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Dumbarton Oaks the history of a Georgetown house and garden, 1800-1966. by Walter Muir Whitehill

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Published by Belknap Press of Harvard University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English


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LC ClassificationsF204.D8 W47
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 147 p.
Number of Pages147
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5542904M
LC Control Number67020887

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