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Celtic art from its beginnings to the Book of Kells by M. Ruth Megaw

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Published by Thames & Hudson in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Art, Celtic

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ContributionsMegaw, J. V. S.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsN5925 .M44 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination288 p. :
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21108694M

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