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About this Item: London, F. G. Moon, 1842-1849., 1849. Large folio (610 x 456 mm). 6 vols. [Holy Land:] Lithogr. portrait of Roberts by C. Baugniet, 3 hand-coloured lithogr. titles, 120 hand-coloured lithogr. plates, all drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts. [Egypt:] 3 hand-coloured lithogr. titles, 121 hand-coloured lithogr. plates, all drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts, 1 engr. map. Contemp. citron morocco, bound by J. Wright, covers panelled in gilt, spines with raised bands in seven compartments, morocco lettering pieces in the 2nd and 3rd, the others with an overall repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. An extraordinary set, comprising both of Roberts' monumental works on the Middle East, both in their first and most desirable hand-coloured deluxe issues. Bound in magnificent uniform citron morocco by John Wright of London. "One of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing and [.] the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey, p. 341), these works were originally published in three states: as an ordinary tinted edition, a hand-coloured de luxe issue in loose proofs, and - combining the virtues of both - the almost unobtainable hand-coloured and bound de luxe issue (as here), which the publisher Moon offered at the tenfold price of the regular one. Roberts’ masterpiece was issued in 41 parts over seven years, beautifully lithographed by Louis Haghe, to whom Roberts paid tribute in glowing terms: "Haghe has not only surpassed himself, but all that has hitherto been done of a similar nature. He has rendered the views in a style clear, simple and unlaboured, with a masterly vigour and boldness which none but a painter like him could have transferred to stone." - After an apprenticeship to the Scottish house-painter, Gavin Buego, David Roberts (1796-1864) became assistant scene painter at the Pantheon theatre in Edinburgh. He continued scene painting in Glasgow and finally, in 1821, was hired to work with Clarkson Stanfield at the Drury Lane theatre in London. Both artists exhibited at the Society of British Artists, Royal Academy and British Institution, and by 1830 Roberts was firmly established as a topographical artist and was able to give up his work in the theatre. In 1838 he made plans for a journey to the Near East, inspired by his passion for artistic adventure. He departed in August 1839 for Alexandria and spent the remainder of the year in Cairo and visiting the major tombs and sites of Egypt. The following February he journeyed to the Holy Land, making stops in Suez, Mount Sinai and Petra. He spent time in Gaza before entering Jerusalem and concluded his tour by spending several months visiting the biblical sites of the Holy Land. Roberts returned to England at the end of 1839 and submitted his drawings to F. G. Moon in 1840. Moon arranged to bring out a volume of Scripture history, paying Roberts 3,000 pounds for the copyright of the sketches and for overseeing Haghe's efforts. Both the exhibition of his original watercolours and the subsequent published work were an immediate success and confirmed his reputation as an architectural and landscape artist of the highest order. - Coloured sets of Roberts are generally encountered with the lithographs trimmed, coloured and mounted on card, in imitation of the original watercolours. The present set, by contrast, is comprised of the regular tinted lithographed issue but with very fine contemporary hand colouring. The palette of colouring is consistent with the colouring of the "on card" issue, and the strictly contemporary binding confirms the age of the hand colouring. This set is beautifully bound by John Wright of London in a rather unusual and striking full citron morocco. Flourishing between 1830 and 1860, Wright was among the most fashionable of London binders in this important period. Ramsden refers to Wright as "a binder of the highest order" (Ramsden, London Book Binders, p. 154). Exceedingly rare thus; a copy in the second state as. Seller Inventory # 34117

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ROBERTS, David.

Published by London Moon -1845 & 1846-1849 (1842)

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About this Item: London Moon -1845 & 1846-1849, 1842. First edition, 6 volumes, folio (61 x 44.2 cm.), 6 lithographed titles with pictorial vignettes and 241 lithographed plates, the plates finely coloured by hand and mounted on card, plain lithographed portrait of Roberts and printed list of subscribers in volume 1 of Holy Land, engraved map in volume 3 of Holy Land and in volume 2 of Egypt, contemporary red half morocco by Orrock of Edinburgh, spines gilt, gilt edges, just occasional slight spotting, a few slight markings to covers. Roberts's Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, and Nubia, was one of the most elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, providing the most comprehensive series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. It is one of the greatest of all the colour plate books published in the nineteenth century. This is a fine copy with minimal spotting and free of cockling, and comes direct from the library of one of the subscribers. David Roberts, RA (1796–1864), enjoyed a wide popularity in his day for his European views, but it is on the outstanding success of this project that the modern appreciation of his work is based. In August 1838 he arrived in Alexandria to start a carefully planned enterprise. It is claimed that he was the first European to have unlimited access to the mosques in Cairo, under the proviso that he did not commit desecration by using brushes made from hog's bristle. Leaving Cairo, he sailed up the Nile to record the monuments represented in the Egypt & Nubia division of the work, travelling as far as Wadi Halfa and the Second Cataract. At the time of publication it was these views that excited the most widespread enthusiasm. Roberts had already discussed publication of the views with Finden before leaving for the Near East, but on his return both Finden and Murray, who was also approached, baulked at the risks involved in a publication of the size and grandeur envisaged. However, Francis Graham Moon - "a self-made man from a modest background" (ODNB) who had attracted the attention of the Queen and ventured to represent himself as 'Publisher in Ordinary to her Majesty' - accepted the challenge, and persuaded Louis Haghe to lithograph Roberts's drawings. Roberts acknowledged that Haghe's work was hardly less important than his own, complimenting his "masterly vigour and boldness." The burdensome demands of the task may have even prompted Haghe's early retirement as a lithographer. The Reverend George Croly (1780–1860), poet and well-known contributor to Blackwood's and The Literary Gazette, was engaged to edit the text from Roberts' journal. This was "undoubtedly the most costly and lavish, and potentially risky, publishing enterprise that Moon had ever undertaken. Investing £50,000 in the project " As a promotional tool, an exhibition of the original drawings was opened in London in 1840 and subsequently toured the country, creating a considerable stir and drawing praise from Ruskin who described them as "faithful and laborious beyond any outlines from nature I have ever seen." The exhibition catalogue also served as a prospectus for the projected work, and was apparently very successful in bringing forward subscribers, without whom any work of this size would have been doomed. The work was subsequently published in a variety of smaller formats. In a dramatic gesture, the lithographic stones for the original large format work were broken at an auction of the remaining plates in December 1853 so that the originals could never be reproduced. Widely recognised at the ultimate expression of tinted lithography, an artistic and commercial triumph, these volumes were the result of uniquely fortuitous collaboration between artist, publisher and engraver. This - a wonderful copy, in the preferred state, in a splendid contemporary binding - fully embodies the continuing impact of the project. Abbey, Travel 385 & 272; Bobins I, 160; Tooley (1954) 401 & 402. Seller Inventory # 94668

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About this Item: London, F. G. Moon, 1842-1849., 1849. Large folio (620 x 465 mm). 6 volumes bound in 4. Portrait of Roberts on India paper, 6 hand coloured titles and 241 superb hand coloured plates and 2 maps, with accompanying leaves of text, complete. Handsomely leather bound in half period morocco over marbled boards. All edges gilt. Binding by the London master Bennett Eedy (1799-1862) with his stamp to endpapers. Both of Roberts' monumental works on the Middle East: a finely bound, coloured set of the standard folio edition. "One of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing and [.] the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey, p. 341). Roberts’ masterpiece was issued in 41 parts over seven years, beautifully lithographed by Louis Haghe, to whom Roberts paid tribute in glowing terms: "Haghe has not only surpassed himself, but all that has hitherto been done of a similar nature. He has rendered the views in a style clear, simple and unlaboured, with a masterly vigour and boldness which none but a painter like him could have transferred to stone." - After an apprenticeship to the Scottish house-painter, Gavin Buego, David Roberts (1796-1864) became assistant scene painter at the Pantheon theatre in Edinburgh. He continued scene painting in Glasgow and finally, in 1821, was hired to work with Clarkson Stanfield at the Drury Lane theatre in London. In 1838 he made plans for a journey to the Near East, inspired by his passion for artistic adventure. He departed in August 1839 for Alexandria and spent the remainder of the year in Cairo and visiting the major tombs and sites of Egypt. The following February he journeyed to the Holy Land, making stops in Suez, Mount Sinai and Petra. He spent time in Gaza before entering Jerusalem and concluded his tour by spending several months visiting the biblical sites of the Holy Land. Roberts returned to England at the end of 1839 and submitted his drawings to F. G. Moon in 1840. Moon arranged to bring out a volume of Scripture history, paying Roberts 3,000 pounds for the copyright of the sketches and for overseeing Haghe's efforts. Both the exhibition of his original watercolours and the subsequent published work were an immediate success and confirmed his reputation as an architectural and landscape artist of the highest order. - Bookseller label of James Rimell, London, to pastedown. While not strictly contemporary with the date of issue, the colour in the present copy would appear to have been applied within the nineteenth century. The binder has altered the positioning of some of the plates to accommodate the original six volumes within the four-volume format. A very clean copy, occasionally showing the barest traces of foxing. A stunning set, and an economical alternative to the near-unobtainable luxury copies in hand colour issued by the publisher (a recent example, unbound in loose sheets, commanded $242,500 at Christie's in 2012). Ibrahim-Hilmy II, 176. Abbey Travel II, 272 & 385. Tooley 401. Lipperheide Ma 27. Cf. Hiler 753. The Heritage Library, Islamic Treasures, s. v. "Art" (illustration). Seller Inventory # 38574

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ROBERTS, David (1796–1864)

Published by London: F. G. Moon, 1842-1849. (1849)

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About this Item: London: F. G. Moon, 1842-1849., 1849. Six volumes bound in three, folio (237/8 x 167/8"). Lithographed portrait of Roberts, 2 maps, six pictorial titles, 121 plates, 120 text illustrations, all tinted lithographs by Louis Haghe after David Roberts; without the subscriber's list, some mostly marginal foxing occasionally entering text or touching a plate, a few small marginal tears, dampstain in upper right portion of three plates and lower margin of title in last volume of "Egypt and Nubia." Contemporary three-quarter red morocco gilt-ruled, corners and edges worn, a few scrapes and scuff marks. First edition of this monumental representation of the sites of the Near East which was an immediate success upon publication. Never before had the ancient sites of Baalbec, Petra, Egypt, and the Holy Land been portrayed with such splendor or on such a scale. Roberts' meticulous draughtsmanship and Haghe's skillful and delicate lithography combined to make the work "the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph." (Abbey). "Acceptance into the ranks of the Royal Academy came at a time when Roberts fulfilled an ambition ‘from earliest boyhood, to visit the remote East’ (Roberts, record book, 1.108), leaving London in August 1838 for Paris and thence travelling via Alexandria to Cairo, before visiting the pyramids at Giza. Hiring a cangia, he sailed up the Nile as far as Abu Simbel, stopping on his return north to sketch temples and ancient sites such as Philae, Karnak, Luxor, and Dendera. Back in Cairo he drew its streets and mosques before departing for Syria and Palestine in February 1839. He travelled through Sinai to Petra and thence north, via Hebron and Jaffa, to Jerusalem. From there he made an excursion to the Jordan, the Dead Sea, and Bethlehem and, after spending a further week in Jerusalem, he continued north, visiting many places associated with the Bible, before exploring Baalbek. He sailed for England from Beirut in May 1839, was quarantined in Malta, and returned to London in July. He was the first independent, professional British artist to travel so extensively in the Near East, and brought back 272 sketches, a panorama of Cairo, and three full sketchbooks, enough material to ‘serve me for the rest of my life’ (Roberts, eastern journal, 28 Jan 1839). "Over the next decade Roberts made ‘a serries of intire new drawings’ for the 247 large coloured lithographs executed by Louis Haghe for The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia (1842–9). No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. Roberts was to paint more oils of the East than of any other region he visited, exhibiting thirty-one at the Royal Academy alone. These received critical acclaim and sold for high prices: for example, Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives (Holloway Collection at Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, Egham) was commissioned for £330 in 1841 and his Ruins of Baalbec sold for £440 the same year, while The Island of Philae (1843; priv. coll.) bought by a friend for £100, rapidly sold for £200, and in 1858 fetched 400 guineas. The works remain keenly sought after to this day. Copies of the lithographs likewise remain popular, both as market-stall souvenirs or in travel advertisements, and in facsimile editions" (Krystyna Matyjaszkiewicz for DNB). Abbey, Travel, 272 & 358. Catalogued by Kate Hunter. Seller Inventory # 001360

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

About this Item: Abbey, Travel 385 & 272; Blackmer 1432; Alastair Hamilton, Europe and the Arab world 66; Chr. Thomson, The exotic and the beautiful 160; Tooley, English books with coloured plates 401 & 402; not in Atabey. Roberts's two great monumental works on the Middle East, bound as a matching set in 6 volumes with 247 views, 2 maps and the portrait of the artist. Volumes 1-3 (The Holy Land) show the 123 views Roberts sketched in situ on his 1839 voyage from Cairo through the Sinai, Palestine and Lebanon; and volumes 4-6 (Egypt & Nubia) show the 124 views he sketched in situ mostly on his 1838 voyage down the Nile valley from Cairo to Abu Simbel in Nubia. He was one of the few Europeans allowed to draw interior views of mosques. He worked on his drawings further after returning to England. "One of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and . the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey, who also found justice in Hardie's suggestion that these views "raised lithography to perhaps the highest point it ever attained"). The lithographs reproduce Roberts's drawings at their original size and he supervised their production. These works, advertised and clearly planned as a matching set, and often bound as a single work as here, together form Roberts's masterpiece, beautifully lithographed by the Belgian-born Louis Haghe, to whom Roberts paid tribute in glowing terms: "Haghe has not only surpassed himself, but all that has hitherto been done of a similar nature. He has rendered the views in a style clear, simple and unlaboured, with a masterly vigour and boldness which none but a painter like him could have transferred to stone." These views are of the greatest importance not only as works of art and fine craftsmanship, but also as an important historical record of Middle Eastern sites in the 1830s: "absolutely careful and faithful . the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter . to give true portraiture of scenes of historical or religious interest . beyond any outlines from nature I had ever seen" (John Ruskin, writing while Roberts was making them). Many of the antiquities were later damaged, reworked or lost through the depredations of the elements, looters, war and sometimes even misguided archaeologists. The present views also gave many Europeans and Americans their most extensive and most compelling view of the Middle East, affecting both Victorian attitudes toward the cultures represented and the latest fashions in Western art and design.With a mostly removed armorial bookplate. With the plates, and the text leaves that include views, somewhat foxed as usual, mostly in the margins, the last preliminary page (facing the first view) slightly browned in vol. 1 of each work, and 1 plate has come loose from its stub at the foot. Otherwise in very good condition, with only an occasional small marginal tear or marginal smudge. The bindings are also very good, with an occasional small crack in a hinge and an occasional small defect in the cloth sides. A stunning set of meticulous views showing the Middle East and the Nile valley as they still survived in the 1830s. Seller Inventory # J28DB9OPBE9K

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About this Item: F.G. Moon c. 1843-44., London, 1843. Contemporary full morocco, finely-gilt leaf motif borders within blind lines, expertly rebacked preserving original spine in six compartments of raised gilt bands and gilt floral motifs within gilt lines, gilt text on two, four, and six, board edges and inner dentelles gilt, all edges gilt. , The plate order is not the same as is found in Abbey Travel.In 1838 Roberts made a long tour in the East, and accumulated a vast collection of sketches of Middle Eastern scenery which had been hardly touched by British artists before, and which appealed to the public with all the charm of novelty. The next ten years of his life were mainly spent in elaborating these materials. In February of 1839 he traveled to the Holy Land via Suez, Mount Sinai and Petra arriving in Gaza, and then on to Jerusalem. He ended his tour by spending several months visiting the biblical sites of the Holy Land, and finally returning to England at the end of 1839. An extensive series of drawings was lithographed by Louis Haghe in Sketches in the Holy Land and Syria, 1842-1849. , Size : Large folio., Complete with 81 plates in total, including 2 full-page lithographic titles, 1 full-page map of the Holy Land, 39 full-page lithographic plates and 39 half-page lithographic plates, all after paintings and drawings made on the spot by artist David Roberts., Volume : Volumes 2 and 3 in one v, References : Abbey Travel 385., F. 2 ff., lith. title, 21 ff. text, lith. title, 19 ff. text, 2 ff. Plates are clean and crisp, with protective tissue guards bound in; overall a fine copy of this important and scarce work in handsome period binding. Seller Inventory # B3562

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The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt: Roberts, David /

Roberts, David / Croly, George / Brockedon, William.

Published by London, Day & Son (vol. 3: New York, D. Appleton & Co.), 1855-1856. (1856)

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About this Item: London, Day & Son (vol. 3: New York, D. Appleton & Co.), 1855-1856., 1856. 6 vols. bound as 3. Large 8vo (300 x 220 mm). With 250 numbered plates (image size 120 x 170 to 150 x 220 mm), including a tinted lithographed portrait of the artist, 6 tinted lithographed title-pages, 2 stone-engraved maps and 239 tinted and double-tinted lithographed and 2 chromolithographed views. Contemporary, richly gold-tooled reddish-brown morocco, side-stitched and oversewn, then sewn on 5 recessed cords, with a hollow back, 5 false bands on the spine, gold-tooled turn-ins, combed and curled marbled endpapers, headbands in red and yellow, gilt and gauffered edges. With thin paper guard leaves facing each plate. Second edition, with reduced illustrations but with more of them double-tinted or chromolithographed, of one of the most splendid and historically important visual records of the Middle East, after drawings by David Roberts (1796-1864) from the sketches he made from life during his travels through what is now Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Lebanon in 1838 and 1839. In Egypt he ventured up the Nile as far as the Nubian temples at Abu Simbel, near the present border with Sudan and travelled by camel through the Sinai to the extraordinary carved-rock buildings of Petra. These had been unknown to Europeans until Burckhardt discovered them in 1812 and 1813, so Roberts's views are among the earliest and are in many ways better than the few predecessors. In Lebanon he ventured as far as Baalbek, which had seen few European visitors before Egypt annexed it in 1832. Other sites he visited and drew include Cairo, Suez, Gaza, Jerusalem and Beirut. He was one of the first Europeans allowed to make drawings of the interior of mosques, so even in well-known cities these too opened a new world to European eyes. His views also provide a very detailed visual record of many sites that were afterward destroyed or disturbed. He drew them during the infancy of photography, before it reached the Middle East and long before it reached maturity there. His views of the modern cities also preserve records of both their architecture and their daily life and he shows spectacular landscapes in the mountains, around the Dead Sea and along the Nile and the Jordan. Roberts, born to a poor (Welsh?) family in Edinburgh, was apprenticed as a house painter, moved to London and worked his way up to paint sets for the Drury Lane Theatre and others. Thanks to patrons who appreciated his talents and hard work he was able to make the expensive and dangerous voyage through the Middle East. George Croly (in volumes 1-3) and William Brockedon (in volumes 4-6) provided explanatory and historical notes on the sites shown in Roberts's views. - Roberts's views were originally published in two separate works, issued in parts in the years 1842 to 1849 and often found together. One centred on the Holy Land, though also including views in other parts of the Middle East, while the other was devoted to Egypt and Nubia. The views in the former were made with only a single tint block and even the latter used fewer tint blocks than the present second edition and only one chromolithograph. The present edition, with sometimes very intricate double tints and two chromolithographs (with black and three tint blocks) is a masterpiece of tinted lithography. Since the lithographers used photographic reductions of the lithographic views of the first edition as an aid to their work, the book also pioneered the use of photography in graphic reproduction. The lithographed title-pages are dated 1855 except for those of vol. 3 (from the simultaneous New York issue, undated) and 6 (1856) but volumes 2-6 include plates dated 1856. The dates of the plates in all six volumes range from 16 April 1855 to 15 December 1856. - The title-page of volume 3 was intended for the simultaneous New York issue, but appears to have always been part of the present copy. In very good condition, with occasional light foxing, mostly on the backs of the plates, and with a faint marginal wa. Seller Inventory # 45585

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THE HOLY LAND: SYRIA, IDUMEA, ARABIA, EGYPT,: ROBERTS, DAVID, Illustrator.

ROBERTS, DAVID, Illustrator. CROLY, GEORGE

Published by Day & Son 1855-56, London (1855)

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About this Item: Day & Son 1855-56, London, 1855. Second (First Small Folio) Edition. 285 x 195 mm. (11 1/8 x 7 3/8"). Six volumes bound in three. Second (First Small Folio) Edition. Fine 20th century crimson crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf for Asprey & Co. (stamp-signed on front turn-in), boards with simple gilt-rule border, raised bands, spine compartments ruled in gilt, gilt titling, densely gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. 250 FINE TINTED LITHOGRAPHED PLATES, MOSTLY OF VIEWS OF THE HOLY LAND, by Louis Haghe after Roberts (a few with hand coloring), including engraved titles, two engraved maps, and an engraved portrait of Roberts. Abbey, Travel 385, 388, and 272; Blackmer 1432; Tobler, p. 229. Text leaves with faint overall darkening (due to paper quality), isolated small patches of foxing or minor smudges to margin of plates, otherwise AN ESPECIALLY FINE SET, the text entirely clean, smooth, and fresh, the bindings unworn, and THE IMAGES VERY CLEAN, RICH, AND ENTIRELY WITHOUT FOXING. This is a remarkably clean and bright copy, in a very pleasing binding, of one of the great travel books from the Victorian heyday of the genre. Roberts (1796-1864) started out painting houses and then theatrical scenery, but soon developed a reputation for paintings and lithographs of exotic scenery. His "Holy Land" is one of the most famous English illustrated books of the century. Its success was due in part to its lavishness, but certainly also to "Roberts' great accuracy as a draughtsman, his strong sense of country and place [and] . . . his love of architecture." (Houfe) Abbey says that "Haghe's skillful and delicate lithography, and his faithful interpretation of Roberts's draughtsmanship and dramatic sense, combine in what are undoubtedly remarkable examples of tinted lithographic work. . . . one feels that the colossal subjects and broad vistas were ideally suited to Roberts's talent, trained as he was in theatrical scene-painting." Ours is an especially appealing copy of a work often disfigured with foxing. This is a remarkably clean and bright copy, in a very pleasing binding, of one of the great travel books from the Victorian heyday of the genre. Roberts (1796-1864) started out painting houses and then theatrical scenery, but soon developed a reputation for paintings and lithographs of exotic scenery. His "Holy Land" is one of the most famous English illustrated books of the century. Its success was due in part to its lavishness, but certainly also to "Roberts' great accuracy as a draughtsman, his strong sense of country and place [and] . . . his love of architecture." (Houfe) Abbey says that "Haghe's skillful and delicate lithography, and his faithful interpretation of Roberts's draughtsmanship and dramatic sense, combine in what are undoubtedly remarkable examples of tinted lithographic work. . . . one feels that the colossal subjects and broad vistas were ideally suited to Roberts's talent, trained as he was in theatrical scene-painting." Ours is an especially appealing copy of a work often disfigured with foxing. Seller Inventory # ST13590

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ROBERTS, David.

Published by London, Day and Son, 1855-56. (1855)

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About this Item: London, Day and Son, 1855-56., 1855. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First edition thus. Thick 4to (8 3/4" x 12"). 250 lithographed plates including the pictorial titles, portrait, and 2 maps (all the plates are remarkably clean and free of foxing). Contemporary 3/4 green morocco over green cloth, spines gilt in compartments, all edges extra gilt. Some light foxing, chiefly at ends and to guards. 6 volumes bound in 3. An attractive clean set, large margined, uncommon thus. The plates reproduce in small scale of the images from the folio edition of 1842-1849. Abbey, Travel 388 (see also 272 and 385). Seller Inventory # 306833

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About this Item: Day & Son, 1885. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1855-56, first quarto edition. Six volumes bound in 3/4 red morocco leather over marbled paper boards. Spine in 6 compartments, title in gilt on 2 and 4, and gilt design on 1, 3, 5, and 6. Light to moderate rubbing and wear to book extremities and front of boards. Light bumping to edges of boards in a few places. Spine of volume 1 professionally repaired at some point -- the hinges and spine were repaired and then the original leather laid back over the repair. Additionally, the marbled sheet is missing from the back of volume 1, the red-brown paper beneath showing through instead. Starting crack to the leather at the front hinge of volume 5 (bottom 2 inches slightly separated). Starting crease at the same spot at the back of the same volume and the front of volumes 4 and 6, but none have progressed to cracking. There is, however, a crack to the binding at the rear of volume 3, showing some separation between pages, though the binding still holds together very well. Previous book seller's small round inventory sticker to inside top corner of the front pastedown of each volume -- might be removed but we did not want to risk tearing the endpaper beneath. Gift inscription in pen to first blank page following the endpaper in volume 1. Staining to just a few pages in volume 1, though never extending far enough past the edges to affect any of the illustrations. Otherwise the interiors have occasional minor age spotting throughout, the faint impression of a now-erased pencil mark to the margin of page 3 of vol 4, but are generally clean and unmarked throughout. Illustrations are gorgeous and bright. We are grading the set Good due to mentioned condition points, but it is overall an attractive copy of this very scarce edition. Seller Inventory # M0694

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ROBERTS, David

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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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About this Item: London, Day & Son, 1855f., 1855. Mit 241 getönten lithographierten Tafeln, 2 Stahlstich-Karten sowie 6 getönten lithogr. Titeln mit Vignetten. 4° (29,5 x 20,5 cm). OLeinen mit Deckel- und Rückenvergoldung, goldgepr. zentraler Wappenvignette auf beiden Deckeln sowie dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. D. Roberts (1796-1864), "gehört zu den geschätztesten Architekturmalern der neueren Zeit" (Thieme/B. 28, 428); vorliegende Ansichten aus dem Nahen Osten, Arbeitsergebnisse einer Reise in den Jahren 1838 und 1839, erschienen zuerst ab 1842 in Imperial-Folio und mit Handkolorierung der damals 118 Tafel und 120 Textillustrationen als 41 Lieferungen im Zeitraum von 7 Jahren. Roberts war einer der ersten Künstler, der nicht nach Hörensagen, Skizzen und Berichten anderer Illustrationen fertigte, sondern nach eigener Anschauung arbeitete. Als früherer Theatermaler war er sich der Wirkung von Inszenierungen bewußt, die er hier, in seiner zweiten Schaffensphase angelangt, und zuerst als Aquarell mit sicherem, feinem Strich aufs Papier brachte. Das Werk insgesamt ist sowohl ein Höhepunkt der lithographischen Buchillustration wie der ästhetischen Aneignung des (antiken) Orients durch Europa; es liegt hier in der zweiten Ausgabe vor. Der Text stammt von George Croly (1780-1860), einem irisch-englischen Schriftsteller (Drama, Lyrik, Roman) und Historiker, seinerzeit bekannt, einflußreich und als Geistlicher seit 1835 Rektor von St. Stephen Walbrook in London. Auch bei ihm ist das Wissen um die theatralische Wirkung von Inszenierungen vorauszusetzen, wobei es faktisch unterfüttert ist von historischen Kenntnissen. Etwas berieben und bestoßen; papierbedingt gebräunt; teils stockfleckig; Besitzvermerk auf Vorsätzen; auf hinterem Spiegel mit Buchbindermarke: "Bound by Leighton Son and Hodge". Bd 1: oberes Kapital mit Einriss und knittrig; Innengelenke angeplatzt; Titelporträt auf Vorsatz montiert; Titel und ein Textblatt am Rand mit Klebefilm unschön verstärkt (verfärbt). Bd 2: hinteres Innengelenk mit schmalem Leinenstreifen verstärkt; das Seidenschutzpapier einer Tafel mit kl. Einriss unschön mit Klebestreifen 'repariert'. Bd 3: eine Tafel verso zweier Ränder unschön mit Klebefilm verstärkt, eine weitere Tafel mit kleinem Einriss dito. Bd 4: vorderes Innengelenk angeplatzt; Frontispiz auf Vorsatz montiert; hinterer fliegender Vorsatz auf Innendeckel montiert. Bd 5: Innengelenke angeplatzt. Bd 6: eine Tafel längstseitig außerhalb des Bildbereichs mit Klebestreifen verstärkt (gebräunt). Please ask for further pictures and an English description. EN. Seller Inventory # 42884

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About this Item: Day & Son Limited c. 1855, London, 1855. Edition : First edition. , Fine contemporary full morocco with tooled gilt floral designs within a finely gilt leaf motif. Spine in six densely gilt compartments, gilt title on two. All edges and Inner dentelles gilt., In 1838 David Roberts prepared paintings of Egyptian architecture and landscapes from Alexandria to the Nile?s Second Cataract. On his return to Cairo he decided to form a travel party of Europeans dressed as Arabs, and travel by camel to Petra (Idumea) by way of Mount Sinai. From there he traveled throughout the Holy Land depicting lands and monuments sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims. Poor health caused him to call off the remainder of his trip northward along the Mediterranean coast?he sailed home from Beirut. It was several years before his travels were first published, but the popularity of his costly folio volumes (mid-1840s) spurred the publication of quarto volumes in the 1850s, which ran into several printings including this one. , Size : Quarto (190mm x 280mm). , With a total of 167 lithographed plates of 250 in the entire collection of six volumes. Our example lacks volumes 5 and 6. , Volume : 4 Volumes in two, References : Abbey, Travel, 272 & 358. A fine example of this important work; text and plates are clean and crisp. Seller Inventory # B4333

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The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt: Roberts, David (ill.);

Roberts, David (ill.); George Croly; William Brockedon; Louis Haghe

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About this Item: Day and Son, 1855. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Very Good. Second Edition. 6 volumes bound in 3. Tall octavos, 31 cm. 1/2 morocco leather binding over green cloth. Gilt spine. Front joint of Vol. I restored. Gold medallion on front cover, Deus Vult. All edges gilt. Good bindings and covers. Long inscription to Volume I, dated 1948, from Ronald Ian Campbell, British Ambassador to Egypt, to Walter Forbes. 250 tinted lithographed plates, (but with a second example of plate 109 in place of plate 111). Plates very clean and attractive. Some minor foxing and toning to text. First published from 1842-49, David Robert's views of the Holy Land was a masterpiece in lithography. Roberts toured Egypt, Alexandria, the Sinai, Petra, Jerusalem, Palestine, Lebanon, and Baalbec in 1838-1839, making sketches and drawings as he traveled. His tour produced three full sketchbooks and enough material to "serve me for the rest of my life" (Roberts, eastern journal, 28 Jan 1839). "Robert's Holy Land was one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey, Travel). The octavo edition is illustrated by photographic plates of the originals. Cf. Allibone and Brit. mus. Catalogue Abbey, Travel 388 (see also 272 and 385).; Toolely 401, 402; Ray 88. George Croly; William Brockedon. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. Seller Inventory # 1607010019

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Roberts, David.

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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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About this Item: Day and Sons Lithographers, London 1855. Ril 1/2 pelle angolari in pelle, 3 volumi cm 22,5x30, che rilegano i 6 volumi della edizione di Londra 1855-56 degli splendidi disegni di Roberts David. Itinerario dell'autore in Palestina, Vicino Oriente, Egitto e Nubia. 250 tavole a colori che conducono attraverso i panorami più affascinamnti della regione. Quarto, illustrazione protette da veline. Seller Inventory # 21381

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Haghe, Louis & Roberts, David [Artists] / George Croly [Text]

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About this Item: Lithographed, printed and published by Day & Son, lithographers to the Queen 1855 / 1856, London, 1855. COMPLETE SIX VOLUME SET BOUND IN THREE. RARE elaborate and vast series of detailed lithograph prints of Egypt and the Near East by the eminent Scottish painter David Roberts (1796-1864), which he produced from sketches he had made during long tours of the region (1838-1840). These and his large oil paintings of similar subjects made him a prominent Orientalist painter, and he was elected as a Royal Academician in 1841. [ALL VOLUMES]: 300x220mm. Unpaginated. Half-leather gilt Hardcover with gilt ribbed spine. Text block edges gilt. Marbled endpaper. Cover and spine rubbed and slightly scratched. Cover slightly stained. Cover corners bumped and worn. Cover edges slightly bumped. Spine edges and hinges rubbed. Whitepages and few other pages age-stained. Some pages and plates slightly age-stained (otherwise the plates are in very good condition). Pages slightly yellowing. [VOLS.I-II]: Cover corner and spine upper edge peeling. [VOLS.III-IV]: Two bump-marks on spine rear hinge. [VOLS.III-IV & V-VI]: Front cover somewhat lumpy. [SUMMARY]: This extremely rare precious set of classic 19th-century Orientalist lithographs by the foremost artist in this genre is good condition. PLEASE NOTE: This item is overweight. We may ask for extra shipping costs. The book is in : English. Seller Inventory # MC 23 08

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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; [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 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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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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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. 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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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 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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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 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; [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 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]

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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