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The Holy Land / Egypt And Nubia

Roberts, David

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ISBN 10: 8880953370 / ISBN 13: 9788880953371
Published by White Star, U.K., 2000
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NO FINER COPY EXISTS. // NEW BOOKS in GIFT-quality MINT condition. Two large volumes and a thinner biographical volume covering the life, works and travels of Roberts, born in Scotland in 1796 who, self-taught, ultimately became one of the greatest landscape artists of the 19th century. This set is a facsimile reprint of the 1846 edition. // An elegant offering which will glorify your library. Bookseller Inventory # 007540

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Title: The Holy Land / Egypt And Nubia

Publisher: White Star, U.K.

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Cloth Hardcovers

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dj as Issued

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During the first months of 1839, David Roberts toured the Sinai Peninsula, Petra, Jerusalem, Palestine, the coasts of Lebanon, and Baalbec, returning to England to produce a series of moving and delightful lithographs detailing the region's splendors.

As with the companion volume, Egypt: Yesterday and Today, this oversized, full-color volume contains the original plates of the first edition, arranged for the first time in chronological order, with commentary and extracts from Roberts' journal.

Each illustration by Roberts, moreover, is paired with a photograph that depicts the same subject and setting more than a century and a half later.

The Holy Land offers an unforgettable taste of Roberts' technical and artistic virtuosity. This is a stirring form of time travel, in search of new, yet ancient, discoveries in one of the most fascinating regions on the face of our planet.

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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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