Guide to casts of Greek and Roman sculpture by Ulster Museum.

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Statement(By I.A. Richmond).
SeriesPublication -- 97, Ulster Museum publication -- no. 97.
ContributionsRichmond, Ian Archibald, Sir, 1902-1965.
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Pagination28 p. ;
Number of Pages28
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