A journal of the plague year, & c. [1665] by Daniel Defoe

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Published by Limited Editions Club in [New York] .

Written in English

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Places:

  • London (England)

Subjects:

  • Plague -- Fiction,
  • London (England) -- History -- 17th century -- Fiction

Edition Notes

First published in 1722.

Book details

StatementNow newly introduced to the public by James Sutherland, of London & Berkshire, and embellish"d with notable illustrations by Domenico Gnoli.
ContributionsSutherland, James Runcieman, 1900- ed.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR3404 .J6 1968
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 270 p.
Number of Pages270
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5596947M
LC Control Number68002678

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