Victorian Thames

Cover of: Victorian Thames | David Gordon Wilson

Published by A. Sutton in Dover, N.H .

Written in English

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  • Thames River (England),
  • Great Britain


  • Thames River (England) -- History.,
  • Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [129]) and index.

Book details

StatementDavid Gordon Wilson.
LC ClassificationsDA670.T2 W53 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 132 p. :
Number of Pages132
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1421183M
ISBN 100750901837
LC Control Number93031350

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