Lot 55: Roberts (David). The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia, 6 volumes bound in 3, 1855-56, 248 tinted lithographed plates, including portrait frontispiece and titles, 2 uncoloured maps, light waterstain to outer margins of each volume throughout, typewritten letter of presentation to front pastedown of each volume to the vicar and wardens of Christchurch, North Shields from Mawson Swan & Morgan of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, dated 1926, all edges gilt, contemporary uniform brown half morocco gilt, rubbed and some marks and some staining, 4to. Abbey Travel 388. Tooley 401-402. The first quarto edition, with the plates reduced from the monumental folio edition of 1842-1849 by means of photography. (3)
Dominic Winter's Printed Books and Maps Auction September 2015
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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