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American writers before 1800 a biographical and critical dictionary

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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .
Written in English



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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by James A. Levernier and Douglas R. Wilmes.
ContributionsLevernier, James., Wilmes, Douglas R.
LC ClassificationsPS185 .A4 1983
The Physical Object
Pagination3 v. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3481579M
ISBN 100313222290
LC Control Number82000933

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