CLASSICAL ORNAMENT is just that, drawings of classical ornamentation on ancient, classical tombs, buildings, and other items. There are no words save for the captions that cite some locations of the ornamentation. I flipped through it all in one night. The detail in the drawings, which were done in the 1860s, is to be admired and it was interesting to see how many classical, ancient things we use in our art and even in our slogans and logos today.
(I received a copy of CLASSICAL ORNAMENT through NetGalley and Dover Publications in exchange for an honest and original review.)