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Published by Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press in Oxford [England], New York .
Written in English


  • Old Norse language -- Readers.,
  • Old Norse language -- Grammar.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby E.V. Gordon.
ContributionsTaylor, A. R.
LC ClassificationsPD2237 .G6 1957
The Physical Object
Paginationlxxxii, 412 p., [3] leaves of plates (2 folded) :
Number of Pages412
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6218778M
LC Control Number57002643

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