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Published by Marston House in Yeovil .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Bronze sculpture -- Technique,
  • Bronze founding

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 157) and index.

StatementTony Birks.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsNB1230 .B57 2004
The Physical Object
Pagination160 p. :
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23199317M
ISBN 101899296204
ISBN 109781899296200
LC Control Number2009368155

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