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The cabinet of curiosities by Douglas Preston

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Published by Warner Books in New York .
Written in English



  • Five Points (New York, N.Y.)


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Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementDouglas Preston and Lincoln Child.
ContributionsChild, Lincoln.
LC ClassificationsPS3566.R3982 C33 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination466 p. ;
Number of Pages466
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3949143M
ISBN 100446530220
ISBN 109780446530224
LC Control Number2001039580

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