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THE XXXIX. ARTICLES OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND. Edited by E.C.S. Gibbon, D.D. Third and Cheaper Edition in one Volume. Demy 8vo. 12s. 6d.
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF RELIGION. By F.B. Jevons, M.A., Litt.D. Third Edition. Demy 8vo. 10s. 6d.
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