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Up the Rhine and over the Alps

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Published by Andrew Crombie in London .
Written in English


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Statementby Silas K. Hocking, F.R.H.S., author of "Her Benny," "His father," "Alec Green," "Sea waif," "Ivy," etc. etc
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, [2], 187, [1] p., [6] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages187
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25125844M

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