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Scots literary tradition

John Speirs

Scots literary tradition

an essay in criticism.

by John Speirs

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Published by Faber in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

First ed. Chattoand Windns, 1940.

ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13760824M

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Bailgate Books Ltd (GB) Bookseller Inventory # Title The Scots Literary Tradition, An Essay in Criticism Author John Speirs Format/binding Hardcover Book condition Used - Very Good Condition Jacket condition Very Good Quantity available 1 Edition First Edition Binding Hardcover Publisher Chatto & Windus Place of Publication London.

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