American quilts nature, art, and history by Shaw, Robert

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Published by Sterling in New York .

Written in English

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  • Quilts -- United States -- History

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementRobert Shaw.
LC ClassificationsNK9112 .S425 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22666305M
ISBN 109781402747731
LC Control Number2008047360

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