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Published by Printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell ... in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Frederick -- II, -- King of Prussia, -- 1712-1786.,
  • Philip -- II, -- King of Macedonia, -- 382-336 B.C.

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Statementby John Gillies ...
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 503, [1] p. (p. [504] advertisement)
Number of Pages504
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16986875M

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