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1 Barfield, Thomas, editor. WAR PHOTOGRAPHY: IMAGES OF CONFLICT FROM FRONTLINE PHOTOGRAPHERS.
London Magpie 2006 1845292707 / 9781845292706 Very Good 
320 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w and colour photographs. Contents: Introduction; The Break-Up of the Old World Order; Civil Strife; A World at War; The Age of Superpowers; Wind of Change; The Middle East and the Modern World. "A collection of striking images of conflict from the world's most talented and courageous war photographers. These photographs of battle from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day - many of them rarely seen before - convey the horror and the pity of war as seen by those who were there to document it. From images of compassion and companionship, suffering and bravery to visual testaments to the terrifying destructive forces of bombs and bullets, this selection of photographs - accompanied by concise descriptions to set each picture in context - offers fresh and compelling insights into the nature of war." Minor edge wear, tiny crease at bottom corner of rear cover and small crease at top edge of rear cover - migrates into a few pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ARMY AND THE CURRAGH INCIDENT, 1914.  PUBLICATIONS OF THE ARMY RECORDS SOCIETY VOL. 2., Beckett, Ian F.W., editor.
2 Beckett, Ian F.W., editor. THE ARMY AND THE CURRAGH INCIDENT, 1914. PUBLICATIONS OF THE ARMY RECORDS SOCIETY VOL. 2.
Bodley Head / Army Records Society, London, 1986, first edition. 
456 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0370307380 "The events at the Curragh Camp near Dublin on 20/21 March 1914, and the drama continued in London over the following nine days, have a special significance in British military his tory. The outline of the story is well enough known: Brig.-General Hubert Gough and fellow-officers in the 3rd Cavalry Brigade threatened to resign rather than implement what seemed to them a policy of coercing Ulster into accepting Irish H o m e R u l e ; Gough secured a written guarantee from J.E.B. Seely, Secretary of State for War, that the army would not be so employed; Asquith's Liberal cabinet, however, repudiated the guarantee, which led Seely to resign, along with the Chie f o f th e I mp er ia l General Staff Field Marshal Sir John French and the Adjutant General Lt-General Sir John Spencer Ewart. Although sometimes erroneously referred to as a 'Mutiny', the Curragh Incident does remain one of the very few occasion s in mo der n ti mes wh en th e army asserted itself in face of the civil power in peacetime....The Incident has hitherto generally been seen in terms either of a Liberal plot to coerce Ulster or of a military plot to thwart the democratic process. By emp hasi si ng the wide r i mpa ct of the Incident on the army, this selection of original documents illuminates a number of aspects that have gone unremarked. The army's increasing concern that it might be drawn into civil war in Ulster is ill u str ated , and th e a ccep ted v ersi on o f events in Ireland and London is shown in a new light. New evidence shows the impact of the Curragh Incident on the army outside Ireland, and on the Royal Navy's attitude. The common assumption that A sq uith 's as suming the off ice o f Secr etary of S tate for War on 31 March 1914 closed the Incident is shown here to be false - the morale of the army and the officer corps continued to be affected by the Incident and its aftermath right up to th e out break of the Great War. (Thi s book) throw s impo rtant new light both on British militay history and the ever present Irish 'problem'." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very light browning to pages, tiny stain on fron t hi nge, b ump to top of spine and r ear hin ge area, two ti ny ligh t marks on rear board, light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has small color surface paper loss (scuff) with tiny perforation and heavy creasing at top of rear hi nge/s pine ar ea - mi nor edge wrinkl ing els ewhere, minor rub bing. V ery Good -/Very Good- 
Price: 36.00 USD
 
 
IRISHMEN ALL., Birmingham, George A.  Colour illustrations by Jack B. Yeats.
3 Birmingham, George A. Colour illustrations by Jack B. Yeats. IRISHMEN ALL.
T.N. Foulis, Edinburgh, 1914 reprint. 
225 pp + publisher's ads, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. Fore edges of textblock untrimmed. 12 colour plates from oil paintings by Jack B. Yeats, tipped on to gray stock and tissue-covered (collated). Chapter headings: The Higher Official; The Minor Official; The Policeman; The Squireen; The Politician; The Country Gentleman; The Farmer; The Publican; The Exile from Erin; The Parish Priest; T h e " M inister"; The Young Lady and Gentleman in Business. Previous owner's name/date on front pastedown, faint pencil erasure marks on free front endpaper, light edge wear, slight browning to spine, some soiling/browning to yapped page edges. V er y G oo d- 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
THE PROVISIONAL IRA., Bishop, Patrick and Mallie, Eamonn.
4 Bishop, Patrick and Mallie, Eamonn. THE PROVISIONAL IRA.
Heinemann, London, 1987, reprint. 
374 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0434074101 "Nearly twenty years after the present wave of conflict began in Northern Ireland, the Provisional IRA is still an active destabilising force within the United Kingdom. Yet despite the huge loss of life and the consequent political distortions and upheavals it has created, remarkably little is known about it. This authoritiative new book, the first full-length study to be undertaken since the Troubles began i n 1 9 6 9 , examines the IRA in depth, analysing its leaders, its objectives and structure. Aided by numerous, unusually frank interviews with the men who run the organisation and key figures in the Security Forces, the authors trace the IRA's pr og r es si on f ro m disarray in the early 1960s to powerful political force in the late 1980s. They explore the movement's inner workings, explaining the commitment and life of its participants and shedding new light on some of the recent lan dma rks i n t he oft en blo od y history of Republicanism; internment, the hunger strikes, the mainland bombing campaign, the development of the IRA's dual strategy of 'armalite and ballotbox'....a uniquely informative and thought-provoking book, o ne w hich wi ll i tse lf p rov e a lan dmark in the study of Irish history." Faint cigarette odor, light waviness to edges of textblock, minor wrinkling to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wear, very light ed ge wr inkli ng a t top /bot tom o f sp ine, lig ht rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
5 Bolitho, Hector. COMBAT REPORT: THE STORY OF A FIGHTER PILOT.
London B.T. Batsford 1943 First Edition Good+ 
138 pp, 8 5/8" H. Blue cloth with white lettering on spine. Colour frontispiece (from a portrait by Eric Kennington), b&w photographs. A biography of John Leith, 43 Squadron, R.A.F., combining personal reminiscences of the author and diary/letter excerpts. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light fading to color at top/bottom of spine and at top of rear hinge area, a few tiny foxing marks on bottom of text block, very small bump at top corner of pages 93 to 106, a few pages with a small soft crease at top corner 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LABOUR, LOVE, AND PRAYER: FEMALE PIETY IN ULSTER RELIGIOUS LITERATURE, 1850-1914., Brozyna, Andrea Ebel.
6 Brozyna, Andrea Ebel. LABOUR, LOVE, AND PRAYER: FEMALE PIETY IN ULSTER RELIGIOUS LITERATURE, 1850-1914.
Belfast The Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University of Belfast 1999 07735175X Near Fine Near Fine 
291 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "(A)rgues that Catholics and Protestants shared very similar views of Christian womanhood. Both lauded the influence of the virtuous Christian woman, used the same female role models from the Bible, and saw the home as the locus of the construction of female piety. Yet each group castigated the other for having antifemale values. Protestants developed the slovenly, drunken 'Biddy' as a stereotype of Catholic women and Catholics portrayed Protestant devotional and family life as cold and arid. Observers of present-day Northern Ireland will find these historical contrasts of immediate relevance." Contents: Introduction: Setting the Scene; "The Right to Labour, Love, and Pray" - The Cult of Domesticity in Ulster Religious Literature; The Virgin Mary: Model of Christian Female Spirituality; Women of the Bible and Early Church: Mortal Sinners and Model Saints; "A Future of Blessing and Service": The Moral Education of Ulster Girls; "The Wind in Women's Wings": Defining Roles for Women in Ulster Protestant Churches; "The Cursed Cup Hath Cast Her Down": Images of Women in Ulster Temperance Literature; "She Hath Done What She Could": The Gendered Construction of Female Piety in Ulster Protestant Women's Missionary Literature; Conclusion. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
ORDNANCE SURVEY MEMOIRS OF IRELAND VOLUME EIGHT (8).  PARISHES OF COUNTY ANTRIM II, 1832-8.  LISBURN AND SOUTH ANTRIM., Day, Angelique and McWilliams, Patrick, editors.
7 Day, Angelique and McWilliams, Patrick, editors. ORDNANCE SURVEY MEMOIRS OF IRELAND VOLUME EIGHT (8). PARISHES OF COUNTY ANTRIM II, 1832-8. LISBURN AND SOUTH ANTRIM.
Belfast / Dublin Institute of Irish Studies / Royal Irish Academy 1991 0853893756 / 9780853893752 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
143 pp, 10" H. 4 b&w maps. "The Memoirs are a uniquely detailed source for the history of the northern half of Ireland immediately before the Great Famine. They were written in the 1830s to accompany the 6" Ordnance Survey maps, but with one exception were not published at the time. In this new edition they act as a nineteenth century Domesday book and are essential to the understanding of the cultural heritage of our communities. The Memoirs document the landscape and situation, buildings and antiquities, land-holdings and population, employment and livelihood of the parishes. This volume contains the Memoirs for 5 parishes on the southern border of Antrim, detailing the important town of Lisburn and including the areas of Lambeg, Drumbeg, Derryaghy and the village of Dunmurry in the immediate vicinity of Belfast. The material gives a fascinating and unique insight into life in this vibrant area over one hundred and fifty years ago." Slight lean to spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 82.  MAY 1988.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed.  (Michael Page, Dave Becker, Ray Leach, Alastair Goodrum, Jim Babcock, Phil Chinnery, Mike Gradidge, Stuart McKay, Bruce Blanche.
8 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Michael Page, Dave Becker, Ray Leach, Alastair Goodrum, Jim Babcock, Phil Chinnery, Mike Gradidge, Stuart McKay, Bruce Blanche. FLYPAST. NO. 82. MAY 1988. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1988. 
70 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: The Last Raid (last German air raid on Britain in WWI); Tickets to Texas (contest); Go Fast with BLAST! (Bedfordsh ire team grooms racing aircraft and restores vintage aircraft); South African Shackletons; Life with the Last Vulcan; Night Fighter (life and times of night fighter pilot - part 1); Grumman Guardian; Rusting Russians (two Soviet transports i n G r e n a d a); News (Belfast, DH.88); Disposal (Albatross); American Classics (Rearwin); Type Report (Moths); Preservation Project (Newark Air Museum Community Programme), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Ex t er io r - m in or e dg e wear, very light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing on rear cover, minor browning to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
STIRLING AT WAR., Falconer, Jonathan.  Foreword by Murray Peden.
9 Falconer, Jonathan. Foreword by Murray Peden. STIRLING AT WAR.
Ian Allan, Shepperton, 1991, first edition. 
128 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0711020221 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. "Weaving his narrative around the detailed eyewitness accounts of aircrews, groundcrews and those who built the Stirling, (t he author) reveals the troubled life story of the Shorts' big bomber. Through the eyes of a factory worker at Queen's Island, Belfast, we witness the birth of one of the RAF's first four-engined 'heavies'. We climb the crew ladder, follow th e s k i p per up the long dark fuselage to the cockpit and fly with him and his crew on one of the first Stirling raids over Germany. Lie on your belly in the bomb aimer's position as the skipper dodges flak and fighters at low level: 'We crossed th e e ne my c oast at Wilhelmshaven and were soon flying at low level between two of the Friesian Islands - the guns on each island appeared to be firing horizontally or down at us.' Sit in on a top secret briefing for an SD Stirling crew at Tem psf or d, and fl y w ith them to a DZ 'somewhere in Occupied Europe' to deliver their 'Joe'. Freeze in the biting East Anglian wind with the groundcrews on dispersals as they try to change an exhaust manifold: 'The Bristol Hercules engines were su perb - the re w as v irtu ally nothing to leak from them. But it was a long way down to the ground if you slipped on the wings.' Fly in the greatest aerial armadas ever seen as you carry crack paratroops to Normandy on the eve of D-Day, or tow a lumbe rin g Ho rsa g lider thro ugh flak-peppered skies to Arnhem." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has bee price-clipped, has very light wrinkling and minor wear at top/bottom of s pine a nd f lap-f olds. Very Good/V ery Good 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
10 Hennessey, Thomas. A HISTORY OF NORTHERN IRELAND, 1920-1996.
New York St. Martin's Press 1997 0312211120 / 9780312211127 Very Good+ Very Good 
347 pp, 8vo (8 13/16" H). Book club edition. "Founded upon the partition of Ireland in 1920, Northern Ireland experienced fifty years of nervous peace under the rule of a devolved government in Belfast. This government was representative only of the majority Protestant unionist community while the Catholic minority sought union with the rest of the island. The Protestant fortress held firm until the emergence of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Movement in the late 1960s, following which the province subsided into the civil unrest widely known as 'the Troubles'. Hennessey's even-handed history attempts to understand the reasons for the long history of communal division, mutual suspicion, Catholic alienation, and Protestant siege mentality. It traces the sequence of events, decade by decade, in the history of the troubled province. The great value of the book, however, is in providing an overview of events since the outbreak of the Troubles up to and including the present uncertain peace process. It is the first comprehensive history of Northern Ireland for over fifteen years and brings a contemporary perspective to historical events, taking account of the scholarship which has developed in Northern Ireland studies over the last twenty years." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
11 Lake, Carney. REFLECTED GLORY.
Leo Cooper, London, (1994), reprint. 
227 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "Carney Lake served for six years in a Royal Marines Commando Unit and has set out to produce a literary portrait of his unit. The result is arguably as vivid and accurate a depiction of Britain's figh ting men as has appeared in print for many a year. Only the real names of personnel have been spared for obvious reasons. For the rest, the author describes things exactly as they happened...The nail-biting descriptions of patrols on th e s t r e e t s o f Belfast, of deploying to face an opposing army during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, and of border duty in South Armagh strain the reader's nerves to breaking point...unquestionably gives expression to a generation of Britain' s p ro fe ss io na l so l di ers. It paints an unforgettable picture of life at the sharp end by one who was there..." Faint pencil erasure mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light rubbing, minor wrinkle at top of rear flap-fold. NF/VG + 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BOYS AND GIRLS COME OUT TO PLAY: A COLLECTION OF IRISH SINGING GAMES., Leyden, Maurice.
12 Leyden, Maurice. BOYS AND GIRLS COME OUT TO PLAY: A COLLECTION OF IRISH SINGING GAMES.
Belfast Appletree 1993 0862814324 / 9780862814328 First Edition Very Good Liisa Hindsberg. 
152 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w drawings, music notation. "The material in this book has been culled from many sources and I have brought together a comprehensive range of children's games played throughout Ireland, complete with music notation, game instructions and background notes setting each game in its historical perspective. In this collection I have included long forgotten games, such as 'Thread the Needle' and 'Here Is One Knight' - games of great antiquity that give us glimpses of the Middle Ages. There are also the more popular games, such as 'Nuts in May', 'The Farmer's in His Den' and 'Briar Rosebud' that are as familiar to the children of Europe and America as they are to the children of Ireland. These are the games that have survived 'the usual rubbing or blurring consequent on long use among unlettered people'. The versions I have given are not the definitive ones and, inevitably, readers will have different ways of playing the games. This does not detract from them but emphasises the tenacity of children's folklore, the survival of which has defied time and place." Interior - very light toning to inside of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, minor edge wear, small scuff on bottom of text block. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
BOYS AND GIRLS COME OUT TO PLAY: A COLLECTION OF IRISH SINGING GAMES., Leyden, Maurice.
13 Leyden, Maurice. BOYS AND GIRLS COME OUT TO PLAY: A COLLECTION OF IRISH SINGING GAMES.
Belfast Appletree 1993 0862814324 / 9780862814328 First Edition Very Good+ Liisa Hindsberg. 
152 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w drawings, music notation. "The material in this book has been culled from many sources and I have brought together a comprehensive range of children's games played throughout Ireland, complete with music notation, game instructions and background notes setting each game in its historical perspective. In this collection I have included long forgotten games, such as 'Thread the Needle' and 'Here Is One Knight' - games of great antiquity that give us glimpses of the Middle Ages. There are also the more popular games, such as 'Nuts in May', 'The Farmer's in His Den' and 'Briar Rosebud' that are as familiar to the children of Europe and America as they are to the children of Ireland. These are the games that have survived 'the usual rubbing or blurring consequent on long use among unlettered people'. The versions I have given are not the definitive ones and, inevitably, readers will have different ways of playing the games. This does not detract from them but emphasises the tenacity of children's folklore, the survival of which has defied time and place." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, minor edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CULTURE AND ANARCHY IN IRELAND 1890-1939.  THE FORD LECTURES DELIVERED IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD IN THE HILARY TERM OF 1978., Lyons, F.S.L.
14 Lyons, F.S.L. CULTURE AND ANARCHY IN IRELAND 1890-1939. THE FORD LECTURES DELIVERED IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD IN THE HILARY TERM OF 1978.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1979 0192224931 First Edition Very Good - Very Good- 
184 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "Irish history has traditionally been interpreted primarily in political terms as the struggle of an emerging nation to shake itself free of seven hundred years of English domination. The events of the last decade in Northern Ireland have led many people to realise that the reality is more complex, but this has left them if anything more confused than they were before. The purpose of this book is to trace concisely the outline of four conflicting cultures which co-exist in Ireland north and south. To bring their conflict to a focus they have been examined mainly within a narrow historical framework, the period 1890-1939 (defined by the two symbolic dates of the fall of Parnell and the death of Yeats), though there are some necessary excursions into a remoter past, especially in relation to Ireland. The underlying theme of the book is that no political solution has been or will be successful without a proper understanding of the intricacies of this interlocking pattern of cultures - Gaelic, English, Anglo-Irish, Ulster Protestant. The book is in essence an attempt to provide the historical basis for such an understanding." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, a previous owner's name in ink and faint erased pencil marks on free front endpaper, very light liquid stain in top margin of page 19, minor edge wear, small corner bump, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear - small surface paper loss at bottom of flap-folds, light to moderate edge wrinkling, light rubbing, 1" closed knife cut on front panel - archivally taped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THUNDER IN THE MORNING CALM:  THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY IN KOREA 1950-1955., Meyers, Edward C.
15 Meyers, Edward C. THUNDER IN THE MORNING CALM: THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY IN KOREA 1950-1955.
St. Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1992 0920277713 / 9780920277713 First Edition Fine Fine 
248 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "Between July 1950 and August 1955, when the last Royal Canadian Navy ship returned home from Korea, a total of eight Canadian destroyers performed twenty-one single tours of duty manned by more than 6,000 sailors. In recounting the efforts of the many who served in those almost forgotten ships, (the author) depicts a navy at mid-century, determined to assert its distinct Canadian identity. His is an account of a war viewed from the vantage point of the lower deck; of one whose own experiences and those of his shipmates are testimony to the fact that those who served with the RCN in Korea acquitted themselves admirably and in a manner that has long deserved the recognition and respect of all Canadians." 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THUNDER IN THE MORNING CALM:  THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY IN KOREA 1950-1955., Meyers, Edward C.
16 Meyers, Edward C. THUNDER IN THE MORNING CALM: THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY IN KOREA 1950-1955.
St. Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1992 0920277713 / 9780920277713 First Edition Fine Near Fine 
248 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "Between July 1950 and August 1955, when the last Royal Canadian Navy ship returned home from Korea, a total of eight Canadian destroyers performed twenty-one single tours of duty manned by more than 6,000 sailors. In recounting the efforts of the many who served in those almost forgotten ships, (the author) depicts a navy at mid-century, determined to assert its distinct Canadian identity. His is an account of a war viewed from the vantage point of the lower deck; of one whose own experiences and those of his shipmates are testimony to the fact that those who served with the RCN in Korea acquitted themselves admirably and in a manner that has long deserved the recognition and respect of all Canadians." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing and a few very faint line indentations on rear panel. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
OUR LITTLE ARMY IN THE FIELD:  THE CANADIANS IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1902., Reid, Brian A.
17 Reid, Brian A. OUR LITTLE ARMY IN THE FIELD: THE CANADIANS IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1902.
St. Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1996 1551250241 / 9781551250243 First Edition Fine Fine 
206 pp, large 8vo (10" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The Boer War, 1899-1902, saw the first Canadian troops sent overseas to fight. Many units of the present Canadian army first distinguished themselves in South Africa, and still proudly bear the Battle Honours earned there. This is the story of the Canadian soldiers in the Boer War, how they overcame the limitations of the old-style British army, and how they defeated very tough, unconventional warriors. (This book) uses extensive archival research to shed new light on some of the failures and controversies, as well as the obvious successes, of the Canadians in South Africa." 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
OUR LITTLE ARMY IN THE FIELD:  THE CANADIANS IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1902., Reid, Brian A.
18 Reid, Brian A. OUR LITTLE ARMY IN THE FIELD: THE CANADIANS IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1902.
St. Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1996 1551250241 / 9781551250243 First Edition Fine Near Fine 
206 pp, large 8vo (10" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The Boer War, 1899-1902, saw the first Canadian troops sent overseas to fight. Many units of the present Canadian army first distinguished themselves in South Africa, and still proudly bear the Battle Honours earned there. This is the story of the Canadian soldiers in the Boer War, how they overcame the limitations of the old-style British army, and how they defeated very tough, unconventional warriors. (This book) uses extensive archival research to shed new light on some of the failures and controversies, as well as the obvious successes, of the Canadians in South Africa." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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