Melton prior Institut

Linton

Linton- Life in the Collections

John Bunyan:

London / New York. n.d. (ca. 1862)

John Bunyan’s imaginative allegory about a Puritan process of enlightenment and purification had always been a favourite reference work for radical writers such as William Blake, Thomas Cooper or Thomas Doubleday. But to Linton and his disciple William Luson Thomas, who engraved the predominant part of the rather uninspired illustrations by Henry Courtney Selous and Paolo Priolo, the hasty and wooden-looking graver work for Robert Macguire’s commented edition of The Pilgrim’s Progress seems to have meant nothing more than a casual job.


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