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Roberts David; [Egypt]

Published by London F.G. Moon and Co. 1845 (1845)

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About this Item: London F.G. Moon and Co. 1845, 1845. From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1839. Printed on a half folio sheet 17" x 11", the captioned image, is 14" x 10", now presented in cream mounting boards 20" x 18" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. This is an excellent plate with the impressive content of one of the world's great holy sites, according to Jewish, Christian, and Islamic tradition, the biblical Mount Sinai was the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments. An excellent plate with exceptional detail and depth of colour. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as many other views of Petra and Sinai there are also available views of Egypt,Tyre, Nubia, the Jordan, Sidon and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. Roberts set sail for Egypt on 31 August 1838, a few years after Owen Jones. His intent was to produce drawings that he could later use as the basis for the paintings and lithographs to sell to the public. Egypt was much in vogue at this time, and travellers, collectors and lovers of antiquities were keen to buy works inspired by the East or depicting the great monuments of ancient Egypt. Roberts made a long tour in Egypt, Nubia, the Sinai, the Holy Land, Jordan and Lebanon. Throughout, he produced a vast collection of drawings and watercolour sketches. On his return to Britain, Roberts worked with lithographer Louis Haghe from 1842 to 1849 to produce these lavishly illustrated plates. He funded the work through advance subscriptions which he solicited directly. The scenery and monuments of Egypt and Holy Land were fashionable but had hitherto been hardly touched by British artists, and so Roberts quickly accumulated 400 subscription commitments, with Queen Victoria being subscriber No. 1. Seller Inventory # 26622

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Roberts David; [Egypt]

Published by London F.G. Moon and Co. 1847 (1847)

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About this Item: London F.G. Moon and Co. 1847, 1847. From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1838. Printed on a half folio sheet 17" x 13.55", the captioned image, is 14" x 10", now presented in cream mounting boards 17" x 21" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. AN especially pretty image, the ruins beautifully rendered with colorfully dressed people scattered about them. The island of Bigge, adjacent to Philae, was part of the site of the tomb of Osiris. Only the priests from Philae were permited to even set foot on the island, let along enter the temples. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as many views of Egypt we also have available, views of Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Tyre, Sidon and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, traveling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast.that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest.". Seller Inventory # 26629

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Roberts David; [Egypt]

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About this Item: London F.G. Moon and Co. 1846, 1846. From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1838. Printed on a half folio sheet 17" x 13.5", the captioned image, is 13.75" x 10", now presented in cream mounting boards 21" x 17" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. A very beautiful image of the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae looking down the Nile. Philae was accounted to be one of the burying-places of Osiris, and was held in high reverence both by the Egyptians to the north and the Nubians to the south. It was deemed profane for any but priests to dwell there and was accordingly sequestered and denominated "the Unapproachable." This is a view now un-viewable to modern eyes. Due to decades of constant flooding of Philae after the construction of the Aswan Low Dam every building was dismantled into about 40,000 units, and then transported to higher ground on the nearby island of Agilkia. The project was completed in time for the 1970 construction of the the Aswan High Dam. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as many views of Egypt we also have available, views of Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Tyre, Sidon and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, traveling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast.that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest.". Seller Inventory # 26627

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Roberts David; [Egypt]

Published by London F.G. Moon and Co. 1846 (1846)

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About this Item: London F.G. Moon and Co. 1846, 1846. From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1838. Printed on a half folio sheet 17" x 15", the captioned image, is 14" x 10", now presented in cream mounting boards 21" x 17" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. A very beautiful image of the the Island of Philae from the Nile at Sunset. In the foreground are reeds and a sailboat, behind which can be seen in near silhouette the Temple of Isis on the island. Philae was accounted to be one of the burying-places of Osiris, and was held in high reverence both by the Egyptians to the north and the Nubians to the south. It was deemed profane for any but priests to dwell there and was accordingly sequestered and denominated "the Unapproachable." This is a view now un-viewable to modern eyes. Due to decades of constant flooding of Philae after the construction of the Aswan Low Dam every building was dismantled into about 40,000 units, and then transported to higher ground on the nearby island of Agilkia. The project was completed in time for the 1970 construction of the the Aswan High Dam. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as many views of Egypt we also have available, views of Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Tyre, Sidon and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, traveling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast.that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest.". Seller Inventory # 26628

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David Roberts' THE HOLY LAND: Syria, Idumea,: Roberts, David

Roberts, David

Published by The Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut (2014)

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About this Item: The Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut, 2014. Leather. Condition: Fine. Deluxe Limited Edition. Easton Press Deluxe Limited Edition of 800 sets, this being #140. 3 volume set, complete. A Fine set. 4tos., each volume approximately 300 pages, illustrated with color lithographic plates. Bound in full blue leather, with raised bands and elaborately decorated boards and spines. Titles in gilt on spines. Marbled end papers. a.e.g. Silk book marks. A very attractive set. A facsimile recreation of the original 1855 London edition. Six volumes bound in three. Vols. I&ii: Jerusalem & Galilee; Jordan & Bethlehem. Vols III & IV: Idumea & Petra; Egypt & Nubia; Vols. V & VI: Egypt & Nubia. Seller Inventory # 24920

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Roberts, David

Published by Folio Society, London (2014)

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About this Item: Folio Society, London, 2014. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Roberts, David (illustrator). 2nd. 2vol.set: 284+&258+pp.; HBs red w/blk.&gilt-gilt,tp.w/ribbons-pic.covers; slight rub on corners (&tp.edge,'holy land') w/lt.stain,bttm.foredge,'holy land'; clean,tight pgs. Slipcases red w/no titles; slight rub. Roberts' illustrated travels to The Holy Land, Egypt & Nubia in 1838/89. orig.pub. 1842-49. many full-page color illus. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Seller Inventory # 045641

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The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea and Arabia: Roberts, David

Roberts, David

Published by The Folio Society (2010)

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About this Item: The Folio Society, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Roberts, David (illustrator). First Edition Thus. Two volumes measuring 20" x 13 ¾". Fine copies with minor handling wear. No. 212 of the Folio Society's limited edition of 1000 copies; hand-numbered on a special limitation page in both volumes. Bound in full red cloth printed in black and gold with designs by Neil Gower from Roberts? originals. Gilded top edges; red ribbon markers. The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea and Arabia: 304 pp; 123 plates, portrait of Roberts and map. Egypt and Nubia: 272 pp; 124 plates and map. Printed by Editoriale Bortolazzi, Verona, on heavyweight Gardapat Kiara paper. Presented in hand-made slipcases bound in cloth and lined with coloured paper, with inserts in the bases to support the weight of the books. David Roberts was the first British painter to make an artistic expedition to Egypt and the Holy Land. The result of his travels was a picturesque vision of the Near East that has been hugely influential ever since. The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea and Arabia was first published in 20 parts by F. G. Moon in 1842-44, followed by Egypt and Nubia in the same format in 1847-49. The parts were designed to be bound in three volumes, each with its own title page. This Folio Society edition reproduces every word and image from the first edition, slightly reduced in format. Page numbers have been added for ease of navigation, and the List of Subjects has been reset for the same reason. All 247 lithographs have been reproduced from one of the few complete hand-coloured copies, held at the John Rylands Library in Manchester. Because of its scale, and the scarcity of complete first editions, Roberts?s work has rarely been reproduced in its entirety and never before on this scale. Here we have two fine copies of this exquisite and highly desirable Folio Society Limited Edition which quickly sold out when it was published in 2010, resulting in an unlimited edition in a smaller format being issued in 2014 to meet demand. The 2014 edition is also beautiful but not to be confused with this, the superlative edition. Slipcases also in fine condition with minor rubs to corners and a light 3 cm scratch to the back of the Holy Land slipcase. Heavy/oversize set. Tracked and insured U.K. postage at default charge but you will be asked for additional postage for other services. Seller Inventory # 004366

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Roberts (David):

Published by London; Folio Society (2010)

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About this Item: London; Folio Society, 2010. Two volumes folio [over slipcase 520 x 365mm], set number 34 of 1,000 numbered copies and 20 lettered copies. Reproduced in a slightly smaller size but complete as originally published with 247 coloured lithographs, plus 2 uncoloured maps [viii], 284 + [viii], 258pp, pictorial red cloth, top edges gilt, red cloth slipcases, gilt lettered. A fine set. The Folio Society's website states that this edition was quickly sold out; and an unlimuted smaller format edition issued to meet demand. "This edition, published by The Folio Society in 2010, has been reproduced from a copy of the first edition in The John Rylands Library.It reproduces every word and image from the first edition, slightly reduced in format. Page numbers have been added for ease of navigation, and the List of Subjects has been reset for the same reason." David Roberts was an artist with ambition. Born in relative poverty outside Edinburgh, he spent years developing his skills as an apprentice and a jobbing artisan, graduating to a career painting backdrops for the theatre, frst in Edinburgh and then in London s Covent Garden and Drury Lane. By 1837, he had achieved renown for his landscape paintings of the Rhine and Spain. Unlike most artists, who relied on sketches brought back by other travellers, Roberts had visited these countries himself. His adventurous approach and his technical brilliance would serve him well on the journey of a lifetime an artistic pilgrimage to Egypt and the Holy Land, the frst ever undertaken by a British artist.Roberts set off in August 1838, travelling from London to Marseilles and on to Alexandria. From there he began his journey up the Nile with a crew of six men. In Cairo, he determined to record modern buildings as well as ancient, and made sketches of minarets, alleys and marketplaces. His observations remain among the few records we have of the early 19th-century city. Ultimately continuing as far south as Abu Simbel, Roberts produced over 100 sketches on his journey through Egypt, saying: We shall see what impression they make in England. Roberts next set his sights on Palestine. He travelled across the Sinai desert along the route thought to have been taken by the Israelites when they left Egypt for the Promised Land. He and his team slept in tents under the stars and took shelter in the Monastery of St Catherine, where Roberts produced some of his most famous vistas of the Holy Land. Jerusalem was closed to visitors because of plague, but Roberts s luck held and he was able to enter during Holy Week. It was the memorable culmination of an extraordinary voyage. As well as having visited biblical sites from the Mount of Olives to Jericho, he had assembled, as he put it, .one of the richest folios that ever left the East . On his return to London, Roberts sought a publisher for his work, eventually signing a contract with Francis G. Moon for £3,000 a vast sum, equivalent to over £200,000 today. Critics and the public lined up to praise Roberts s works when they were frst exhibited. The press lauded the aesthetic quality of his art, its historical and topographical accuracy, and the grandeur of its subject matter. Publication of the first edition was a slow and enormously expensive process. It was printed in sections, each one containing six hand-coloured lithographs created from the original drawings. But Moon s investment paid of. There was no shortage of subscribers, with Queen Victoria (to whom the Holy Land series is dedicated) and Charles Dickens among those reserving a set. Roberts s pictures had caught the imagination of the British public and set a trend for Orientalism in art that would continue to shape the way in which the West perceived the East." Original copies at auction with fully hand-coloured plates, from which the Folio Society edition was reproduced, can fetch £100,000 depending on condition; those copies with merely tinted plates much less. Will want extra popstage. Seller Inventory # 57179

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Crolyl, George; Roberts, David

Published by Day & Son c. 1855, London (1855)

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About this Item: Day & Son c. 1855, London, 1855. Edition : First quarto edition. , Half contemporary calf, paper boards with gilt armorial ensign of Jerusalem. Spine in six compartments with gilt decorative devices and rulings. Gilt title in 2 and 4. , First quarta edition of ?one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph? (Abbey Travel). Up to this time there had been no comparably comprehensive or systematic publication of the landscapes and sites of the Near East. David Roberts RA (1796-1864) was a Scottish painter, especially known for his prolific series of detailed lithograph prints of Egypt and the Near East that he produced from sketches he made during long tours of the region (1838-1840). Interestingly, he was the first European to have unlimited access to the mosques of Cairo. These, and his large oil paintings of similar subjects, made him a prominent Orientalist painter. He was elected as a Royal Academician in 1841. George Crolyl (1780-1860) was an Irish poet, novelist, historian, and divine. , Size : 4to (287x202mm). , Illustrated with 44 plates. , Volume : Volume one of six volume, P. Title, Blank, Blank, Frontispiece, Blank, Blank, Dedication, Blank, List, Notice (1-3). 1-35, after every plate there is also a text of description. Plates are generally clean, leaves are loose and unbound to the cover and spine. Spine is worn. Seller Inventory # B4786

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Roberts David; [Egypt, Sinai]

Published by London F.G. Moon and Co. 1845 (1845)

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About this Item: London F.G. Moon and Co. 1845, 1845. From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1838. Printed on a single folio sheet 24" x 16.5", the captioned image, is 19.5" x 13", now presented in cream mounting boards 30" x 24" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as many views of Egypt we also have available, views of Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Tyre, Sidon and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, traveling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast.that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest.". Seller Inventory # 26561

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The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt: ROBERTS, David.

ROBERTS, David.

Published by London Day & Son. (1855)

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About this Item: London Day & Son., 1855. FIRST QUARTO EDITION. 6 vols. 4to. (30 x 21 cm.). Original blue cloth. Some foxing and dampstaining throughout, last 2 vols with blue tape replacement spines. Could be worse. 248 (of 250) tinted lithographs. LACKING nos. 174, Approach to the Fortress of Ibrim and 180, Hadjar Silsilis. David Roberts' (1796-1864) two great, large folio works collectively known as 'The Holy Land', and 'Egypt and Nubia', made after drawings Roberts sketched onsite during his travels through what is now Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Lebanon in 1838 and 1839, constitute one of the most splendid and historically important visual records of the Middle East ever produced. This later quarto edition, for which the plates were reduced in size with the help of the new technology of photography, comprises 250 tinted lithographs, and is widely considered to be a masterpiece of the medium. (Abbey 388). Seller Inventory # 54975

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Roberts David; [Nubia, Egypt]

Published by London F.G. Moon and Co. 1848 (1848)

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About this Item: London F.G. Moon and Co. 1848, 1848. From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1838. Printed on a single folio sheet 17.25" x 24", the captioned image, is 13.25" x 21", now presented in cream mounting boards 30" x 24" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as many views of Egypt we also have available, views of Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Tyre, Sidon and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, traveling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast.that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest.". Seller Inventory # 26558

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Roberts David; [Egypt]

Published by London F.G. Moon and Co. 1846 (1846)

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About this Item: London F.G. Moon and Co. 1846, 1846. From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1838. Printed on a single folio sheet 17.25" x 24", the captioned image, is 13.25" x 21", now presented in cream mounting boards 30" x 24" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. An image of the interior of the Grand Portico at the Temple of Esna. Highly colored as printed and very atmospheric. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as many views of Egypt we also have available, views of Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Tyre, Sidon and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, traveling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast.that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest.". Seller Inventory # 26560

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Roberts David; [Lebanon, Jordan]

Published by London F.G. Moon and Co. 1846 (1846)

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About this Item: London F.G. Moon and Co. 1846, 1846. From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1838. Printed on a single folio sheet 23" x 17.5", the captioned image, is 19.25" x 13", now presented in cream mounting boards 30" x 24" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. This is an especially well-coloured and atmospheric plate of a broad view of Tyre showing both ancient ruins and more recent inhabited buildings. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as Tyre there are many views available of Egypt, Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Sidon and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, traveling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast.that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest.". Seller Inventory # 26563

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Roberts David; [Lebanon]

Published by London F.G. Moon and Co. 1846 (1846)

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About this Item: London F.G. Moon and Co. 1846, 1846. From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1838. Printed on a single folio sheet 24" x 17", the captioned image, is 20" x 14", now presented in cream mounting boards 30" x 24" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. A handsome general view of the fishing and port city of Sidon. It is a beautifully colour plate featuring people, fish, dogs, boats, buildings, the Sidon sea-castle and bridge and the Mediterranean. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as Sidon there are many views available of Egypt, Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Tyre and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, traveling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast.that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest.". Seller Inventory # 26566

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Roberts David; [Lebanon]

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About this Item: London F.G. Moon and Co. 1846, 1846. From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1838. Printed on a single folio sheet 24" x 17", the captioned image, is 20" x 14", now presented in cream mounting boards 30" x 24" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. A handsome wide view of the fishing and port city of Sidon. The city is laid out against a mountainous background and the Sidon sea-castle and bridge are clearly visible. In the foreground group of travelers with wares are approaching the city by road. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as Sidon there are many views available of Egypt, Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Tyre and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, traveling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast.that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest.". Seller Inventory # 26567

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Roberts David; [Egypt]

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About this Item: London F.G. Moon and Co. 1847, 1847. From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1838. Printed on a single folio sheet 23" x 17.5", the captioned image, is 19.25" x 13", now presented in cream mounting boards 30" x 24" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. This is an especially attractive plate showing one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. The temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, was built in the Ptolemaic period between 237 and 57 BC. The temple is located on the west bank of the Nile in the city of Edfu which was known in Greco-Roman times as Apollonopolis Magna, after the chief god Horus-Apollo. The temple of Edfu is the largest temple dedicated to Horus. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as many views of Egypt there are also views available of Tyre, Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Sidon and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, traveling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast.that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest.". Seller Inventory # 26861

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About this Item: London F.G. Moon and Co. 1847, 1847. From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1832. Printed on a single folio sheet 23.5" x 16", the captioned image, is 19" x 13", now presented in cream mounting boards 30" x 24" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. This is an attractive image inside the courtyard of the Mortuary Temple Medinet Abou, known for having over 7000 square meters of relatively well preserved decorated wall reliefs. Ruined columns and sand fill the courtyard and a single visitor gives scale to the surround walls. Excavation of the temple started in 1859, when Robert's painted this image it was at the mercy of the desert sands. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as many views of Egypt there are also views available of Tyre, Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Sidon and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, traveling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast.that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest.". Seller Inventory # 26866

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Roberts David; [Egypt, Middle East]

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About this Item: London F.G. Moon and Co. 1846, 1846. From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1838. Printed on a single folio sheet 23.25" x 16.25", the captioned image, is 19.75" x 13.75", now presented in cream mounting boards 30" x 24" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-painted to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as many views of Egypt we also have available, views of Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Tyre, Sidon and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, traveling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast.that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest.". Seller Inventory # 26518

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About this Item: London F.G. Moon and Co. 1846, 1846. From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1838. Printed on a single folio sheet 24" x 16.5", the captioned image, is 19.5" x 13", now presented in cream mounting boards 30" x 24" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. A very famous and iconic image, being the Colossi of Memnon, the two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III which for the past 3400 years have stood in the Theban necropolis, west of the River Nile near the modern city of Luxor. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as many views of Egypt we also have available, views of Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Tyre, Sidon and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, traveling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast.that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest.". Seller Inventory # 26562

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Roberts David; [Egypt]

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About this Item: London F.G. Moon and Co. 1847, 1847. From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1838. Printed on a single folio sheet 23" x 17.5", the captioned image, is 19.25" x 13", now presented in cream mounting boards 30" x 24" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. This is an especially attractive plate showing the Ramesseum, near Luxor, the funeral temple of Ramses II. Prominent in the view is the huge fallen Ozymandias colossus, which if not broken would rival the Colossi of Memnon. Colourfully dressed visitors stand near the Colossus while others stand in the foreground. The Osirid statues and what is commonly referred to as "the other head" are also in the view. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as many views of Egypt there are also views available of Tyre, Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Sidon and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, traveling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast.that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest.". Seller Inventory # 26863

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About this Item: London F.G. Moon and Co. 1846, 1846. From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1838. Printed on a single folio sheet 17" x 23", the captioned image, is 12.75" x 19.25", now presented in cream mounting boards 30" x 24" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. A very interesting image of the Temple at Kom Ombo,an unusual double temple built during the Ptolemaic dynasty, 180-47 BC. This was painted prior to the temple's restoration by by Jacques de Morgan in 1893, and in the image most of the temple remains hidden beneath the shifting desert sand. A group of locals standing beside one of the columns provides an excellent sense of scale. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as many views of Egypt we also have available, views of Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Tyre, Sidon and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, traveling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast.that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest.". Seller Inventory # 26864

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About this Item: London F.G. Moon and Co. 1847, 1847. From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1838. Printed on a single folio sheet 23" x 17.5", the captioned image, is 19.25" x 13", now presented in cream mounting boards 30" x 24" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. This is an especially well-coloured and atmospheric plate capturing the grandure and size of the Temple at Dedera, Tentyra, 'She of the Divine Pillar.' An excellent plate with exceptional detail and depth of colour. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as many views of Egypt there are also views available of Tyre, Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Sidon and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, traveling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast.that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest.". Seller Inventory # 26564

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About this Item: London F.G. Moon and Co. 1846, 1846. From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1838. Printed on a single folio sheet 24" x 17", the captioned image, is 20" x 13", now presented in cream mounting boards 30" x 24" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. This is an especially attractive plate showing the northern portico of one of the best preserved temples in Egypt at a time when most of the portico was still buried beneath shifting desert sand. Three winged sun disc are visible above the opening, the lower of which is brightly painted. The temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, was built in the Ptolemaic period between 237 and 57 BC. A group of brightly dressed visitors, appearing tiny between the massive columns lend an excellent sense of scale to this fine image. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as many views of Egypt there are also views available of Tyre, Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Sidon and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, traveling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast.that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest.". Seller Inventory # 26865

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Roberts David; [Egypt, Middle East]

Published by London F.G. Moon and Co. 1848 (1848)

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About this Item: London F.G. Moon and Co. 1848, 1848. From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1838. Printed on a single folio sheet 23.5" x 17", the captioned image, is 19.75" x 13.75", now presented in cream mounting boards 30" x 24" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as many views of Egypt we also have available, views of Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Tyre, Sidon and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, traveling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast.that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest.". Seller Inventory # 26556

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Roberts David; [Egypt]

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About this Item: London F.G. Moon and Co. 1847, 1847. From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1838. Printed on a single folio sheet 24" x 17", the captioned image, is 19" x 12.75", now presented in cream mounting boards 30" x 24" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as many views of Egypt we also have available, views of Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Tyre, Sidon and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, traveling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast.that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest.". Seller Inventory # 26557

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About this Item: London F.G. Moon and Co. 1847, 1847. From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1838. Printed on a single folio sheet 23" x 17.5", the captioned image, is 19.25" x 13", now presented in cream mounting boards 30" x 24" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. This is an especially attractive plate showing one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. The temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, was built in the Ptolemaic period between 237 and 57 BC. The temple is located on the west bank of the Nile in the city of Edfu which was known in Greco-Roman times as Apollonopolis Magna, after the chief god Horus-Apollo. The temple of Edfu is the largest temple dedicated to Horus. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as many views of Egypt there are also views available of Tyre, Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Sidon and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, traveling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast.that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest.". Seller Inventory # 26862

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Roberts, David.

Published by London: Lithographed, Printed, and Published by Day & Son, Lithographers to the Queen, 1855-57. (1855)

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About this Item: London: Lithographed, Printed, and Published by Day & Son, Lithographers to the Queen, 1855-57., 1855. Abbey 388 (see also 385 for the original). Six volumes in three; quarto. [8], [35], [1, blank], [44]; [1], [1, blank], [3], [1, blank], [44]; [3], [38]; [1], [1, blank], [9], [1, blank], [44]; [1], [1, blank], [44]; [40] pp. Illustrated with 250 plates, including six title vignettes and three maps. Original blue cloth ruled and stamped decoratively in gilt with a gilt-lettered and gilt-decorated spine. All edges gilt. Binding extremities worn with a few minor chips, tears, and bumps to all volumes. Preliminary blank of Volume I has a contemporary ink inscription, a later mid-twentieth pencil inscription, and twentieth century ink signature to recto of preliminary blank. Light to moderate foxing throughout to all volumes. The occasional minor tear or crease. Slight toning to margins A few plates lack tissue guards. A very good copy, clean and bright. First quarto edition of Roberts' monumental work, which was first published as a six volume elephant folio in forty-two fort-nightly parts (1842-9). The six volumes here are a new edition, in smaller format, of the two great three-volume works (The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia and Egypt & Nubia) collectively known as Roberts's Holy Land. An advertisement in the Monthly Literary Advertiser for June 1855 states that "to ensure positive identity between this and the original edition, the whole of the plates have been reduced to the required size by means of photography. Seller Inventory # 16299

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Roberts David

Published by London Day and Son 1855 (1855)

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About this Item: London Day and Son 1855, 1855. 3 volumes. First edition in this format. Illustrated with 250 tinted lithographed plates including a portrait of Roberts, several maps, and title-page vignettes, all six lithographed title-pages and lists of illustrations. 4to, bound in three-quarter red morocco, gilt extra, the spines with raised bands, the compartments beautifully decorated with elaborate gilt tooling and designs. Internally, a very well preserved and clean set, the plates all in quite excellent condition, the text-blocks clean and bright as well, bindings show a bit of age but remain quite handsome, Vol.II with evidence of an old water stain to a portion of the cloth only on the upper cover, a bit of offsetting to the endleaves. Still a well preserved and pleasing set. FIRST QUARTO EDITION OF THIS REVERED WORK. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, travelling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As he says in his preface, "I may not have done them justice, but few artists of my standing could afford more time, and I daresay few could have produced more in the same number of days." As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast.that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest." Roberts was trained in theatrical scene-painting, and along with Abbey, one feels that "the colossal subjects and broad vistas were ideally suited to Roberts's talent." One of the most desirable of all travel and plate books, this first edition set is a cornerstone work of English illustration and travel into the Middle East and the Holy Land in the 19th Century. Seller Inventory # 30603

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ROBERTS, David

Published by Day & Son, London (1855)

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About this Item: Day & Son, London, 1855. Hardcover. First Quarto Edition. With Historical Descriptions by The Revd. George Croly. Six quarto (8-1/4" x 12") volumes bound in three in later half red morocco leather with matching corners and gilt-lettered and decorated spines. Complete with 250 tinted lithographs including the frontispiece portrait of David Roberts in the first volume, a frontispiece of the temple at Abu Simbel and the map of his tour in the second, as well as all 6 lithographed title pages and print lists at the opening of each volume. In 1838 Roberts traveled to Egypt, which had grown popular both as a travel destination for the adventurous antiquarian, and as the subject of highly valued artworks. The journey became an extensive tour of the region, including Jerusalem, Petra (in modern Jordan), Giza, Thebes and various sites along the Nile. During this trip, he constantly sketched stunning views of colossal ruins, ancient temples of the Egyptian and Persian empires, and particularly biblical sites in and around Jerusalem. His sketches also depicted the local customs, clothes and contemporary dwellings, markets and palaces, and the third published volume (the first half of the second volume in this set) includes a scene depicting his meeting with Muhammad Ali Pasha in Alexandria, which he did not sketch at the time but is reputed to have produced from memory. Upon his return to Britain, after he was fêted by high society in Scotland, he worked with the engraver Louis Haghe to produce the collection in book form, funded by subscriber which he personally solicited. Thanks to the popularity of the subject matter, and the relative absence of British art on the same subject, he was quite successful, with Queen Victoria as subscriber number one (her large paper folio copy is still in the Royal Collection.) Louis Haghe, along with William Day, was a Lithographer to the Queen and innovator in the process of colour lithography, and the lithographs in this volume benefit from his skill. Some foxing, heaviest on the titles and initial leaves, occasionally to the margins of the plates but rarely affecting the images. Public library bookplate with small ink stamps at various places throughout, sometimes in the margins of the plates but never on the images. Hinges repaired with new paste-downs, general scuffing and wear along spine edges but bindings still tight. Very Good. Seller Inventory # 018398

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