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Samuel Johnson by Wain, John.

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Published by Viking Press in New York .
Written in English



  • Great Britain


  • Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784,
  • Authors, English -- 18th century -- Biography,
  • Lexicographers -- Great Britain -- Biography,
  • Critics -- Great Britain -- Biography

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Edition Notes

StatementJohn Wain.
LC ClassificationsPR3533 .W33 1975
The Physical Object
Pagination388 p., [8] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages388
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5046472M
ISBN 100670616710
LC Control Number74006851

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