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The history of France

The history of France

from the most early records, to the death of Louis XVI: The ancient part by William Beckford, Esq. ... The modern part by an English gentleman, ... In four volumes. ...

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Published by printed for J.S. Jordan in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Microfilm. Woodbridge, CT Research Publications, Inc., 1983. 1 reel ; 35mm. (The Eighteenth Century ; reel 31, no. 1).

The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination4v.,plates
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22327308M


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