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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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ABOUT THIS BOOK -- In 1839, Scottish Painter David Roberts embarked on an extensive tour of Egypt, Nubia, the Sinai, the Holy Land, Jordan and Lebanon. Two years of on-the-spot sketches and water colours were reworked and released as enormously popular lithographs, even favoured by Roberts' most important subscriber, Queen Victoria. Roberts' work speaks to those who are interested in Orientalist painting, to those who wonder what these historic sites looked like before industrialization and tourism, or simply to those who love the Holy Land and Egypt. ABOUT THIS EDITON -- White Star's 3 volume, slipcased set is visually impressive and editorially superb. About 600 pages consisting largely of full page (or larger) colour illustrations. The original Croly historical descriptions are used to great advantage here. One volume is The Holy Land, one volume is Egypt and Nubia, and a third small volume is about Roberts' life and work. BOOK DETAILS -- cloth over boards, sewn bindings; color insets in gold rules on each cover; illustrated cloth-bound slipcase. About 14 pounds.

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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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