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The grand complication

by Allen Kurzweil

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Published by Theia in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • New York (N.Y.)
    • Subjects:
    • Librarians -- Fiction.,
    • Art thefts -- Fiction.,
    • Collectors and collecting -- Fiction.,
    • Bibliomania -- Fiction.,
    • New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementAllen Kurzweil.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3561.U774 G73 2001
      The Physical Object
      Pagination359 p. ;
      Number of Pages359
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3940599M
      ISBN 100786866039
      LC Control Number2001016811

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