The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia
The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia
The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia

ROBERTS, David. The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia.

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ROBERTS, David. The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia. London, Day & Son, [1855-1856].

Six volumes in three, 4to. Publisher's full morocco, panelled in gilt to boards with floreate design to central border, lettered and decorated in gilt to spines, all edges gilt; 248 tinted lithographed plates, including vignette titles and portrait of Roberts, 2 engraved maps, tissue guards; a little rubbing and light wear, some occasional spotting to plates, else a very handsome set.
First 4to edition. David Roberts' classic work appeared in parts between 1842 to 1849. Such was its popularity that the series was republished in this quarto volume format containing the complete set of Roberts's Holy Land and Egypt plates. The plates for this edition were reproduced by the process known as "camera lucida", a complicated technique whereby the original was transferred onto another surface in reduced form through a crystal prism.
Gay no. 25, Ibrahim-Hilmy II, p. 176-7, Lipperheide 1590, Rohricht 1984, Tooley, p.401, Abbey Travel 385.

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