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Tales from Timbuktu

Constance Smedley

Tales from Timbuktu

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Published by Harcourt Brace and company in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementcollected & retold by Constance Smedley; with pictures by Maxwell Armfield.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ8.1.A728 Ta
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 179, [1] p.
Number of Pages179
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6666176M
LC Control Number24015200
OCLC/WorldCa14154022


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