The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia. After Lithographs by Louis Haghe from Drawings made on the spot. With Historical Descriptions by the Rev. George Croly [William Brockedon for vol.IV]. David ROBERTS, Louis HAGHE, lithographer, George CROLY, descriptions.

The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia. After Lithographs by Louis Haghe from Drawings made on the spot. With Historical Descriptions by the Rev. George Croly [William Brockedon for vol.IV].

London: Day and Son, 1855. [Near Eastern Travel] FINELY BOUND AND ILLUSTRATED. 6 volumes bound in 3. Quarto (30cm x 23cm). With 250 tinted lithographs (all with paper guards) including frontispiece portrait of David Roberts, 6 title pages and 2 maps. Contemporary red half morocco, gilt, with matching cloth sides, coated yellow endpapers, all edges gilt. Some trivial foxing but essentially fine within. Bindings nicely aged with some gentle rubbing and a few minor marks. 'Robert's Holy Land was one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph' (Abbey, Travel). Item #53386

Price: £5,500.00

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