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The Old Royal Observatory

National Maritime Museum.

The Old Royal Observatory

a brief history

by National Maritime Museum.

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Published by The Museum in (London) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Royal Greenwich Observatory -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Previous ed., 1960.

    Statementby P.S. Laurie.
    ContributionsLaurie, P. S.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB82.G72H47
    The Physical Object
    Pagination17p.,(4)p. of plates :
    Number of Pages17
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20948166M
    ISBN 10090555504X
    OCLC/WorldCa16556817


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