Dust jacket is poor with rubbing, chipping, tears and stains on edges. Foxing on endpapers. Previous owner's name on inside front board. Outside page edges have small stains. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.Book provides a visual conspectus of the civilization of ancient Cambodia. Book covers the Khmer civilization, its social structure and economic organization & explains how they created the unique buildings in Cambodia. Contains 6 plates in color and 115 illustrations in photogravure. A participant in the continuing Angkor investigations, the author has spent recent years helping to reconstruct and un-cover temples, ornamental shrines, and palaces. These discoveries, particularly the statues & artifacts, have enabled him to re-date authoritatively a number of events in Angkor history. In addition to providing a detailed analysis of Khmer society, its government, economics, and ethnic and intellectual characteristics, his text includes a stylistic summary of the major periods in Khmer art from the 7th to the 13th centuries and a note on the iconography. A great resource by two of the leading exponents of Southeast Asian art history.