The Modern Gilpin, Or, The Adventures of John Oldstock: In an Excursion by Steam from London to Rochester Bridge : Containing a Passing Glance at the Principal Places on the Thames and Medway : with Notes

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J. Crocker, 1838 - 35 pages

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