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A strange manuscript found in a copper cylinder.

James De Mille

A strange manuscript found in a copper cylinder.

Introd. [by] R. Watters.

by James De Mille

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Published by McClelland and Stewart in Toronto .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesNew Canadian library -- no. 68
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS8457 E64 S7 1969
The Physical Object
Pagination255p.
Number of Pages255
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18271330M

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