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Burke and Hare the true story. by Douglas, Hugh

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Published by R. Hale in [London] .
Written in English



  • Scotland


  • Burke, William, 1792-1829.,
  • Hare, William, 1792?-1870?,
  • Murder -- Scotland -- Case studies.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 184-186.

LC ClassificationsHV6248.B78 D68
The Physical Object
Pagination190 p.
Number of Pages190
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5473454M
ISBN 10070913777X
LC Control Number73176698

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