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Published by W. Heffer in Cambridge(Eng.) .
Written in English


  • String figures.

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Statementby W. W. Rouse Ball.
The Physical Object
Pagination38 p. :
Number of Pages38
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20806196M

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