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New Forest commoners an account of the New Forest pony and cattle breeders and the ancient laws and rights of the Forest. by Anthony Pasmore

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Published by A. Pasmore, Valley Cottage, Redlynch, Wiltshire in Salisbury (Wiltshire) .
Written in English



  • New Forest (England : Forest),
  • Great Britain.


  • Forest management -- Great Britain.,
  • Forest policy -- Great Britain.,
  • New Forest (England : Forest)

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 39-40.

LC ClassificationsSD601 .P3
The Physical Object
Pagination40 p.
Number of Pages40
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4055621M
ISBN 100950045209
LC Control Number79437709

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