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Published by D.R. Godine in Boston .
Written in English


  • Printing -- History

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Edition Notes

StatementWarren Chappell.
SeriesNonpareil books, Nonpareil book.
LC ClassificationsZ124 .C47 1980
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 244, xv p. :
Number of Pages244
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4436486M
ISBN 100879233125
LC Control Number79090409

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