Great Plague
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Published by Sutton in Stroud .
Written in English


  • Plague -- England -- History -- 17th century

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-204) and index

StatementStephen Porter
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 213 p. :
Number of Pages213
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15306128M
ISBN 10075091615X

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