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Published by Aurum Press in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statement[photographs by Henri Stierlin], text by Astrid Borg.
ContributionsBorg, Astrid.
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Open LibraryOL22471233M
ISBN 100906053684
OCLC/WorldCa11612337


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