London: Thames and Hudson, 1964. [Photography]. FIRST THUS. Large quarto (36 x 27cm), pp.286. With 160 photogravure images, 12 colour plates including a frontispiece, and 29 maps and plans. Publisher's black and white illustrated leatherette boards with silver titles to spine and upper board. Silver illustrated endpapers. Light browning to edges, lightly rubbed to extremties, a few marks to boards. Very good. A lavishly produced abridgement of Rose Macaulay's long book about her aesthetic enjoyment of ruins and ruination, filled with fine photographic images of the sites she mentions. Item #50481
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