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Published in [Iowa City] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Musical instruments

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsCrane, Frederick Baron,
The Physical Object
Paginationxl, 173 leaves.
Number of Pages173
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18840728M

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