Crops on a few acres by Hollis Lee

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Published by Countryside Books in [Barrington, Ill.] .

Written in English

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  • Field crops.

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Statementby Hollis Lee.
SeriesCountry home & small farm guides
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LC ClassificationsSB185 .L4
The Physical Object
Pagination96 p. :
Number of Pages96
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3810607M
ISBN 100884530108
LC Control Number81117549
OCLC/WorldCa8111671

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