by Crop book department of Virginia Carolina chemical co. in Winston-Salem, N.C .
Written in English
|LC Classifications||S501 .N5 1918|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||5 p.l., 135 p.|
|Number of Pages||135|
|LC Control Number||19000520|
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