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The Holy Land, Yesterday and Today: Lithographs and Diaries by David Roberts


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ISBN 10: 1556704623 / ISBN 13: 9781556704628
Published by Stewart Tabori & Chang, New York, 1996
Condition: fine Hardcover
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Text by Fabio Bourbon. Photos by Antonio Attini. 272pp. Folio, brown boards, d.w. N.Y.: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, (1996). First American edition. Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 248360

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Title: The Holy Land, Yesterday and Today: ...

Publisher: Stewart Tabori & Chang, New York

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: hardcover

Illustrator: Roberts, David

Book Condition: fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Edition: First.

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Biographical notes on acclaimed 19th-century Scottish artist David Roberts and excerpts from his diaries are nearly eclipsed by the 120 color, mostly full page lithographic plates of sketches of his 1839 Middle East sojourn. Fabio Bourbon's introduction notes that this is the first time these original plates from their 1842-49 publication are exhibited in their proper chronological order. Pairing these lushly hued vistas of such biblical locales as Jerusalem, Haifa, Bethlehem, and Petra with the same views photographed in the 1990s by Antonio Attini, reveals how superbly Roberts rendered these awe-inspiring landscapes despite some modern encroachments. No index. 10x14" Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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DAVID ROBERTS (1796–1864) was one of the most acclaimed landscape painters of his time. He made an extended trip to Egypt and the Holy Land in 1838–39, during which he made the series of drawings that brought him lasting fame

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