Bunyan, John; Landels, William. The Family Edition. The Pilgrim's Progress, Holy War, and Grace Abounding; With an Introductory Essay on The Life, Writings, and Genius of the Author. London: James Sangster & Co., ca. 1870. 
Leather spine & corners with black cloth boards, 10 3/8 x 12 5/6 inches, gilt titles, gilt triple rule, marbled edges and end papers, binding edges rubbed with a little splitting to the front outer hinge, small ding to the edge of the back board. We have treated the leather of this binding with Cellugel, an archival preservative that stabilizes and seals leather. One text page corner professionally repaired with loss of some text.
Extra illustrated tp. xii, xxxii, 686 pages, 60 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, 60 plates (32 color wood engravings and 8 chromolithographs) Very good.
Most color plates with imprint: Leighton Bros. Printed in double columns with large print.
John Bunyan (1628-1688), b. at Elstow, Bedfordshire, England. “After learning to read and write he followed his father's business of a travelling tinker. Led a dissolute life for some time, but was at length converted, and began to study the Holy Scriptures, in which he acquired a great knowledge. Served in the Parliament Army. Became a member of a Baptist congregation at Bedford, about 1655, to whom he occasionally preached, for which, at the Restoration, he was confined in Bedford for twelve years and a half. It was here that he wrote his Pilgrim's Progress, one of the most original and popular books in the English language. On being released he became teacher of the Baptist congregation at Bedford.” - Darling's Cyclopedia Bibliographica.