First & last editions England"s second-hand bookshops by Gordon Allan

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Published by Alpha Press in Brighton, Portland, Or .

Written in English

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Places:

  • England.

Subjects:

  • Antiquarian booksellers -- England.,
  • Book collectors -- England.,
  • Book collecting -- England.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Book details

Other titlesFirst and last editions
StatementGordon Allan.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsZ326 .A44 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 80 p. :
Number of Pages80
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3577161M
ISBN 101898595410
LC Control Number2002153083

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