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Published by Rivingtons in London .
Written in English



  • Great Britain


  • Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.,
  • Great Britain -- Colonies -- History -- 18th century.

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Statementby Arthur Hassall ...
SeriesRivingtons" text-books of English history., [v. 8]
LC ClassificationsDA480 .H3
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 263 p.
Number of Pages263
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6997809M
LC Control Number08017800

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