collection of building and ornamental stones in the United States National museum by George P. Merrill

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LC ClassificationsQ11 .U5 1886
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 277-648. illus., ix pl. (incl. front., map)
Number of Pages648
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Open LibraryOL23529780M
LC Control Number14019249

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