The book l’ancienne rome by François-Jacques Deseine has a very clear structure. Although the book is very small, the text is placed in the middle and therefore has a frame on three sides of the text. On the side, the frame is always larger than at the bottom or top.
The headline is about three times as large as the rest of the text. Chapter headings only vary in that they are written in capital letters and are centered. The font is usually easy to read, but many words are written in cursive and swung so that it’s difficult to read them.
The pages of the book start on the left side with the page number, then the title of the book in capital letters and finally the number of the chapter in Roman numbers. On the right side of the book it starts with the number of the chapter, then the subtitle of the chapter and finally the number of the page.
The first letter of a paragraph is written in a larger font, the remaining letters of the first word are in capital letters. The first letters of a chapter are additionally decorated.
The illustrations are always the size of a whole page and are sometimes numbered below the picture. They are illustrations of parts of the city, individual buildings or sculptures. There are several pictures in a chapter, so I think that they are very important in this book and contribute a lot to a better understanding of the text. The illustrations are extremely embellished with an architectural frame, which is different for each picture.