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History of the harp

John Thomas

History of the harp

from the earliest period down to the present day

by John Thomas

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Published by Hutchings & Romer in London .
Written in English


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Statementby John Thomas (Pencerdd Gwalia).
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Open LibraryOL13851863M


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