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The courtesans

the demi-monde in 19th century France

by Joanna Richardson

  • 173 Want to read
  • 22 Currently reading

Published by Phoenix in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementJoanna Richardson
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHQ194 .R5 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 177 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages177
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24373733M
ISBN 101898799687
OCLC/WorldCa70530371


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