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Published by printed for Wenman and Hodgson in London .
Written in English


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SeriesEighteenth century -- reel 8517, no. 08.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination[4],157,[1]p.,plate
Number of Pages157
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18360763M

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