Volumes 1 and 2 of the Ruined Abbeys of Britain by Frederick Ross. The two volumes are bound in leather with gilt titles to the spine and coloured illustration to the front boards.
Size 14 1/2 inches by 11 inches.
Illustrated with 12 coloured plates and over 100 wood engravings from drawings by A.F. Lydon.
Published 1870 in London by William Mackenzie.
Total pages in the two volumes are 288.
The two volumes contain descriptions, history and illustrations of the Cistercian Abbeys of Tintern, Fountains, Melrose, Kirkstali, Netley, Furness and Rievaulx, The Augustinian Priory of Bolton, the Premonstratensian Abbey of Dyburg, The Benedictine Abbey of Whitby and The Augustinian Abbey of Jedburgh.
The binds are tight and solid. Some slight fraying at corners and tops and tails of spines. Occasional age spotting in earlier pages in both volumes. All the color plates are in very good condition.
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