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The library

by Andrew Lang

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  • 23 Currently reading

Published by Macmillan in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Libraries,
  • Book collecting,
  • Illustration of books

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Andrew Lang ; with a chapter on modern English illustrated books by Austin Dobson
    ContributionsDobson, Austin, 1840-1921
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxi, 192 p., [3] leaves of col. plates :
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26457747M
    OCLC/WorldCa1750920

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