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Published by Little, Brown, and company in Boston .
Written in English



  • Sicily (Italy),
  • Italy,
  • Sicily.


  • Cities and towns -- Italy -- Sicily.,
  • Sicily (Italy) -- Description and travel.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Edward Hutton. With 12 illustrations in colour by Harry Morley, 14 other illustrations and a map.
LC ClassificationsDG864 .H8
The Physical Object
Pagination3 p. l., ix-xi, 243 [1] p.
Number of Pages243
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6698522M
LC Control Number27002911

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