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Published by Coward-McCann in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Great Britain

Subjects:

  • Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 217-220.

Classifications
LC ClassificationsDA533 .M28 1969
The Physical Object
Pagination228 p.
Number of Pages228
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5215746M
LC Control Number75075749

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