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Published by Harvard University Library in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Introduction to, and catalogue of, an exhibition held in the Harvard College Library, 28 March - 29 April 1989.

StatementM.D. Feld.
SeriesHarvard Library bulletin -- vol. 36, no. 1
ContributionsHarvard University. Library.
The Physical Object
Pagination91p. :
Number of Pages91
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13932850M

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