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Scottish castles, gardens, & ancient houses

M. Muir

Scottish castles, gardens, & ancient houses

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Published by James Pike Ltd in St Ives .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Scotland
    • Subjects:
    • Historic buildings -- Scotland -- Guidebooks.,
    • Gardens -- Scotland -- Guidebooks.,
    • Scotland -- Tours.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby M. Muir.
      SeriesViewing Scotland series
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDA875 .M84
      The Physical Object
      Pagination48 p. :
      Number of Pages48
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4929301M
      ISBN 100859320979
      LC Control Number76355925
      OCLC/WorldCa2120040


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