Introduction to an Examination of Some Part of the Internal Evidence, Respecting the Antiquity and Authenticity of Certain Publications Said to be Found in Manuscripts, at Bristol, Written by a Learned Preist and Others, in the Fifteenth Century But Generally Considered as the Supposititious Productions of an Ingenious Youth of the Present Age

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Meyler and Son, 1809 - 137 sayfa
 

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