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Published by Oak Knoll Press in New Castle, DE .
Written in English


  • Subscription libraries -- United States -- History.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Richard Wendorf ; preface by Nicolas Barker.
ContributionsWendorf, Richard.
LC ClassificationsZ675.S8 A44 2007
The Physical Object
Pagination354 p. :
Number of Pages354
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21874081M
ISBN 101584561998
ISBN 109781584561996
LC Control Number2007045691

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