ROBERTS, DAVID. 1796-1864. The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts R.A. with historical descriptions by the Revd. George Croly LL.D. London: F.G. Moon, 1842-43-46-49.

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 193
ROBERTS, DAVID. 1796-1864.
The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts R.A. with historical descriptions by the Revd. George Croly LL.D. London: F.G. Moon, 1842-43-46-49.

Sold for US$ 41,250 inc. premium
ROBERTS, DAVID. 1796-1864.
The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts R.A. with historical descriptions by the Revd. George Croly LL.D. London: F.G. Moon, 1842-43-46-49.
6 volumes in 4. Elephant folio (604 x 430 mm). Lithograph frontispiece portrait of Roberts by C. Baugniet, 6 tinted lithograph titles, 121 full-page tinted lithograph plates, one of which with hand-coloring, 120 tinted lithograph plates in the text, wood engraved armorial ensigns of Jerusalem and two full-page lithograph maps. Uniformly bound in 19th century crimson morocco over cloth boards, spine gilt. Light foxing, several marginal repairs, a few instances of brief dampstain, joints and corners rubbed, some skinning to corners, generally an attractive set.

FIRST EDITION. Generally accepted as the finest illustrated work on the Near East, Major Abbey considered this set to be "one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph ... there is pleasure to be had from many of the individual plates, where Haghe's skillful and delicate lithography, and his faithful interpretation of Robert's draughtsmanship and dramatic sense, combine in what are undoubtedly remarkable examples of tinted lithographic work." Roberts' attention to detail and texture, as well as his ability to evoke a sense of the epic or nostalgic must surely be attributed to his early jobs painting trompe l'oeil stonework and paneling and as a scenic painter for the theater. Even Ruskin praised his "absolutely careful and faithful" panoramas. Abbey Travel 385 & 272; Ray English 88; Tooley 401, 402.
Contacts
ROBERTS, DAVID. 1796-1864. The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts R.A. with historical descriptions by the Revd. George Croly LL.D. London: F.G. Moon, 1842-43-46-49.
ROBERTS, DAVID. 1796-1864. The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts R.A. with historical descriptions by the Revd. George Croly LL.D. London: F.G. Moon, 1842-43-46-49.
ROBERTS, DAVID. 1796-1864. The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts R.A. with historical descriptions by the Revd. George Croly LL.D. London: F.G. Moon, 1842-43-46-49.
ROBERTS, DAVID. 1796-1864. The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts R.A. with historical descriptions by the Revd. George Croly LL.D. London: F.G. Moon, 1842-43-46-49.
ROBERTS, DAVID. 1796-1864. The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts R.A. with historical descriptions by the Revd. George Croly LL.D. London: F.G. Moon, 1842-43-46-49.
ROBERTS, DAVID. 1796-1864. The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts R.A. with historical descriptions by the Revd. George Croly LL.D. London: F.G. Moon, 1842-43-46-49.
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Arms & Armor, Coins and Medals, Motor Cars, Motorcycles, Wine & Whisky

27.5% on the first $3,000 of the hammer price;
25% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of $3,000 up to and including $400,000;
20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of $400,000 up to and including $4,000,000;
and 13.9% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of $4,000,000.

Payment Notices

Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.