the English Civil War. After three years in the army he returned to Elstow and took up the trade of tinker, which he had learned from his father. He became interested in religion after his marriage, attending first the parish church and then joining the Bedford Meeting, a nonconformist group in Bedford, and becoming a preacher. After the restoration of the monarch, when the freedom of nonconformists was curtailed, Bunyan was arrested and spent the next twelve years in jail as he refused to give up preaching. During this time he wrote a spiritual autobiography, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, and began work on his most famous book, The Pilgrim's Progress, which was not published until some years after his release. NW51. Hardcover. Very Good.

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In an age when religious radicalism was regarded as socially subversive, Bunyan's Grace Abounding describes the spiritual regeneration of one who came from 'that rank that is meanest and most despised'. God and Satan are the chief protagonists in Bunyan's drama: they exist not as theological concepts but as terrifyingly immediate adversaries in the competition for Bunyan's soul. 'What care I,' says Satan to Bunyan, 'though I be seven years in chilling your heart, if I can do it at last?' Bunyan finds his spiritual defences not so much in God as in the Bible, and Grace Abounding charts his passionate and imaginative involvement with this ultimate source of spiritual wisdom.

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Title
GRACE ABOUNDING TO THE CHIEF OF SINNERS: In a Faithful Account of the Life and Death of John Bunyan
Author
Bunyan, John
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Hardcover
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Used - Very Good
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Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
W.A. Leary, Philadelphia:
Date published
1844
Keywords
PUBLISHERS BINDINGS BUNYAN RELIGION PHILOSOPHY 1844
Bookseller catalogs
RELIGION; PHILOSOPHY; BINDINGS;

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Ron Lieberman, has been an antiquarian bookseller, rare book appraiser, and library consultant for Fifty years. His firm, The Family Album, has issued a series of exceptional catalogs and bibliographic references in a variety of fields, including: Incunabula; Pennsylvania-Americana; German-Americana; Fine Book Bindings; Early Photographica; Printing History & Typography; Classics from the Great Scholar / Printers; Etc. He was the instructor for a series of valuable workshops and courses in the history, taste, and technique of book collecting. He frequently lectures before professional groups of librarians and archivists on: the book trade; collection and building security; disaster preparedness; appraisals; and preservation, conservation, and binding. He has also often appeared on radio and television popularizing the pleasant hobby of antique book collecting. His expert opinion on the book collecting market; values of archives and manuscripts; collection preservation & security; historic photographs; and the value of rare books has been sought by sources as diverse as: the Historical & Museum Commission of PA; the PA State Library; the Library of Congress; the Smithsonian Institution; the FBI; American Bible Society; Money Magazine; Kipplinger Magazine; Conservation Centers; Warman\\\'s Antique Price Guides; U.S.A. Today; as well as Universities, Colleges, and Historical Societies throughout the United States. As one of the organizers of the World Library Fund, Mr. Lieberman provides professional analyses of library collections, and helps plan library development for public and private institutions in the United States and abroad. He was a Member of the Board of Governors of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (A.B.A.A.), and Chairman of the A.B.A.A. Security Committee. He was a long-time regular member of the Security Committee of the Rare Book and Manuscript Section (RBMS) of the American Library Association (ALA); and was the Past President of the Middle Atlantic Chapter, A.B.A.A. Mr. Lieberman was also, for many years, a consulting editor and contributor to the Haworth Press journal: \\\"College & Undergraduate Libraries.\\\" He is also a member of the: International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) // American Library Association (ALA); + ACRL/RBMS [For 25 Continuous Years] // PA Library Association (PLA) // Bibliographical Society of America // Middle Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) // Society for the History of Authorship, Readership, and Publishing (SHARP) // Library Company of Philadelphia // Philobiblon Club // Etc. Etc.

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