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Published by R. West in Philadelphia .
Written in English


  • Romances -- History and criticism.,
  • Literature, Medieval -- History and criticism.

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Edition Notes

Statementby A. B. Taylor.
LC ClassificationsPN671 .T27 1977
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 268 p. ;
Number of Pages268
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4558718M
ISBN 100849226198
LC Control Number77029195

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