American memoir

by Henry Seidel Canby

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin in Boston

Written in English
Published: Pages: 433 Downloads: 498
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  • Canby, Henry Seidel, -- 1878-1961,
  • United States -- Social life and customs -- 1865-1918

Edition Notes

StatementHenry S. Canby.
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 433 p. ;
Number of Pages433
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23755300M

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