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Madoc Books
Stand
48

ROBERTS DAVID

The Holy Land, Syria, Iduma, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia.

Probably the most well know colour plate book!

ROBERTS DAVID

The Holy Land, Syria, Iduma, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia. Day & Son. London, Gate Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields 1855 - 1856

Description

The first Quarto Edition, (204*288 mm), in the original deluxe publishers full dark green morocco, all covers blocked with wide elaborate gilt borders & centered with the gilt Armorial Ensigns of Jerusalem. Spines skilfully rebacked, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling & titles, edges brushed. Internally, yellow endpapers, a.e.g, plates are broken down as 248 lithographed guarded plates, which were photographically reduced from the earlier edition, & include a portrait & titles pages, each with descriptive text leaf, plus 2 maps by Louis Haghe after Roberts. Covers refurbished, & the occasional spot to a leaf, a small bookseller label to fpd of 2 vols.

Bibliography

Abbey Travel 388. Ray 88. Allibone 1817.Tooley 401,402. "The most ambitious & impressive of English books illustrated with Lithographs" Ray.

Footnote

Originally published 1842, in 2 vols., with introduction by Rev. G. Croly. In 1847 combined with "Views in ancient Egypt and Nubia" (1846, introduction by W. Brockedon)--and issued under general title "Views in the Holy Land, Syria, Idumea ..."
I. (Jerusalem and Galilee.) With historical descriptions by G. Croly. --
II. (The Jordan and Bethlehem.) With historical descriptions by G. Croly.
III. (Idumea and Petra.) With historical descriptions by G. Croly.
IV. (Egypt: an introduction) With historical descriptions by W. Brockedon.
V. [Nile; Nubia and Sudan.] With historical descriptions by W. Brockedon.
VI. [Cairo and the Nile.] With historical descriptions by W. Brockedon.

Current Condition

Probably the cleanest copy we have had!

Price

£9500.00