Peasant life in the West of England
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Published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington in London .
Written in English


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Includes index.

Statementby Francis George Heath.
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 400p. ;
Number of Pages400
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17256565M

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