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548d John Bunyan 1628-1688

Solomon’s Temple Spiritualiz’d or Gospel-Light fetcht out of the Temple at Jerusalem, To let Us More easily into the Glory of New-Testament-Truths. By John Bunyan

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London: for Eliz. Smith, 1691.

$13,000   Octavo A-K12 (C3, C5 incorrectly signed B3, B5 respectively). Second edition

Second edition (the first edition appeared in 1688.)

Of the three 17th century editions of this work, all are extremely rare. A combined search of Wing, ESTC, OCLC and RLIN yields 2 copies of this edition in the U.S.: Yale, UCLA.

This copy has a few ragged pages, but is sturdy and readable. Bound in contemporary tanned sheepskin, the boards ruled in blind. The corners are bumped, the extremities rubbed, but the binding is well preserved overall. The edges of the title page are stained from contact with the leather of the binding. There is minor foxing throughout. The first 3 leaves with…

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