Legends of the Welsh hills
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Published by A. R. Mowbray in London .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

For children.

Statementwith illustrations by Douglas Relf.
The Physical Object
Pagination108p.,ill.,20cm
Number of Pages108
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18773085M

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