British gallery of contemporary portraits being a series of engravings of the most eminent persons now living or lately deceased in Great Britain and Ireland

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  • Engraving, English.,
  • Great Britain -- Biography -- Portraits.

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2 vol. of plates with descriptive letterpress.

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Statementfrom drawings accurately made from life, or from the most approved original pictures ; accoompanied by short biographical notices.
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Pagination2 v ;
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Open LibraryOL18188420M

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