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Published by Viking Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • France

Subjects:

  • Catherine de Médicis, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of France, 1519-1589.,
  • Queens -- France -- Biography.

Book details:

Edition Notes

SeriesA Studio book
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDC119.8 .R67
The Physical Object
Pagination288 p.
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5414460M
ISBN 100670206962
LC Control Number73006072

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