A concise history and analysis of all the principal styles of architecture: namely Egyptian, Grecian, Roman, that of the dark ages, of the Arabians and of the Normans, including a detailed description of the origin, progress and decline of the Gothic, to which is added a sketch of the architecture of England, down to the present time
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