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Published by Alexander Books in Alexander, N.C .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Antiques.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-286).

StatementFrank Farmer Loomis IV.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsNK1125 .L66 1998
The Physical Object
Pagination286 p. :
Number of Pages286
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL687048M
ISBN 101570900345
LC Control Number97033985
OCLC/WorldCa37370293

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