ROBERTS, David. The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia...with historical descriptions by the revd. George Croly, with Egypt and Nubia from drawings made on the spot...with historical descriptions by William Brockedon. London: F.G. Moon, 1842-49.
6 vols. Broadsheet 2o. Lithographic portrait frontispiece of Roberts after C. Baugniet on india paper, 6 lithographic vignette titles, 241 tinted lithographic plates (120 printed on text leaves) by Louis Haghe after David Roberts, and 2 maps (duplicate title and map bound in at end), (each title, 3 plates [vol.I, plate 13; vol.II, plate 15; vol.III, plate 17] and 3 text leaves [with lithographic plate, affecting margins of text only] with perforated stamp, tiny ink stamp on margins of 5 text leaves and one on plate margin, scattered light foxing to some plates and text). Contemporary half-morocco, spines elaborately gilt (library marks at foot of spine, some rubbing and light wear to spines and edges).
FIRST EDITION. "... one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and...the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey). Abbey Travel 272, 385; Tooley 401-2. (6)