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Consisting of a rare and valuable collection of diverse curiosities acquired by and for Henry Wellcome with a great variety of books: a compendium of inspiring and intriguing insights from Wellcome Collection and the Wellcome Library. 

Editor Anna Faherty
Publisher Wellcome Collection
ISBN 9780957028555
Reference P2902
Date 2014
Type Publication

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