Bunyan, John (1628-1688)

Eines Christen Reise nach der Seligen Ewigkeit
Erster Theil

Goerlitz, 1802

Original handwritten translation of :

The Pilgrim’s Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come

Description : 12mo, 400 pages, all handwritten. Binding in poor condition but still solid.
German manuscript translation of the famous work by Bunyan. First part of two. This translation was aimed to be published but was never finished and ended with that first part. Therefore here is very valuable original german translation never published so far. Contains two scarce symbolic, esoteric engravings.

The Pilgrim's Progress, is probably the most extraordinary major work of English literature. It was written shortly after the Restoration by an itinerant Baptist preacher, John Bunyan, a man of limited education who was constantly in trouble with the authorities for preaching without a license . Bunyan wrote The Pilgrim's Progress, in two parts, of which the first appeared at London in 1678, begun during his imprisonment in 1676; the second in 1684. An allegory of Christian's journey from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City, it is written in a prose that unites biblical eloquence with the clarity of common speech, and is the most successful allegory ever written. It is indeed commonly translated by Protestant missionaries after the Bible.

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