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Published by The Museum in Worcester, Mass .
Written in English



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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 146) and index.

StatementSusan E. Strickler assisted by Marianne E. Gibson.
ContributionsStrickler, Susan E., Gibson, Marianne E.
LC ClassificationsND1337.U5 W6 1989
The Physical Object
Pagination148 p. :
Number of Pages148
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2221744M
ISBN 100936042443
LC Control Number89051322

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