The Holy Land: Yesterday and Today; Lithographs and Diaries

by David Roberts

Hardcover, 1996




New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1996


In 1839 the landscape artist David Roberts undertook a journey across the Sinai Peninsula to Petra and Jerusalem, along the Lebanese coast and to the mysterious Baalbec. The lithographs based on sketches which he executed during that exploration of the Holy Land won him enduring fame. His original plates are reproduced in this book in chronological order, with commentary and extracts from his journals, and each illustration is paired with a photograph that depicts the same composition and setting a century and a half later.

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Another outstanding limited edition facsimile from the society, others do exist but not of this print quality, nor entirely reproducing all the plates in color, with the original dedications and introductions, plus maps at the end of each volume. I like the folio society, they do make it affordable to purchase these expensive books by giving members the option to enroll in an interest free payment plan up to 10 months (as for the Roberts books).… (more)


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