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Apologie Pour Tous Les Grands Personnages Qui Ont Este Faussement Soupconnez de Magie

  title={Apologie Pour Tous Les Grands Personnages Qui Ont Este Faussement Soupconnez de Magie},
  author={G. Naud{\'e}},
Wolfgang R. von Kempelen, Le Mécanisme de la Parole, Suivi de la Description d’une Machine Parlante. Vienne, ed. Bauer, 1791
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