Thanks Google!

Most of the books in this library are digital copies of  books that were preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world’s books discoverable online. They have survived long enough for the copyright to expire and the books to enter the public domain. A public domain book is one that was never subject to copyright or whose legal copyright term has expired. Whether a book is in the public domain may vary country to country.

Public domain books are our gateways to the past, representing a wealth of history, culture and knowledge that’s often difficult to discover.

Marks, notations and other marginalia present in the original volume will appear in this file – a reminder of this book’s long journey from the publisher to a library and finally to you.

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