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Published by L. Carrier in New York .
Written in English


  • Catherine -- II, -- Empress of Russia, -- 1729-1796.

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Edition Notes

Statementby the Princesse Lucien Murat ; translated by Garnett Saffery.
SeriesLove lives of the great
ContributionsSaffery, Garnett
LC ClassificationsDK171.5, DK171.5 C513
The Physical Object
Pagination212, [1] p. ([1] p. at end advertisement) :
Number of Pages212
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21215324M

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