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New lamps and ancient lights

John A. Spender

New lamps and ancient lights

by John A. Spender

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Published by Cassell and company ltd in London, Toronto [etc.] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby J. A. Spender
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6037.P45 N4 1940
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 246 p.
Number of Pages246
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26984139M
LC Control Number41000590
OCLC/WorldCa1679818

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