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a set of shelves for books.
Contemporary Examples

Can Pulp Win the Booker? Allen Barra September 6, 2011

Historical Examples

Practical Suggestions for Mother and Housewife Marion Mills Miller
An Australian Lassie Lilian Turner
The Prophet of Berkeley Square Robert Hichens
Chatterbox, 1906 Various
The Deep Lake Mystery Carolyn Wells
Sentimental Education, Volume II Gustave Flaubert
Remodeled Farmhouses Mary H. Northend
Penguin Persons & Peppermints Walter Prichard Eaton
Dead Souls Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol

a piece of furniture containing shelves for books, often fitted with glass doors


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