Dictionary of Superstitions by David Pickering

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Published by Cassell .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Folklore,
  • Reference works,
  • Folklore & Mythology - Folklore,
  • Trivia,
  • Occult Sciences,
  • Reference,
  • Dictionaries,
  • Superstition

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages294
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9407370M
ISBN 100304345350
ISBN 109780304345359

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