Beaumarchais and the war of American independence by Kite, Elizabeth Sarah

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Published by R. G. Badger in Boston .

Written in English

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  • Beaumarchais, Pierre Augustin Caron de, 1732-1799,
  • United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Participation, French

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Bibliography: v. 2, p. 291-293.

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Statementby Elizabeth S. Kite, with a foreword by James M. Beck.
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LC ClassificationsPQ1956 .K5
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6609761M
LC Control Number18015513
OCLC/WorldCa1469020

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