letter to ... the Duke of Wellington, on the Nelson memorial and the report of the sub-committee by A. B Granville

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Statementwith a double plate of Mr. Railton"s and the cast-iron Corinthian columns.
ContributionsWellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852.
The Physical Object
Pagination32 p. :
Number of Pages32
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Open LibraryOL20147187M

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