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dictionary of architecture historical, descriptive, topographical, decorative, theoretical and mechanical-- by Robert Stuart

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Published by A. Hart in Philadelphia .
Written in English


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Statementby Robert Stuart [pseud.]
SeriesAmerican culture series -- 40.2.
The Physical Object
Pagination3 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17486905M

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