Testaments of time the search for lost manuscripts and records by Leo Deuel

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Published by Penguin in Baltimore, Md .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Manuscripts,
  • Conservation and restoration,
  • History

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 565-590) and index.

Book details

StatementLeo Deuel
Classifications
LC ClassificationsZ105 .D4 1965g
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxii, 590, xxi pages :
Number of Pages590
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26332981M
ISBN 100140211446
ISBN 109780140211443
OCLC/WorldCa508116819

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