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Cornish literature

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Published by D.S. Brewer in Cambridge, Rochester, NY .
Written in English


  • Cornish literature -- History and criticism.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-169) and index.

StatementBrian Murdoch.
LC ClassificationsPB2551 .M87 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 174 p. ;
Number of Pages174
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1736160M
ISBN 100859913643
LC Control Number92041199

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