Hardstones The Gilbert Collection by Anna Maria Massinelli

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Published by Philip Wilson Pub. in association with The Gilbert Collection, Distributed in the USA and Canada by Antique Collectors" Club Limited in London, Wappingers" Falls, N.Y .

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementAnna Maria Massinelli ; with contributions by Jeanette Hanisee Gabriel.
ContributionsGabriel, Jeanette Hanisee., Gilbert Collection.
LC ClassificationsNK8500 .M37 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination329 p. :
Number of Pages329
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6899147M
ISBN 100856675105
LC Control Number00708495

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