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Published by Douglas & McIntyre in Vancouver .
Written in English


  • Smith, Adam, -- 1723-1790.,
  • Economics -- Humor.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-238) and index.

StatementP.J. O"Rourke.
ContributionsSmith, Adam, 1723-1790.
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 242 p. ;
Number of Pages242
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19616006M
ISBN 109781553652649

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