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European anecdotes and jests by Kurt Ranke

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Published by Rosenkilde and Bagger in Copenhagen .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Europe.

Subjects:

  • Tales -- Europe.,
  • Wit and humor.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementedited by Kurt Ranke ; English translation of the original texts and editorial matter by Timothy Buck.
SeriesEuropean folklore series ;, v. no. 4
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGR135 .E85 vol. 4
The Physical Object
Pagination192 p. ;
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5230097M
ISBN 108742300800
LC Control Number75300043
OCLC/WorldCa3103363

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