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A strange manuscript found in a copper cylinder

James De Mille

A strange manuscript found in a copper cylinder

by James De Mille

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Published by Chatto & Windus in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Gilbert Gaul.
ContributionsGaul, Gilbert William, 1855-1919.
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 291, [3], 32 p. (34 p. at end advertisements)
Number of Pages291
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16856133M

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