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Penguin, Toronto, 2002, first edition. 
221 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0670043176 B&w map, photographs. INSCRIBED ON TITLE PAGE: "FOR ____ BEST WISHES SALLY ARMSTRONG MAY 11, 2004". "September 27, 1996, marked the day the Taliban seized power in Afghanis tan, and the beginning of a five-year nightmare for the women of that country. 'Veiled Treat' introduces us to several women - among them a radio announcer, a psychiatrist, a pharmacist, a civil engineer and the new deputy prime minister of A f g h a n i stan, Dr. Sima Samar - who describe their waking hell under the Taliban's repressive measures. Denied schooling, employment and adequate health care and confined to their homes unless accompanied by a male relative, women struggled to s ur vi ve . B ut as (this book) vividly illustrates, women and girls also rebelled; many carried out cloak-and-dagger tactics to subvert the hateful edicts of the Taliban..." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
DRAWINGS OF THE MALE NUDE., Bachardy, Don.  Afterword by Armistead Maupin.
2 Bachardy, Don. Afterword by Armistead Maupin. DRAWINGS OF THE MALE NUDE.
Pasadena, California Twelvetrees Press 1985 094264218X / 9780942642186 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Don Bachardy. 
Unpaginated, 4to (12 1/4" H). B&w portraits by American artist Don Bachardy. Dust jacket has light wrinkling/wear - mainly in the areas of top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight browning to flap-folds and on spine. 
Price: 165.00 USD
New York J.B. Lippincott 1990 03973242257 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Signed by Author
176 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. Signed by author on half title page. "Inspired by her love for France, by her determination to see the rightful king rule, and especially by her private visions and voices, Joan (of Arc) overcame the doubts of everyone from her parents to the king himself. Within a year Joan led the French to a resounding victory at Orleans and made possible the coronation of Charles VII in the cathedral of Reims. But after her glorious triumph, conflicts in the French camp, bad advice, and perhaps Joan's own headstrong nature brought her to defeat and finally to imprisonment and trial for heresy and witchcraft. Burned as a witch by the English after what was largely a political trial, she was later cleared of heresy, and eventually canonized. She is now the most popular French heroine and saint. (The author) has sifted through the records of Joan's trial, examined the studies of major historians, and roamed the streets of Domremy to find out who Joan really was. Neither a cardboard saint nor - as few still think - a witch, Joan emerges as a lively, emotional, determined person who believed so strongly in her cause that she overcame every obstacle she faced. Here is a new Joan for a new generation ready to question old legends and to marvel again at her courage and faith." Part of a series of history books aimed at the teenage reader. Light wrinkling at top of spine, previous owner's signed bookplate on front pastedown. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, a few small light line indentations on front panel and on rear flap, slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 20.00 USD
John Calder, London, (1958), 2nd impression. 
344 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "The book is divided into five sections. The first section deals with masturbatory activities in the male and female...The second section offers a major presentation and analysis of male and female homosexual ity...The third section discusses incest behaviour...The fourth section covers miscellaneous variations in sexual behaviour, and presents, in each instance, clinical data to illustrate the nature of the behaviour. The fifth section discusses sex and the law, sex problems in military service...and concludes with a presentation of the need for sex enlightenment. A glossary of terms and a useful bibliography are included in the book." Tiny bumps to corners, light wrinkle at bottom of spine, faint soiling on boards, very light browning to endpapers. minor soft crease at top corner of pages 80 - 225. Dust jacket is worn with small chips, a few tiny tears, light creasing at edges, light fading/browning to spine and flap folds, tiny light stain on spine, now protected in a mylar sleeve. VG/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
5 Caprio, Joseph. Introduction By Jean-Luc Massoni. MEN.
Lausanne, Switzerland Pierre-Marcel Favre 1986 2828902218 / 9782828902216 Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 
Unpaginated, oblong large 8vo (9 1/2" H x 11 1/4" D). B&w photographic studies of men, many nude. The limited text is in French, German and English. "Joseph Caprio was born in Grenoble. He discovered photography about fifteen years ago. He was a pupil of 'masters' such as C.R. Dityvon, Fulvio Roiter and J.F. Bauret who gave him advice and encouragement. Convinced that black and white fully recreated his visions, he essentially works using these tones. His favourtie themes work well in black and white, particularly natural settings, architectural details, choreographic shows, portraits and nudes, particularly male nudes." Light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top bottom of spine and flap-folds, edge creases at top of rear panel and rear flap, areas of browning around spine and edges, light rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
PROUD EMPIRES., Clarke, Austin.  Inscribed.
6 Clarke, Austin. Inscribed. PROUD EMPIRES.
Viking, Markham, Ontario, 1988, first Canadian edition. 
224 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. BOLDLY INSCRIBED AND DATED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. ISBN 0670817562 "In sight of green sugar-cane fields and the sea, the Rum Shop and the Tailor Shop are awash with buckshee rum and male talk. W hile Sarge (known to have broken an innocent man's legs with his truncheon) holds forth about blasted 'properganda', Seabert the Tailor has ambitions for a seat in Parliament and his eye on a big car. As a young man, Michael William Wilberf o r c e T h orne - 'Boy' to the villagers - learns about life from these vibrant characters. Coming of age in the Barbados of the 1950s, he is both horrified and fascinated by the political scheming that surrounds him. After spending several yea rs a t a C an ad i an university on a scholarship, Boy returns to his country with a sharper awareness of its people and possibilities. When an election is called and this tiny, colonial island hovers on the brink of a new political dawn, he is t rea ted a s a pol iti ca l saviour, the first of a new breed. This rich novel, at once serious and hilariously funny, gives a wonderfully exuberant picture of life in Barbados in the early 1950s, painted with unflagging humour and zest." Dust ja cket has ve ry l ight rub bin g, very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
DELIGHT., De la Roche, Mazo.
7 De la Roche, Mazo. DELIGHT.
Toronto Macmillan Company of Canada 1926 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
232 pp, 7 3/4" H. Reddish brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. In this early de la Roche novel, predating Jalna's success, a beautiful young woman, Delight Mainprize, upsets the balance of the small Ontario town of Brancepeth, attracting admiration from the male population and creating jealousy among the ladies. Previous owner's name/address in pencil on front free endpaper, minor weakness to paper on inside hinges, corner crease and tear on page leaf 181/182 - archivally taped, wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, slight lean to spine, light edge wear, some darkening to edges of text block, faint cup-ring on front board, light general rubbing - small area on rear board, slight loss of gold in lettering on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Winnipeg, Manitoba Queenston House 1980 0919866417 / 9780919866416 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
111 pp, 8 7/8" H. B&w drawings. "Howard Dundas casts an irreverent eye on many of the sacred cows of yesteryear. With humorous insights, he lays bare many of the underlying assumptions so dear to our forefathers. He touches on many issues which are still current in the West: colonial attitudes, male chauvinism, the French fact in Manitoba, the revolution in social and sexual mores. Mentioned in passing are the deals past governments made with the CPR and the HBC, to say nothing of the exploitation of Westerners for Eastern interests. Whether Dundas stretches the truth or not, what matters is that he expresses the feelings of the average intelligent Winnipeg citizen growing up and learning in the most lively and witty of Canadian cities." Faint erased pencil marks at top of front free endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling; light browning to spine, flap-folds and top edge; old tape at inside of top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - some small tears; tiny scuff on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 20.00 USD
McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal, (1991). 
191 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0773508619 "In a valuable addition to the debate on the nature of contemporary working-class culture, Thomas Dunk examines the ordinary weekend pursuits of working-class males in his ho me town of Thunder Bay, Ontario. He shows that the function and meaning of gender, ethnicity, popular leisure activities, and common-sense knowledge are intimately linked with the way an individual's experience is structured by class." V e r y l i g h t edge wear, tiny bump to top corners, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, previous owners name/date at top of free front endpaper. Light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing, very light fading to spine color. VG/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
LIVING HISTORY.  BRASSEY'S MASTER CLASS., Elliot-Wright, Philipp J.C.  Series editor: Tim Newark.
10 Elliot-Wright, Philipp J.C. Series editor: Tim Newark. LIVING HISTORY. BRASSEY'S MASTER CLASS.
Brassey's, London, 2000, first edition. 
144 pp, 4to (11 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1574882775 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "....the ultimate how-to book. Taking six of the most popular historical periods, (this book) shows how re-enactors and other hist ory enthusiasts can recreate the uniforms, equipment and life-style of past warriors and their comrades, male and female. The six periods are: Roman; Vikings and Saxons; Medieval; English Civil War; Napoleonic and American Civil Wars; Worl d W a r O n e and World War Two. Re-enactment is a growing hobby in Britain, Europe and the United States, with tens of thousands of people recreating the battles and living quarters of past ages. Every aspect of past living is examined, includ in g t he t a ct ic s and organization of armies, the development of medicine and care for the wounded, the role of women in war and peace, the manufacture and craftsmanship of uniforms and weapons. Step by step master classes show how to recreat e u ni for ms and e qui pme nt , establish authentic camps, and interpret all these activities as both education and entertainment for the general public. An extensive directory of re-enactment societies and suppliers in the United States and Euro pe c omp lete s t his ess enti al b ook for all re-enactors, history enthusiasts and history teachers. The author's authoritative text is accompanied by over 150 color photographs illustrating some of the finest re-enactors in the world." Slight wavin ess to ed ges of t extb lock. Dus t ja cket has minor small wrinkle on front panel. This is a new unreard book. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
London, Ontario Galt House 1981 0969065302 / 9780969065302 Hard Cover Good+ Good+ 
191 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w illustrations. "Here is Scottish history and Scottish folklore as seen through a tapestry of her country dances and the tunes and the events that have inspired them. The first part of the book presents a history of the Scottish Country Dance in what the late Hugh Foss described as the most concise and lucid account of the subject he had read; a dissertation on the music for Scottish Country Dancing and on such related topics as Highland dress and the Tartan. The second, and major portion of the book, deals with the meaning and significance of, or story behind, the titles of most of the Scottish Country Dances in the R.S.C.D.S. collection. This involves much of the history, social as well as political, folklore and poetry of Scotland." Cigarette odor, previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, minor browning in margins of pages, very light browning to edges of textblock, edges of boards, spine; very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, moderate browning on spine and flap-fold/edges, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
12 Fairclough, Ellen Louks. Introduction by Margaret Conrad. SATURDAY'S CHILD: MEMOIRES OF CANADA'S FIRST FEMALE CABINET MINISTER.
Toronto University of Toronto 1995 0802007368 / 9780802007360 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
179 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "Ellen Fairclough is perhaps best known as the first woman in Canada to become a federal cabinet minister. John Diefenbaker appointed her Secretary of State in 1957. In the course of her career she also served as Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and Minister responsible for Indian Affairs, and was in charge of the National Gallery, the National Film Board, the Dominion Archives, and the National Library. She was also a chartered accountant, a business woman, a local politician in Hamilton (Ontario), and a wife and mother. At a time when many people believed that a woman's place was in the home, she successfully balanced family obligations with a career in the largely male world of politics." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at top of rear flap. 
Price: 17.50 USD
13 Feinberg, Abraham L., Rabbi. SEX AND THE PULPIT.
Toronto Methuen 1981 0458945501 / 9780458945504 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
318 pp, 9 1/4" H. "(T)he culmination of the writing career of a man who has struggled all his life against social injustice and irrelevant religious orthodoxies. This book is more than the ecumenical discuss-ion of sex-related issues from a minister's point of view; it is a candid commentary on our time - a time of sexual revolution and human turmoil when old values are questioned and new answers must be found. By analyzing the historical and social aspects of sex, sexuality and sexism and the role of the clergy within the framework of the Judeo-Christian tradition, the author has woven his thoughts into a colorful fabric; his wisdom, wit and candor, combined with his superb literary skills, shine through on every page. The autobiographical data and references are an added bonus, providing insight into the nature of this visionary philosopher and lover of humankind. Regardless of your faith, and whether you attend church or synagogue regularly, sometimes or never, you will not be indifferent or bored when you read what the rabbi has to say." Book is cery clean. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, (1998), Ist printing. 
192 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1560987944 Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photos and drawings. "Among the Mande-speaking groups dispersed throughout much of West Africa, certain artists - including potters and l eatherworkers - form a spiritually powerful social class in which gender determines craft specialization. Ceramic water jars and cooking pots are made only by the wives and female relatives of blacksmiths. Leather objects such as knife shea t h s , a m ulet cases, and, more recently, western-style shoes and bags are produced by male leatherworkers. While these objects display features common to those of other West African groups, the manner in which they are produced has remained dis ti nc tl y M an de . Analyzing the work of Mande potters and leatherworkers, (the author) argues that studying craft technologies in addition to object styles is essential to reconstructing the art heritage of an ethnically complex region. Drawing on ar cha eo lo gic al and historical evidence as well as her field research in Mali, she shows how tools and practices such as potters' use of convex molds and leatherworkers' adherence to specific knife blade shapes serve to distinguish the good s ma de b y Ma nde ar tist s f rom those of neighboring groups. She also discusses the pride the potters take in their healing and spiritual knowledge, and the sense of difference between craftsmen who specialize exclusively in leatherworking and those who doubl e as bar ds an d mu sicians. Examining the roles of Mande leatherworkers and potters in the rise and fall of empires, the development of trans-Saharan trade networks, and the spread of Islam, Frank questions the 'one-tribe, one-st yle' i nterp retati ons t hat h ave do minat ed studies of West African art. Focusing on two traditions that have been little studied, (this book) explores the complex, shifting relationships among the identities of Mande craftspeople, the objects they cr eate, and the techn ologie s they use." Minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, barcode label on rear paste-down. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and top of rear panel . very l ight r ubbing. Very G ood+/Ve ry Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
15 Hutchinson, Lucy, Thornton, Alice, Ann, Lady Fanshawe, Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle, Anne, Lady Halkett & Brilliana, Lady Harley. Roger Hudson, Editor. THE GRAND QUARREL. FROM THE CIVIL WAR DIARIES OF MRS. LUCY HUTCHINSON; MRS. ALICE THORNTON; ANNE, LADY FANSHAWE; MARGARET, DUCHESS OF NEWCASTLE; ANNE, LADY HALKETT & THE LETTERS OF BRILLIANA, LADY HARLEY.
London Folio Society 1993 Hard Cover Very Good 
256 pp, 9 1/2" H. Bound in full dark blue buckram with a repeat pattern of typographical ornaments in gold; pale blue-grey endpapers. Dark blue slipcase. 16 pages of lithographic plates reproducing contemporary prints and paintings, plus genealogical tables and maps. "There is no denying that writing - and reading - had spread rapidly out from the cloister and chancery under the stimulus of the printing press in the previous hundred years. This new climate of literacy, and a growing self-consciousness as the values of the Renaissance filtered through, combined with the natural instinct to record the extraordinary upheavals of the Civil Wars and their aftermath to produce the first great period of English biography and memoir." Less well known than their male counterparts, these women have left valuable documentation about the Civil War era through their diaries and letters. 1 1/2" soft wrinkle at fore-edge of free front endpaper. Slipcase has small bump to one front edge, light wear and 1 1/2" line indentation to one top side edge, light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Craftsman House, (Tortola, BVI, 1993). 
255 pp, 4to (12 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Color and b&w photographs, reproductions. ISBN 9768097302 "The identities of serious women artists have too often been omitted from historical accounts and their achievements have been misunderstood or undervalued. By comparison, their male counterparts have invariably been accorded most attention and given the status of innovators. (This book) is the first comprehensive study of the subject, and makes a significant contribution towards redressing the balance. In tracing the lives and careers of over eighty of these women, it shows that New Zealand women painters, sculptors and other art makers have achieved vital and significant imagery. In doing so, it brings fresh insights to the development of the visual arts in Aotearoa." Corner crease at bottom of page 143/144, light edge wear, slight waviness to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
Cassell, London, 1968, first edition. 
219 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, drawings, maps. "(T)he first detailed study of what is known to have been the intentions on both sides (if the Germans had occupied Britian in 1940). Based largely on newly resea rched material and years of persistent detective work, it investigates the German plans for Occupied Britain and, much more startling, the British answer. It would have been a harsh occupation, harsher perhaps than the Nazi rule in Eastern Europ e , as the stark content of the German draft orders and decrees show only too plainly. Mass deportation of the able-bodied male population, wholesale appropriations of the country's agriculture, mineral and industrial produce, these and more would h av e reduced Britain to a starved and barren land. Few could have escaped oppression, and the notorious Gestapo Arrest List for Great Britain, here published in full for the first time since its distribution to senior Gestapo officers in 1940, sho ws ho w wide the Nazi net was to be spread. What would Britain have done? Mr. Lampe has been made privy to the secrets of Europe's first and best-trained Resistance movement. All over Britain its members went quietly about their daily jobs, b ut, by nig ht, they moved in stealth about a darkened Britain, training, practising, testing their ability to sabotage, to spy and to kill. They took 'holidays' at a country house in Berkshire to acquire murderous skills they then taught on their o wn h ome gro und. Caches of arms and explosives, skilfully constructed hide-outs were established in ever-growing numbers. A Resistance wireless network - never detected by the powerful German monitoring service - was set up and manned. (This) i s a s tory with out a climax, for although the vaguely named 'Auxiliary Units' reached an unparalleled peak of efficiency, they never went into action. The important thing is that the Resistance was ready and waiting. It was the last ditch of Bri tain's defe nce in 1940, and before it was crossed it meant the Germans to pay dearly." Previous owner's place, date and signature on free front endpaper; very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - very tiny tear at top of spine; minor dust so iling o n edge s of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor browning, small corner crease on front flap, small soft crease on rear panel, light edge wear with a few very tiny chips, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
NOW YOU KNOW GOLF., Lennox, Doug.
18 Lennox, Doug. NOW YOU KNOW GOLF.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2008, first edition. 
181 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781550028706 "Everybody seems to be a golfer or at least know someone who is. The game is one of the world's most popular sports, and now Doug Lennox, the links pro of Q&A, hits the green with a barrage of golfing trivia on everything from albatrosses and barkies to stymies and yips. All the titans, male and female, take a swing, including Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Kathy Whitworth, Vijay Singh, Annika Sorenstam, Michell e Wie, and, of course, Tiger Woods. What is the oldest playing golf course in the world? Where was golf invented? How does the term 'sandbagger' connect golf with criminals? Who has won the most professional championships? When was golf firs t p l a y ed in the Summer Olympics? What member of British royalty introduced golf to Continental Europe? Who was the first female golfer to compete in a major men's professional match? What type of golf club did astronaut Alan Shepard use on the mo o n? " T he se and many other questions are answered in this book. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
19 Locke, Elsie. STUDENT AT THE GATES.
Christchurch, New Zealand Whitcoulls 1981 0723306583 / 9780723306580 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
180 pp, 8 5/8" H. B&w photographs. "The turbulent days in Auckland of the 1930s - the Depression riots, the specials, the jobless, the poverty, the political ferment - are the backdrop of these reminiscences by Elsie Locke. The story begins with the idyllic, tranquil life at Waiuku in the 1920s before the author began her brave struggle to put herself through university. She recounts the impact of Left-wing ideas on the intellectual community in those troubled times leading up to World War II, when hardship polarised opinion and there seemed to be only two choices - communism or fascism. Her own choice was made at this time, and she outlines the experiences which eventually led to her joining the Communist Party - an involvement which was to last more than twenty years. The Government of the day responded to the social unrest caused by the slump with measures which many saw as repressive. Many of the author's acquaintances went on to become some of (New Zealand's) best known literary names (and the) printing house of Bob Lowry was a seminal inlfuence, both political and literary, in those heady days when minds were being freed and it really seemed as if a better world could be built. Despite all this social and political ferment, opportunities for women remained severely limited. Among Elsie Locke's acquaintances were many women of flair and distinction who were not to achieve the prominence of their male peers. Threaded through this important social history is the author's own story, which in itself has the fascination of a survival narrative. How she coped is a story of pluck, independence and integrity." Slight bump at top of front hinge area, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE HELL-RAKES., Loudan, Jack.
20 Loudan, Jack. THE HELL-RAKES.
Books For You, London, 1967, first edition. 
192 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "It has been said that the two most fascinating subjects in the world are sex and the eighteenth century. The story of eighteenth century British rakery is certainly fascinating; it is al so shocking. London had numerous secret clubs for depravity and debauchery; the notorious Hell Fire Club organised elaborate ritualistic orgies in which leading politicians and public figures of the day took part; roistering aristocrats vi e d a s t o the number of young girls they could seduce; 'Madams' produced child virgins for the dissolute gentry; the London Stock Exchange had its private 'harem' of prostitutes; beautiful young courtesans were exchanged or given as presents by t he i r no b le p r otectors. Satirical prints and broadsheets depicted the moral disorder of the times. The politicians were, in the main, corrupt. The Georgian king were themselves licentious. Highwaymen infested the countryside, and being rob bed b y foo tp ads wa s the least of one's dangers in the towns and cities where gangs of young 'Mohocks' inflicted terrible injuries and humiliations on their victims, male and female, for what would now be called 'kicks'. Yet, in the main, the rake s w er e me n o f gr eat in tellect, wit and culture who brought to their libertinism the stylised elegance of the Georgians. And there can be no doubt that the period has an infectious vitality...." Bump to bottom corner of front board - sma ll bu mp t o t op ed ge o f fro nt b oar d. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, tiny tear and creases at top of rear flap, fading to spine color - lettering legible, fading and light soiling/rubbing to rear panel. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
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