Title: Holy Land: Yesterday & Today
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
1556704623 [2OS] New York, 1994. Folio, cloth with jacket, 270 pp. A fine copy in a near fine jacket with slight edgewear. Lithographs and diaries by David Roberts, R.A. Bookseller Inventory # OS2095
Synopsis: In 1839 David Roberts, one of the most highly acclaimed landscape artists of the 19th century, undertook an adventurous journey across the Sinai Peninsula to Petra, Jerusalem, and Palestine, along the Lebanese coasts and to the mysterious Baalbec. This oversized volume presents for the first time Roberts' original plates, each paired with a photograph that depicts the same composition and setting nearly 150 years later. More than 500 color illustrations & photos.
About the Author:
DAVID ROBERTS (17961864) was one of the most acclaimed landscape painters of his time. He made an extended trip to Egypt and the Holy Land in 183839, during which he made the series of drawings that brought him lasting fame
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