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Books for the people

Kelly, Thomas

Books for the people

an illustrated history of the British public library

by Kelly, Thomas

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  • 29 Currently reading

Published by A. Deutsch in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Public libraries -- Great Britain -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographies and index.

      StatementThomas Kelly ; ill. selected by Edith Kelly.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsZ791.A1 K44
      The Physical Object
      Pagination271 p. :
      Number of Pages271
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4602419M
      ISBN 100233967958
      LC Control Number77365462


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