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Published by W. Minifie in Baltimore .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Color.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Wm. Minifie.
ContributionsYA Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsYA 19610
The Physical Object
Paginationp. [129]-157 ;
Number of Pages157
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL599990M
LC Control Number96193342

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