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Colour schemes for the flower garden by Gertrude Jekyll

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Published by Country Life, C. Scribner"s Sons in London, New York .
Written in English


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Book details:

The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 159 p.
Number of Pages159
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24168361M

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