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The politics of London air : John Evelyn's 'Fumifugium' and the Restoration

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The politics of London air : John Evelyn's 'Fumifugium' and the Restoration. / Jenner, M.

In: The Historical Journal, Vol. 38, No. 3, 09.1995, p. 535-551.

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Jenner, M 1995, 'The politics of London air : John Evelyn's 'Fumifugium' and the Restoration', The Historical Journal, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 535-551.

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Jenner, M. (1995). The politics of London air : John Evelyn's 'Fumifugium' and the Restoration. The Historical Journal, 38(3), 535-551.

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Jenner M. The politics of London air : John Evelyn's 'Fumifugium' and the Restoration. The Historical Journal. 1995 Sep;38(3):535-551.

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Jenner, M. / The politics of London air : John Evelyn's 'Fumifugium' and the Restoration. In: The Historical Journal. 1995 ; Vol. 38, No. 3. pp. 535-551.

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