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SKETCHES OF OAKVILLE - A SMALL TOWN., Ahern, Frances Robin.  (Inscribed by author)
1 Ahern, Frances Robin. (Inscribed by author) SKETCHES OF OAKVILLE - A SMALL TOWN.
N.p., n.p., n.d. (c1988?). 
28 pp, 8vo, soft cover, stapled in wraps. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR - "TO___ & ___ WITH LOVE -" B&w drawings. Contents: Built of Brick; Vernerville - Oakville's Forgotten Village; The Underground Railroad; "Let's Move It"; Oakville Strawberries; Winte r - A Contrast; The Summer Resort - Oakville; Recycling - World War II Style; The Tannery: Thompson Smith, Joseph Milbourne, Christopher Armstrong, The Marlatt Connection; The Doctors. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership m a r k s . Exterior - small soft crease at top corner of front cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
THE PAINTED VALLEY: ARTISTS ALONG ALBERTA'S BOW RIVER, 1845-2000., Armstrong, Christopher and Nelles, H.V.
2 Armstrong, Christopher and Nelles, H.V. THE PAINTED VALLEY: ARTISTS ALONG ALBERTA'S BOW RIVER, 1845-2000.
University of Calgary Press, Calgary, 2007. 
160 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover. ISBN 9781552382073 B&w photographs, b&w and colour reproductions. "With its dramatic landscapes and rugged beauty, Alberta's Bow River valley has inspired generations of artists. (This book) brings together a col lection of works by local and visiting artists from 1845 to 2000 that captures the many moods of the river from its source high in the Rocky Mountains down to the city of Calgary and eastward across the open prairie. (The authors) have select e d f r o m a number of Alberta museums and national collections which depict the Bow River and its valley, representing a broad array of historical periods, artistic styles, and points of view. From European topographers and military artists to p ai nt e rs c om missioned by the Canadian Pacific Railway, from the Group of Seven to modernists and abstractionists, these pictures of the Bow valley tell us much about changing attitudes towards nature and the environment as well as the evolution of an a rti sti c c ommunity in western Canada."Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light waviness to edges of text block, otherwise clean and bright. Very Good+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
3 Ball, Norman R., senior editor. Preface by William D. Hurst. (Phyllis Rose, Larry McNally, Paul-Andre Linteau, Christopher Andreae, Robert Passfield, A.A. Den Otter, Arnold Roos, Letty Anderson, Douglas Baldwin, Mark Fram, Jean Simonton, et al.) BUILDING CANADA: A HISTORY OF PUBLIC WORKS.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1988 0802034497 / 9780802034496 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
336 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)ells the story of the public works that helped to transform Canada from wilderness to a modern country." Contents: Bridges; Roads, Streets, and Highways; Urban Mass Transit; Railways; Waterways; Irrigation and Flood Control; Electricity; Sewerage; Solid Waste; Public Buildings; Airports; Building Cities. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing on rear panel, a few tiny dents on rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
London Methuen 1982 0413397602 / 9780413397607 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
160 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "Why did the airship R101 crash on her voyage to India? How did the great Australian pioneer aviatior, Charles Kingsford-Smith, leave such a trail of death behind him when he disappared in 'Lady Southern Cross' in 1935? How did the pilots of the Fairey Postal Mono-plane in 1929 know that they were going to die? Why did so many of the first women who tried to emulate Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic disappear in mysterious circumstances? What was the jinx that befell Stratocruiser propellers in the 1950s, and was it a coincidence that two Stratocruiser captains met in mid-Atlantic on Christmas Day 1957? What was the strange link between the Comet take-off accidents and the Comets that exploded in mid-air? Many flying mysteries of the past have since been explained by the advance of technology, but many remain, particularly those connected to time, coincidence and precognition of events. None of the aircraft disasters described in this book, which have taken place this century in uncertain and even mysterious circumstances, have ever been fully eplained." Very light browning to pages and edges of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very minor rubbing, very minor edge wrinkling, tiny scuff on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
5 Black, M.H. Foreword by Geoffrey Cass. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1584-1984.
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1984 0521264731 / 9780521264730 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
343 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "In 1984 the Press celebrates four hundred years of continuous printing and publishing, and this history gives a readable and not-too-formal introduction to that unique record. It is the story of the development of the printing and publishing arm of the University of Cambridge, from the medieval system of resident stationers who dealt in manuscripts to the present large printing and publishing house which produces computer software and audio cassette tapes as well as books (mostly now computer-set). The narrative is given its proper setting in the development of the University, which has inevitably determined the history of the Press itself; in the history of the book trade as a whole; and in the intellectual and political history of England which has at times affected the fortunes of the Press. There are anecdotes about powerful personalities, from Richard Bentley to Stanley Morison, which give colour and life to the sober black-and-white history of printing and publishing." Previous owner's name label tipped-in on half-title page, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light browning on spine, small ghost sticker mark on rear flap. 
Price: 25.00 USD
London Folio Society 2002 Hard Cover Near Fine Peter Bailey. 
328 pp, 9 7/8" H. Bound in quarter cloth, with paper sides printed and blocked with a design by the artist. Dark brown slipcase. This edition follows the text of the first Allen Lane edition of 1969, incorporating minor emendations made to the 1972 reprint. B&w illustrations. Chapter headings: The Survivors; God; The Ringing Men; To Be A Farmer's Boy?; Good Service; The Forge; The Wheel-wright; The Craftsmen; The School; The Agricultural Training Centre; Officers and Gentlemen; The Orchard Men; Four Ladies; The Young Men; The Law; Limitations; The Vet; Not by Bread Alone; The Northern Invaders; In the Hour of Death. Minor rubbing on slipcase. 
Price: 25.00 USD
ALSO IN THE CAST:  THE MEMOIRS OF TONY VAN BRIDGE., Bridge, Tony van.  Inscribed and signed.  Edited by Denis Johnston.  Foreword by Christopher Newton.
7 Bridge, Tony van. Inscribed and signed. Edited by Denis Johnston. Foreword by Christopher Newton. ALSO IN THE CAST: THE MEMOIRS OF TONY VAN BRIDGE.
Mosaic Press, Oakville, ON, (1995). 
207 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), soft cover. B&w photos. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR UNDER HIS PRINTED NAME ON TITLE PAGE, AND INSCRIBED & SIGNED AT THE TOP OF THE TITLE PAGE. "Tony van Bridge is one of Canada's most beloved and respected actors. He has been an audience favourite at both the Shaw Festival and the Strafford Festival - North America's two largest repertory theatres - appearing for fifteen seasons with each company. In (this book), Tony tells his story of more than half a century in the p rofessional theatre...hilarious theatre anecdotes are woven into a life of artistic challenge and occasional personal tragedy..." Interior - minor soiling to inside of front cover and first page, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, minor rubbing. VG+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
London Viking 1996 0670858714 / 9780670858712 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
276 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). "The great architect and his architecture are well known, but what about his patrons, his clients? Who were they? Why did they build? What did they pay for their buildings? From his earliest patrons, a stream of repressed gentlewomen of intelligence and means, through a galaxy of Edwardian heroes and villains, this book tells their stories. Some of them are famous, others unknown, except as Lutyen's clients: here are Herbert Jekyll, Jennie Churchill, J.M. Barrie, Hugh Lane, Victoria Sackville, lords, ladies, Souls, bankers, press barons, politicians, the beau monde of Edwardian England, as well as a schoolteacher who inherited a fortune and a prospering Bradford wool merchant. The complex networking of families and friends threads through the events and settings of Edwardian society, like a richly patterned embroidery. Everything of significance that Lutyens did had its roots in the Edwardian decade - and his clients turn out to be both the triumph and the tragedy of his career. (L)avishly illustrated with the human face of great architecture - sketches, drawings and photographs from family archives all over England." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, slight browning to spine, edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge. 
Price: 35.00 USD
SPITFIRE SUMMER:  WHEN BRITAIN STOOD ALONE., Brown, Malcolm.  Foreword by Sir Christopher Foxley-Norris.
9 Brown, Malcolm. Foreword by Sir Christopher Foxley-Norris. SPITFIRE SUMMER: WHEN BRITAIN STOOD ALONE.
Carlton/Imperial War Museum, (London, 2000). 
207 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1842220438 B&w and color plates. "Summer 1940: Nazi Germany was swiftly tightening its grip on Europe. Hitler's forces appeared to be invincible, having swept through Poland, Belgium, the Nether lands and France. Invasion seemed inevitable as the Fuhrer's eyes turned to Britain, isolated against the might of facism. But he reckoned without the indomitable will and spirit of the British people and their leader, Winston Churchill . ( T h i s book) tells the story of that extraordinary time. Packed full of unique archive material and first-hand accounts, it tells the story of the men and women who fought and won the Battle of Britain in that fateful summer: the summer of t he Sp it fi re ." Book slightly cocked. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
10 Bruni, Stephen T. / Wyeth, Betsy James / Wolff, Theodore F. / Crosman, Christopher. Foreword: David Michaelis. Introduction: Susan C. Larsen. WONDROUS STRANGE: THE WYETH TRADITION - HOWARD PYLE, N.C. WYETH, ANDREW WYETH, JAMES WYETH.
Boston Bulfinch Press 1998 0821225375 / 9780821225370 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- Howad Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, James Wyeth. 
168 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). "Swashbuckling, romantic, mysterious, fantastical - all these words can be used to describe the art in this splendid book of 'wondrous strange' paintings by four great American artists. Conceived and entitled by Betsy James Wyeth, (it) focuses on an aspect of American realism that stems from the great turn-of-the-century illustrator Howard Pyle and continues in the work of his student N.C. Wyeth, N.C.'s son Andrew Wyeth, and his grandson Jamie Wyeth. The thread that links the four artists is an imaginative, often disquieting, dreamlike imagery - 'the incarnation of the fantastic in everyday reality'. The colourful paintings - thirty by each artist - are brimming with madness, mystery, high emotion, and drama. As Susan Larsen notes in the introduction, this book 'is full of literary flights of fancy, exotic adventures, spiritual journeys, romantic encounters, and children's fables played out on the stage of ordinary life'. Other insightful essays examine the relationships among Pyle and the Wyeths, suggesting how illustration and the fine arts intersect in their work. (This) is an enchanting collection of art by America's most famous family of artists." Small bump at bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has come light edge wrinkling, light fading to spine and front hinge color. 
Price: 45.00 USD
11 Carman, William Y. Illustrations from original paintings by Bryan Fosten. Originated, designed and with additional text by George and Christopher Newark. UNIFORMS OF THE FOOT GUARDS FROM 1661 TO THE PRESENT DAY.
Pompador Gallery, (Romford, Essex, 1995). 
127 pp, 4to, hard cover in dust jacket. Beautifully illustrated with 30 full page color plates. "The thirty paintings by Bryan Fosten reproduced in this book illustrate some of the uniforms worn by the Foot Guards on the battlefield and the parade ground from 1661 to the present day. The text by W.Y. Carman describes how the uniforms of the Foot Guards evolved; the many campaigns in which they have fought, and the ceremonial duties they perform as the personal guard of the sovereign." Very faint water mark at bottom corner of rear paste-down. Dust jacket has very tiny tear and light wrinkling along bottom edge of rear panel, faint water mark at bottom of rear flap-fold. VG+/VG 
Price: 27.50 USD
12 Chapman, Eddie. Foreword by Frank Owen. THE REAL EDDIE CHAPMAN STORY.
London Tandem Mass Market Paperback Good 
253 pp, 7 1/8" H. c1966. In 1940, safecracker Eddie Chapman offered his services to the German High Command as a spy. His first mission was to blow up the de Havilland works in Hatfield. "What is now revealed for the first time is that Chapman had immediately upon landing made contact with senior officials of the Air Ministry who listened with stunned silence to his story. Shortly after, a German reconnaissance plane which was allowed over to photograph the results of his mssion, reported that the buildings were in ruins and smoke was still rising. At Hatfield, the camouflage experts quietly congratulated themselves on having made it look as though an explosives expert had been at work! Chapman was working for his own country at the risk of his life. Soon after he was shipped back to Germany through Lisbon, where Hitler, grateful for the blow struck against England, awarded him the Iron Cross. For two years, Chapman, behaving like a hero of the Third Reich, spied on the Germans and constantly fed information back to British Intelligence, before being parachuted in for a second time to report on the range of the V-bombs. His true story makes incredible reading." Rear cover advertises the movie "Triple Cross", starring Christopher Plummer as Eddie Chapman and Yul Brynner as Colonel von Grunen. Interior - very light browning to pages, tiny bump to top corner of pages 1 to 75, tiny crease at top vorner of page leaf 167/168, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - spine is lightly cocked, is concave and has two light creases; covers have small soft creases at corners and soft wrinkling; rear cover has very small edge tear with soft crease - archivally taped, small scuff and small faint stain; small tear at bottom of front hinge; very light edge wear/wrinkling; light rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
New York Jeremy P. Tarcher / Putnam 2000 1585420069 / 9781585420063 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
359 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "There was a time when massive flocks of Passenger Pigeons blotted out the sun, and bright green Carolina Parakeets were so numerous that they looked, according to an early American pioneer, 'like an atmosphere of gems.' But these birds - as well as the Labrador Duck, the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, the Heath Hen, and the Great Auk - now live only as tantalizing but hazy legends. Driven by a desire to understand how and why this came to be, (the author) embarked on ten years of extraordinary detective work. Traveling from Bird Rock in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Louisiana's tangled bayous in search of those who stalked these birds and those who tried to save them, he discovered strange stories and glorious quests, tales of scientific heroism and political stupidity, of inconceivable apathy and equally astonishing personal devotion. A compelling blend of science, history, politics, and memoir, (this) is a richly detailed and ultimately uplifting narrative of dedication, discovery, and wonder." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at top of rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  NO. 19.  SEPTEMBER 1995.  (ENGLISH EDITION.), Constant, David, ed.  (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Ed Storey, Jonathan Gawne, Louis Delperier, Bertrand Malvaux, Philippe Charbonnier, Jocelyn Garnier, Christopher Allenby, Robert F Stedman, Martin Brayley.)
14 Constant, David, ed. (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Ed Storey, Jonathan Gawne, Louis Delperier, Bertrand Malvaux, Philippe Charbonnier, Jocelyn Garnier, Christopher Allenby, Robert F Stedman, Martin Brayley.) MILITARIA MAGAZINE. NO. 19. SEPTEMBER 1995. (ENGLISH EDITION.)
London Collectors Press. 1995 Soft Cover Very Good 
50 pp, 11 11/16" H, stapled in wraps (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, profiles. Contents: The Canadian War Museum; Close-Up: British Infantryman, Normandy 1944; The Helmets of the French Cuirassiers and Dra gons, 1914-1915; Close-Up: DP-28 Assistant Gunner, Byelorussia 1944; Luftwaffe Combined Pilot's and Observer's Badges; Mine Detectors of the U.S. Army, 1941-1945; Uniforms of the Provisional Reichswehr, 1919-1921; The Italian Semovente; The Black Wa tch of Canada during the Great War: Uniforms and insignia of the 13th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force - Part 2. 1916-1918. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear on spine, light rubbing on rear cover, small old price label and one tiny corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1975 0770511848 / 9780770511845 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
373 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "The story of the Toronto General Hospital is intimagely and inseparably associated with the development of the city of Toronto and the support of its citizens. Dr. Crosbie traces the history of the Hospital from its founding in York, through its humble facilities on King Street, to the ornate Victorian structure on Gerrard, and finally to the great institution which today dominates the corner of College Street and University Avenue. Its early services to the victims of the War of 1812 and of the cholera epidemics of the nineteenth century, the problems of financing, the challenges of two world wars, and its relationship with the University and its medical schools are just a few of the factors governing the direction taken by the institution. Throughout this chronicle, the achievements of a distinguished body of medical staff in the fields of medical practice, research, and teaching are described in a context of contribution to the University and the city of Toronto, a well as to the international medical scene." Very small soft crease at top corner of last 50 pages, bottom corner of boards are bumped, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, old tape on inside top/bottom edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Grove Weidenfeld, New York, 1992, first edition. 
233 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802113825 B&w photographs, map, plan. "On December 21, 1988, a small block of plastic explosive tore apart a New York-bound Boeing 747, killing 259 passengers and crew and taking the lives of 11 residents of the tiny Scottish village of Lockerbie. The world followed in horrified fascination as a tale of international terrorism, airline ineptitude, and political gamesmanship unfolded. But another story was lost among the headli nes. Making use of more than three years of research and interviews, (the authors) present the whole picture of the disaster, including the story behind this tragic event: that of the people who died and the family members - who were left to d e a l w ith the devastating aftermath of the explosion. (This) is the shocking tale of the bombing, told through the family members' personal experiences: housewives who became adroit at handling the media; a doctor who became an authority on ex pl os iv es ; a real estate saleswoman who became an expert on terrorist groups; and the many others who sacrificed careers and futures in order to reform airline security and bring the terrorists to justice. The authors trace the history of the Pan Am 10 3 b om bin g, starting with the incidents that incited terrorists to attack and culminating with the indictment of two Libyans in November of 1991." Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of flap-folds and spine, very light rubbing. Ne ar F ine/ Very Goo d+ 
Price: 14.95 USD
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1997 0771023340 / 9780771023347 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
352 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Toller Cranston is: six-time Canadian figure-skating champion, celebrity, costume designer, artist extraordinaire, broadcaster, choreographer of skating routines, raconteur, bon vivant, coach, world traveller, art collector, legend and enigma. In 1976 he won Olympic bronze (so why did it feel like defeat?). This book tells the story of his life after those fateful games at Innsbruck. The rise and fall of Toller's first professional ice show is described in soul-searing detail. His subsequent triumphant tour of Europe as the Skater of the Century is recounted, in contrast, with wicked humour. There are vignettes here of his encounters with the rich and famous from Leonard Bernstein to Pierre Cardin and of his life among Europe's aristocrats and bohemians. Toller has experienced the high life and the low. He has stayed in the most luxurious hotels, held court in palatial houses, sought seclusion in beautiful estates. But the hard times took their toll. In the early 1990s a combination of circumstances, including a disastrous professional association with out-of-control American skater Christopher Bowman and a lawsuit that dragged on for years (ending in complete victory for Toller), led to a personal crisis from which recovery came slowly. But even in the blackest hours, Toller's humour and creative powers never deserted him - an extraordinary self -portrait written by a uniquely gifted individual. Toller's wit, insight, and delicious way with words will entertain and astound readers whether they are skating fans or not." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
TOPIARY:  DESIGN AND TECHNIQUE., Crowder, Christopher and Ashworth, Michaeljon.
18 Crowder, Christopher and Ashworth, Michaeljon. TOPIARY: DESIGN AND TECHNIQUE.
Crowood, Marlborough, 2006. 
128 pp, large 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1861268165 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs, drawings. "The practical guide to topiary that will enable anyone to pick up the clippers and start creating unique living art forms. (Covers:) Assessing the site; Design and structural form: the outdoor space and the topiary piece; Choosing topiary material - suitable species; Preparation and planting - regular and long-term maintenance; Clipping techniques and s t e p - b y - s tep methods of creating topiary pieces; Hedge topiary, simple shapes - complex and figurative shapes; Rejuvenation and propagation." Two small bumps at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has small corner crease and moderate for e- ed ge w ri nk li ng o n front flap, minor rubbing, two edge creases - one with three tiny tears. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 35.00 USD
Halifax, Nova Scotia Formac 1997 0887804160 / 9780887804168 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
72 pp, 9 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photos, reproductions, maps. "The innovative Cabot had the skills and knowledge of a master mariner. Born in Genoa, he lived in Venice and Spain before arriving in Bristol where he sought the support of merchants in his plan for a northerly voyage of discovery. Cabot's background made him the perfect candidate to serve the Bristol merchants and the King of England in their efforts to find a shorter and surer route to the spices and splendour of Cathay. Drawing on paintings, colourful maps and illustrations from Europe's finest museums, (the author) brings to life the places and events that shaped Cabot's life and his age." Interior - very tiny crease at top corner of approx. last 30 pages, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - minor rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND., Daniels, Jeffery.  Drawings by Leonora Ison.
20 Daniels, Jeffery. Drawings by Leonora Ison. ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson (Educational), London, 1968. 
128 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 298762102 B&w drawings, floor plans, elevations. "Illustrated with over 70 line drawings and plans, the text spans over 2,000 years of architecture in England. The account begins with a discussion of the villas, camps and roads of Roman Britain, and shows how this heritage slowly decayed, giving way to the Romanesque imported by the conquering Normans. The soaring Gothic of the middle ages yields in its turn to another E u r o p e a n influence, the Renaissance, which acquires its own English character. The Baroque, Pallandian and Neo-Classic movements are then analysed, and the survey is brought right up to date with the industrial and scientific revolutions of t he n in et ee nt h and twentieth centuries, and their effects on techniques and styles. Dominant architectural styles are fully defined and illustrated, and the many examples given will stimulate a study in depth by means of visits to churches, ho use s, cas tle s, mus eu ms and modern streets and office blocks. The special value of this book for the student of architecture is the care taken by the author to illustrate his text at every point, with examples drawn from every field of arch itec ture - eccl esia sti cal and secular, domestic and institutional." Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has one small closed tear, very light edge wear. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
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