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Letters to obscure men by Gerald Burns

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Published by Salt Lick Press in Quincy, Ill .
Written in English

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Five hundred copies printed.

StatementGerald Burns.
SeriesA Lucky heart book
LC ClassificationsPS3552.U73244 L4
The Physical Object
Pagination[64] p. ;
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5211896M
ISBN 10091319803X
LC Control Number75040540

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