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Published by McClelland and Steward in [Toronto] .
Written in English


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Translation of La petit poule d"eau.

StatementIntrod. by Gordon Roper. Translated from the French by Harry L. Binsse.
SeriesNew Canadian library -- no. 25
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 160 p.
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15120991M
ISBN 100771091257

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