[ROBERTS, David]

From the Nile to the Jordan


London: Seeley, Jackson and Halliday. 1873.

First edition. Small 4to. 208x160mm. pp. [8], i-v, [6], 7-86, [2 adverts]. Fourteen autotypes protected by a blank leaf. Original publishers binding of brown morocco with borders in gilt and blind to upper and lower covers and, in the centre of the upper cover, a panel heavily decorated with Egyptian motifs in gilt and blind. Spine with four raised bands and a simple floral motif in the compartments. Some rubbing to corners and soiling to covers. Internally the hinges are cracked and the first gathering is loose but holding. There is some foxing but overall a good copy of an attractive little book in a very nice binding which uses Egyptian decoration made fashionable by Owen Jones in the Crystal Palace. The plates are very attractive and in excellent condition. The text is an edited, abridged version of David Roberts’s The Holy Land. 

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