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new history of Orkney

William P. L. Thomson

new history of Orkney

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Published by Mercat Press in Edinburgh .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Orkney (Scotland) -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographic references (p. 455-507) and index.

    StatementWilliam P.L. Thomson.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 529 p. :
    Number of Pages529
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21463798M
    ISBN 101841830224
    OCLC/WorldCa48930694

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