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Sketches of some booksellers of the time of Dr. Samuel Johnson.

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Published by A.M. Kelley in Clifton, N.J .
Written in English

Edition Notes

Facsimile reprint of original ed. published, London: Sampson Low, Marston and Co., 1902.

SeriesReprints of economic classics
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21607906M
ISBN 100678007276

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