Before gaining fame for his images of Egypt and the Holy Land, Roberts made a similar lengthy excursion to Spain in 1832-3, returning with more than 200 sketches of Spanish monuments and locations. These were used to produce lithographs published in four volumes of the Landscape Annual in 1835-38, and in a separate work, Picturesque Sketches in Spain, published by Hodgson & Graves in London in 1837.

Unlike the later Holy Land/Egypt series, the publisher produced the bound volume, with a relatively simple green moiré cloth binding, leather spine, and plain yellow-cream endpapers.

Offered here is the complete volume, consisting of 26 full page lithographs, without text. This book came from the library of William H. Prescott, (1796-1859), a noted U.S. Historian who published several noted works on the history of Spain, Mexico and Peru.

This volume is in fair to good condition, with partially detached spine at the top and bottom, a few loose pages, and moderate foxing on most of the images. Pages are 14 1/4" x 21 1/2".

Price: $5,000