The history of Gibraltar
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The history of Gibraltar from the earliest period of its occupation by the Saracens : comprising details of the numerous conflicts for its possession between the moors and the Christians, until its final surrender in 1642 : and of subsequent events : with an appendix containing interesting documents by Ignacio LГіpez de Ayala

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Published by William Pickering in London .
Written in English


  • Gibraltar -- History

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Edition Notes

Statementtranslated from the Spanish of Don Ignacio López de Ayala with a continuation to modern times by James Bell.
ContributionsBell, James.
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 234, [1] folded leaf of plates :
Number of Pages234
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22974112M

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