19 December 2002
ROBERTS, David. Egypt & Nubia. From Drawings made on the Spot ... With Historical Descriptions by William Brockedon, F.R.S. London: F. G. Moon, 1846-49.
3 volumes, 2o (610 x 435 mm.). 3 lithographed titles and letterpress descriptions of plates. 61 tinted lithographed plates and 60 illustrations by Louis Haghe after original drawings by David Roberts, engraved map (some occasional mostly marginal spotting). Nineteenth-century red morocco, the covers with gilt borders and floral cornerpieces, spines gilt in compartments, edges gilt (extremities rubbed, a few scuff marks).
FIRST EDITION. "Originally published in twenty parts, most parts containing six plates ... Although published separately, these volumes are the Egyptian and Nubian section of Roberts's great work [published 1842-49] ... usually referred to as Roberts's Holy Land"' Abbey Travel 272; Gay 2216; Ibrahim-Hilmy, vol. II, p. 176; Lipperheide 1591; Rohricht 1984; Tooley (1954) 402. A FINE COPY BOUND IN FULL MOROCCO. (3)
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