English letters of the XVIII century
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English letters of the XVIII century

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Published by Pelican Books in Harmondsworth .
Written in English


  • Authors, English -- 18th century -- Correspondence.,
  • English letters

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by James Aitken.
SeriesPelican books -- A163
ContributionsAitken, James.
LC ClassificationsPR1341 .E5
The Physical Object
Pagination185 p. --
Number of Pages185
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16821421M

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