London: the biography of a city. by Christopher Hibbert

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Published by Longmans in Harlow .

Written in English

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Places:

  • London (England)

Subjects:

  • London (England) -- History

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 270-276.

Book details

Classifications
LC ClassificationsDA677 .H5
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 290 p., 49 plates.
Number of Pages290
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4619243M
ISBN 100582107962
LC Control Number77449883

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