Cupid & Psyche
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Cupid & Psyche a mythological tale from The golden ass of Apuleius. by Apuleius

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Published by printed for J. Wright in London .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

SeriesEighteenth century -- reel 6420, no. 18.
The Physical Object
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16930478M

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