Terror of the tar sands by Edmund Carew Cosgrove

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Published by Burns & MacEachern in Don Mills, Ont .

Written in English

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Statementby Edmund Cosgrove ; illustrated by Don Morrison.
LC ClassificationsPS"8505"O84"T4
The Physical Object
Pagination135 p.
Number of Pages135
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20436746M

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