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Published by Printed at the University Press, by M. H. Gill in Dublin .
Written in English


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From The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy, Vol. XIX, Part II.

Other titlesTransactions of the Royal Irish Academy.
StatementBy George Downes.
ContributionsRoyal Irish Academy.
The Physical Object
Pagination15p. ;
Number of Pages15
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18444847M

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