Areopagitica (24 November 1644)
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Areopagitica (24 November 1644)

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Published by A. Saifer in Philadelphia .
Written in English


  • Freedom of the press.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Reprint of the 1868 ed., which was issued as no. 1 of English reprints.

StatementPreceded by illustrative documents. Carefully edited by Edward Arber.
SeriesEnglish reprints -- no. 1.
ContributionsArber, Edward, 1836-1912.
The Physical Object
Pagination80 p.
Number of Pages80
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17733044M

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