BUNYAN, John (1628-1688). The Water of Life: or, a discourse shewing the richness and glory of the grace and spirit of the Gospel. London: for Nathaniel Ponder, 1688.
8° (141 x 89mm). Collation: A4 B-I8 K2. 16pp. publisher's advertisements at end. (Occasional very light soiling.) 19th-century black morocco, spine titled in gilt, gilt edges, by W. Pratt for J. Pearson (covers slightly discoloured). Provenance: Cardiff Castle bookplate.
FIRST EDITION, without Sturt's portrait of Bunyan, which is found in some copies. The work was originally entered by Ponder in 1687 as The River of Water of Life, but the title was altered before publication. Wing B-5607; Harrison 40.