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Hieroglyphic tales (1785) by Horace Walpole

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Published by William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California in Los Angeles .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Fantasy fiction, English

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementHorace Walpole ; introduction by Kenneth W. Gross.
SeriesPublication / The Augustan Reprint Society ;, no. 212-213, Publication (Augustan Reprint Society) ;, no. 212-213.
ContributionsGross, Kenneth W.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR3757.W2 H5 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, ix, 50, [5] p. ;
Number of Pages50
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3145181M
LC Control Number82622939

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