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Thoreau"s reading a study in intellectual history with bibliographical catalogue by Robert Sattelmeyer

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English



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  • Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 -- Books and reading.,
  • Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 -- Knowledge and learning.,
  • Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 -- Library -- Catalogs.,
  • Private libraries -- Massachusetts -- Catalogs.

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Edition Notes

StatementRobert Sattelmeyer.
LC ClassificationsPS3057.B64 S27 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 333 p. ;
Number of Pages333
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2527248M
ISBN 100691067457
LC Control Number88002491

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