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Published by Swedish Institute in Stockholm .
Written in English

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Statementby Nils K. Ståhle.
LC ClassificationsMLCS 92/11407 (A)
The Physical Object
Pagination31 p. :
Number of Pages31
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1281979M
ISBN 109152002411
LC Control Number92139336

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