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Published by University Press in Cambridge [Eng.] .
Written in English


  • Drainage -- Great Britain.,
  • Fens, The (England)

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [285]-305.

SeriesCambridge studies in economic history
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 314 p.
Number of Pages314
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13542976M

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