Stowe: a Description of the Magnificent House and Gardens of the Right Honourable Richard Grenville Temple, Earl Temple, Viscount and Baron Cobham: One of His Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, and Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. Embellished with a General Plan of the Gardens, and Also a Separate Plan of Each Building, with Perspective Views of the Same

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J. and F. Rivington ... B. Seeley ... and T. Hodgkinson, 1773 - Architecture, Domestic - 33 pages
 

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