Pp. 142; 99 full page black-and-white photo-plates of architecture and sculpture. Publisher's original orange cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, folio (13 x 10.5 inches, 335 x 270 mm). The period of the imperial Cholas (c. 850 CE - 1250 CE) was an age of continuous improvement and refinement of the Dravidian art and architecture. They utilized their prodigious wealth earned through their extensive conquests in building long-lasting stone temples and exquisite bronze sculptures (from Wiki). No ownership marks and few signs of use.