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Lunar Society of Birmingham.

Lunar Society of Birmingham.

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Published by University of Birmingham in Birmingham .
Written in English

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  • Lunar Society of Birmingham.

  • Edition Notes

    Cover title: Lunar Society of Birmingham bicentenary lectures, 1966.

    SeriesHistorical journal -- 11, No.1.
    ContributionsUniversity of Birmingham.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19827338M


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