The book « Les Ruines des plus beaux monuments de la Grèce » by David Le Roy is very clear structured. The font size of the books title is about four times as large as the body text and the headings are about the double. On the top of each page is written the title of the book in italics, which is divided into “Les Ruines des plus beaux monuments” on the left page and “de la Grèce” on the right page.
Most headings are written in italics and only a few in block letters. They´re listed in Roman numbers in the first part of the book. In the second part they´re twice the font size of the body text without any enumeration form. Above the headings are decorated lines. The pattern of the decoration varies from a mix of floral and circles or a rope pattern to just thicker lines as well in its width.
The first letter in the body text is written three times larger than the remaining text and is thicker. The first to three words of each new paragraph are written in capital letters but are not thicker than the body text.
The illustrations are organised as full pages and in line with the topic. They vary from architectural drawings and perspective views in the chapters “Discours” and “première partie” to more detailed drawings and plans with measurements in the chapter “seconde partie”. The less detailed drawings have a title underneath and some have an explanation on the previous page at the bottom in two columns. The more detailed are enumerated.
Even though there is more text, especially in the first part, the illustration sizes placed as full pages keep the distribution of the importance in balance as well because towards the end of the second part the illustrations increase. Therefore, the Illustration contributes a lot to a better understanding of the text. It looks like the book could be used as an academic study of the greek architecture or just as a reference book because of the grade of details in the illustration.