Lot 182* - A194 Books - Wednesday, 23. September 2020, 02.00 PM

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Roberts, David.
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. Lithographed by Louis Haghe. 6 parts in 6 volumes. With 4 engraved frontispieces (of which 1 portrait), 6 engraved title pages, 238 (partly hand coloured; of which 118 full-page) original lithographs as well as 2 engraved maps by L. Haghe after D. Roberts and C. Baugniet.
London, F. G. Moon, 1842-1849. Imperial folio. 6 monumental half morocco volumes with gold-stamped title on spine, volume number, richly gilt spine, gilt edges (somewhat stained, slightly rubbed and bumped).

Blackmer 1432 - Tooley 401-2 - Hiler 205 - Wilbour p. 626 - Ibrahim-H. II, p. 176-177 - Tobler p. 299 - Röhricht p. 403-5 - Gay 25 - Graesse VI, 137 - Lipperheide Lc 12 - Abbey Travel 272 and 385: "Robert's Holy Land was one of the most elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph”.

CHF 22 000 / 32 000

€ 19 300 / 28 070

Sold for CHF 35 680 (including buyer’s premium)
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