The Pilgrim's Progress from this world to that which is to come.
London John C. Nimmo MDCCCXCV .
Fourteen etched plates including illustrated titlepage (Bunyan's wife reading the bible to him), complete as list, each mounted and presented in original portfolio (360 x 295mm, 14¼ x 11½"). Each plate c.170 x 125mm (6¾ x 5"), initialled W.S. (William Strang) in plate. Portfolio with original printed title label to upper cover, numbered '41' in ink, from an edition limited to 50, and signed by Strang. All covers detached and broken at spine; boards generally scuffed and rubbed. Some spotting to plates, mostly marginal, and original mounts.
The scenes depicted in the evocative etchings by William Strang R.A. R.E. (Scottish, 1859 - 1921) are listed on an original label pasted to the inside front cover. Chief pupil of Alphonse Legros, Strang was one of the original members of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers, and his work was a part of their first exhibition in 1881. 'The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come' is a Christian allegory by John Bunyan (1628 - 1688), first published in 1678.
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