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David Roberts
FOLIO SOCIETY THE HOLY LAND [and] EGYPT AND NUBIA Limited Edition David Roberts
Folio Society, 2011. Both books appear UNREAD and are in FINE condition with very light shelf wear consisting of very slight rubbing to the tips of the corners (see photos 6) and a very slight touch of colour bleed on the bottom edges (see photo 4). There is also light creasing to the tail of the spine on The Holy Land (see photo 2). The slipcases are STURDY and are in NEAR FINE condition with very light shelf wear including 2 very small light bumps to the case of The Holy Land (see photos 11 & 12). Folio Society Limited Edition - THE HOLY LAND [and] EGYPT AND NUBIA [copy no 190] All 247 Lithographs In The First Ever Large-scale Reproduction 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, first in Edinburgh and then in London's Covent Garden and Drury Lane. By 1831, 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 first 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. He was awestruck by the landscape - 'I cannot express my feelings on seeing these vast … [Click Below for Full Description]
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