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AIR FORCE COLORS.  VOLUME 3.  PACIFIC AND HOME FRONT, 1942-47., Bell, Dana.  Illustrated by Don Greer.
61 Bell, Dana. Illustrated by Don Greer. AIR FORCE COLORS. VOLUME 3. PACIFIC AND HOME FRONT, 1942-47.
Squadron/Signal, Carrollton, Texas, 1997. 
95 pp, 11" H, soft cover. ISBN 0897473760 B&w photographs, color profiles, markings. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - two soft corner creases, one tiny corner crease. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A WARTIME LOG., Beltrone, Art and Beltrone, Lee.
62 Beltrone, Art and Beltrone, Lee. A WARTIME LOG.
Charlottesville, Virginia Howell 1994 0943231906 / 9780943231907 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Signed by Authors.
208 pp, 9 3/4" H. Signed on front free endpaper: "Art Beltrone / Lee Beltrone". Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "With watercolors extracted from food can labels and paint brushes made from their own hair, downed World War II American airmen recreated their recollections of combat and experiences as prisoners of war in blank books provided by the Y.M.C.A. With remarkable ingenuity and creativity, prisoners used their Wartime Logs as a mental escape from the physical confinement of German prison camps. Sketches, illustrations, poetry, diary entries - all were recorded in each prisoner's log book. (This book), printed and bound in roughly the size and format of the originals, features artwork and anecdotes from more than a dozen log books kept by U.S. Army Air Force pilots and crewmen held prisoner in German camps during WWII. Adventure, boredom, laughter, horror, and courage fill these pages. (It) provides a unique look into a chapter of history that should never be forgotten and will inspire us all." Minor lean to spine, slight waviness to top/bottom edges of text block. Dust jacket has some light edge wrinkling, light rubbing on panels, three very small dents on rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
63 Bercuson, David J. MAPLE LEAF AGAINST THE AXIS: CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto Stoddart 1995 0773728619 / 9780773728615 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
316 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Here, in all its passion and drama, is the story of how the Canadian Army, Navy, and Air Force fought during the Second World War, from the Battle of Hong Kong to the Rhine River crossing and the significant part Canadians played in the Allied victory. David Bercuson, one of Canada's top military historians, covers the war on the ground, the naval war in the North Atlantic and elsewhere, and the air war - both the bomber offensive and the story of those Canadians who flew everything from Canso Reconnaissance aircraft in the Indian Ocean to Typhoon fighter bombers with the Second Tactical Air Force in Europe. And he does it through recounting the stories of men and women who were there." Very light soiling to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edgewear/rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
64 Bercuson, David J. MAPLE LEAF AGAINST THE AXIS: CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto Stoddart 1995 0773728619 / 9780773728615 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine 
316 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Here, in all its passion and drama, is the story of how the Canadian Army, Navy, and Air Force fought during the Second World War, from the Battle of Hong Kong to the Rhine River crossing and the significant part Canadians played in the Allied victory. David Bercuson, one of Canada's top military historians, covers the war on the ground, the naval war in the North Atlantic and elsewhere, and the air war - both the bomber offensive and the story of those Canadians who flew everything from Canso Reconnaissance aircraft in the Indian Ocean to Typhoon fighter bombers with the Second Tactical Air Force in Europe. And he does it through recounting the stories of men and women who were there." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BLACK CROSS / RED STAR: AIR WAR OVER THE EASTERN FRONT.  VOLUME I: OPERATION BARBAROSSA, 1941., Bergstrom, Christer and Mikhailov, Andrey.
65 Bergstrom, Christer and Mikhailov, Andrey. BLACK CROSS / RED STAR: AIR WAR OVER THE EASTERN FRONT. VOLUME I: OPERATION BARBAROSSA, 1941.
Pacifica, California Pacifica Military History 2000 0935553487 / 9780935553482 Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good - 
307 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. **VOLUME 1 ONLY**. "The air war on the Eastern Front in World War II was history's largest and longest air campaign. Nevertheless, it has been one of the least known and least understood chapters of aviation history This is because earlier publications on this immense subject have been based on material taken almost exclusively from the German side. (The 4 volume set, of which this is Volume 1) is to be the most complete and detailed series ever published on the air war on the Eastern Front. It presents for the first time a true balance between German and Soviet accounts. (The authors) have undertaken a huge research effort to glean the true events of this air war. Thanks to their painstaking research and brilliant analysis of German archival material, some of the first Soviet Air Force records ever to be seen in the West, and new information from German and Soviet airmen, they are able to present many valuable insights into the vast Eastern Front aerial struggle." Section headings in this volume: The Enemies; Background of a Disaster; Sunday, June 22, 1941; The Swan Song of the Red Bombers; Lightning War; Recovery of the Red Air Force; "The Greatest Battle of All Time"; The Arctic Front; Fall of 1941: Stiffening Resistance; Barbarossa's Last Gasp; The Death of Barbarossa; Conclusions; Appendices; Notes; Sources. Light bump at top corner of text block, moderate bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, light wrinkling at of flap-folds, wrinkling at archivally taped tear at bottom of rear hinge. 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
MARCHING AS TO WAR:  CANADA'S TURBULENT YEARS, 1899-1953., Berton, Pierre.
66 Berton, Pierre. MARCHING AS TO WAR: CANADA'S TURBULENT YEARS, 1899-1953.
Doubleday Canada 2001 0385257252 / 9780385257251 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
632 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w maps. "The first war of the century, which took Canadian soldiers to South Africa, and the last, which sent them to Korea, bracket the tumultuous years of the (20th) century's first half like bookends on the shelf of history. They have a good deal in common, these two minor conflicts, whose chronicles pale when compared to the bloodbaths of the two world wars. Canada's wartime days are long past, and for many, the scars of war have healed. Vimy has been manicured clean, its pockmarked slopes softened by a green mantle of Canadian pines. Dieppe has reverted to a resort town, its beaches long since washed free of Canadian blood. Now a days, Canadians are proud of their role as Peacekeepers, from which they have gained a modicum of the international acclaim the nation has always craved, with precious little blood wasted in the process. In this monumental work, Pierre Berton brings Canadian history to life once again, relying on a host of sources, including newspaper accounts and first-hand reports, to tell the story of these four wars through the eyes of the privates in the trenches, the generals at the front, and the politicians and families back home. By profiling the interwar years, Berton traces how one war led to the next, and how the country was changed in the process. Illustrated with maps and line drawings, 'Marching as to War' describes how the experience of war helped to bind Canada together as a nation and chronicles the transformation of Canada's dependence upon Great Britain and its slow emergence as an independent nation caught in a love-hate relationship with the United States." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling and very minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
COURT LADY AND COUNTRY WIFE.  ROYAL PRIVILEGE AND CIVIL WAR:  TWO NOBLE SISTERS IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND., Betcherman, Lita-Rose.
67 Betcherman, Lita-Rose. COURT LADY AND COUNTRY WIFE. ROYAL PRIVILEGE AND CIVIL WAR: TWO NOBLE SISTERS IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND.
Toronto HarperCollins / Phyllis Bruce 2005 0002007894 / 9780002007894 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
384 pp, 9 1/4" H. "The lives of two dazzling aristocratic sisters, Lucy and Dorothy Percy, present a perfect window into the world of political unrest and social intrigue of seventeenth-century English society. Their breeding, beauty, and cunning made them among the most influential women of their time. Born during the reign of Elizabeth I, the Percy sisters came to prominence at the court of Charles I. Lucy, the Countess of Carlisle - the 'court lady' - dominated the royal scene thanks to her position at the center of power. Her beauty, captured in magnificent Van Dyck portraits, and her political skill attracted prominent lovers, and her charm and talents as a gossip ensured her inclusion in the Queen's inner circle. Then, her machinations during the Civil WAr led to her imprisonment in the Tower of London. Her sister, Dorothy, Countess of Leicester - the 'country wife' - had twelve surviving children and managed the family estates while her husband traveled abroad or immersed himself in books. As a diplomat's wife, she was brilliant, with a keen eye and special purview of European politics. This early ancestor of Princess Diana's family was also a shrewish wife who bossed her mate for more than thirty-seven years before he rebelled publicly, causing a scandal. (This book) brilliantly depicts the position of upper-class women in seventeenth-century Britain and illuminates a grand and turbulent era." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FRIENDLY FIRE: ACCIDENTS IN BATTLE FROM ANCIENT GREECE TO THE GULF WAR., Bickers, Richard Townshend.
68 Bickers, Richard Townshend. FRIENDLY FIRE: ACCIDENTS IN BATTLE FROM ANCIENT GREECE TO THE GULF WAR.
Leo Cooper, London, (1994). 
162 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "...(an) historical survey of some of the most dramatic incidents of what (the author) more correctly calls 'accidental amicide', it is an occurence as old as warfare itself. It is inevitable that in the heat of battle men become confused and disoriented and such accidents are bound to happen. Sometimes, as the author shows, the blame can be attributed to the incompetence or stupidity of a commander who leads or sends his men into the line of fire of his own guns. More often, however, it is simply the result of a breakdown in communications or a change in the weather. In this absorbing book, Richard Bickers puts 'Friendly Fire' in its true perspective, using his own experience as an airman in and after the Second World War to who how hard it is for a pilot to distinguish friend from foe." Very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, light edge wrinkling. VG+/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BICKERSTETH DIARIES 1914-1918., Bickersteth, John, editor.  Introduction by John Terraine.  Foreword by Donald Coggan.
69 Bickersteth, John, editor. Introduction by John Terraine. Foreword by Donald Coggan. THE BICKERSTETH DIARIES 1914-1918.
London Leo Cooper 1996 0850525462 / 9780850525465 Soft Cover Very Good 
332 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). B&w illustrations. "The Bickersteth War Diary was begun in August 1914 by Ella Monier-Williams Bickersteth, at the urgings of her son Burgon, with the idea of sharing the news of happenings in Europe with another son who was in Australia at the time. She was to continue it for four and a half years and then resumed her task during the Second World War. The resulting volumes, full of newspaper clippings and letters have been edited by her grandson to present a personal look at the life of a family that provided soldiers and chaplains to the British Army and suffered the loss and heartache that were common to many families of that time." Interior - clean and tight with no ownership marks. Exterior - small creases at bottom corner of front cover, very light rubbing, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
70 Bickersteth, John, editor. Introduction by John Terraine. Foreword by Donald Coggan. THE BICKERSTETH DIARIES 1914-1918.
London Leo Cooper 1996 0850525462 / 9780850525465 Soft Cover Very Good 
332 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). B&w illustrations. "The Bickersteth War Diary was begun in August 1914 by Ella Monier-Williams Bickersteth, at the urgings of her son Burgon, with the idea of sharing the news of happenings in Europe with another son who was in Australia at the time. She was to continue it for four and a half years and then resumed her task during the Second World War. The resulting volumes, full of newspaper clippings and letters have been edited by her grandson to present a personal look at the life of a family that provided soldiers and chaplains to the British Army and suffered the loss and heartache that were common to many families of that time." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - faint crease down spine, small shallow dent on spine, light rubbing, two tiny corner creases, very light browning to top of spine, light shelf soiling on bottom of text block, very light edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WOMEN'S ROYAL ARMY CORPS.  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Bidwell, Shelford.  Introduction by General Sir Ronald Adam.
71 Bidwell, Shelford. Introduction by General Sir Ronald Adam. THE WOMEN'S ROYAL ARMY CORPS. FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1977, first edition. 
141 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520991 B&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Introduction; Women in a World at War; With the Armies in France; Beginning Again; Back to Work; Two Hundred Thousand Women; Chronicles of Success; Service Overseas; Anti-Aircraft Command; The Corps Today. Minor browning to pages, faint cigarette odor, very light browning to edges of textblock, two small faint stains on fore-edge of textblock, very light edge wear, book slightly co cked, boards are bowed, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light browning - more at edges and flap-folds, three small scuffs/light stains on rear hinge, small ghost sticker mark on front flap, light rubbing, light edge w e a r / w r i nkling. Good/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY.  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Bidwell, Shelford.  Introduction by Lieut.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
72 Bidwell, Shelford. Introduction by Lieut.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY. FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1973, first edition. 
115 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850521386 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Music for Regimental Slow March, Trot Past, Gallop Past. "Many people's visual image of the Royal Horse Artillery is probably confined to the dazzling equestrian performances of the King's Troop which annually entrance schoolboys of all ages at the Royal Tournament. How many people pause to wonder why, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, there should be a King's Troop? How many stop to consider why indeed there should have been a separate formation of mounted artillery in the British Army at all? Brigadier Bidwell answers these and most other questions about the Royal Horse Artillery, and as an experienced author, as e d i t o r o f the Royal United Services Institute Journal and an ex-Horse Gunner himself he could hardly be better suited to his task. From their formation in 1793 to the present day the Royal Horse Artillery have had but one objective - to exc e l. Th ey a re in deed a corps d'elite but a corps d'elite whose claim to distinction is based entirely on merit and, as Brigadier Bidwell shows, for nearly two hundred years they have rigidly adhered to their self imposed standard of excellence . He has pa id wor t hy tribute to a body of men whose name will shine forever in the annals of British military history." Very light cigarette odor, very light browning to pages and edges of text block, faint water marks at top/bottom edge of b oa rds - mai nly on rear b oar d. Dust jacket has very light browning, small closed tear at top of rear hinge, very light edge wrinkling, water marks at edges - mainly inside top edge, old price label on front flap. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
NAPOLEON III AND HIS CARNIVAL EMPIRE., Bierman, John.
73 Bierman, John. NAPOLEON III AND HIS CARNIVAL EMPIRE.
New York St. Martin's Press 1988 0312018274 / 9780312018276 Book Club Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
439 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/2" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions. "Louis Napoleon, nephew of the famous Bonaparte, is one of the most colorful historical actors of the nineteenth century. Bohemian, adventurer and compulsive Don Juan, he managed to the astonishment of virtually everyone to be elected President of France in 1848 and within three years staged the coup d'etat that made him emperor." Previous owner's name/date in ink on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has some areas of light edge wrinkling; light browning at some edges; some light fading to front panel (top edge and at front flap-fold area) and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CLAIMS TO FAME: THE B-17 FLYING FORTRESS., Birdsall, Steve and Freeman, Roger.
74 Birdsall, Steve and Freeman, Roger. CLAIMS TO FAME: THE B-17 FLYING FORTRESS.
London Arms and Armour 1994 1854092111 / 9781854092113 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "(I)nternationally acclaimed aviation experts Steve Birdsall and Roger Freeman have here put together a remarkable and genuinely new book on this most famous of aircraft. With crews flying 25 mission tours but aircraft flying until destroyed or replaced there is clearly much scope for following a Fortress from manufacture through to eventual demise, and recounting the many and varied actions and exploits along the way. (This book) describes an intriguing and fascinating selection of aircraft and the reasons for their inclusion here. Claims include longest serving, most damaged, shortest life, famous crewmen and more but all are meticulously researched and authenticated by this expert author team, and the drama and tragedy of their missions flown are accurately reflected in the accompanying narrative." Light wrinkling at top of spine, small remainder mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has areas of light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
75 Birdsall, Steve and Freeman, Roger. CLAIMS TO FAME: THE B-17 FLYING FORTRESS.
London Arms and Armour 1994 1854092111 / 9781854092113 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "(I)nternationally acclaimed aviation experts Steve Birdsall and Roger Freeman have here put together a remarkable and genuinely new book on this most famous of aircraft. With crews flying 25 mission tours but aircraft flying until destroyed or replaced there is clearly much scope for following a Fortress from manufacture through to eventual demise, and recounting the many and varied actions and exploits along the way. (This book) describes an intriguing and fascinating selection of aircraft and the reasons for their inclusion here. Claims include longest serving, most damaged, shortest life, famous crewmen and more but all are meticulously researched and authenticated by this expert author team, and the drama and tragedy of their missions flown are accurately reflected in the accompanying narrative." One very small corner crease, minor wrinkling at top of spine, very small remainder mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light to moderate soft edge wrinkling - mostly at top of spine and front hinge area, tiny dent on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PRIDE OF SEATTLE: THE FIRST 300 BOEING B-17F FLYING FORTRESS.  SQUADRON/SIGNAL 6074., Birdsall, Steve.  Color by Don Greer, Ernesto Cumpian & David W. Smith.
76 Birdsall, Steve. Color by Don Greer, Ernesto Cumpian & David W. Smith. PRIDE OF SEATTLE: THE FIRST 300 BOEING B-17F FLYING FORTRESS. SQUADRON/SIGNAL 6074.
Squadron/Signal, Carrollton, Texas, 1998. 
64 pp, 10 15/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 089473892 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, 8 pages of color profiles. Contents: Pride of Seattle; Down Under: The 5th, 11th, 19th, and 43rd Bomb Groups; Torch and North Africa: The 97th and 301st Bo mb Groups; The Pioneers: The 91st, 303rd, 305th, and 306th Bomb Groups. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
COURAGE IN THE AIR.  VOLUME I: CANADA'S MILITARY HERITAGE., Bishop, Arthur.  Foreword by Lieutenant-General F.R. Sutherland.
77 Bishop, Arthur. Foreword by Lieutenant-General F.R. Sutherland. COURAGE IN THE AIR. VOLUME I: CANADA'S MILITARY HERITAGE.
McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, 1992, first edition. 
307 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0075513765 B&w photographs. "These biographies bring to life the stories of those who fought in the air in the most spectacular of modern wars - World War I and II, and Korea. The dra ma, chivalry and honour of warfare in the air, as well as the danger and horror of battle, are captured in these pages. With an exciting and compelling journalistic style, Bishop has provided a worthy tribute to Canada's bravest and best air f o r c e veterans." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, a few small shallow dints, a few areas of light edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TRUE CANADIAN HEROES OF THE AIR., Bishop, Arthur.  Foreword by Lieutenant-General F.R. Sutherland.
78 Bishop, Arthur. Foreword by Lieutenant-General F.R. Sutherland. TRUE CANADIAN HEROES OF THE AIR.
Prospero / Key Porter, Toronto, 2004. 
307 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1552678679 B&w photographs. "....offers a significant contribution to understanding our nation's role in the great wars through the very Canadians who, from all walks of life, served with distinction and won i nternational respect for their bravery and sacrifice. With an exciting and compelling journalistic style, Arthur Bishop brings to life the stories of those who fought in the air in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. The drama, t h e c h i v alry, the honour of warfare in the air, as well as the danger and horror of battle, are captured in these pages. A worthy tribute to Canada's best and bravest air force veterans." Interior - large corner crease on last page, otherw i se c le a n an d ti ght with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny scuff and minor soiling on top of textblock, small light bump at top and bottom of last few pages, minor soiling on bottom of textblock. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SPLENDID HUNDRED:  THE TRUE STORY OF CANADIANS WHO FLEW IN THE GREATEST AIR BATTLE OF WORLD WAR II., Bishop, Arthur.  Foreword by Lieutenant-General G. Scott Clements.
79 Bishop, Arthur. Foreword by Lieutenant-General G. Scott Clements. THE SPLENDID HUNDRED: THE TRUE STORY OF CANADIANS WHO FLEW IN THE GREATEST AIR BATTLE OF WORLD WAR II.
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1994 0075516837 / 9780075516835 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
170 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, drawings, map. "This is the hitherto untold and virtually unknown story of the 100 Canadian fighter pilots who flew during the Battle of Britain - 'the pre-eminent air battle of the modern era. ' Together they scored more victories per pilot than any other Allied air force. Set against the backdrop of a raging controversy over control within Fighter Command, (this book) relates the feats of daring exemplified by such pilots as Johnny Kent, Ernie McNab, Gordie McGregor, Dal Russel and Skeets Ogilvie. It is also the story of the grit and courage of a British people who refused to break under the horrendous onslaught of German bombing raids." Interior - very small crease at bottom corner of last 4 page leaves, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - two small corner creases, slight curl to covers at fore-edge. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
BETTER TO DIE:  THE STORY OF THE GURKHAS., Bishop, Edward.
80 Bishop, Edward. BETTER TO DIE: THE STORY OF THE GURKHAS.
London New English Library 1976 450028461 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
157 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w plates, maps. "From the North West Frontier operations of the Victorian era to the storming of the Hill of Dargai in the 1897 Tirah campaign; from their victory over the Germans at Givenchy in 1914 to their Second World War exploits in South-East Asia, the Western Desert and Europe, the Gurkhas have shown extraordinary courage, skill and devotion to the British and Allied cause, often fighting against extreme odds. (This) is a fascinating account, a story characterised by immense courage and loyalty." Light browning to pages, faint small water mark to top of textblock, slight fading to top/bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, faint water mark at bottom of spine, slight browning to spine and edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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