in New York .
Written in English
|Series||Publications of the Institute of French studies, Inc|
|Contributions||White, Margaret Adams,, Du Perier, Anthoine, sieur de la Salargue, fl. 16th cent.|
|LC Classifications||PQ1794 D74 A7 1931|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||76|
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