Lives and characters of the eminent writers of the Scots nation. by Mackenzie, George

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Published by Garland Pub. in New York .

Written in English

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  • Authors, Scottish -- Biography,
  • Scottish literature -- Bibliography,
  • Scottish literature -- History and criticism,
  • Scotland -- Biography

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LC ClassificationsPR8527 .M3 1708a
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Pagination3 v.
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Open LibraryOL5445237M
LC Control Number73112180

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