Architecture and the Allied Arts: Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic

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Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1914 - Architecture - 257 pages
 

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(Withdrawing 1926 second ed. 8/11/2009--J. Strickland)
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050 __ |a NA200 |b .B85 1926
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100 1_ |a Brooks, Alfred Mansfield, |d 1870-1963.
245 10 |a Architecture and the allied arts, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic, |c by Alfred Mansfield Brooks.
260 0_ |a Indianapolis, |b The Bobbs-Merrill company |c [c1926]
300 __ |a 12 p. L., 283 p. |b front., illus., plates, plans. |c 22 cm.
500 __ |a Second revised edition.
504 __ |a Bibliography: p. 271-276.
650 _0 |a Architecture |x History.
650 _0 |a Sculpture |x History.
 

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