History of Wimbledon
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Published by The author] in [London .
Written in English


  • Wimbledon (London, England) -- History.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies.

Other titlesWimbledon in the time of the Civil War.
Statementby R.J. Milward. Part [3]III, Wimbledon in the time of the Civil War.
LC ClassificationsDA685.W55
The Physical Object
Pagination163,[5]p. :
Number of Pages163
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22820676M
ISBN 100950106828

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