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Brewer"s dictionary of phrase and fable

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Brewer"s dictionary of phrase and fable

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Published by Cassell in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

First published 1870.

StatementE. Cobham Brewer.
The Physical Object
Paginationvi,970p. ;
Number of Pages970
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22440768M
ISBN 100304917125
OCLC/WorldCa10347733


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