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Great books of the Western World

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

by Robert Maynard Hutchins

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Published by Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc. in Chicago IL, USA .
Written in English


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Volume 44

Edition Notes

StatementEncyclopaedia Britannica in collaboration with the University of Chicago ; [Robert Maynard Hutchins, editor in chief]
ContributionsEncyclopaedia Britannica, inc, University of Chicago
The Physical Object
Pagination566
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24377533M
OCLC/WorldCa4990206

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