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VOLUME 11, NUMBER J7
A New, Complete Encyclo
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Contains all the new and up-to-date subjects
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Tho editorial Btaff Is guided by Prof. Bernhart
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has for tho past twelve years devoted his tlmo
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practical, useful and concise Encyclopedia that
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A few of tho subjects treated aro Geography,
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Hygiene, Mythology, the Fino Arts,' Philosophy,
Psychology, Languages, Orthography, Religions,
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opposite thus making tho pronunciation of even
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All cities and towns with a population of 5 000
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