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Helen Frankenthaler: a Paintings Retrospective
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Helen Frankenthaler: a Paintings Retrospective

by E A Carmean, JR

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New York: Harry N Abrams, 1989. First edition. Cloth. Fine/Very Good Indeed. 10" by 10" . Helen Frankenthaler . Delightful first edition of E A Carmean's book dedicated to the career and art of Helen Frankenthaler. Pictorial catalogue of the exhibition of 1989 dedicated to Helen Frankenthaler's paintings retrospective, curated by E A Carmean. Complete with unclipped dust wrapper. The first edition of this work. Featuring fifty two illustrations including forty-five plates in colour. Collated, complete. Helen Frankenthaler was an American abstract expressionist painters known as a major contributor to the history of postwar American painting. In the original publisher's full cloth binding. Externally lovely. Dust wrapper excellent with only sunning to spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Fine
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Birds of Burma
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Birds of Burma

by B E Smythies

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Rangoon: American Baptist Mission Press, 1940. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good Indeed. 9.5" by 6.5". Lieut Commander A M Hughes. An exceptional copy of Bertram Smythies' noted ornithological work 'Birds of Burma'. Signed by the author to the title page, with the very scarce dust wrapper in excellent condition. Illustrated, with a frontispiece, 30 plates and a folding map. The illustrations are by Lieutenant Comander A M Hughes. A very scarce work, as most copies were impounded by the Japanese and shipped to Tokyo where they were destroyed in an air raid of the Royal Veterinary College where they were housed. This first printing was a small run of 1,000 copies, which were mostly bought by Europeans living in Burma, and left behind when they were evacuated before the Japanese invasion in 1942. With the scarce map intact, which is commonly loose. Collated, complete.Edited by H C Smith and P E Garthwaite. The first edition of this work. Prior owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, H G… Read More
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The Lonsdale Library volume XVI     Rackets, Squash Rackets, Tennis, Fives & Badminton
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The Lonsdale Library volume XVI Rackets, Squash Rackets, Tennis, Fives & Badminton

by E. M. Baerlein, Captain J. Tomkinson, E. Snell, Major T. Moss, David Egerton, John Armitage, Sir George A. Thomas, Bart.

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London: Seeley Service & Co. Limited, 1933. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed. 8.5" by 6". none stated. An illustrated first edition of this work on racket sports by 'The Lonsdale Library' edited by Lord Aberdare. A first edition of the work.In the publisher's original cloth. No dust wrapper.  With a frontispiece, vignettes and 39 plates. Collated complete.This work is volume XVI from 'The Lonsdale Library' and is a comprehensive work on Racket sports with copious illustrations and photographs throughout. This work had been edited by athlete Lord Aberdare and written by E. M. Baerlein, Captain J. Tomkinson, E. Snell, Major T. Moss, David Egerton, John Armitage and Sir George A. Thomas, Bart.Publisher's advertisements to the front. In the publisher's original cloth. No dust wrapper. Externally very smart with light bumping to the extremities resulting in minor rubbing and the odd mark to the boards, heavier to the spine. Very minimal offsetting to the front and rear free end papers.… Read More
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Royal Daimlers
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Royal Daimlers

by Brian E Smith

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London: Transport Bookman Publications, 1976. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Very Good Indeed. 9.5" by 7". None. A charming first edition of this illustrated review of the Royal Daimlers. First edition. Highly illustrated throughout. A guide to the Royal Daimlers during the reigns of Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, King George V, King Edward VIII, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II. The first motorized royal coach in the world. Written by Brian E Smith. In the original red cloth binding. Externally, very smart with light shelf wear to the extremities and the odd mark to the board. Original unclipped dust wrapper also very smart with minor shelf wear only. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean throughout. Very Good Indeed
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Rocking Horse Journey: Some views of the British character
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Rocking Horse Journey: Some views of the British character

by C E Vulliamy

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London: Michael Joseph, 1952. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8" by 5.5". Not Stated . A lovely first edition of this study of British character development by C E Vulliamy from the library of Robert Lusty. The first edition of this work. Charming essay concerned with the British character, ranging from the horse rocking days of the author himself to a study of the Georgian woman, from Hangman's Holiday to the eccentricities of Mr Multy and Uncle Silex, &c.Written by Anglo-Welsh biographer and author Colwyn Edward Vulliamy. Complete with unclipped dust wrapper. From the library of British journalist and publisher Robert Lusty, with his bookplate to front free endpaper. In the original publisher's full cloth binding. Externally excellent with only light bumping to head and tail of spine. Dust wrapper very smart with only light wear to extremities, lightly marked. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Near Fine
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History of St George's Lodge no 1958 E C     From 29th August 1882 to 14 October 1932
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History of St George's Lodge no 1958 E C From 29th August 1882 to 14 October 1932

by C E Warren

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Portsmouth: Acme Printing Co, 1932. First edition. Cloth. Fine. 8" by 5.5". None. An extremely scarce history of the Freemasonry lodge 'St George's Lodge'. A fascinating Masonic reference text, from a masonic library. The first and only edition of this history, which traces the history of Lodge No 1958 from 1882 to 1932. Compiled by C E Warren the secretary of the lodge. With a foreword by the Assistant Provincial Grand Master of Hampshire and Isle of Wight, Sir Thomas Bramsdon. From the library of the 'Lodge of Harmony', Fareham. This lodge was first warranted in 1796 and is lodge no 309. The lodge of Harmony merged with moderns to become the United Grand Lodge of England. Written for the fiftieth jubilee of the lodge, this early history is a unique opportunity to learn more about Masonic tradition at the turn of the century. In the original cloth biding. Externally, very smart with light shelfwear to the front board and to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very… Read More
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A History of the Cheltenham Training Colleges (St. Paul and St. Mary)
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A History of the Cheltenham Training Colleges (St. Paul and St. Mary)

by Canon W. E. Beck

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Bath: Dawson & Goodall Limited, 1947. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine. 8.5" by 5.5". Not Stated. A vanishingly scarce first edition history of what is today known as the University of Gloucestershire, an illustrated work by Canon W. E. Beck. A vanishingly scarce work.Only one record of this work being held institutionally, at the University of Bristol Libraries. The first edition.A lovely topographical study looking at Cheltenham Training College, renamed St. Paul's and St. Mary's College in 1921. The college was known by that named until 1990, when it became Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education, now known as the University of Gloucestershire. This work details the history of the College.Illustrated with eleven illustrations.Written by Canon W. E. Beck, who was the principal of St. Paul's College. In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, smart. A little fading to the joints and to the head of the boards. Light bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Internally,… Read More
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Biggles Gets His Men
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Biggles Gets His Men

by Captain W. E. Johns

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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1950 . First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Very Good. 8" by 5.5". Stead. A bright first edition Biggles novel by W. E. Johns, in which the hero investigates the kidnapping of a group of scientists. The first edition, first impression, in the publisher's original price unclipped dust wrapper.Biggles and Ginger infiltrate an enemy camp in a remote part of China in order to rescue a group of captured scientists.Illustrated with a frontispiece and seven full page illustrations by Stead. Collated, complete.With a gift inscription to the front pastedown head, a bookseller's label to front pastedown tail, and the former owner's inscription of D.E. Noakes to the head of the front free endpaper. In the publisher's original cloth binding, with price unclipped dust wrapper. Bumping to back strip head and tail, otherwise externally excellent. Inscription and bookseller label to front pastedown, and further inscription to front free endpaper. Losses of paper at back strip head and… Read More
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The History of the Twentieth (Light) Division
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The History of the Twentieth (Light) Division

by Captain V. E. Inglefield

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London: Nisbet and Co. Ltd, 1921. Cloth. Good. 8.5" by 5.5". Not Stated. A copy of this 'History of the Twentieth (Light) Division' by Captain V. E. Inglefield. With an Introduction by Lieut.-General the Earl of Cavan. With numerous illustrations, and a Frontispiece of Major-General W. Douglas Smith. In a blue cloth binding. Externally, a trifle rubbed. There is some evidence of previous damp staining. Spine is faded, and slightly cocked. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean with some scattered light foxing. Good
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No Rest for Biggles
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No Rest for Biggles

by Captain W. E. Johns

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London: Hodder & Stoughton Limited, 1951. First edition. Cloth. Fine/Very Good. 7.5" by 5". Leslie Stead. A bright first edition, first impression of this Biggles novel, illustrated by Leslie Stead. The first edition, first impression of this work in the publisher's original pictorial cloth binding, with the original unclipped dust wrapper.The fifty-fifth book of the Biggles series, which was written for young readers, and features James Bigglesworth as a fictional pilot and adventurer. These popular works were written by William Earl Johns (1893 -1968), who was himself a pilot in the First World War. This novel follows the story of an aircraft, carrying secret documents, that disappears over Africa. Biggles is sent to investigate but is captured, and must be rescued by Ginger and Bertie.Illustrated with colour plates by the illustrator Leslie Stead, who worked on many of the books in the Biggles series. In the publisher's original pictorial cloth binding, with the original unclipped dust wrapper.… Read More
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Gimlet's Oriental Quest    A "King of Commandos" Adventure
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Gimlet's Oriental Quest A "King of Commandos" Adventure

by Captain W. E. Johns

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Leicester: The Brockhampton Press, Ltd., 1948. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Near Fine. 7.5" by 5". None. A first edition of Gimlet's Oriental Quest by Captain W. E. Johns. With illustrations, and a coloured Frontispiece. William Earl Johns (5 February 1893 ? 21 June 1968) was an English pilot and writer of adventure stories, usually written under the pen name Captain W. E. Johns although he never held that rank. He is best remembered as the creator of the ace pilot and adventurer Biggles. In a green cloth binding in an unclipped dustwrapper in an acetate protective covering. Externally, smart. Dustwrapper is generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean Very Good Indeed
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Biggles and The Black Raider
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Biggles and The Black Raider

by Captain W. E. Johns

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London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1953. First edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 7.5" by 5". Leslie Stead. A smart first edition of this brightly illustrated Biggles adventure from Captain W. E. Johns. First edition, first impression. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and eight colour plates. Collated complete. The forty-fourth book in the Biggles series. Set in Central Africa, Biggles is sent on an urgent assignment to search for the elusive black elephant. Written by William Earl Johns, an English First World War pilot and writer of adventure stories, who wrote under the pen name Capt. W. E. Johns. He is best known for creating the fictional air-adventurer Biggles. Illustrated by Leslie Stead, a British artist and illustrator who worked on many of the books in this series. In the original red cloth binding. Externally, smart with minor rubbing and light bumping to the extremities. Original unclipped dust wrapper is also smart with light wear and minor chipping to the… Read More
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Biggles and The Missing Millionaire
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Biggles and The Missing Millionaire

by Captain W. E. Johns

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London: Brockhampton Press, 1961. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Good. 7.5" by 5". Leslie Stead. A smart first edition of this Biggles adventure from Captain W. E. Johns. First edition, first impression. The seventieth book in the series. With a colour frontispiece. Biggles and his team are on the trail of a yacht that sailed away and never came back. With no clues and the whole world to choose from, they embark on an adventure as exciting as anything in their history of successful scoops. Written by William Earl Johns, an English First World War pilot and writer of adventure stories, who wrote under the pen name Capt. W. E. Johns. He is best known for creating the fictional air-adventurer Biggles. Illustrated by Leslie Stead, a British artist and illustrator who worked on many of the books in this series. In the original yellow cloth binding. Externally, very smart with minor wear to the extremities and the odd small mark to the boards. Original unclipped dust wrapper is… Read More
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Biggles in Mexico
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Biggles in Mexico

by Captain W. E. Johns

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London: Brockhampton Press, 1959. First edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 7.5" by 5". Leslie Stead. A first edition of this brightly illustrated Biggles adventure from Captain W. E. Johns. First edition, first impression. The sixty-third novel in the series. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and five colour plates. Collated complete. Biggles and Ginger find themselves in all sorts of trouble when they are marooned in a Mexican village with three diamond thieves. Written by William Earl Johns, an English First World War pilot and writer of adventure stories, who wrote under the pen name Capt. W. E. Johns. He is best known for creating the fictional air-adventurer Biggles. Illustrated by Leslie Stead, a British artist and illustrator who worked on many of the books in this series. In the original full blue cloth binding. Externally, very smart with minor wear and light fading to the board edges. Original unclipped dust wrapper is smart with light wear and minor chipping to… Read More
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Biggles Takes a Holiday, Biggles in the Gobi
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Biggles Takes a Holiday, Biggles in the Gobi

by Captain W. E. Johns

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London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1949-53. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 7.5" by 5". Stead. Two first edition Biggles novels, following the pilot adventurer on two brilliantly exciting and gripping trips to South America and China. Both first editions, first impressions.Two gripping Biggles novels, 'Biggles Takes a Holiday', published in June 1949, and 'Biggles in the Gobi', published in 1953.Both volumes are in the original unclipped dust wrappers. 'Holiday' is the 35th Biggles novel, 'Gobi' is the 46th. In 'Holiday', Biggles and his fellows go to the South American Rain Forest to rescue their old comrade, who has been trapped into slave labour by an ex-Nazi. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece, and seven plates.'Gobi' sees Biggles in the middle of Asia, rescuing some missionaries from Communist China. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece, and five plates.Collated, complete. In the original publisher's cloth binding, in the original unclipped dust wrappers. Externally, smart. Boards… Read More
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Biggles Hunts Big Game
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Biggles Hunts Big Game

by Captain W. E. Johns

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London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1948 . First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Good. 7.5" by 5.5". Leslie Stead. The first edition of this thrilling Biggles adventure, featuring the colour illustrations of Leslie Stead. The first edition, first impression of the thirty-fourth book in William Earl Johns' 'Biggles' series, here in the publisher's original unclipped dust wrapper. James Bigglesworth, nicknamed "Biggles", is a fictional pilot and adventurer, the title character and hero of the Biggles series of children's adventure books. The series eventually included nearly a hundred volumes – novels as well as short story collections – spanning both world wars, and publication of new adventures did not cease until Johns' death in 1968.This volume features charming colour illustrations from illustrator Leslie Stead, who worked on many of the works in the series.With a single page publisher's advertisement to the rear. In the publisher's original cloth binding, with price unclipped dust… Read More
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Biggles in the Orient
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Biggles in the Orient

by Captain W. E. Johns

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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1944. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Very Good. 7.5" by 5". Stead. A gripping Biggles adventure set in Calcutta, a smart copy of this first edition. The first edition, first impression.In the original unclipped dust wrapper.The 30th Biggles novel, seeing the pilot adventurer and his squadron on a top secret mission to Calcutta. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece, and twelve monochrome plates, by Stead.Collated, complete.By Captain W. E. Johns. In the original publisher's cloth binding, in the original unclipped dust wrapper. Externally, smart, with some light marks to the boards and spine. Very light bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Some edge wear to the dust wrapper, with a chip to the head of the spine, and closed tears to the rear wrap. Light handling marks to the wraps. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Very Good Indeed
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Biggles Hunts Big Game: A Story of Sergeant Bigglesworth C. I. D. and His Special Air Police
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Biggles Hunts Big Game: A Story of Sergeant Bigglesworth C. I. D. and His Special Air Police

by Captain W. E. Johns

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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1948. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Very Good Indeed. 7.5" by 5". Leslie Stead. The first edition of this thrilling Biggles adventure, featuring the colour illustrations of Leslie Stead. First edition, first impression. Illustrated throughout with monochromatic colour images. The thirty-fourth book in the Biggles series. Set in French Equatorial Africa, this story follows Biggles and his tea, as they search for a highly organised gang flooding world markets with counterfeit stamps and currency. Written by William Earl Johns, an English First World War pilot and writer of adventure stories, who wrote under the pen name Capt. W. E. Johns. He is best known for creating the fictional air-adventurer Biggles. Illustrated by Leslie Stead, a British artist and illustrator who worked on many of the books in this series. In the original red cloth binding. Externally, smart with minor bumping and the odd small mark. Small splits to the cloth to the rear… Read More
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Biggles Works It Out
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Biggles Works It Out

by Captain W. E. Johns

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London: Hodder & Stoughton Limited, 1951. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Very Good. 7.5" by 5". Not Stated. A bright and illustrated first edition, first impression of this exciting novel from the Biggles series. The first edition, first impression of this work in the publisher's original pictorial cloth binding, with the original unclipped dust wrapper. The fortieth book of the Biggles series, which was written for young readers, and features James Bigglesworth as a fictional pilot and adventurer. These popular works were written by William Earl Johns (1893 -1968), who was himself a pilot in the First World War. In this novel, Biggles, Algy, Ginger and Bertie meet Marcel Brissac from the French police. Brissac is attempting to trace a mysterious aircraft, which Biggles suspects was used in a robbery. In the publisher's original pictorial cloth binding, with the original unclipped dust wrapper. Externally, cloth is very smart, with just a touch of fading to the head and tail of the spine.… Read More
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Gimlet Comes Home
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Gimlet Comes Home

by Captain W. E. Johns

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London: University of London Press, 1946. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Good. 7.5" by 5". Leslie Stead. A bright first edition, first impression of the third "Gimlet" King book by Biggles creator Captain W. E. Johns. The first edition, first impression of this work in the publisher's original pictorial cloth binding, with the original unclipped dust wrapper.Loosely inserted is a slip headed 'A letter to every boy who reads this book: A Man You Should Know', with a facsimile of the author's signature. Ink inscription to the front free end paper.The third book in the series featuring explorer-soldier Captain Lorrington "Gimlet" King and his comrades. This series was published during and after the Second World War, and many of the books are also set during this time. Major 'Gimlet' Champion, one of Johns' commanding officers during his flying career, is considered to be the inspiration for the main character. In this novel, Copper, Cub and Trapper investigate the… Read More
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