Goldsmith"s interest in natural history, 1759-1774 by Lynskey, Winifred C.

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Written in English

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  • Goldsmith, Oliver, 1730?-1774 -- Knowledge -- Natural history.,
  • Natural history -- History -- 18th century.,
  • Nature in literature.

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Statementby Winifred Lynskey.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR3494 .L9
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 172 l.
Number of Pages172
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4933368M
LC Control Number76360247

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