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ph_0111201523-Bunyan.jpg John Bunyan Published by Salem Press, Inc.

Between 1656 and 1688, John Bunyan (BUHN-yuhn) published forty-four separate works, including prosenarratives and tracts, sermons, and verse; ten posthumous publications appeared in a folio edition of 1692, which the author himself had prepared for the press. A nearly complete edition of the prose works, in two volumes, was printed in the period 1736-1737, another in 1767 by George Whitefield, and a six-volume Edinburgh edition in 1784. The best of Bunyan’s verse can be found in a small collection (c. 1664) containing “The Four Last Things,” “Ebal and Gerizim,” and “Prison Meditations.” In addition, Bunyan wrote A Caution to Stir Up to Watch Against Sin (1664), a half-sheet broadside poem in sixteen stanzas; A Book for Boys and Girls: Or, Country Rhymes for Children (1686); and Discourse of the Building, Nature, Excellency, and Government of the House of God (1688), a poem in twelve parts.