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Identifier: londonencyclopae20curt
Title: A London encyclopaedia, or universal dictionary of science, art, literature and practical mechanics : comprising a popular view of the present state of knowledge : illustrated by numerous engravings, a general atlas, and appropriate diagrams
Year: 1829 (1820s)
Authors: Curtis, Thomas, fl. 1820
Subjects: Encyclopedias and dictionaries Aeronautics
Publisher: London : Thomas Tegg
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Internet Archive


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