([London]: Nonesuch Press, 1928). 205 x 125 mm. (8 x 5"). 3 p.l., -204, [ix]-xiii, , -450 pp.,  leaves (complete despite pagination). Edited by G. B. Harrison No. 802 of 1,600 copies.
Publisher's green and black marbled cloth, paper label on smooth spine, all edges untrimmed, top edge gilt on the rough. With eight woodcut illustrations by Karl Michel, stencilled with color by the Curwen Press. Dreyfus 55. A hint of shelf wear, a couple of small finger smudges to front flyleaves, otherwise A CHOICE COPY, little changed from the day of issuance, with leaves that open only reluctantly.
Enhanced with illustrations by German expressionist Karl Michel (b. 1885), this is a lovely printing of Bunyan's classic Christian allegorical tale and its lesser known companion piece, a dialogue on the sinful life of "Mr. Badman" and what awaits him in the beyond. According to the prospectus for the present work, the text for "Pilgrim's Progress" comes from the first edition now at the British Library, but also incorporates passages found only in the second and third editions, "inserted . . . in such a way as to make it clear to the reader, as he reads, how the story took shape." (ST15053m)
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PJP Catalog: RCVF20.038