4to, 340pp. Hardcover in olive green boards with price-clipped d/w in very good condition with mild flecking on top edge and a brown liquid stain on the lower half of the front edge with a small disguised tear below the the price-clipping now protected in clear archival covering, text is in excellent condition overall even including the pages associated with the edge stain that are not otherwise affected. The ffep is also missing. There is a neat gift inscription on the half title page and a small label adhered to the lower third of the same page declaring the book’s provenence and importance of the previous owner. This is certainly the definitive work on ths subject with 51 beautiful tipped-in colour photographs and 438 b/w plates as well. This book is from the extensive private library of Lewis Morley (arguably regarded as the greatest of British photographers for many years) and his Graphic Artist wife, Patricia; the library being “accumulated from the 1950’s to 2013, representing two lifetimes of shared creative pursuit.” The segments on Prehistoric Art and Oceania Art have been translated from Spanish and German respectively.