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Published by Cedric Chivers in Bath .
Written in English


  • Illumination of books and manuscripts

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Edition Notes

ContributionsWhalley, Joyce Irene.
LC ClassificationsND3310 .H4 1972
The Physical Object
Pagination[16], 356, xiii p., li leaves.
Number of Pages356
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5462059M
ISBN 100855946695
LC Control Number73164665

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