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The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia.

ROBERTS David 1796-1864. CROLY The Rev. George 1780-1860

Publisher: Francis Graham Moon
Publish Year: 1842
Publish Place: London, 20 Thread Needle Street.
Illustrator: ROBERTS DAVID. HAGHE Louis 1806-1885

Category: Miscellaneous, Foreign Travel, Antiquarian Book, Colour Plate Books, History
Book No: 006328
Price: £47500
Status: For Sale

Book Condition: Very Good
Size: Atlas Folio - over 23 - 25" tall
Jacket Condition: Contact Us
Binding: Hardcover
Book Type: Unknown
Edition: 1st Edition
Inscription: Unknown

Often considered as the finest illustrated work on the Near East! 3 vols, 1st eds, 1842-43-49. Complete, 1 map, 124 hand coloured tinted lithographs. In contemporary half red morocco over red morocco cloth, some gilt tooling. Spines, relaid, decorative gilt tooling & titles. Internally. Vol 1, 1842, portrait frontis, engraved titlepage, [8], [1], 2-30 pp, 44 pls (including 1 B&W portrait, the remainder tinted lithographs, hand coloured). Vol 2, 1843, 43 pls (hand coloured lithographs). Vol 3, 1849, 37 pls, 1 map (B&W). A.e.g., green marbled endpapers, small stamp to recto of each Vols ep (H.E.H. Duplicate - probably Henry Edwards Huntington - February 27, 1850 - May 23, 1927 - he was an American railroad magnate & collector of art & rare books). Corner repairs to V1 & 2, 7 plates remounted, 2 new inner cloth joints, occasional light spotting. The red morocco cloth to vols 1 & 3, have been expertly replaced (c20C). (Elephant folio, 447*612 mm). (Abbey Travel 385/272. Tooley 401/2). Waldemar Januszczak wrote in a review in the Guardian in 1986. 'His pictures are determined to take your breath away. The artist tries every pictorial trick in the book, from the dramatically plunging perspective to the lonely ruin on a hill' and is 'unusually good for a British painter at sampling the dark, sumptuous . interiors of Catholic cathedrals' (ODNB)