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Published by The Macmillan company in New York .
Written in English

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  • United States.

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  • Home economics,
  • Cost and standard of living -- United States

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Edition Notes

Reprinted from various periodicals.

Statementby Martha Bensley Bruère and Robert W. Bruère.
ContributionsBruère, Robert W. 1876-1964.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTX145 .B8
The Physical Object
Pagination4 p. l., 318 p.
Number of Pages318
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6548436M
LC Control Number12026256
OCLC/WorldCa20870375

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