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Roberts, David
THE HOLY LAND, SYRIA, IDUMEA, ARABIA, EGYPT & NUBIA. LONDON: F.G. MOON, 1842-1849
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 125,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
313
Roberts, David
THE HOLY LAND, SYRIA, IDUMEA, ARABIA, EGYPT & NUBIA. LONDON: F.G. MOON, 1842-1849
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 125,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History Including the Library of Colin and Joan Deacon

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Roberts, David
THE HOLY LAND, SYRIA, IDUMEA, ARABIA, EGYPT & NUBIA. LONDON: F.G. MOON, 1842-1849
FIRST EDITION, 6 volumes, folio (608 x 423mm.), 6 lithographed pictorial titles and 241 plates by David Roberts, ALL COLOURED BY HAND AND MOUNTED ON CARD, plain lithographed portrait, 2 engraved maps, contemporary red half morocco gilt by J. Regan, gilt edges, occasional slight spotting (mainly to text) and slight cockling to plates, lacking list of subscribers (as often), bindings somewhat worn, soiled and rubbed, spines repaired at head and foot
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Literature

Abbey, Travel 385 and 272; Bobins I, 160; Tooley (1954) 401-402

Catalogue Note

A GOOD, CLEAN COPY OF THE DELUXE HAND-COLOURED EDITION OF THIS WORK. Roberts's Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, and Nubia, was one of the most elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, providing the most comprehensive series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Holy Land and Egypt. IT IS ONE OF THE GREATEST OFF ALL THE COLOUR PLATE BOOKS PUBLISHED IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.

Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History Including the Library of Colin and Joan Deacon

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London