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From an antique land

Julian Huxley

From an antique land

ancient & modern in the Middle East.

by Julian Huxley

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Published by Readers Union in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published, London: Max Parrish, 1954.

ContributionsReaders Union.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13797711M

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