Editing polymaths Erasmus to Russell : papers given at the eighteenth annual Conference on Editorial Problems, University of Toronto, 5-6 November 1982 by Conference on Editorial Problems (18th 1982 University of Toronto)

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Statementedited by H.J. Jackson
ContributionsJackson, H. J
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Pagination175 p. :
Number of Pages175
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ISBN 10096913820X, 096913830X

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