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Published by s.n. in [S.l .
Written in English



  • Congo (Democratic Republic)


  • Handicraft -- Congo (Democratic Republic)

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Statementby William H. Sheppard.
ContributionsYA Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress)
LC ClassificationsYA 28920
The Physical Object
Paginationp. [401]-408 :
Number of Pages408
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL605509M
LC Control Number96200342

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