Cum privilegio: Licensing of the Press Act of 1662

  title={Cum privilegio: Licensing of the Press Act of 1662},
  author={Karen Nipps},
  journal={The Library Quarterly},
  pages={494 - 500}
  • Karen Nipps
  • Published 16 September 2014
  • Law
  • The Library Quarterly
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