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  1. 82608
    Inscribed first UK edition, first impression, copy of Kay Boyle's first book to be published in England (originally published in the US by Harcourt, Brace & Co. in the preceding year). The White Horses of Vienna, for which Boyle won the O. Henry Award for best short story of the year, was written while she was living in... Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 82608

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  2. The Road to Oxiana.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Sir Denison Ross, in memory of much help with this book and many others, from, Robert Byron". A superb association, the distinguished linguist and orientalist Sir Denison Ross (1871-1940) was professor of Persian... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 79960

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    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title "For Louis Dollarhide in appreciation - Flannery O'Connor, Millidgeville, April 8, 1960". Inserted is O'Connor's calling card on which she has written "I took the liberty of correcting the typographical error on page 242, FOC". On... Learn More
    £5,500

    Stock Code: 62636

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  4. Absentee Ownership and Business Enterprise in Recent Times. The Case of America.
    First edition of Veblen's most caustic work, a discussion of the need for advertising and salesmanship in modern business, with a sly dig at Christianity, where he describes Propaganda of the Faith as"quite the largest, oldest, most magnificent, most unabashed, and most lucrative enterprise in sales-publicity in all Christendom"... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 88082

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  5. Women in Love.
    First edition, first printing, one of a limited edition of 1250 numbered copies, this copy signed by the author on the title page though it is not called for in the limitation. Learn More
    £8,750

    Stock Code: 81049

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    Limited edition of 100 signed and numbered copies, this number 32. This copy additionally signed and inscribed by de Chair on the title page "For Phyllis Roper on her 70th birthday in appreciation of her consistent help". Biography of the English author, politician, poet and connoisseur. In WWII he served as an intelligence... Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 103982

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  7. Madame Ambassador. The Life of Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Leah Horwitz with appreciation of all she has done for PPSEWA - which includes the land of Madame Ambassador. With best wishes. Anne Guthrie". Loosely inserted is a typed letter signed from the author to Horwitz thanking her for sending... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 82367

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    First Genesis edition, first impression. Edition of 500 numbered copies signed by Mason. Together with a T-shirt, 'Hi' hat and a Paiste cymbal badge in a pull-out tray 2 colour prints (sheet size 55 x 38 cm) each signed by Storm Thorgerson, a monochrome print (sheet size 21 x 28 cm), a pair of drum sticks, a drum key, a... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 74297

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  9. 47941comp
    First edition, first impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "Saxon from Virginia". Cambridge Apostle Saxon Sydney-Turner (1880-1962) was a classics scholar at Cambridge contemporaneous with Bell, Strachey, Leonard, and Thoby Stephen. His presence at Thoby's inaugural "Thursday... Learn More
    £20,000

    Stock Code: 47941

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  10. 34037comp
    First edition, first printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "Dear Peter I am also honored. My love Jane". The recipient was the publisher Peter Owen by whom Bowles's UK editions were published. Presentation copies of this author's works are uncommon. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 34037

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  11. Worrals of the W.A.A.F.
    First edition, first impression, in the second impression jacket. Signed by the author on front free endpaper. The first of Johns' books about Joan 'Worrals' Worralson. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 92295

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  12. Women With Men.
    First Canadian Edition. Signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 99496

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  13. Where the Blue Begins.
    First trade edition, first printing; this copy signed by Rackham on the half-title. Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 48525

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  14. 90586comp
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 90586

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  15. Original portrait, ink on paper. Signed by the artist and inscribed by Conrad with a line from Victory.
    An original pen-and-ink portrait of Conrad, signed by the artist and inscribed by Conrad with a quotation from Victory: "'.?.?. and incompleteness of any sort leads to trouble' from 'Victory'" (p. 30). Learn More
    £4,250

    Stock Code: 60138

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  16. 120233comp
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the verso of the half-title, together with the signatures on the reverse of the frontispiece, of the cast of the premiere run of the play at the Apollo Theatre, London, in October 1929; totalling 30 signatures. The signatures include those of the director, Raymond... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 120233

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  17. 118465comp
    First US edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Osbert and Karen Lancaster, from Tony, with renewed love, December 1961". Osbert Lancaster and Powell were friends from their time at Oxford; Lancaster designed a number of covers for Powell's books in paperback,... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 118465

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  18. Sailors of Fortune.

    Sailors of Fortune.

    Garden City, N.Y.: 1935

    This copy with a lengthy inscription by McFee to Leo T. Sides. Dated September 1958, the inscription runs across the verso of the front free endpaper and the half-title, and mentions the dedicatee George Keating. A later printing of this work originally published in book form by Doubleday in 1929. Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 94354

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  19. 73135comp
    First edition. Superb biographical essay on the legendary pianist Bud Powell by his friend and Paris protector. Paudras's relationship with the troubled Powell, as portrayed in this book, became the basis for Bernard Tavernier's film Round midnight. The book forms a pair with his archival essay on Charlie Parker,To Bird... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 73135

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  20. Quintet: Five American Dance Companies.
    First edition, first printing. The five dance companies featured are the Alvin Ailey City Center Dance Theater, Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Eliot Feld Ballet and Paul Taylor Dance Company. The front free endpaper is signed by Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor and Eliot Feld. With four loosely... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 89608

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  21. Exiles.
    Second English and first Egoist Press edition of Joyce's only play. With the author's signed presentation inscription on the front free endpaper, "James Joyce Paris 2 January 1927". This copy is of the first issue, one of 500 copies in green cloth, the remainder sheets of the entire edition of 1,000 copies being sold to... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 63950

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  22. L'Issue.
    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by Beckett on the first blank, "to Dick Seaver with love from Sam, Paris, May 69", from an edition of 154 copies signed by Arikha on each engraving, this being one of just 15 numbered in roman. Seaver was a writer and translator and Beckett's editor at the Grove... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 40336

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  23. Peter Beard, Art Edition, No. 251-2500.
    Limited to 2,250 individually numbered copies, each signed by Peter Beard. This copy with an additional illustration in black ink by Beard on the limitation page and inscribed "Montauk Pt. L. 1." Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 64943

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    First edition, first impression. Bookplate signed by the author on the front free endpaper. " a powerful and profound introduction and elaboration of the blues aesthetic" as expressed in the form itself, in jazz, and in the visual and literary arts. Murray has been widely acclaimed for his unique perspective as a cultural... Learn More
    £65

    Stock Code: 81923

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  25. For the Love of God: The Making of the Diamond Skull.
    First edition, signed by the artist on the title page. Published on the occasion of the "Beyond Belief" exhibition held at the White Cube Gallery in 2007, the book traces the production of Hirst's diamond skull, with preliminary drawings and sketches, photographs, diagrams, as well as text by Rudi Fuchs, Tania Kausmally,... Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 97047

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    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the illustrator on the front free endpaper: "To Theo Zimmer, with every good wish, Harold Jones". Harold Jones (1904-1992) was a British illustrator and writer of children's books, perhaps best known for his critically acclaimed Lavender's Blue: A Book of Nursery Rhymes, which... Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 121116

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    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Mark with best wishes, Robin Cook". Additionally inscribed to the same recipient in the same ink by a Bruce Bue(?), whose relationship with Cook is unknown. Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 73498

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    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "To Ernest R. Wood, with kindest regards from the author, Emmuska Orczy, July 3rd /07". The recipient, Ernest R. Wood, was a solicitor and close friend of Orczy. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 121045

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    First US edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "To E. R. Wood, with kind regards, yours very sincerely, Emmuska Orczy, December 1909". The recipient, Ernest R. Wood, was a solicitor and close friend of Orczy. The Nest of the Sparrowhawk was first published in the UK earlier... Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 121035

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  30. 114053comp
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author "For Dink, in the Spirit, and kind regards, Peter (Matthiessen)". The recipient was Benjamin "Dink" Bruce, a cult figure in the Florida writers' haven of Key West. Dink's father Telly Otto Bruce ("Toby") arrived in Key West at the behest of his Arkansas... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 114053

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    First edition, first printing, of the first book devoted exclusively to Weston's work and described by Parr & Badger as a "splendidly designed and important monograph". Inscribed by Weston on the verso of the title-page, "To mrs. W. W. Holcombe - Edward Weston 1932". Limited edition of 550 numbered copies signed by Edward... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 115936

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  32. 115345comp
    A later edition of a collection first published in 1869, and the title piece having been "composed during the great agitation which followed the rejection of Mr. Gladstone's Reform Bill of 1866 giving some notion of how a Greek Comedian might have written, when at his very worst, if he had lived in the days of chignons... Learn More
    £95

    Stock Code: 115345

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  33. 118332comp
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Patricia, To the best dressed, best-natured woman in New York from her admirer - and friend, Saul". The recipient was likely Viking Press's publicity director Patricia MacManus, with whom Bellow had become friends. MacManus... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 118332

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  34. George Cruikshank: the artist, the humorist, and the man, with some account of his brother Robert.
    First published the previous year, this is a book that cries out to be extra-illustrated; the published text has 24 uncoloured illustrations in the text, including vignettes, and these do not capture the real flavour of Cruikshank's work. This copy has been thoroughly grangerized by the addition of 116 extra illustrations... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 111484

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  35. 75440
    First edition, first impression, presentation copy to alexander trocchi, inscribed by the author on the front of the card folder, "For Alex from Christopher". The two writers met in Paris during the early 1950s, when Logue joined the staff of Trocchi's literary magazine Merlin. Logue later wrote: "Between 1952 and 1955 I... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 75440

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  36. 118733comp
    First edition, sole printing, presentation copy of Faulkner's first book. This copy has been inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Dink Cearley from Bill Faulkner" and also signed and dated 31 December 1924 on the title page. C. L. ("Dink") Cearley was in 1924 the 19-year-old son of Abb W. Cearley (69 years old, married... Learn More
    £57,500

    Stock Code: 118733

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  37. 50076comp
    First edition, first printing, signed limited issue, presentation copy, this copy unnumbered and specially bound and signed by the author on the half-title, and additionally inscribed on the title page "For Dos & Betty with love, Archie, December 1954". The recipients were the writer John Dos Passos, author of the U.S.A.... Learn More
    £640

    Stock Code: 50076

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  38. 59235comp
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to the film director and screenwriter Elia Kazan, inscribed by the author on the title page "For Elia with affection & admiration from Cal". Cal was Lowell's nickname. The Old Glory is a play consisting of three pieces to be performed together as a trilogy, two being stage... Learn More
    £700

    Stock Code: 59235

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  39. 115988comp
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his cousin Patty Shute on the front free endpaper, "For Patty, Peggy and Duane, from Nevil. June 1950", and also signed by him on the title page as Nevil S. Norway (Shute used his full name in his engineering career, and Nevil Shute as his pen... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 115988

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  40. 116247comp
    First Ballantine Books editions, first printings. Presentation copies, inscribed by the author on the title pages, "For Dink Bruce, with thanks and best wishes, Bob Stone". The recipient was Benjamin "Dink" Bruce, a cult figure in Key West, Florida. Dink's father Telly Otto Bruce ("Toby") originally moved to Key West at... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 116247

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  41. 116362comp
    Burt Britton, the book collector and co-founder of Books & Co, also collected self-portraits, or "self-doodles", from a variety of famous figures,..."> First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "For Burt Britton, who runs a way of life, Whitney Balliett, N.Y.C. 1979".
    Burt Britton, the book collector and co-founder of Books & Co, also collected self-portraits, or "self-doodles", from a variety of famous figures,... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 116362

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  42. 116349
    First UK edition, first impression. The US edition was published in the same year by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. This copy contains four documents laid in. The first, an unpublished typed letter signed by Bowles, is addressed to "Jamie", or James Leo Herlihy, the American novelist, and dated 13 August 1967. It discusses Herlihy's... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 116349

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  43. The Fair of St. James. A Fantasia.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Doris from Eleanor. September 4th 1934". Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 101499

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  44. Penny Links.
    First US edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "For James, love from Ursula Holden, May '81". Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 101450

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  45. Beet Queen.
    First edition, first printing. A major literary association copy bearing the author's signed presentation inscription to the half title page, "To Peter Matthiessen. Admiration, good thoughts, good road ahead. Louise Erdrich. 9.86" Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 101180

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  46. i1
    First edition, first printing, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "For Franklin Rosemont, with warmest regards, Frank Belknap Long." The recipient was an American poet, artist and leftist historian, and co-founder of the Chicago Surrealist Group. This Arkham House collection of Long's writings collections 33 stories first... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 114747

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  47. Everything is Illuminated.
    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the title page, "For Stephen, with thanks, Jonathan Safran Foer, 5/2/2002". Foer's novel earned him the first Saroyan Writing Prize. Copies personally inscribed in the year of publication are hard to come by. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 114207

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  48. Is a Ship Burning?
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy of the author's second novel, inscribed "For my mother, with gratitude and love, Richard Sale, Sept. 1937" on the title page. Uncommon, with only ten institutional copies traced world-wide, and especially rare on the market in this condition, the first US edition, published... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 113979

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  49. The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz.
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title-page; the author's first novel. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 107601

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  50. Occasion for Loving.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author "For Greg, Nadine Gordimer" on the title page. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 112538

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  51. A Woman of My Age.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author "Best wishes to Greg, Nina Bawden, October 1990" on the title page. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 112537

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  52. The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed.
    First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the title-page. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 108466

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  53. The Medusa Frequency.
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title-page. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 107924

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  54. Isprinsessa [and] Cirkusen Kommer.
    First Swedish editions, Cirkusen Kommer inscribed on the title page by the author in mock-Swedish, "mist a liddle bit of reading yes? Love Noel. 1955". This book comes from the library of June Allen, Streatfeild's amanuensis and proof-reader - a nice association. Isprinsessa was first published as White Boots in 1951, and... Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 111008

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  55. Approach March.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author "Hugh, in friendship, Julian, 30 November 1974" on the title-page. "Amery's military careermost engagingly described in his autobiography, Approach March (1973)was not highly successful, but it was adventurous, and adventure was something he craved. He was also of... Learn More
    £85

    Stock Code: 109846

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  56. Sutherland.
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy from the artist, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Margaret McCall, Graham Sutherland, 22.XI.65" and with a loosely inserted autograph card (written in red ink) reading: "Dear Miss McCall, Many thanks for your letter of the 19 November. I presume your letter is in... Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 109635

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  57. The Patriot Son
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author to "Elisabeth Schnack, from Mary Lavin, March 1964" on the front free endpaper, and with the recipient's Zurich address stamp below in green ink. Elisabeth Schnack (1899-1992) was a literary scholar of Swiss origin, and a prolific translator of English literature into... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 106766

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  58. Lord John Ten: A Celebration.
    First edition, signed limited edition, deluxe issue. Number 3 of 75 specially bound copies, signed by the contributors: Robert Bloch, Dennis Etchison, James Purdy, Patrick W. Magee, Robert B. Parker, Bruce Francis, James Crumley, Whitley Strieber, Robert Lannes, Joyce Carol Oates, John Updike, William F. Nolan, Lorri Ziegler,... Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 105651

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  59. The Gondola Scam.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front pastedown ("To dear Mary, with love from the author, Jonathan Gash.") and signed by him on the title page. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 105627

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  60. Sketches of Europe before the War.
    First edition, highly uncommon with only three copies in libraries worldwide, this copy inscribed by the artist "to Mrs R. G. Casey, with kindest regards. Ramendra Nath Chakravorty, Sept. 8 1944" on the front free endpaper: the de facto dedication copy, the recipient Marie Casey being the author of the foreword and also... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 105558

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