Monday, 19 March 2012

Pilgrim`s Progress - printed in 1896

This is a book I bought myself at a book fair many years ago.  It is one of my favourite books and although it has some water damage it is in pretty good condition.
Pilgrims`s Progress is a classic and this book has lots of etching in black and white dotted throughout the book.   There is a name written in the book for 1909 when it seems to have been given as a gift. A £2.00 price has been written on the inside cover at some point and that is the reason I love old books. They have a history someone has cared for them, given them as a gift, or read them and its the way a book should be treated. Nothing is perfect but if it was the book would have only been stored in a shop and not had a `life`.

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