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Geary"s guide to the world"s great aphorists

James Geary

Geary"s guide to the world"s great aphorists

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Published by Bloomsbury in New York, NY .
Written in English


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StatementJames Geary.
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LC ClassificationsPN
The Physical Object
Pagination437 p. ;
Number of Pages437
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22769008M
ISBN 109781596912526


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