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Dionysus a social history of the wine vine by Hyams, Edward

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Published by Macmillan in New York .
Written in English


  • Viticulture -- History.,
  • Wine and wine making -- History.

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Edition Notes

Statement[by] Edward Hyams.
LC ClassificationsSB383 .H9
The Physical Object
Pagination381 p.
Number of Pages381
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5944395M
LC Control Number65015581

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