Weights and measures in Scotland
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Weights and measures in Scotland a European perspective by R. D. Connor

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Published by National Museums of Scotland, Tuckwell Press in Edinburgh, East Linton, Scotland .
Written in English



  • Scotland


  • Weights and measures -- Scotland -- History.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementR.D. Connor and A.D.C. Simpson ; edited by A.D. Morrison-Low.
ContributionsSimpson, A. D. C., Morrison-Low, A. D., National Museums of Scotland.
LC ClassificationsQC89.G8 C66 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 842 p. :
Number of Pages842
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3452967M
ISBN 101901663884
LC Control Number2005362704

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