ROBERTS, DAVID. 1796-1864. Egypt & Nubia, from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts, R.A., with historical descriptions by William Brockedon.... London: F.G. Moon, 1846-1849.

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ROBERTS, DAVID. 1796-1864.
Egypt & Nubia, from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts, R.A., with historical descriptions by William Brockedon.... London: F.G. Moon, 1846-1849.

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ROBERTS, DAVID. 1796-1864.
Egypt & Nubia, from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts, R.A., with historical descriptions by William Brockedon.... London: F.G. Moon, 1846-1849.
3 volumes bound in 2. Folio (600 x 438 mm). Two tinted lithographic vignette title pages (of 3) and 121 tinted lithographic plates by Louis Haghe (some bound out of sequence), two additional plates loosely inserted. Contemporary half burgundy morocco and cloth. Binding worn, dampstaining to corners throughout, some heavy foxing.

FIRST EDITION. After moving to London in the 1820s to continue his career in theatrical scene-painting, Roberts began to exhibit his fine art paintings to critical acclaim and joined the Royal Academy in 1841. He embarked on a tour of the Middle East in 1838, returning home with numerous sketches from his adventures. Belgian engraver Louis Haghe produced a total of 248 lithographs based on Roberts' series of watercolors (after the sketches), which were originally published in monthly parts forming two commercially successful series: The Holy Land (1842-5) and Egypt and Nubia (1846-9). From the daily lives of modern Egyptians attending mosque prayers and shopping at the bazaar to glorious ancient ruins rising from desert sands, Roberts' emotive landscapes captured the hearts and imaginations of the British public. Abbey Travel 244-341; Ray 88; Tooley 402.
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ROBERTS, DAVID. 1796-1864. Egypt & Nubia, from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts, R.A., with historical descriptions by William Brockedon.... London: F.G. Moon, 1846-1849.
ROBERTS, DAVID. 1796-1864. Egypt & Nubia, from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts, R.A., with historical descriptions by William Brockedon.... London: F.G. Moon, 1846-1849.
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