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THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS by  JOHN (ESSEX HOUSE PRESS).  BUNYAN - ONE OF 750 COPIES - 1899 - from Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts (SKU: CCS1909)

THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS

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THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS

by (ESSEX HOUSE PRESS). BUNYAN, JOHN

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London: Essex House Press, 1899. ONE OF 750 COPIES. 153 x 114 mm. (6 x 4 1/2"). 1 p. l., 426 pp., [2] leaves (colophon, printer's note). ONE OF 750 COPIES. Publisher's stiff vellum, title in black on spine. Wood-engraved frontispiece, printer's device in colophon. Printed in red and black. Ransom, p. 264; Tomkinson, p. 68. Vellum a bit soiled and boards somewhat splayed, dust soiling to top edge of text block, but the contents pristine. This 17th century Christian allegory is the third production of the press founded by C. R. Ashbee in 1898 as an addition to the several crafts practiced at his Guild of Handicrafts located at Essex House in London's Mile End Road. Ashbee purchased the presses and other production equipment (though not the type) formerly owned by the Kelmscott Press, which had shut down at the death of William Morris, and he printed books for 12 years with vellum, ink, and paper identical to that used by Kelmscott, in an effort to carry on the tradition Morris had established. But the Essex House Press, because it was conceived of and continued as part of a larger enterprise involving various artisans at work in a group of workshops, always had its own special identity, a fact which Cave reflects when he calls it the "Arts and Crafts press par excellence.

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Bookseller
Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
CCS1909
Title
THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS
Author
(ESSEX HOUSE PRESS). BUNYAN, JOHN
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
ONE OF 750 COPIES
Publisher
Essex House Press
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1899

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About Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts

Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books an Manuscripts was established in 1978 on a ping pong table in a basement in Kalamazoo, Michigan. From the beginning, its founder was willing to sell a range of material (both because this approach made the work more educational than otherwise and because it gave him a good excuse for not being an expert in any particular specialty). Over the years, the business has gravitated toward historical artifacts that are physically attractive in some way--illuminated material, fine bindings, books printed on vellum, fore-edge paintings, beautiful typography and paper, impressive illustration. Today, the company still sells a wide range of things, from (scruffy) ninth century leaves to biblical material from all periods to Wing and STC imprints to modern private press books to artists' bindings. While we are forgiving about condition when something is of considerable rarity, we always try to obtain the most attractive copies possible of whatever we offer for sale.

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

colophon
The colophon contains information about a book's publisher, the typesetting, printer, and possibly even includes a printer's...[more]
device
Especially for older books, a printer's device refers to an identifying mark, also sometimes called a printer's mark, on the...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
vellum
Vellum is a sheet of specialty prepared skin of lamb, calf, or goat kid used for binding a book or for printing and writing. ...[more]
text block
Most simply the inside pages of a book.  More precisely, the block of paper formed by the cut and stacked pages of a...[more]
leaves
Very generally, "leaves" refers to the pages of a book, as in the common phrase, "loose-leaf pages." A leaf is a single sheet...[more]
soiled
Generally refers to minor discoloration or staining.

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