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A general history of birds

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Published by Printed by Jacob and Johnson, for the author in Winchester [England] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Birds

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby John Latham.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination6 microfiches (275 fr.)
    Number of Pages275
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21358357M
    ISBN 100665182120


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