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The Harvard Classics

"The Pilgrim's Progress", by John Bunyan and "The Lives of John Donne and George Herbert, by Izaak Walton, edited by Charles W Eliot, LL.D. with Introduction and Notes. De Luxe edition, published by P. F. Collier & Son Co., New York, stated 62nd Printing 1969, original decorative gold stamped hard cover.


The Pilgrim's Progress
The First Part: The Author's Apology
The Pilgrim's Progress, in the Similitude of a Dream
The Conclusion
The Second Part: The Authors Apology
The Pilgrim's Progress, in the Similitudes of a Dream
The Author's Vindication of his Pilgrim, Found at the End of his Holy War
The Life of Dr. Donne
The Life of Mr. George Herbert

Born in England, in 1628, Bunyan's book was written over 300 years ago, as a result of a vivid dream he had while in prison for preaching the Gospel. After 300 years, it still remains very popular. "The Pilgrim's Progress" is considered to be Bunyan's best work. His book became a symbol in the Puritan fight for religious rights and a part of the driving force for equal rights for working class people.

Izaak Walton, [1593-1683], author of "The Compleat Angler", 1653. "Walton, hearing that Donne's sermons were about to be published without a life of the author, determined to supply the deficiency. In 1640 he prefixed his "Life of Donne" to the first folio edition of Donne's Sermons, and his memoir was approved by such critics as Charles I and the 'ever memorable' John Hales of Eton. In 1658 he issued separately an improved edition of his "Life of Donne", which he dedicated to Sir Robert Holt of Aston.

Walton lived in the parish of St. Dunstan where Donne was a vicar and the two became friends. This portrait is filled with anecdotes and personal impressions. The other portrait in the book also a theologian who was Walton's friend. The "Life of Herbert" was published in 1670. John Donne (1572-1631) and George Herbert (1593-1633) are well-remembered as great English religious and metaphysical poets.

A nice copy of THE HARVARD CLASSICS - Collector's Edition.

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A little wear, bottom outer page edge has a little staining, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 418 pages, illustrated by a frontispiece, very good binding and condition.

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John Bunyan, The Pilgrim's Progress and Izaak Walton

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