First editions in American juvenilia and problems in their identification
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First editions in American juvenilia and problems in their identification by Davidson, Gustav

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Published by Normandie House in [Chicago] .
Written in English



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  • American literature -- 19th century -- First editions -- Bibliography.,
  • Children"s literature, American -- First editions -- Bibliography.,
  • Children"s books -- Collectors and collecting -- United States.,
  • Children -- Books and reading -- United States -- History -- 19th century.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Gustav Davidson.
LC ClassificationsZ1231.F5 D2
The Physical Object
Pagination1 p. l., 5-29, [1] p.
Number of Pages29
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6401571M
LC Control Number40009851

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