sport and a pastime by James Salter

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Published by Cape in London .

Written in English

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Originally published, New York , Doubleday, 1967.

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StatementJames Salter.
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LC ClassificationsPS3569.A4622
The Physical Object
Pagination191p. ;
Number of Pages191
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18776487M
ISBN 100224028669

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