Book of the sparrows by Gustavo Adolfo BГ©cquer

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Published by Ibertext in Cleveleys, England .

Written in English

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StatementGustavo Adolfo Bécquer ; translated by James W. Millard.
ContributionsMillard, James W.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPQ6503.B3 L513 1998
The Physical Object
Pagination76 p. :
Number of Pages76
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19767302M
ISBN 100959109525

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