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mystery of Seven gables by E. J. Craine

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Published by The Penn publishing company in Philadelplhia .
Written in English

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Statementby E. J. Craine...illustrated by Ralph Dunkelberger.
LC ClassificationsPZ7.C846 Myg
The Physical Object
Pagination312 p. :
Number of Pages312
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6717035M
LC Control Number28017380

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