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Published by Rosenkilde and Bagger in Copenhagen .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementEdited by Kemp Malone.
SeriesAnglistica,, v. 13
ContributionsMalone, Kemp, 1889-1971, ed.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR1788 .A15 1962
The Physical Object
Pagination231 p.
Number of Pages231
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5875429M
LC Control Number63004304
OCLC/WorldCa2341295

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