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The history of the abacus

by J. M. Pullan

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Published by F. A. Praeger in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Abacus.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 116-120.

    Statement[by] J. M. Pullan.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQA75 .P8 1969
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 127 p.
    Number of Pages127
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5295399M
    LC Control Number72075113

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