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The life of Samuel Johnson.

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Published by Dent, Dutton in London, New York .
Written in English


  • Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784

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Edition Notes

SeriesEveryman"s library -- Biography [no. 1-2]
ContributionsMalone, Edmond, 1741-1812.
LC ClassificationsPR3533.B6 1906
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14020325M
LC Control NumberA 10000489

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