Housing in Britain. by Great Britain. Central Office of Information. Reference Division.

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

Written in English

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  • Great Britain.

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  • Housing -- Great Britain.

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Bibliography: p. 19-[20]

Book details

SeriesCentral Office of Information reference pamphlet 41, Central Office of Information reference pamphlet ;, 41.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD7333 .A3A54 1970
The Physical Object
Pagination[3], 20 p., 8 plates.
Number of Pages20
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4061325M
ISBN 100117000965
LC Control Number79569624
OCLC/WorldCa149268

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