William Morris, master of many crafts a study by James Leatham

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Published by The Clerkhill Press, The Twentieth Century Press in Peterhead, London .

Written in English

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  • Morris, William, -- 1834-1896.

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Statementby James Leatham.
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 128p. :
Number of Pages128
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Open LibraryOL18046300M

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