Description : 12mo, 400
pages, all handwritten. Binding in poor condition but still
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.