Vaucanson"s mechanical flautist by Simon D. A. O"Sullivan

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  • Vaucanson, Jacques de, -- 1709-1782.,
  • Mechanical musical instruments.,
  • Robots.

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Other titlesPan (British Flute Society)
Statementby Simon D.A. O"Sullivan.
The Physical Object
Pagination12 p. ;
Number of Pages12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19404062M
ISBN 101904454062

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