Great books and book collectors by Alan G. Thomas

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Published by Putnam in New York .

Written in English

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  • Books -- History,
  • Printing -- History,
  • Book collectors

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StatementAlan G. Thomas.
The Physical Object
Pagination280 p. :
Number of Pages280
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22054634M
LC Control Number74077298

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