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Published by G. Newnes limited in London .
Written in English


  • Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972

Book details:

Edition Notes

At head of title: News chronicle.

Statementby William J. Makin; being a study and a record of the King"s life up-to-date, with nearly 250 half-tone illustrations.
LC ClassificationsDA580 .M33 1936
The Physical Object
Pagination320 p.
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6340344M
LC Control Number36018343

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