Origins of English history by Charles Isaac Elton

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Published by B. Quaritch in London .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Great Britain,
  • Great Britain.

Subjects:

  • Ethnology -- Great Britain,
  • Druids and Druidism,
  • Great Britain -- History -- To 449

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Statementby Charles Elton...
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDA140 .E51 1882
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv p., 1 l., 458 p., 1 l.,
Number of Pages458
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6404666M
LC Control Number40016283
OCLC/WorldCa2613471

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