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engravings of William Blake by Archibald G. B. Russell

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Published by Blom in New York .
Written in English


  • Blake, William, -- 1757-1827.

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Edition Notes

Originally published Boston, 1912.

Statementby Archibald G.B. Russell.
The Physical Object
Pagination229p., [32]p. of plates :
Number of Pages229
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19207229M

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