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The seven lamps of architecture. by John Ruskin

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Published by C. E. Merrill & Co., G. Allen in New York, London, Orpington .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Statementby John Ruskin...With illustrations drawn by the author, and an introduction by Charles Eliot Norton.
LC ClassificationsNA2550 .R85
The Physical Object
Paginationx p., 1 l., [xi]-xiv p., 1 l., 401 p.
Number of Pages401
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6536488M
LC Control Number11028006

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