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General Gordon Approaching the City of Dara by Howard Davie (P)


General Gordon Approaching the City of Dara by Howard Davie (P)

Item Code : ANT0104PGeneral Gordon Approaching the City of Dara by Howard Davie (P) - This Edition
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Antique lithograph published 1915. Paper size 9 inches x 6.5 inches (23cm x 17cm)none£25.00

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