The Peerless Edition 1892. Scarce American edition published in Philadelphia and Chicago by John C Winston. Blue cloth hard covers with illustrations in black, silver and gilt on the front and spine; titles in black on the front and spine. Scroll borders with images of Jesus on the cross, armour, tree of life. Edge and corner wear to the boards and spine, bumping and wear to the cloth at the top and base of the spine, some surface soiling. The boards and spine are firmly attached together but are detached from the text block. Illustrated endpapers with a small white sticker in the top right corner of the first free endpaper. No inscriptions. Gilt page edges all round. The text begins with the Introductory Notice of the Author by Rev. William Landels followed by the Author's Apology for his book. At the rear of the text block is the 9-page poem, "The Little Pilgrim". Over 100 illustrations designed by Frederick Barnard and others, and engraved by the Dalziel Brothers; many are full page. Also there are four full page chromo-lithography plates in colour with protective tissue sheets: the frontispiece entitled, "Evangelist points Christian to the Wicket Gate"; others are "Christian in the Armory receiving his weapons from Discretion, Piety, Charity, and Prudence", "Christian and Faithful Pass Through Vanity Fair Resisting Superstition and Frivolity” and “Christian and Hopeful Reach the Celestial City”. A rare vintage book.