Leisure and the rise of the public library by Robert Snape

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Published by Library Association Publishing in London .

Written in English

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  • Public libraries -- Great Britain -- History.,
  • Fiction in libraries -- Great Britain -- History.,
  • Leisure -- Great Britain -- History.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementRobert Snape.
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 148 p.
Number of Pages148
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19910489M
ISBN 10185604131X

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