Folklore & legends of Cornwall
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Folklore & legends of Cornwall by M. A. Courtney

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Published by Wheaton in Exeter .
Written in English


  • Folklore -- England -- Cornwall.

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Edition Notes

StatementM. A. Courtney.
LC ClassificationsGR142.C7
The Physical Object
Paginationviii,208p. ;
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15200823M
ISBN 101871060052

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