Longcase clocks by John McDonald

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Published by Country Life Books, Hamlyn [distributor] in (London), London .

Written in English

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  • Longcase clocks -- Collectors and collecting.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Book details

StatementJohn McDonald.
SeriesThe Country life library of antiques
Classifications
LC ClassificationsNK7500.L65
The Physical Object
Pagination128p. :
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17422599M
ISBN 100600321037
OCLC/WorldCa8945591

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