account of those described rock collections in the British Museum (Natural History) made before 1918
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account of those described rock collections in the British Museum (Natural History) made before 1918 with a provisional catalogue arranged by continent. by D. T. Moore

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Published by British Museum (Natural History) in London .
Written in English


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SeriesBulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Historical series -- 10/5
ContributionsBritish Museum (Natural History).
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Open LibraryOL13795437M

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