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Mystic, Connecticut Mystic Seaport Museum 1996 0913372366 / 9780913372364 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ Jane Beck, photographs. 
545 pp, 8 7/8" H. B&w photographs, music notation. The American Maritime Library: Volume VI. "Everything you always wanted to know about sea lore but didn't know where to ask: shipbuilding; names and language; weather and navigation; songs and arts; seals, muckle men and mermaids; monsters, sea serpents and enchanted isles; reavers, privateers and smugglers; legends and tales; "spectre" ships - cooked up and served well salted by a first-rate writer who combines the knowledge of a sailor and a college professor." Oceans. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
2 Cameron, Austin W. Illustrations by John Crosby. A GUIDE TO EASTERN CANADIAN MAMMALS.
National Museum of Canada / Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources, Ottawa, 1956. 
72 pp, 9" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. "This paper has been written in the hope that it wil fill the need for a semi-popular treatment of the mammals known to occur, or believed to occur, in that part of Quebec which lies s outh and east of the St. Lawrence River, and in the provinces of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland (exclusive of Labrador)....The prime purpose of the to provide the amateur with simple descripti o n s o f t h e mammals (including whales, dolphins, etc.) so that he can identify them with a minimum of effort." Interior - minor browning to pages, minor curling at top corner of pages, staples are rusting, otherwise clean and tight with no ot he r ow n er sh i p ma rks. Exterior - a few soft wrinkles on covers, minor soiling, minor fading on spine, staples are rusting, small creases at top part of spine. Very Good- 
Price: 11.95 USD
McClelland and Stewart, (Toronto, 1980), Ist edition. 
238 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "...the real story of the seal herds, the Acadian and Newfoundland fishermen who have hunted them for generations, and the forces that threaten to destroy both the seals and their hunters. With a passion rare in contemporary writing, author and occasional sealer Pol Chantraine defends the hunting of seals as it is conducted by the people of the tiny Magdalen Islands...Interwoven with the controversy of the seal hunt is the fascinating account of life in the Gulf area - from the migrations of marine life to the tragic history of the original Acadians..." Tiny bumps to bottom edge of rear board, very small bump to bottom of textblock between approx. pages 90-14 0, tiny bump to bottom corner of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, very tiny chips at top of spine and rear flap-fold, light rubbing. VG-/VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
ASKA'S ANIMALS., Day, David, poetry by.  Paintings by Warabe Aska.
4 Day, David, poetry by. Paintings by Warabe Aska. ASKA'S ANIMALS.
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1991 038525315X / 9780385253154 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
32 pp, 10 1/4" H x 11 1/4" D. "An enchanting book filled with wonder and surprise. (It) stunningly depicts the beauty and magic of the animal kingdom. Animals from all around the world are portrayed, including the steal thy tiger, the bounding deer and the majestic polar bear. Award winning artist Warabe Aska is a master of disguise and his paintings reveal more at every glance. His oil painings, a combination of brilliant hues and subtle gradations, will fascinate adults and children alike. David Day's poetry underscores the mythical quality of the paintings: Where did the animals come from? Why were they created as they are?" One very small corner bump, light wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, a few faint rub lines on rear panel, faint irregular line indent on front panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
AYORAMA., De Coccola, Raymond and King, Paul.
5 De Coccola, Raymond and King, Paul. AYORAMA.
New York Oxford University Press 1956 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good James Houston. Signed by Author
316 pp, 9" H. Map endpapers, drawings in black on blue stock by James Houston. Signed on title page "R. de Coccola". There is a non-authorial inscription on the half title page from one couple to another, stating "Father De C. is a good friend of ours, we hope you enjoy his story". "This is (the story of 'The People Beyond'), occasionally poignant, often shocking, but always heroic, from the opening scene of birth in an isolated iglu lit only by a flickering blubber lamp to the final disaster wrought by an epidemic that rages through a whole encampment. Raymond de Coccola was a missionary among these people for twelve years. In surroundings that could not have been more different from his native Corsica, he resolved to learn to understand the people by entering fully into their lives. He shared their quarters in iglu and tent, travelled with them on land and sea in the long winter and short summer, and took his full share in the skilled and unremitting labour of the hunt. Out of this experience comes an account of Eskimo life that will hold every reader fascinated." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, small split on front hinge, very small chips and tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - some with small creases.very light edge browning, light soiling - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Toronto Douglas Gibson / McClelland and Stewart 1987 0771042027 / 9780771042027 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good G. Brender a Brandis. 
219 pp, 8 3/4" H. Small b&w illustrations. "As (Horwood) describes the land around his home the beauty of his prose is breathtaking, whether he is writing about finches, stars, vegetables, seaweed, beech trees, ponds, garter snakes, or squirrels hiding cookies all over the house. No city-dweller will be able to read this book without a sigh of envy at the life the author and his family have created in 'one of the truly magical places on the earth'. But (it) is much more than just a book about nature described by an expert. For Harold Horwood's detailed observations lead on to a more philosophical plane. The discovery of earthworms knotted to preserve moisture causes him to speculate on DNA and how worms 'remember'. A description of blue herons fencing in a courtship battle, where their razor-sharp bills inflict no damage, leads to the subject of war. These and similar themes are provocative, challenging, and so powerfully written that (his) message has already reduced some audiences to tears." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light rubbing, light wrinkling - mianly at top/bottom of spine a flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA, 1999, 2nd printing. 
193 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0899972152 B&w photographs, maps, drawings. "Explore by kayak the lagoons, bays, rivers and lakes of Northern California, including the Russian River, San Francisco Bay, Monterey Bay, Lake Tahoe, and Donner La ke. Author Michael Jeneid has hand-picked the most scenic and enjoyable kayaking areas for both beginners and experts. With this fact-filled book you can find the hidden kayak spots and experience Northern California's incredible variety o f b i r d s and sea mammals, including hawks, eagles, seals, and otters. The 24 trips include daytrips, overnight trips, easy paddles, options for canoers, and real adventures for the advanced kayaker....includes: trip details including where t o pu t i n, p ad dl i ng directions, tides, and seasonal factors; beautifully described encounters with birdlife and animals; where to camp, find supplies, and rent equipment; accurate and reliable maps." Interior - clean and tight with no previo us ow ne rsh ip mar ks. E xt erior - very minor rubbing, slight curl to bottom corner of book. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1977 0802022707 / 9780802022707 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
342 pp, 10 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "In 1898 a group of scientists, working without pay, often under hazardous conditions with only the most primitive equipment, began a systematic study of the fishes of Canada's inland and marine waters. The team operated under the aegis of a board of management which was later to evolve into the Fisheries Research Board, a scientific organization that has placed Candada among the world's leaders in fishery knowledge. This history of the Fisheries Research Board examines the aims and achievements of its research, its attempts to deal with the often conflicting demands of pure and applied science, and its confrontations with a frequently uncomprehending and dissatisfied government. The people who shaped and sustained the organization figure prominently in the account. In-depth taped interviews with senior members and employees, as well as the Annual Reports and other publications of the Department of Fisheries, have enabled (the author) to produce a rich history of a remarkable scientific organization." Very light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. 
Price: 20.00 USD
AMERICAN GUN:  A HISTORY OF THE U.S. IN TEN FIREARMS., Kyle, Chris.  With William Doyle.  Editorial contributions by Jim Defelice.  Foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle.
9 Kyle, Chris. With William Doyle. Editorial contributions by Jim Defelice. Foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle. AMERICAN GUN: A HISTORY OF THE U.S. IN TEN FIREARMS.
New York William Morrow 2013 0062242717 / 9780062242716 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
302 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Drawing on his unmatched firearms knowledge and combat experience, Kyle carefully chose ten guns to help tell (American history): the American long rifle, Spencer repeater, Colt. 45 revolver, Winchester rifle, Springfield 1903 rifle, Thompson submachine gun, 1911 pistol, M1 Garand, .38 Special police revolver, and the M16 rifle platform Kyle himself used as a SEAL. Through them, he revisits thrilling turning points in American history, including the single sniper shot that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War, the firearms designs that proved decisive at Gettsyburg, the 'gun that won the West', and the weapons that gave U.S. soldiers an edge in the world wars and beyond. This is also the story of how firearms innovation, creativity, and industrial genius has constantly pushed American history - and power - forward." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
SINK-HOLE., Leigh, Bill.  Dust jacket art by Mike Jarossko.
10 Leigh, Bill. Dust jacket art by Mike Jarossko. SINK-HOLE.
Victor Gollancz, London, 1977, first edition. 
142 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0575022752 "The Lancashire village of Arkholme is in the grip of a winter such as it has never known. Snow, feet deep, and the intense cold have brought village life to a standstill. A thick la yer of ice covers the treacherous sink-hole at the bottom of Haggatt's Quarry. Patrick - Butch to his enemies - is the school bully, with Kenny Birkett as his favourite victim. When he meets Kenny and his friend Pete out sledging, the vio l e n c e i n Patrick, never far below the surface, comes to a head. The boys' fight takes them down into Haggatt's Quarry, out on to the ice of the sink-hole itself. Petra, Patrick's twin sister, tries to stop the fight. Then all thoughts of f ig ht in g st o p as the sink-hole collapses, and the four children are catapulted into the labyrinth below. A rock fall seals off their escape. This is a story of great tension and excitement. It is also the powerful study of four children, vir tua lly un de r s en te nce of death, and their developing relationship with one another." Tiny soiling speck on half-title page, tiny faint foxing marks on edges of textblock, slight bump at top of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has areas of ligh t wr ink ling al ong top edge, very faint foxing maks on inside surface. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
Arms and Armour, (London, 1995). 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "...special purpose warfare is not a new phenomenon. Every historical era and each major armed force has had its elite units, its specialists - be they scouts, raiders or snipers. In this book the author explains the roots of special forces work by tracing the predecessors of today's SAS, Delta Force, Spetznaz and others back to the ages of the Greeks, Romans and even the Vikings, through the Napoleonic era, the American Civil War and British colonial actions to the more familiar ground of twentieth century action. It tells of the pioneers of this military art - including Hannibal, Saladin, Lawrence of Arabia, Wingate and Giap - before discussing the elite actions of World War Two and the days of the Cold War and Vietnam. It then details the current special purpose forces of the major nations before establishing the role of the modern specialist soldier and how he might adapt to the security and defence needs of the next century..." Small remainder mark on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at bottom edge, minor rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
Wakefield EP Publishing, Wakefield, 1976, reprint. 1976 0715811789 / 9780715811788 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - Good 
338 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w illustrations. First published 1880. "MacGeorge wrote this most readable history 'to give in a popular form some idea of the state of Scotland, and especially the locality around Glasgow, at and subsequent to the time of Kentigern, its patron saint; of the growth of the city; of the condition of the people - their language, their habits and customs, and their municipal history' together with notes on the Clyde basin, and 'the wonderful development of the river as a means of traffic'. This intention he admirably fulfilled in twenty-seven chapters covering various topics ranging from the early inhabitants and houses to the prices of commodities and labour." Small pencil erasure mark, previous owner's name/address and large gift inscription on front free endpaper; two very small stains on fore-edge of text block; light browning to edges of textblock; minor browning in margins of pages; cigarette odour; tiny bump at top /bottom of spine, one small corner bump and three tiny corner bumps. Dust jacket has moderate to heavy edge wrinkling/browning, is price clipped, light line indentations on rear panel, has light fading to spine colour. 
Price: 20.00 USD
HARPOON OF THE HUNTER., Markoosie.  Foreword by James H. McNeill.
13 Markoosie. Foreword by James H. McNeill. HARPOON OF THE HUNTER.
Montreal McGill - Queen's University Press 1970 0773501029 / 9780773501027 Second Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Germaine Arnaktauyok. 
81 pp, 8 3/8" H. B&w illustrations. "The hero of this story, young Kamik, achieves manhood during the hunt for a wounded polar bear and his long journey home alone, after his companions have been killed. The first piece of (Inuit) fiction to be published in English describes life in the Canadian Arctic before the coming of the white man. It is an astonishing tale of a people struggling for survival in a brutal environment. (The author) lives deep inside the Arctic Circle at Resolute Bay, Northwest Territories. He was the first Canadian (Inuit) to hold a commercial flying licence and works as a pilot taking charter flights in and out of the Arctic." Book is clean and bright. Dust jackat has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
A SECOND BOOK OF CANADIAN ANIMALS., May, Charles Paul.  Illustrated by John Crosby.
14 May, Charles Paul. Illustrated by John Crosby. A SECOND BOOK OF CANADIAN ANIMALS.
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1967 reprint. 
109 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Each chapter has a b&w drawing of an adult and a juvenile of the animal described. Writing for the young reader, "Mr. May explains exactly where in Canada you should look for the animals, and he t ells how they live and what they do, describing their particular habits in an easy style that children will readily understand." Contents: Introduction; The Pronghorn Antelope; The Hoary Bat; The Polar Bear; The Mountain Beaver; The Woodla n d C a r i b o u; The Least Chipmunk; The Cougar; The Elk; The Fisher; The Red Fox; The Snowshe Hare; The Hoary Marmot; The Marten; The Musk-ox; The Narwhal; The Opossum; The White-tailed Jack-rabbit; The Brown Rat; The Harbour Seal; The Bighorn S he ep ; T he M as ke d Shrew; The Flying Squirrel; The Thirteen-lined Ground-squirrel; The Walrus; The Bowhead Whale; The Wolverine. Slight bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has moderate edge wear and rubbing, small edge te ars w ith cr eas es - a rc hivally taped. Very Good/Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
THE NEW FOUNDE LAND., Mowat, Farley.
15 Mowat, Farley. THE NEW FOUNDE LAND.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1989 0771066899 / 9780771066894 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
330 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map. "1989 (marked) the fortieth anniversay of Newfoundland's entrance into the Canadian confederation. Farley Mowat, Canada's most impassioned man of letters, has had a long and rich association with Newfoundland. Over the years he has come to feel an abiding love for her untamed landscapes, her everchanging, fruitful seas, her rugged people. In this special edition of Mowat's collected writings about Newfoundland, he shares his passion for the Rock and for its history. Beginnng with the Viking explorers, then settlers and proceeding through the days of the cod fishery, the seal hunt and the great ships' captains, (this book) takes us all the way up to the present day. Not only is the history well covered, most parts of the island are described in the course of the book, and the humour of its inhabitants is given free rein. 'The New Founde Land' brings together writings from 'Westviking', 'This Rock Within the Sea', 'Wake of the Great Sealers', 'Sea of Slaughter', 'Grey Seas Under', 'The Boat Who Wouldn't Float' and 'A Whale for the Killing'. Widely considered to be the finest writing he has ever produced, these landmark works are a testament to Mowat's prodigious powers of expression. Much of the original text has been revised in this attractive and significant new edition, and has been linked with new writing special to this edition." 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE POLAR PASSION:  THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE.  WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS., Mowat, Farley.  (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.)
16 Mowat, Farley. (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.) THE POLAR PASSION: THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE. WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
303 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with reproductions, drawings, maps, photographs. Contents: Foreword; The First Steps North: The Saga of Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri c. 997 A.D.; The Bay of Disbelief: The Fifth Voyage of Robert Bylot and Wm. Baffin, 1616; A Moth to the Flame: Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic Explorations, 1853-55; Life on an Ice-Floe: Charles Francis Hall, Life Among the Esquimaux, 1865 / George Tyson, Wonderful Drift, 1871-73; Lieut. Greely Sees It Through: Adolphus Greely, Three Years of Arctic Service, 1881-84; The Inland Ice: Fridtjof Nansen, The First Crossing of Greenland, 1888; The Passion Quickens: A Survey - 1892-1906; The Top of the World: Frederick Cook, My Attainment of the Pole, 1907-08; Epilogue; Sources and Acknowledgements; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two very tiny stains on top of text block, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing, a few small edge tears and chips - tears archivally taped, light fading to spine color, light rubbing a few small faint foxing marks on inside. 
Price: 30.00 USD
Victoria, B.C. Sono Nis Press 1988 1550390007 / 9781550390001 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Maurice Chadwick. 
260 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers. Sepiatone photographs, colour ship portraits. "This gripping history of Canada's unknown seal hunt is a saga of greed and subterfuge, of bumbling diplomatic intrigue that almost led to war. At the same time it is the story of brave men who battled stormy seas in aging ships, many of which had seen better days. Countless lives were lost. Many of the victims were native Indians recruited with their canoes and spears from villages along the west coast of Vancouver Island. The effect of these tragedies on the Indian population and the economic impact of the fur seal hunt on their way of life is examined here for the first time. Threaded throughout the book are stories of the colourful characters who skippered and manned the sealing schooners. After years of acrimonious negotiations, a four-nation treaty was finally signed in 1911 which saved the fur seals from extinction. It was a landmark agreement in the conservation of marine life which set the pattern for a number of other international treaties over the years." Dust jacket has small wrinkle at top edge of rear flap, very light rubbing/soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
18 Owen, Russell. THE ANTARCTIC OCEAN.
London Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill 1941 Second Printing Hard Cover Good Fair Stephen J. Voorhies, maps. 
254 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers. B&w photographs, maps. "The search for a land greater than the United States and Mexico began centuries ago, but it was not until a little more than a hundred years ago that an American sealer, Nat Palmer, first glimpsed its mainland. After the fanatic fumblings of explorers like Quiros, the discoverer-priest, hard-headed men pushed farther and farther south to learn what lay in the land of mist and snow. Captain Cook sailed around the land without seeing it; Lieut. Charles Wilkes, an American, sailed along its coast for 1,500 miles. Capt. James Clark Ross, the famous Englishman, broke into the silent sea which bears his name and for the first time brought back some knowledge of this great continent, with its high barriers of ice, its lofty mountain ranges and a live volcano, its tremendous beauty. Since then men have been to the South Pole on foot and in airplanes, have lived on ships fast in the ice and on the ice itself. Here are found the names of Scott and Shackleton, of Charcot and Amundsen, of Byrd and Ellsworth. (This) is the story of the almost incredible hardships men overcame because they were driven to rip the veil from one of the most majestic and fabulous regions of the earth." Pencil erasure mark at top of free front endpaper, previous owner's bookplate on verso of free front endpaper, very soft crease down preliminary pages, previous owner's stamp at bottom of page 100 and on one rear page, erased pencilled number on free rear endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, old tape at top/bottom inside edge, light to moderate rubbing/soiling, afew very small chips and tears, light browning, date stamp on inside of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
19 Owen-Jones, Stuart, Dr. RAILWAYS OF WALES.
Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Cymru / National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, 1981. 
48 pp, oblong soft cover (stapled in wraps), 8" H x 8 1/4" D. ISBN 0720002486 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, map. Contents: Introduction; Making Tracks; The Routes to Ireland; The Coal and Iron Trade; Into 'Wild Wales' ; Courtship and Competition; Zenith and Slow Decline. Interior - faint cigarette odoer, faint erased pencil marks on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny crease at top corner of covers a n d t e x t b l o ck, wear at top of spine, minor wear at bottom of spine. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
JOURNEY TO THE ICE AGE: MAMMOTHS AND OTHER ANIMALS OF THE WILD., Poortvliet, Rien.  Translated from the Dutch by Karin H. Ford.  Calligraphy by Diane Lynch.
20 Poortvliet, Rien. Translated from the Dutch by Karin H. Ford. Calligraphy by Diane Lynch. JOURNEY TO THE ICE AGE: MAMMOTHS AND OTHER ANIMALS OF THE WILD.
Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1994. 
224 pp, oblong (10 1/4" H x 12" D) hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0810936488 Beautifully illustrated throughout in colour by the Dutch artist well known for his books on gnomes and Holland. "Starting in present-day Holland, Poortvliet observes a nd illustrates, the many animals who inhabit this earth, in great detail. He may catch a rabbit, lynx, or partridge sauntering by, or admire a doe with her young right beneath him. He takes notice of foxes, deer, and wolves, and portrays them r e a l istically and convincingly. (He) continues on his journey to the sixteenth century, a time when humans coexisted with such predators as bears, lynx, and wolves, and other wild animals. His journey ends with the people and animals of the Ic e Ag e, a nd he imagines the now-extinct mammoth and other creatures in their natural habitat - the giant deer, the wooly rhinoceros, the wild horse, the auroch, and the cave lion. Exploring the boundaries of time travel and studying the wild anim al s a t c los e range, (he) documents their daily habits and rituals. His colorful account unfolds before us to reveal the many interesting facts about the mammals: How much bigger is an elk than a deer or a doe? How do you subdue a rhinoceros? How man y po unds is a mammoth's daily food intake?" Previous owner's signed bookplate on front free endpaper, tiny dint on bottom edge of each board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one ve ry s mall edge tear - archivally taped, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 75.00 USD
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