The vanishing people fairy lore and legends by Katharine Mary Briggs

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Published by Pantheon Books in New York .

Written in English

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  • Fairies.,
  • Fairy tales -- History and criticism.

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StatementKatharine Briggs ; illustrations by Mary I. French
LC ClassificationsGR549 .B75 1978
The Physical Object
Pagination218 p.
Number of Pages218
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4741701M
ISBN 100394502485
ISBN 109780394502489
LC Control Number78053523

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