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America"s godfather the Florentine gentleman by Johnson, Virginia W.

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Published by Estes and Lauriat in Boston .
Written in English


  • Vespucci, Amerigo, 1451-1512.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Virginia W. Johnson.
LC ClassificationsE125.V5 J6
The Physical Object
Pagination5 p. l., 297 p.
Number of Pages297
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23275970M
LC Control Number15009301

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