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Antique Book: The Holy Land By David Roberts. Vol 1 Jerusalem & Galilee and Vol 2.Jordan & Bethlehem

Artist/Collection: David Roberts
Product Code: FRP32102
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Antique Book: The Holy Land By David Roberts. Vol 1 Jerusalem & Galilee and Vol 2.Jordan & Bethlehem

Two Volumes in one book.

The Holy Land is probably the greatest travel work ever produced.

Publisher: Day and Son.

Contents: Very good condition for age. 
Includes 87 beautiful lithographs of famous places such as:

Jerusalem
Nazareth
The Dead Sea
Baalbec (ancient Phoenician city.  Important pilgrimage site in ancient world for worship of the Phoenician sky-god Baal and Astarte, the Queen of Heaven).
Church Of The Annunciation, Nazareth
Jordan
Jericho
Etc.

See contents list in photos for further details.

Lithographs in excellent condition.
Little foxing.
Binding Tight. Book appears to have rarely been opened.
Text pages very good to fine condition. Interesting to read :-)
Cover and gilded spine appear original. Quite rubbed. Corners and edges are a bit bumped. Acceptable.
Page edges and inside covers attractively marbled.  A few small bumps to the edges of approx 15 pages.

For reference, the frontispiece to Vol 1. includes: 
“After Lithographs by Louis Haghe
From drawings made on the spot by David Roberts R.A.
With Historical descriptions by The Revd. George Croly, L.L.D.
London April 16th 1855 
Lithographed, printed and published by Day & Son, Lithogrpahers to The Queen
Gate Street Lincoln’s Inn Fields”

Dimensions: Approx 29.5 x 21.5 x 3.8 cm (11.6 x 8.5 x 1.5 inches). Weight: ~2.1 kg / 4.5 pounds.

Please Note: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included and are the buyer's responsibility. 

© Fine Rare Prints

Style
Date Made 1849-1899
Paper Size 28.5 x 20 cm (11.2 x 7.7 inches)
Shape Portrait
Main Color Browns/Neutrals
Size Category 21 to 30 cm (8 to 12 inches)