BUNYAN, John (1628-1688). The Acceptable Sacrifice: or the execllency of a broken heart: shewing the nature, signs and proper effects of a contrite spirit. London: for George Larkin, 1689.
12° (142 x 78mm). Collation: A-K12 L6. (Unobtrusive repair to title; tiny paper-fault hole in running head on E1, affecting one letter; neat repair to outer margin of L6, not affecting text; a few headlines just shaved.) 19th-century blue morocco gilt, edges gilt, by Riviere. Provenance: William ?Stirus (inscription on H7v); Cardiff Castle bookplate.
FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF BUNYAN'S LAST WORKS. Preface by Cokayn. According to the preface, "this whole book was not only prepared for, but also put unto the Press by the Author himself, whom the Lord was pleased to Remove . . . before the sheets could be all wrought off." Wing B-5480 (records 7 copies); Harrison 42.