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Story of the English language.

William Sparke

Story of the English language.

Illustrated with drawings by Wayne Gallup.

by William Sparke

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Published by Abelard-Schuman in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. [181]-184.

    The Physical Object
    Pagination190 p. illus., facsims. ;
    Number of Pages190
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20690345M


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