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Greek sculpture and modern art two lectures delivered to the students of the Royal Academy of London by Waldstein, Charles Sir

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Published by University Press in Cambridge [Eng.] .
Written in English


  • Art,
  • Sculpture, Greek

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Statementby Sir Charles Waldstein ... with an appendix.
LC ClassificationsN7445 .W3
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 70 p., 1 l.
Number of Pages70
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL176883M
LC Control Numbera 14001266

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