Lettering; modes of writing in western Europe from antiquity to the end of the 18th century. by Hermann Degering

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LC ClassificationsNK3600 .D4 1965
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Paginationxxxvii, 240 p.
Number of Pages240
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Open LibraryOL5951600M
LC Control Number65024561

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