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Published by Macmillan in London .
Written in English


  • English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100.,
  • English language -- Middle English, 1100-1500.

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Edition Notes

StatementT. L. Kington Oliphant.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvi,668p. ;
Number of Pages668
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14822647M

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