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A family tour through the British Empire

A family tour through the British Empire

containing some accounts of its ... history and antiquities, interspersed with biographical anecdotes

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Published by Jacob Johnson & Co. in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Great Britain -- Description and travel -- Juvenile literature

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Priscilla Wakefield
    SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 7683
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationiv, 354, [14] p., [1] folded leaf of plates
    Number of Pages354
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15089039M

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