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Humour through history

Henry J. Brissette

Humour through history

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Published by H.J. Brissette in [Paris] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tourism -- France -- Humor.,
  • France -- History.,
  • Paris (France) -- Guidebooks.

  • About the Edition

    In the pages of this book the reader will find an ab[b]reviation of fifteen years" experience in the Tourist business in France, as guide, lecturer and courier.--From author"s preface.

    Edition Notes

    StatementHenry J. Brissette ; illustrated.
    GenreHumor., Guidebooks.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination248 p., [8] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages248
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23098850M


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