Where Shall We Get Meat?: The Food Supplies of Western Europe; Being Letters Written in Reply to the Question, Where is England to Get Meat? During a Brief Tour in France, Switzerland, Belgium, and Holland in the Autumn of 1865. To which is Appended a Paper on the Production of Food, Read in the Department of Political Economy at the International Social Science Congress at Berne, 1865

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