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Published by University in Hull .
Written in English


  • French literature -- To 1500 -- History and criticism.,
  • French literature -- To 1500 -- Study and teaching.

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Statement[by] C.E. Pickford.
SeriesUniversity of Hull inaugural lecture
LC ClassificationsPQ151 .P5
The Physical Object
Pagination[1], 22 p.
Number of Pages22
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6015805M
LC Control Number66073308

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