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Ancient libraries

James Westfall Thompson

Ancient libraries

by James Westfall Thompson

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Published by Archon in Hamden, Conn .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published: University of California Press, 1940.

StatementJames Westfall Thompson.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20116801M

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