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Published by Secker & Warburg in London .
Written in English



  • France


  • Chevalier, Maurice, 1888-1972.,
  • Singers -- France -- Biography.

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Edition Notes

StatementJames Harding ; with illustrations from the collection of André Bernard.
LC ClassificationsML420.C473 H4 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 220 p., [32] p. of plates :
Number of Pages220
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3093135M
ISBN 100436191075
LC Control Number82196447

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