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Published by Methuen in London .
Written in English


  • Architecture -- Dictionaries

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby Thomas Dinham Atkinson.
LC ClassificationsNA31 .A85 1948
The Physical Object
Paginationxxviii, 335 p. :
Number of Pages335
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20241587M

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