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Memoirs of my life and writing

by Edward Gibbon

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Published by Ryburn Pub. in Newcastle .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementEdward Gibbon ; edited by A.O.J. Cockshut and Stephen Constantine.
ContributionsCockshut, A. O. J., Constantine, Stephen.
The Physical Object
Pagination(512)p. ;
Number of Pages512
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21951851M
ISBN 101853310271

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