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The life of John Metcalf commonly called Blind Jack of Knaresborough. With many entertaining anecdotes of his exploits in hunting, card-playing, ... and also a succinct account of his various contracts for making roads, erecting bridges, and other undertakings, ... by

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Published by printed by E. and R. Peck in York .
Written in English


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Microfilm. Woodbridge, CT Research Publications, Inc., 1985. 1 reel ; 35mm. (The Eighteenth Century ; reel 1085, no. 10).

The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Paginationvi,153,[1]p.,plate
Number of Pages153
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21069439M

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