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Published by H.M.S.O. in London .
Written in English


  • Crown jewels -- Great Britain.,
  • Regalia (Insignia) -- Great Britain.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesCrown jewels.
Statementby Martin Holmes.
SeriesOfficial guide, Official guide (Great Britain. Ministry of Public Building and Works)
ContributionsGreat Britain. Ministry of Public Building and Works.
LC ClassificationsCR4480 .H58 1968
The Physical Object
Pagination[1], 21, [5] p. :
Number of Pages21
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14784757M

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