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Published by B. T. Batsford in London .
Written in English



  • Greece.,
  • Italy,
  • Rome.


  • Architecture -- Greece,
  • Architecture -- Italy -- Rome

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Edition Notes

Statementby William J. Anderson ... and R. Phené Spiers ... with two hundred and fifty-five illustrations.
ContributionsSpiers, Richard Phené, 1838-1916, joint author.
LC ClassificationsNA260 .A5
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, [1], 359 p.
Number of Pages359
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7000255M
LC Control Number08026389

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