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Special collections in the Library of Congress a selective guide by Library of Congress

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Published by The Library, for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English


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Includes index.

Statementcompiled by Annette Melville.
ContributionsMelville, Annette.
LC ClassificationsZ733.U58 U54 1980
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 464 p. :
Number of Pages464
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4066819M
ISBN 100844402974
LC Control Number79607780

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