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The Pope's rhinoceros : a novel

Author: Lawrence Norfolk
Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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A 16th Century Portuguese expedition to Africa to catch a rhinoceros for the pope. It is led by a mystic mercenary from the Baltic and its object is to gain the support of Pope Leo X for Portugal in its overseas wars with Spain, a rhinoceros being considered the ultimate gift for the man who has everything. By the author of Lampriere's Dictionary.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Sea stories
Fiction
Named Person: Leo, Pope
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Norfolk
ISBN: 051759532X 9780517595329
OCLC Number: 35519324
Notes: Originally published: London : Sinclair-Stevenson, 1996.
Description: 574 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Lawrence Norfolk.
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A 16th Century Portuguese expedition to Africa to catch a rhinoceros for the pope. It is led by a mystic mercenary from the Baltic and its object is to gain the support of Pope Leo X for Portugal in its overseas wars with Spain, a rhinoceros being considered the ultimate gift for the man who has everything. By the author of Lampriere's Dictionary.

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