Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Manuscript Brogyntyn ii.1, folio 33r.
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Podgorny, I. (2015). A charlatan’s album: cartes-de-visite from Bolivia, Argentina and Paraguay (1860-1880). In M. Kominko (Ed.), From dust to digital: ten years of the endangered archives programme (pp. 1-13). Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publ. More
Kaplan, J. (2015). Avestan studies in Imperial Germany: sciences of text and sound. History of the Human Sciences, 28(1), 25-43. More

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