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The balloonist a novel by MacDonald Harris

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Published by Gollancz in London .
Written in English


  • Fiction in English.

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Edition Notes

Statementby MacDonald Harris.
The Physical Object
Pagination(5),273p. :
Number of Pages273
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15068682M
ISBN 10057502254X

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