The Celtic quest in art and literature an anthology from Merlin to Van Morrison

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Published by Welcome Enterprises, Distributed in the U.S. by Stewart, Tabori & Chang in New York .

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  • Arts, Celtic.

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Statementedited by Jane Lahr.
ContributionsLahr, Jane.
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LC ClassificationsNX542 .C45 1998
The Physical Object
Pagination240 p. :
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL379144M
ISBN 100941807231
LC Control Number98041255

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