history of Orkney by J. Storer Clouston

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Published by W.R. Mackintosh in Kirkwall [Scotland] .

Written in English

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  • Orkney (Scotland)

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  • Orkney (Scotland) -- History.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 391-400) and index.

Book details

Statementby J. Storer Clouston.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDA880.O6 C56 1932
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 432 p. :
Number of Pages432
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1309413M
LC Control Number92178936

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