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Published by W. Heinemann in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Ballad operas -- Librettos

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementWritten by Mr. Gay. To which is prefixed the musick to each song
ContributionsGay, John, 1685-1732
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 93 p.
Number of Pages93
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16346952M
LC Control Number61055335

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