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The Beckford family Reminiscences of Fonthill Abbey and Lansdown Tower by Gregory, William Henry Sir

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Published by Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., ltd.; [etc., etc.] in London .
Written in English


  • Bickford family.,
  • Beckford, William, 1760-1844.,
  • Fonthill Abbey.,
  • Lansdown Tower, Bath, Eng.

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Edition Notes

StatementComp. from various sources by W. Gregory ...
LC ClassificationsCS439 .B42
The Physical Object
Pagination7 p. ℓ., 171 p.
Number of Pages171
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24183035M
LC Control Number2000005938

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