"WHEN AN AMERICAN VISITS HIS ANCESTRAL FATHERLAND OF ENGLAND, HIS SUPREME DESIRE IS TO LOOK UPON THE CATHEDRALS, THE ANCIENT CASTLES, AND THE MUTILATED REMAINS OF THE OLD ABBEYS"
ROSS, Frederick. The Ruined Abbeys of Britain. London, 1882. Two volumes.
First edition of this survey of Britain's religious ruins", with 12 beautiful color plates of abbeys and their environs by A.F. Lydon and dozens of intricate in-text architectural illustrations. $1100.