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CAMERA IN COLDITZ., Baybutt, Ron.
1 Baybutt, Ron. CAMERA IN COLDITZ.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1982, first edition. 
128 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0340248238 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Colditz Castle is the Eiger North Wall of World War Two POW camps. It was the ultimate fortress for the bravest and the best, f or the most ingenious, most determined and daredevil spirits who had already effected an exit from lesser establishments of the Third Reich. From Colditz, it was boasted, there could be no escape. The stories of those Allied officers who t o o k u p t he challenge are now well known. But here for the first time a book gathers together a collection of the authentic official German photographs, actually taken on the spot within hours of various foiled escape attempts being discove r ed . S om e ti me s t hey are pictures of the stable door after the horse has fled successfully over the distant border. They were taken between the years 1941 and 1944 by Johannes Lange, a local Colditz town photographer of weddings and christ en ing s, de put ed by th e Thi rd Reich to record what the war's most persistent escapologists were up to....Lange's persistent camera also recorded escape equipment ingeniously devised by the backroom boys, from a compass in a walnut shell to a gl ider wh ich was mer cifu lly sa ved from the ultimate test of the launch pad by the end of the war. The stories are desperate and amazing, funny and tragic by turns, but always exciting. (This book) is also a tribute to the ingenuity and invi ncib ility of the huma n sp irit. " S oft cre ase at top corner of first three leaves, small area of discoloration at top edge of title page and the preceding page, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, very light wrin kling at t op o f spi ne an d flap -fold s, v ery l ight rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE BUFFALO PEOPLE:  PREHISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY ON THE CANADIAN PLAINS., Bryan, Liz.
2 Bryan, Liz. THE BUFFALO PEOPLE: PREHISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY ON THE CANADIAN PLAINS.
Edmonton University of Alberta Press 1991 0888642210 / 9780888642219 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
215 pp, 9" H. B&w and colour photographs, b&w drawings/diagrams. "The prehistoric nomadic inhabitants of Canada had no writing, no large settlements, and very little in the way of lasting material things. Before Europeans came to North America they had no guns, no horses, no hard metals. What clues we have come primarily from the work of archaeologists sifting through the buried evidence - little bits of stone and bone and pottery, refuse heaps and fire pits, ancient villages and burials, fingerprints and prehistoric blood. Yet theirs is a long and triumphant story of survival, a story that is even now just beginning to be told." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, two small minoe corner creases, very slight lean to spine. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
BLINDFOLD AND ALONE: BRITISH MILITARY EXECUTIONS IN THE GREAT WAR., Corns, Cathryn and Hughes-Wilson, John.  Foreword by Richard Holmes.
3 Corns, Cathryn and Hughes-Wilson, John. Foreword by Richard Holmes. BLINDFOLD AND ALONE: BRITISH MILITARY EXECUTIONS IN THE GREAT WAR.
London Cassell 2002 0304364495 / 9780304364497 Soft Cover Near Fine 
543 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H). B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Few things about the First World War evoke quite so much anger as the soldiers who were shot at dawn. Between 1914 and 1920, the British Army executed 346 of its soldiers for a a variety of offences, including 266 for desertion, but only 18 for cowardice; murderers and mutineers made up the balance. (This) is an important book, the first to make use of court martial records. Corns and Hughes -Wilson bring a welcome sense of perspective to the subject." Gary Sheffield, The Mail on Sunday. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Corns, Cathryn and Hughes-Wilson, John. Foreword by Richard Holmes. BLINDFOLD AND ALONE: BRITISH MILITARY EXECUTIONS IN THE GREAT WAR.
London Cassell 2002 0304364495 / 9780304364497 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
543 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H). B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Few things about the First World War evoke quite so much anger as the soldiers who were shot at dawn. Between 1914 and 1920, the British Army executed 346 of its soldiers for a a variety of offences, including 266 for desertion, but only 18 for cowardice; murderers and mutineers made up the balance. (This) is an important book, the first to make use of court martial records. Corns and Hughes -Wilson bring a welcome sense of perspective to the subject." Gary Sheffield, The Mail on Sunday. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing, one tiny corner crease. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
EYE-DEEP IN HELL: TRENCH WARFARE IN WORLD WAR I., Ellis, John.
5 Ellis, John. EYE-DEEP IN HELL: TRENCH WARFARE IN WORLD WAR I.
Pantheon, New York, 1976, first American edition. 
215 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0394496647 B&w photographs, map, diagrams. "(A) masterfully detailed reconstruction of what life was like for millions of men who lived and died in the trenches of World War I. Contin uing his trail-blazing approach to the study of war and militarism, Ellis reveals the physical and spiritual environment of this unique world, the rituals of battle, the habits of daily lfie, and the constant struggle of men to find meaning i n a w o r ld of excruciating boredom and impending death. (He) beings with a description of the physical construction of the trenches, their size and shape, their peculiarities and characteristics. The soldiers' daily life is succinctly portraye d: ho w t he y ate, drank, slept, joked, fought off rats and lice, how their sexual needs were met, and how they endured the marches and patrols. But it is in the ways men sought meaning in their daily lives that Ellis reveals the true nature of war f are . In an al yzing how the habits and regulations so dear to the military mind became entrenched in the organization of the battlefield, (this book) brilliantly depicts the instinctive desire of men in battle to create order out of chaos. Thr ou gh a n expl orat ion of the personal reflections of soldiers and the letters they wrote home, Ellis discovers a literature of compassion, courage, and a capacity to endure which arose from an environment of filth, decay, and death. It capt ures a w orld in whic h men fou ght, for reasons they hardly understood, for a future most had ceased to believe in by the end of the war." Small faint erased pencil marks on free front end paper, slight fading to boards edges, small area of colo r fad ing on re ar board. Dust jack et has been price-clipped, has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light fading to color on spine, faint small water mark on inside surface of rear panel. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
JANE'S POCKET BOOK OF TOWED ARTILLERY., Foss, Christopher F.
6 Foss, Christopher F. JANE'S POCKET BOOK OF TOWED ARTILLERY.
Collier, New York, 1979. 
264 pp, 4 1/4" H x 7" D, flexible simulated leather cover. ISBN 0020806000 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Contents: Abbreviations; Introduction; Anti-Tank Guns and Light Howitzers; Guns and Howitzers; Multiple Rocket Systems; Anti-A ircraft Guns; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear on rear cover, slight loss of color to lettering on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
7 Greenhill, Ralph. Introduction by Alan Gowans. THE FACE OF TORONTO.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
Unpaginated, 7 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "Here is a faithful, affectionate, and penetrating visual study of a Canadian city in the middle of the twentieth century. If you know Toronto (whether you love it or hate it or simply live there), you will find on every page an unexpected revelation of beauty or history or a satirical point freshly made. If you are curious about Toronto you will find here a truer impression than in any systematic documentary survey. And finally, if you value photography as an art you will prize this compact and brilliant little volume." Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny chips, light rubbing/soiling - includes two small line indentations on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
8 Javellana, Rene; Zialcita, Fernando Nakpil; Reyes, Elizabeth V. FILIPINO STYLE.
Hong Kong Periplus 1997 962593233X / 9789625932330 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Photogaphs by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni, Tara Sosrowardoyo and Emil Davocol. 
232 pp, 11 1/4" H. "(E)xtols the Philippines' design heritage and demonstrates how the traditions of yesteryear - through both native and colonial history - have evolved into the main strands of modern-day Filipino style. The text, written by authoritative anthropologists and art historians, traces Filipino style from its pre-Hispanic origins among the tribal and the natural; through the cosmopolitan influences of Spain, China and the Americas; and explores the most modern and varied examples of Filipino architecture today. The final chapter brings readers into the traditional 'ilustrado' homes of the past by illustrating the refinements of Filipino furniture. The (colour) photographs take the reader on a visual journey through the archipelago's diverse styles. Photographs of interiors and exteriors with details of selected heirlooms and furniture provide a broad view of Filipino style that is sure to inspire any reader to discover more about this fascinating country." Book is very slightly cocked, tiny bump on bottom edge of front board, bump at bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
CALL TO ARMS: THE BRITISH ARMY 1914-18., Messenger, Charles.
9 Messenger, Charles. CALL TO ARMS: THE BRITISH ARMY 1914-18.
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2005 0297846957 / 9780297846956 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
574 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "(B)y the end of the war, over 8.5 million men had been recruited by Britain and the average field strength of its armies was 3.3 million men. For the first time, Britain found itself obliged to field land forces equal to those of its Continental neighbours. Moreover, however uncertain its beginnings, by 1918 this was an army that had become the most effective fighting force on the Western Front. In this exceptional account of the administration of the British Army in the First World War, Messenger charts how this unprecedented new force was raised, trained and deployed. He looks in detail at the problems of recruitment and training and at the difficulties of integrating regular troops with volunteers, and, later, conscripted men. The central question of manpower, both on the home front and in the trenches, above all after the first enthusiastic flood of volunteers had dried up, is examined in illuminating depth. He decribes how morale was sustained among men wholly unused to military life but fighting a war in which death was dealt out on an industrial scale. He looks, too, at the role of women, who for the first time played a significant role in a major conflict. Discipline, courts martial, the treatment of the wounded, the provision of clothing, the huge difficulties of feeding such a vast force, the awarding of medals and other honours, officer selection and the training of the Staff are just some of the themes in this magisterial new survey of the organization of Britain's Army in the First World War. Very slight cigarette odor. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
THE SKY'S NO LIMIT., Munro, Raymond Z.
10 Munro, Raymond Z. THE SKY'S NO LIMIT.
Toronto Key Porter 1985 0919493696 / 9780919493698 First Edition Hard Cover Good Very Good- 
288 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Munro has had enough adventures and brushes with death to fill ten lifetimes - like the time a cannon shell exploded off the wing of his Spitfire over the English Channel; or the time he took on the Vancouver Police Department and exposed corruption in its ranks; or the time his hot air balloon crashed in gale force winds in the wintry Irish Sea; or the time he caroused with movie great Errol Flynn in Mexico. He draws vivid portraits of the many people and personalities he has known throughout his action-filled life, including Gary Cooper, Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe, air ace Sir Douglas Bader and Eleanor Roosevelt." Very small bump to top corner of pages, bump to top corner of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light to moderate wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
MANNERS AND MONUMENTS OF PREHISTORIC PEOPLES., Nadaillac, The Marquis de.  Translated by Nancy Bell (N. D'Anvers).
11 Nadaillac, The Marquis de. Translated by Nancy Bell (N. D'Anvers). MANNERS AND MONUMENTS OF PREHISTORIC PEOPLES.
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1892 First American Edition Hard Cover Good 
412 pp, 8 3/4" H. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/decoration on front board, top edge gilt. 113 b&w illustrations, including tissue-covered frontispiece. Contents: The Stone Age, its Duration, and its Place in Time; Food, Cannibalism, Mammals, Fish, Hunting and Fishing, Navigation; Weapons, Tools, Pottery - Origin of the Use of Fire, Clothing, Ornaments - Early Artistic Efforts; Caves, Kitchen-Middings, Lake Stations, "Terremares", Crannoges, Burghs, "Nurhags", "Talayoti", and "Truddhi"; Megalithic Monuments; Industry, Commerce, Social Organization - Fights, Wounds and Trepanation; Camps, Fortifications, Vitrified Forts - Santorin - The Towns upon the Hill of Hissarlik; Tombs; Index. Inside rear hinge has splitting to paper but is holding firmly, two edge tears on page leaf 403/404 - archivally taped, small 'v' tear on page leaf 407/408 - archivally taped, small area of browning at bottom of inside front hinge, browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear - more at corners and at top/bottom of spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light waviness on spine, faint staining on half of rear board. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
12 Raymond, D. COINS AND THE STORY THEY TELL.
Self-published, Sydney, Australia, n.d. 
23 pp, large 8vo, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. Contents include: Australian Pattern Nickel Pennies; The South Sea Bubble Coins; Porcelain Currency; The Ill-Fated Mary Queen of Scots; Tokens of the Traders; Peter the Great's Beard Coins; Queen Anne and Her Farthing; The Owls of Athens; The Abyssinian Talari; The Cowrie Shell as Currency; A New Type of Meixan Coin; An Ancient Roman Commemorative; "Old Grog" and His Medals, etc. Interior - pages are browning very lightly, closed tear on first page - archivally taped, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - 1 1/2' tear at top of front cover -archivally taped, bottom corners of book are bumped causing soft creasing, tiny bump to top corner of book. Good reference copy only. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BATTLECRUISER., Reeman, Douglas.  (a.k.a. Alexander Kent.)
13 Reeman, Douglas. (a.k.a. Alexander Kent.) BATTLECRUISER.
London Heinemann 1997 0434002917 / 9780434002917 2nd Printing Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Geoffrey Huband cover art. 
275 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). "Conceived on paper as an invicible defence against enemy commerce raiders, the battlecruiser was hailed as a triumph. Romantically described as the fleet's greyhounds, these great ships, remarkable for their size and speed, were designed to outrun and outshoot any of their heavier opponents. But the Battle of Jutland exposed their fatal flaw, the weakness of their armour, which could be pierced by a single enemy shell. At the outbreak of World War II, only four of their class remain. In 1943, when Captain Guy Sherbrooke joins H.M.S. Reliant, he knows he may be her last captain. The battlecruisers Hood and Repulse, household names, have been destroyed. But Reliant is both legend and survivor, a lucky ship, and as Britain prepares to invade occupied Europe one of the last battlecruisers must enter the conflagration. And Sherbrooke, who commands her destiny, cannot alter the bitter truth: that for one of her ill-fated class there can be no half-measures. Only death or glory awaits H.M.S. Reliant." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
14 Reeman, Douglas. (a.k.a. Alexander Kent.) BATTLECRUISER.
London Heinemann 1997 0434002917 / 9780434002917 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Geoffrey Huband cover art. 
275 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "Conceived on paper as an invicible defence against enemy commerce raiders, the battlecruiser was hailed as a triumph. Romantically described as the fleet's greyhounds, these great ships, remarkable for their size and speed, were designed to outrun and outshoot any of their heavier opponents. But the Battle of Jutland exposed their fatal flaw, the weakness of their armour, which could be pierced by a single enemy shell. At the outbreak of World War II, only four of their class remain. In 1943, when Captain Guy Sherbrooke joins H.M.S. Reliant, he knows he may be her last captain. The battlecruisers Hood and Repulse, household names, have been destroyed. But Reliant is both legend and survivor, a lucky ship, and as Britain prepares to invade occupied Europe one of the last battlecruisers must enter the conflagration. And Sherbrooke, who commands her destiny, cannot alter the bitter truth: that for one of her ill-fated class there can be no half-measures. Only death or glory awaits H.M.S. Reliant." Two tiny corner bumps, tiny dent on top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top edge of rear flap and at bottom edge of front flap, minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
15 Richardson, Douglas with J.M.S. Careless, G.M. Craig & Peter Heyworth. Special photography by John Wilson. A NOT UNSIGHTLY BUILDING: UNIVERSITY COLLEGE AND ITS HISTORY.
Mosaic Press / University College, Oakville / Toronto, (1990). 
174 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in b&w and color with photos, reproductions, plans, elevations, etc. "(O)pens with an uninhibited view of the institutional history of the state college. A vivd narrative history of University College and its place in the municipal and social life of Victorian Toronto follows. The heart of the book is an architectural history of the University. This spans eight decades and is illustrated by many of the various architects' own drawings (almost none of which have ever been reproduced before). In the third chapter Richardson deals with the little-known and ambitious earlier projects of Charles Fowler, John Howard and Thomas Young, which were intended to provide splendidly for the University of King's College. Next he focuses on the grand design drawn up by Cumberland & Storm for its successor, University College (and the University of Toronto) in 1856, and then on (to) the realization of those plans in U.C. The last chapter brings the story down to the opening years of the twentieth century, including the development of the campus around the College, the fire that gutted most of it in 1890, and the reconstruction within the surviving shell under D .B. Dick." A few very small bumps to edges of front board, two very small light stains on fore-edge of textblock, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has one 1/2"closed tear with creases, several very tiny tears, light creasing along top edge, light wear at top of flap-folds, light rubbing. VG/VG 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
16 Stansell, Pat. MILITARY MINIATURES IN REVIEW. NO,10, FALL 1996.
Boca Raton, Florida Ampersand 1996 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
64 pp, 11" H, magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs, drawings. Contents: Mail Sack; The Year in Preview - Special Report: Chicago; Double Takes; One from Column A & One from Column B: We give you two for one on the new DML M4A1; All Aboard (railway armor transport cars); Marder Mania: The Commander Series German Self-Propelled Anti-Tank gun; Wespe im Einsalz (Wespe in Action diorama); The Double Deutsch Bus: Azimut's answer to the Ostfront's mass transit problems (Opel); Just Your Type: The modern version Tamiya's Japanese MBT (Type 90); Shoot & Scoot: Jazzing up the old Italeri M109 with new goodies from Royal Models and KMC; Commie ack-ack: Azimut's resin shell thrower in 1:35th; Shermy with big gun: Egads! It's Azimut again with the cool M12 SPG; Teeny Tracked Trailer: An unusual one from the folks at DES Kits (Renault 36R and trailer); More Vee for your Tee: As promised, more pictures of the Czech VT-34; Mini-Men: A Look at What's New on the Figure Front. Interior - faint small bump at bottom corner of pages and tiny faint bump at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear - mainly on spine, minor rubbing,small faint sticker mark on front cover, faint bump at corners. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PASSCHENDAELE: THE SACRIFICIAL GROUND., Steel, Nigel and Hart, Peter.
17 Steel, Nigel and Hart, Peter. PASSCHENDAELE: THE SACRIFICIAL GROUND.
London Cassell 2000 0304352683 / 9780304352685 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
351 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps. "On 31 July 1917 Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig finally put into action his long cherished scheme for a British attack out of the Ypres Salient to clear the Belgian coast and hammer the German Army into submission. Any real chance of success was washed away by relentless rain throughout August. Although advances made during the drier weather of September and early October promised much, the return of the rains as winter approached meant that the final weeks of the battle were unmitigated in their misery. The British troops eked out their existence in squalid, water-filled shell holes and their artillery were helpless to provide the close support they needed. At last, against all the odds the Canadian Corps finally managed to take Passchedaele on 6 November, but clearly the end had been reached and the battle was called off. This new account of one of the First World War's defining episodes is firmly founded on the personal experiences of those who took part. As in their previous books, (the authors) intimately bind into their underlying history the graphic and intensely moving words of the gunners, the airmen, the signallers and, above all, the infantry who learned at first hand the nature of the Ypres Salient in 1917. Shouting above the din of battle, they give voice to the vanished legions of men who fought and died at Passchendaele." Slight cigarette odor, slight browning to edges of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small glue mark on rear board. Dust hacket has light edge wrinkling - a little more at top edge, two tiny color stains on inside surface, very light rubbing and soiling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
DOUGLAS BADER: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE LEGENDARY WORLD WAR II FIGHTER PILOT., Turner, John Fraynd.
18 Turner, John Fraynd. DOUGLAS BADER: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE LEGENDARY WORLD WAR II FIGHTER PILOT.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1995 1853105465 / 9781853105463 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
252 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Based on extensive interviews which the author had with Douglas Bader during the last thirteen years of his life, it tells the full story from his childhood to his work with the disabled in later life. After a flying accident in which he lost his legs, Douglas Bader was invalided out of the RAF. At the outbreak of war in 1939 he was recalled to the RAF and returned to flying. He fought in the Battle of Britain and later in nearly one hundred offensive fighter patrols. Follow-ing a mid-air collision he was captured and became a prisoner-of-war and was imprisoned in Colditz. The story of his war-time activities, both in the air and as a POW , is told in some detail and makes fascinating reading. These activities helped him to achieve celebrity status and in later life much of his time was given to promoting causes for the disabled." Very small faint soiling mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, tiny dent on front panel, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
DOUGLAS BADER: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE LEGENDARY WORLD WAR II FIGHTER PILOT., Turner, John Fraynd.
19 Turner, John Fraynd. DOUGLAS BADER: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE LEGENDARY WORLD WAR II FIGHTER PILOT.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1995 1853105465 / 9781853105463 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
252 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Based on extensive interviews which the author had with Douglas Bader during the last thirteen years of his life, it tells the full story from his childhood to his work with the disabled in later life. After a flying accident in which he lost his legs, Douglas Bader was invalided out of the RAF. At the outbreak of war in 1939 he was recalled to the RAF and returned to flying. He fought in the Battle of Britain and later in nearly one hundred offensive fighter patrols. Follow-ing a mid-air collision he was captured and became a prisoner-of-war and was imprisoned in Colditz. The story of his war-time activities, both in the air and as a POW , is told in some detail and makes fascinating reading. These activities helped him to achieve celebrity status and in later life much of his time was given to promoting causes for the disabled." Large gift inscription on free front endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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