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Published by Bell Publishing in New York, USA .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Statementedited by G. Legman
ContributionsLegman, G. 1917-
The Physical Object
Paginationlxxvii, 517 p. ;
Number of Pages517
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14967133M
LC Control Number74078758

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