Sailing ships & sailing craft by George Goldsmith-Carter

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Published by Hamlyn in Feltham .

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Statementby George Goldsmith-Carter; illustrated by Bill Robertshaw.
SeriesHamlyn all-colour paperbacks, general information
ContributionsRobertshaw, William Herbert.
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Pagination159p. :
Number of Pages159
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17302774M
ISBN 100600001164

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