Seymour, William Wood. The Cross in Tradition, History, and Art. New York and London: G. P Putnam's Sons; The Knickerbocker Press, 1898. First Edition. 
Sometime bound in brown library buckram, black titles & call numbers to spine, 27 cm (10 1/2 x 7 inches), remnants of bookplate on ffep, library numbers on verso of tp, xxx., 489 clean pp., short tape repair to tp, illustrated, index, tight. Includes an extensive bibliography. Very good. Hardcover.
Our author begins with the use of the cross in symbolism before the Christian era, continues with a thorough examination (brilliantly illustrated) of the cross in early Christian art and liturgics, treats with the sign of the cross, Puritan objections to the cross, the Southern Cross, and every manner of the use of the cross in early and recent art. There are 266 illustrations on glossy paper - this early edition is of higher quality than a modern reprint and the artwork is seen in much finer detail in this volume.