ROBERTS, DAVID. 1796-1864.
The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia. London: Day & Son, 1855-56. 6 volumes in 3. 4to (293 x 201 mm). 250 tinted lithographed plates by Louis Haghe after Roberts. 19th century half morocco, a.e.g. Fine.
FIRST QUARTO EDITION, an extremely attractive copy. Originally published in monthly parts as The Holy Land (1842-5) and Egypt and Nubia (1846-9), Ray describes this as "the most ambitious and impressive of English books illustrated with lithographs." Abbey Travel 388; Ray 88; Tooley 401, 402.