Egypt: Yesterday and Today - Lithographs by David Roberts, R. A.
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang
Date Published: 1996
Edition: First American edition
Condition: Near fine
Book Id: 48963
271pp. Folio [36 cm] in boards with gilt titles. Light shelfwear to jacket; boards are crisp and unworn; light smudge to frontis, else interior is clean, tight, and bright. Color reproductions.
Front the book: "This book contains the original plates of the first edition published between 1846 and 1848 that show the temples of Pharoanic Egypt and the splendid mosques of Cairo. Arranged for the first time in chronological order, these lithographs are accompanied by comments and extracts from Roberts's travel journal and each illustration is accompanied by a photograph showing, as far as possible the same view more than a century and a half later."