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Apothecaries' cornets : Books as waste paper in the Renaissance. / Butterworth, Emily.

In: MLN - Modern Language Notes, Vol. 133, No. 4, 01.09.2018, p. 891-913.

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Butterworth, E 2018, 'Apothecaries' cornets: Books as waste paper in the Renaissance', MLN - Modern Language Notes, vol. 133, no. 4, pp. 891-913. https://doi.org/10.1353/mln.2018.0059

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Butterworth, E. (2018). Apothecaries' cornets: Books as waste paper in the Renaissance. MLN - Modern Language Notes, 133(4), 891-913. https://doi.org/10.1353/mln.2018.0059

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Butterworth E. Apothecaries' cornets: Books as waste paper in the Renaissance. MLN - Modern Language Notes. 2018 Sep 1;133(4):891-913. https://doi.org/10.1353/mln.2018.0059

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Butterworth, Emily. / Apothecaries' cornets : Books as waste paper in the Renaissance. In: MLN - Modern Language Notes. 2018 ; Vol. 133, No. 4. pp. 891-913.

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