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Philosophical dictionary by Voltaire

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Published by Harcoult, Brace & World, Inc. in New York .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

Statementtranslated, with an introduction and glossary by Peter Gay.
The Physical Object
Paginationxix,661p. ;
Number of Pages661
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20030880M

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