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Matterhorn man

Walt Unsworth

Matterhorn man

the life and adventures of Edward Whymper

by Walt Unsworth

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Published by Gollancz .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Whymper, Edward

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    Statementby Walt Unsworth.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21317417M


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