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Roberts, David (1796-1864), artist; Louis Haghe (1806-1885), lithographer; George Croly, text.
The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia. From Drawings Made on The Spot By David Roberts, R.A. With Historical Descriptions, By The Revd. George Croly, L.L.D. Lithography By Louis Haghe. - Vols. 1 & 2. First editions.
London, F.G. Moon, 1842. 2 vols. Folio. 62 x 46.5 cm. Black half-morocco; spine with raised bands; title, author and printed in gold letters on the spine; green percaline cloth delimited by a double gold fillet. Elegant French binding with the plates mounted on hinges (sur onglets) with fresh paper guards for each plate.Volume 1 : 1 portrait, 1 title frontispiece and 43 tinted lithographs including 21 hors texteVolume 2 : 1 title frontispiece and 43 tinted lithographs including 21 hors texte.Table of plates for the three volumes in volume 1.Original edition of the first two volumes concerning the Holy Land (without the 3 following ones announced in the title). They appeared in issues between 1842 and 1845. Copy with the tinted lithographs mounted on strong paper. According to Abbey (Travel, 385), this set constitutes one of the most important publishing ventures of this kind in the 19th century, and the apotheosis of tinted lithography. The illustrations by David Roberts (1796-1864), who stayed in the region from 1830, are finely interpreted in lithography by Louis Haghe (1806-1885), who here signs his most monumental work. It is one of the most beautiful illustrated works published in the Holy Land.The first two volumes alone are very complete with their plates.References:Travel In Aquatint And Lithography 1770-1860 From The Library of J.R. Abbey . A Bibliographical Catalogue Volume II (repr. 1991), no. 385, p.334-41 [describing a 3-vol. issue, 1842, 1843, 1849, but referring to an earlier 2-vol. issue]; R.V. Tooley, English Books With Coloured Plates 1790-1860 (1954; repr … [Click Below for Full Description]
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