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DAVID LIVINGSTONE.  FAMILY LETTERS 1841-1856.  VOLUME TWO: 1849-1856., (Livingstone, David).  Edited, with an introduction by I. Schapera.
1 (Livingstone, David). Edited, with an introduction by I. Schapera. DAVID LIVINGSTONE. FAMILY LETTERS 1841-1856. VOLUME TWO: 1849-1856.
Chatto & Windus, London, 1959, first edition. 
320 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. VOLUME II ONLY. "David Livingstone's letters are the most important source of information about his activities, beliefs and opinions. The present collection, drawn chiefly from family archives, c overs not only the whole of his career as a missionary in Bechuanaland, but also his first great crossing of the continent from Loanda to Quilimane. Extracts from a few have appeared in various biographies, but the great majority have never b e e n p u blished before. Vivid and sometimes extremely outspoken, they contain much detail about his relations with fellow missionaries, Boers and Native chiefs, and about his own journeys into the interior; they afford new insights into his re li gi ou s o ut lo ok, conceptions of missionary enterprise, scientific and linguistic interests, and medical knowledge." Very small dint and tiny stain on top of text block, soft crease/wrinkle on pages 25 to 28, very small red ink dot on front fr ee end pap er , sli ght browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, light browning - mainly on spine and rear panel, minor soiling. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE HURON CAROL., Brebeuf, Jean de, Father.
2 Brebeuf, Jean de, Father. THE HURON CAROL.
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1990 0886192803 / 9780886192808 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Frances Tyrrell Inscribed by illustrator.
Unpaginated (approx. 32 pp.), 4to (11 1/4" H). INSCRIBED ON HALF-TITLE PAGE BY THE ILLUSTRATOR. Colour illustrations with pictorial border in blue & white. The English translation of a beautiful Christmas carol written by Jesuit missionary, Father Jean de Brebeuf (1593-1649) to help explain the Nativity to the Huron Indians he worked among for twenty-two years. This wonderfully illustrated edition provides the music (including one verse in the old Huron language and two verses in 18th century French) and a background of the carol. I have loved this carol since a child at which time I was fascinated with the concept of mighty Gitchi Manitou (God) sending angel choirs because it was winter and all the birds were gone, and the great chiefs (wise men) bringing 'gifts of fox and beaver pelt'. Tiny scuff on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling along top edge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
RHODESIAN PERSPECTIVE., Bull, Theodore, editor.
3 Bull, Theodore, editor. RHODESIAN PERSPECTIVE.
Michael Joseph, London, 1967, first edition. 
184 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, fold-out map showing land apportionment in 1965. "The first and major portion of this book consists of a factual account of some of the more important political, social and economic developments in Britain's colony of Southern Rhodesia from the time of the first European occupation to the present day. It draws on historical records, official reports and government statements to explain what the Land Apportionment Act is, why it was introduced, and what its practical effects are; to examine local government, the educational systems, and economic development in urban and rural areas; to analyse the effect which some of the past and present legislation has on the living a n d working conditions of black and white Rhodesians; and, in the process, to illustrate the political attitudes of Europeans and Africans, and the separate development of the racial communities. (It) collates much of the kind of factual material w hi ch used to appear regularly in the Salisbury journal, the 'Central African Examiner', before it ceased publication. UDI and the censorship imposed under the Emergency regulations in November, 1965, resulted in the 'Examiner's' December issue bei ng heavily cut - about half the material submitted for censorship was banned. The journal's publishing company launched a court case to challenge the legality of censorship and so, by implication, of the Rhodesian regime, but this was unsuccessful and the December 1965 issue was therefore (its) last. The factual material in this book was prepared by former contributors to the 'Examiner' and edited by Theodore Bull, the sponsor and former editor of the journal. His own personal assessment o f Br itish policy on Rhodesia, before and since UDI, and the likely outcome of the present deadlock, forms the second part of the book. His conclusions are controversial, and readers of widely differing political views could be equally shocked by t hem, but they may stimulate a healthy reassessment of attitude towards the whole unhappy Rhodesian situation." Previous owner's place, date and signature on free front endpaper; slight bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrink ling, slight browning on spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 24.00 USD
 
 
RHODESIA: CRISIS OF COLOR.  (COLOUR)., Bull, Theodore.  Introduction by Gwendolen M. Carter.
4 Bull, Theodore. Introduction by Gwendolen M. Carter. RHODESIA: CRISIS OF COLOR. (COLOUR).
Chicago Quadrangle Books 1968 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
184 pp, 8 1/2" H. "Mr. Bull, editor of the 'Central African Examiner' (one of Salisbury's leading magazines before it ceased publication late in 1965 as a result of rigid censorship by the Rhodesian government), presents the first authoritative explanation of the Rhodesian situation. Most of his book is a factual account of the important political, social, and economic changes in Britain's colony from the first European settlement to the present day (1967), with particular attention to the separate develop-ment of the racial communities. The second part of the book is an assessment of British policy before and after Rhodesia's Universal Declaration, and the likely outcome of the present deadlock." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny faint water mark on top of text block; previous owner's signature, name and date on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light fading/browning on spine, very small tear at top of front panel - archivally taped, some light rubbing with color loss on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WEST TO THE SETTING SUN., Chalmers, Harvey.  In collaboration with Ethel Brant Monture.
5 Chalmers, Harvey. In collaboration with Ethel Brant Monture. WEST TO THE SETTING SUN.
Macmillan Company of Canada, Toronto, 1944, reprint. 
362 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w frontispiece. Concludes with Notes and Bibliography. "....an exciting action story of that dramatic period in North American history when the British and French vied with each other and with the native Indians for control of this rich land; a struggle that culminated in the American Revolutionary War which raged up and down the beautiful Mohawk valley for several years and culminated in the defeat of the British by the re bels and the departure of the decimated Indians westward. It is the story of Joseph Brant, Mohawk chief, who led the People of the Longhouse, the Six Nations' Indians, through fateful years of triumph and disaster, when excitement ran high a n d d a n g er lurked round every bend of trail or river. Realizing that to survive, the Indians must have gunpowder, Joseph bargained with the white men, and when the Indians decided to fight with the British, gunpowder was the deciding factor . Ho w b ri ll ia nt was Joseph's leadership, and how nearly the Indians came to winning the war for the British, is now told for the first time in this dramatic and colourful novel. The battle strategy which Brant devised would, if followed by t he Bri ti sh , h ave wo n t he war for them. 170 years later it has formed the basis of British commando tactics. It is also the story of Joseph's love for Catherine Crogan, the beautiful half-breed Indian whose brilliant spying for the British won this tr ibu te f rom Colo nel Butler: 'How else could two hundred Rangers and a handful of Indians have lived off the enemy and kept a frontier in flames for four years?'." Previous owner's name/date on verso of frontispiece, slight waviness at t o p edg e of pre limin arie s and fir st four pages, tiny stain on top of textblock, tiny foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock, very small area of shelf soiling on bottom of textblock, light browning on edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/ bo ttom o f spi ne, s light fadin g and wear at board edges, slight fading on spine near bottom. Dust jacket has very small chips and tears at top/bottom of spine/flap-folds, light edge wear - moderate at top/bottom of spine, slight darkening to sp ine . Very Good- /Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
"THE GREAT DOMINION": WINSTON CHURCHILL IN CANADA 1900-1954, Dilks, David.  With Richard Dilks.  Lady Soames, Foreword
6 Dilks, David. With Richard Dilks. Lady Soames, Foreword "THE GREAT DOMINION": WINSTON CHURCHILL IN CANADA 1900-1954
Toronto Thomas Allen 2005 0887621627 / 9780887621628 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
472 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "(Churchill) visited Canada nine times over the first half of the twentieth century, travelled from coast to coast, and understood the country and its leaders - and people - in a way that few writers have appreciated. In (this book), Dilks has selected excerpts from newspapers, speeches, letters and diaries to bring to life every one of those visits, giving preference wherever possible to Churchill's own voice - and what a voice it was. This is a book for anyone interested in Canada's history or fascinated by the phenomenon that was Winston Churchill." Previous owner's place, date and signature on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has several areas of light edge wrinkling, several line indentations on front panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE WHALE PEOPLE., Haig-Brown, Roderick.  Illustrated by Mary Weiler.
7 Haig-Brown, Roderick. Illustrated by Mary Weiler. THE WHALE PEOPLE.
Collins, London, 1962, first edition. 
184 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "This is a story about the Indian tribes in British Columbia who hunted the giant whales of the Pacific. The Hotsath were a whaling people. They were proud of their great trad itions and their wealth, and they were proud of their chief Nit-gass, who had much whale magic and who brought many whales to the Hotsath beaches. His neighbour Eskowit was jealous and tried to prove that his own magic was stronger, but N i t - g a s s k n ew that magic alone would not bring the whales to his beaches. A chief must rigorously prepare himself to endure the long days and nights in the whaling canoe, and no man could match Nit-gass's skill with harpoon and spear; his s on A tl in , to o, mu st be taught so that when the time came he would be ready to take his father's place in the canoe. One day Nit-gass did not return from a whale hunt. Now Atlin was chief of the Hotsath. But he was still young and untried: he co uld no t yet li f t w ith ease the heavy whaling harpoon. Would he be able to provide for his people during the long winter? And could he prevent Eskowit from stealing his father's magic? This is an enthralling story of the customs and tab oos of t he W es t Co ast In dian s. It is also the story of Atlin: how he grew to manhood; how he learnt to hunt the giant whales as his father and grandfather had done before him. Roderick Haig-Brown made a special study of the Whale People befor e wr iting this bo ok... ." Sli ghtly da rkened on top and bottom of textblock, light browning on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has color loss/wear/creases at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny chips and tears , lig ht wea r on s pine edges , l ight rubbi ng o n rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
8 Irving, David. THE WAR BETWEEN THE GENERALS.
Allen Lane, (London, 1981, 1st. British edition). 
446 pp, large 8vo (9" high), hard cover in dust jacket. The stories of the little band of military chiefs entrusted with an historic task: invading and liberating Nazi-occupied Europe. They were allies, but often they were antagonists, scrapping amongst themselves for power and prestige. They were supposed to be fighting the Germans, but some of their fiercest battles were fought against each other. Map eps. Illustrated with b&w photos. Previous owner's embossed blind stamp on one preliminary and two text pages, very small light stain on title page, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top of spine, soft crease down spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wrinkling, very light edge wear, slight fading on spine, very light rubbing. VG/ VG- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
9 Macleod, Roderick and Kelly, Denis, editors. (General Sir Edmund Ironside) THE IRONSIDE DIARIES, 1937-1940.
London Constable 1963 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good 
434 pp, 9" H. Blue cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spine. B&w photographs, maps. Contents: Time Unguarded: 1937-1939 (The Man and the Diaries / Eastern Command and the Meeting with Hitler / Mr. Winston Churchill and Mr. Hore-Belisha / Annus Horribilis: 1939 / Chief of the Imperial General Staff); The Second World War (Organization and Plans / France / The Naked Army / The Royal Air Force / Plan D: The Advance into Belgium / Friction with the Secretary of State / The End of 1939); Scandinavia (Russia attacks Finland / The Western Front / Cabinet Indecisions: The Collapse of Finland / The Lull / Norway: The Landings / Norway: Defeat and Withdrawal); The Battle of France (The German Break-Through / Prelude to Dunkirk); Home Defence (Calais and Dunkirk / Invasion of England? / Retirement); Epilogue: An Extract from Ironside's Diary, August 18, 1940; Appendices (A Paper addressed by Ironside to the C.I.G.S. / Ironside's Letter to Gort / Notes of C.I.G.S.'s Visit to B.E.F. / Copy of C.I.G.S.'s Telegram to S. of S. / List of Personalities Referred to in the text); Index. Previous owner's name/place on front pastedown, book is slightly cracked at picture locations, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny scuffs at bottom of spine, very light edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
10 Mair, Charles. TECUMSEH, A DRAMA and CANADIAN POEMS.
Toronto William Briggs 1901 Second Edition Hard Cover Good+ 
276 pp, 7 11/16" H. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering/decoration on spine and front board. Tissue-covered b&w photographic frontispiece of author with facsimile signature, title page decorations by J.E. Laughlin, b&w portraits of Tecumseh and Brock. Contents: Part I. Tecumseh: A Drama; The Legend of Chileeli; A Ballad for Brave Women; The Last Bison; Missipowistic; The Iroquois at the Stake; Kanata; Vain Regrets; Open the Bay!; In Memory of Wm. A. Foster; Absence; The River of Pain; Cabot; Demos Tyrannus; The Recompense; Ruins; The Chain; Fulfilment. Part II. Dreamland; The Pines; Address to a Maid; To Mount St. Patrick; Innocence; To a Morning Cloud; The North Wind's Tale; To a Captured Firefly; Night and Morn; Ponemah; Winter; Summer; To My Photograph; Wood-Notes; The Morning Land; My Love: A Rhapsody; To the Spirit of Memory; In Memory of Thomas D'Arcy McGee; Ideals; To a Humming-bird; Bardolph Redivivus; Germs; Love's Land; To an Infant; Time; Notes (Notes to Tecumseh / Notes to Poems). Very light edge wear, three tiny corner bumps, heavy browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to pages - mainly at edges and in gutter, small creases at bottom of gutter of page 131, soft crease at bottom of gutter of approx. pages 125 to 145. Protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
CHAMELEON THE SPY AND THE TERRIBLE TOASTER TRAP., Massie, Diane Redfield.
11 Massie, Diane Redfield. CHAMELEON THE SPY AND THE TERRIBLE TOASTER TRAP.
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1982 069004223X / 9780690042238 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Diane Redfield Massie. 
Unpaginated, 9 1/4" H. Color and b&w illustrations by the author. "Something very strange is going on in Beantown. It's a Monday morning and no one has raised the flag! And, everyone seems to be asleep - even the mayor! Most outrageous of all, while the whole town snoozes, some one is robbing it bare! Once again the irrepressible Chameleon, the master of disguise and renowned super spy, springs into action as he outwits two wily crooks to solve the mystery of the terrible toaster trap and save the day for Beantown." Dust jacket has been price-clipped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 McInnes, Ian and Fraser, Mark. ASHANTI 1895-96: A ROLL OF BRITISH AND WEST INDIAN RECIPIENTS OF THE ASHANTI STAR INCLUDING MANY DETAILS OF OTHER MEDALS EARNED, PREVIOUS AND SUBSEQUENT SERVICE, WITH DIARIES, PHOTOGRAPHS AND OTHER PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED MATERIAL.
Picton, Chippenham, 1987, first edition. 
145 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0948251123 B&w photographs, reproductions, map. "The campaign of 1895 into the interior of West Africa to capture the King of Ashanti, Premph, and senior chiefs, was led by Colonel Sir Franc is Scott. For this successful undertaking some 2,500 Ashanti Stars were awarded. Mainly unnamed and often detached from named medals in a group, this campaign star has always attracted a fairly high price but little has been written on t h e f o r c e s participating, of the march up country or the previous and subsequent medal entitlement of the participants. Written and compiled by two members of the Orders and Medals Research Society, (this book) is designed to be of interest to a l l in te re st ed in medal collecting and the research into the life of the man who earned the medal. This was the last campaign in which the British Army wore red tunics; it produced a long casualty list of dead and fever victims and was t o p rov e a tra ini ng gro und for the 129 officer, 34 of whom subsequently rose to Generals rank. Besides the complete P.R.O roll (WO/100/79) of all British and West Indian participants, often with considerable personal detail, this work contains muc h pr ev io usly unp ubl ishe d ma t erial from both officers and men as well as contemporary newspaper reports, excerpts from Regimental magazines and the official account of the expedition." Very faint cigarette odor, minor wrinkle at bottom of s pine, sl igh t wav iness to fore- edge of textblock. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, light browning at edges. VG/VG 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
13 Prebble, John. FIRE AND SWORD: THE DESTRUCTION OF THE CLANS. 3 PAPERBACK VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE: CULLODEN / GLENCOE / THE HIGHLAND CLEARANCES.
Harmondsworth Penguin 1972 Reprints Mass Market Paperbacks Good 
360 pp, 304 pp, 336 pp - 3 volumes in slipcase. B&w maps. Culloden - "For years the rose-ringed legend of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the black memory of Butcher Cumberland have blossomed side by side. Here, from contemporary memoirs, letters, newspapers, and regimental order books John Prebble reconstructs the Common Man's version of the moorland battle and the months of repression and brutality that followed it. Glencoe - " 'You are hereby ordered to fall upon the rebels, the MacDonalds of Glencoe, and to put all to the sword under seventy'. This was the treacherous and cold-blooded order ruthlessly carried out on 13 February 1692, when the Campbells slaughtered their hosts the MacDonalds at the Massacre of Glencoe. It was a bloody incident which had deep repercussions and was the beginning to the destruction of the Highlanders. The Highland Clearances - "This is the story of how the Highlanders were deserted and then betrayed by their own clan chiefs - and of the famine and pestilence which followed their eviction from the glens to make way for sheep. While the chiefs became rich from meat and wool, their people died of cholera and starvation, or were forced to emigrate to unknown lands." Interiors - Culloden has tiny crease at top corner of pages 340 to end of book; Glencoe has small soft crease at top corner of pages 195 to 215and pages 295 to end of book; Highland Clearances has tiny tear (archivally taped) and crease at fore-edge of two page leaves. Exteriors - Culloden is slightly cocked, two volumes have two spine creases, two spines have slight fading to color, light edge wear - mainly on spines, a few tiny corner creases, a few tiny scuffs, Glencoe has small area of light glue residue on rear cover. Slipcase has moderate edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MAKING PEACE WITH COCHISE:  THE 1872 JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN JOSEPH ALTON SLADEN., Sladen, Joseph Alton, Captain.  Edited by Edwin R. Sweeney.  Foreword by Frank J. Slanden, Jr.
14 Sladen, Joseph Alton, Captain. Edited by Edwin R. Sweeney. Foreword by Frank J. Slanden, Jr. MAKING PEACE WITH COCHISE: THE 1872 JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN JOSEPH ALTON SLADEN.
Norman University of Oklahoma Press 1997 0806129735 / 9780806129730 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
179 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, map. "Cochise was a name that struck terror into hearts across the Southwest. Yet in the autumn of 1872, Brigadier General Oliver Otis Howard and his aide-de-camp, Lieutenant Joseph Alton Sladen, entered Arizona's rocky Dragoon Mountains in search of the elusive Chirichua Apache chief. Accompanied only by a guide and two Apache scouts, they sought to convince Cochise that the bloody fighting between his people and the Americans must stop. After twelve years of war, Cochise had already reached that conclusion, but he had found no American official he could trust. Known as the 'Christian general' during the Civil War, General Howard was a man of courage, honesty, and compassion. When he went bravely to visit Cochise, who later recalled that 'to do so might have caused his death', he won the Indian's sincere respect. Howard's devoted aide, Joseph Sladen, maintained a journal during their two-month quest from Fort Tularosa, New Mexico, to Cochise's stronghold. During the time he spent with Cochise and his Chokonen band, Sladen had the opportunity to observe the chief among his people. A student of medicine and human nature, Sladen found much ot admire in Apache culture. His anecdotes about Cochise offer a perspective on the man that no other account provides." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, one small light corner bump. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, two 2" light line indentations on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THROUGH THE DARK CONTINENT OR, THE SOURCES OF THE NILE AROUND THE GREAT LAKES OF EQUATORIAL AFRICA AND DOWN THE LIVINGSTONE RIVER TO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN.  VOLUME I., Stanley, Henry M. (Morton).
15 Stanley, Henry M. (Morton). THROUGH THE DARK CONTINENT OR, THE SOURCES OF THE NILE AROUND THE GREAT LAKES OF EQUATORIAL AFRICA AND DOWN THE LIVINGSTONE RIVER TO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN. VOLUME I.
Dover, New York, 1988, reprint. 
400 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. Fold-out map inside rear cover. B&w illustrations. ISBN 0486256677 ***VOLUME 1 ONLY OF THE 2 VOLUME SET*** "Perhaps best known as the intrepid adventurer who located the missing explorer David Livingstone in equato rial Africa in 1871, Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904) played a major role in assembling the fragmented discoveries and uncertain geographical knowledge of central Africa into a coherent picture. He was the first European to explore the Congo Riv e r ; assisted at the founding of the Congo Free State, and helped pave the way for the opening up of modern Africa. In this classic account of one of his most important expeditions, the venerable Victorian recounts the incredibly difficult and pe ri lo us journey during which he explored the great lakes of Central Africa, confirming their size and position, searched for the source of the Nile, and traced the unknown Congo River from the depths of the continents to the sea." Interior - clea n a nd tig ht with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - spine very slightly twisted, minor edge wear, a few tiny foxing marks on fore-edge of text block and a little group on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BIG BOYS' RULES: THE SECRET STRUGGLE AGAINST THE IRA., Urban, Mark.
16 Urban, Mark. BIG BOYS' RULES: THE SECRET STRUGGLE AGAINST THE IRA.
Faber and Faber, London, 1992, 2nd printing. 
266 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0571168094 B&w photographs, map. "(E)xplores the security forces' covert operations in Northern Ireland: from the mid-seventies, when they were stepped up, to the Loughgall shooting in 1987, in which eight Provi sionals were killed - the biggest and most successful ambush of republican terrorists. Drawing on interviews with people who have served at the heart of intelligence and special operations in Ulster, as well as with members of paramilitary gro u p s , (this book) examines the roles of the Army, the police, Special Branch, MI5 and MI6. Mark Urban assesses the 'shoot to kill' allegations, and members of the security forces describe the deliberate deception of the press and courts in Ulste r. Wh il e charting the successes and failures of special operations, (it) reveals the unenviable dilemmas faced by intelligence chiefs who are engaged in a daily struggle against one of the world's most sophisticated terrorist organisations." In ter i or - l ig ht browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease on rear cover, small corner crease on front cover, minor rubbing, minor edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 


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