The salt routes by Anthony Poulton-Smith

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Published by Amberley in Stroud, Gloucestershire .

Written in English

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  • Salt industry and trade,
  • Trade routes,
  • Description and travel,
  • History

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Book details

StatementAnthony Poulton-Smith
LC ClassificationsHD9213.G73 P68 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination127 p. :
Number of Pages127
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25134186M
ISBN 109781848684768
LC Control Number2011453101

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