Red cloth boards, Gilt edged with Gilt crest in centre on front board. Spine is faded, bearing gilt papal seal and title. Corners are bumpedand starting to fray. dulled, browned fore edge bookplate on verso front board, black pastedown. previous owners inscription on half title page, in pencil. tissue guarded (foxed) frontispiece of Pope Leo. 604 pp. 25 plates, colour (tissue guarded) and b&w. some pencil annotations to text.