A gilded youth a comedy in three acts by Townsend, Charles

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Published by W.H. Baker in Boston .

Written in English

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Statementby Charles Townsend.
SeriesBaker"s edition of plays, English and American drama of the nineteenth century
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination35 p.
Number of Pages35
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17807103M
OCLC/WorldCa8316089

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