Printer's ornaments and flowers

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Printer's ornaments and flowers. / Wilkinson, Hazel.

Book Parts. ed. / Adam Smyth; Dennis Duncan. Oxford University Press, 2019.

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Harvard

Wilkinson, H 2019, Printer's ornaments and flowers. in A Smyth & D Duncan (eds), Book Parts. Oxford University Press.

APA

Wilkinson, H. (2019). Printer's ornaments and flowers. In A. Smyth, & D. Duncan (Eds.), Book Parts Oxford University Press.

Vancouver

Wilkinson H. Printer's ornaments and flowers. In Smyth A, Duncan D, editors, Book Parts. Oxford University Press. 2019

Author

Wilkinson, Hazel. / Printer's ornaments and flowers. Book Parts. editor / Adam Smyth ; Dennis Duncan. Oxford University Press, 2019.

Bibtex

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