Lintheads by Alvin W. Byars

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Published by Olympia-Pacific, M.H. Byars in Cayce, S.C. (1842 Evelyn St., Cayce 29033) .

Written in English

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  • Columbia (S.C.),
  • South Carolina,
  • Columbia


  • Textile workers -- South Carolina -- Columbia -- Biography.,
  • Columbia (S.C.) -- Biography.,
  • Columbia (S.C.) -- Social life and customs.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 169-170.

Book details

StatementAlvin W. Byars ; edited by Blaine D. Byars.
ContributionsByars, Blaine D.
LC ClassificationsF279.C7 B9 1983
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 171 p., [7] folded leaves of plates :
Number of Pages171
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2297511M
LC Control Number86168993

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