Copy of David Roberts’ Sketches of the Holy Land


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Item Description

This magnificent 2 volume limited edition, elephant folio size, 1984 publication (Pulchri Press) contains photo-offset lithographic copies of the original (beginning in 1842) Louis Haghe hand-colored stone lithographs that were based on the sketches by David Roberts’ (1796-1864) of the Middle East (Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt,Nubia). The illustrations are accompanied by the original 19th century historical descriptions of George Croley and William Brockedon, and contemporary detailed commentaries by Hans D. Schneider and C.H.J. de Geus.  There are a total of 172 bound print copies of the original lithographic plates and 1 additional unbound print. Both volumes are bound in half green morocco leather with brown buckram boards. There is gilt lettering and decorations on the boards and spine; marbled end papers; and gilt on the page edges. The first volume is entitled Sketches in The Holy-Land; the second, Roberts’ Sketches in Egypt & Nubia. Volume I is numbered 507-1000 on the title page; Volume II, 719-1000. Both volumes are in excellent condition with minor scuffing on the edges of the green leather.

dimensions: height – 24 1/2″; width – 18″.

The two volumes are massive, and so quite heavy. For these reasons, we will add on a shipping charge. Please call or send an e-mail for shipping details.

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