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The house of twenty thousand books

Sasha Abramsky

The house of twenty thousand books

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jewish historians,
  • Biography,
  • Book collectors,
  • Intellectual life,
  • Booksellers and bookselling,
  • Library,
  • Antiquarian booksellers

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Other titlesHouse of 20,000 books
    StatementSasha Abramsky
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsZ330.6.L6 A27 2015
    The Physical Object
    Pagination359 pages
    Number of Pages359
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27186346M
    ISBN 101590178882
    ISBN 109781590178881
    LC Control Number2015006798
    OCLC/WorldCa898228424


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