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Colonies et Protectorats de l'Océan Pacifique
1 Colonies et Protectorats de l'Océan Pacifique
Paris, France Maison Quantin 1889 First Edition Paperback Good Plus 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
In French, not in English. This is Volume IV from the series, Exposition Coloniale de 1889, Les Colonies Françaises. The book includes sections on Tahiti, la Nouvelle Calédonie, les Nouvelles Hébrides, les Iles Wallis, Futuna, and les Iles Kerguelen. 7.2 x 4.75 inches. Unopened, thus unread. A paperback publication in the original wrappers, and in surprisingly good condition for its age. Moderately bumped spine tail, and lower corners. Black lettering to the front and to the rear of the wrappers. Note that the wrappers are very age-darkened although with almost no soiling. 407 numbered pages, with many B&W illusutrations, full-page plates, headpieces, and fold-out maps. Age-toning around the edges of all interior pages. Else a very clean copy, inside and out. No remainder marks. Many of the pages are still uncut, hence this copy presumed unread. A Good Plus copy. Extremely scarce in any condition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Form of Funeral Ceremony, Castle of Sorrow, and Dedication Ceremony for Knights of the Golden Eagle
2 Form of Funeral Ceremony, Castle of Sorrow, and Dedication Ceremony for Knights of the Golden Eagle
Baltimore, MD 1890 Cloth Good Minus 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall 
Presumed early edition, possibly a first. Printed by James Young. Olive drab cloth binding. Blind-stamped covers with gilt-stamped lettering on the front cover. Some spotting and soiling to the binding. . 5.75 x 4.5 inches. The text block is present but is disbound. With 18 numbered pages. Minor age toning and scattered light marginal smudging, else a clean interior. Rated a Good Minus copy. Scarce in any condition. With thanks to Wikipedia for the following: "The Knights of the Golden Eagle was a fraternal organization founded in Baltimore in 1872. The order's original objectives were to help its members find employment and aid them while unemployed. Membership was open to white males over 18, without physical or mental handicaps, who were able to write and support themselves, were law abiding of sound moral character and of the Christian faith. There was a female auxiliary called the Ladies of the Golden Eagle. In the early years of its existence the group received assistance from other secret societies and fraternal groups. The Odd Fellows helped them become established in Philadelphia in 1875 and the Knights of Pythias helped them become established in Massachusetts in 1880. Local lodges were called Castles, statewide structures were called Grand Castles, and the overall group Supreme Castle. In the early 1920s the Knights were headquartered at 814-816 North Broad Street, Philadelphia. The last known headquarters of the group was in North Wales, Pennsylvania." 
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Games People Play: Ancient Pastimes of Asia
3 Games People Play: Ancient Pastimes of Asia
New York, New York, U.S.A. E & J Frankel 1999 First Edition Paperback Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Printed and bound in Hong Kong. Attractive heavy-duty paper wrappers, with color illustrations front and back. Wrappers with very light scuffing/rubbing. Unbumped spine head and tail, and with minor bump to upper corners 11.75 x 8.25 inches. With 67 numbered pages and with numerous color photo illus. All on coated stock. An exceptionally clean copy, and fairly tight. No remainder marks. A Near Fine copy. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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Iki
4 Iki
Tokyo, Japan Shiseido Co., Ltd. 1987 Presumed First Edition Decorative Boards Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Printed and bound in Japan. With text in Japanese, NOT in English. Pink cloth spine with silver paper hardboard binding. 11.75 x 9 inches. With 175 numbered pages and with numerous plates, all in vivid color, some full page, all on heavy glossy stock. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. An immaculate copy, and very tight, with scarcely a hint of shelf life. Almost certainly unread. No remainder marks. In a heavy-duty slipcase of matching pink cloth and silver paper. The slipcase with minor soiling to the underside. A Fine copy in a Near Fine slipcase. Iki translates loosely as chic or style. Sections on bijin-ga, theatre, hair ornaments, combs, purses, accessories, tea houses, lanterns, food, and clothing, costumes and fabrics. Interspersed are charming ukiyo-e illustrations. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Iraq, Volume XXXVI, Parts 1 & 2, In Honour of Sir Max Mallowan
5 Iraq, Volume XXXVI, Parts 1 & 2, In Honour of Sir Max Mallowan
London, England British School of Archaeology in Iraq 1974 First Edition Paperback Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Printed in England by Stephen Austin and Sons. Original plain paper wrappers in a soft blue-green color, with fairly crisp black-stamped lettering to the front wrapper and to the spine. Yapped edges. The wrappers remain intact. Moderate spine lean nearing the top of the text block. Previous owner name in neat ink hand at the top of the front wrapper, else the wrappers are exceptionally clean and presentable. 10.75 x 7.5 inches. Heavy-weight, semi-glossy paper. With 264 numbered pages, and with LVI B&W plates, including schematics, maps, drawings and archival photos, and with 23 B&W figures in the text. Very light semi-crease to the last pages, quite minor. Else the book appears free of demerits. A Very Good copy. Much of the content focuses on Ancient Assyria, its history, archaeology and ethnography. The majority of the articles are in English but a few are in German and a few in French. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Japan Up to Date
6 Japan Up to Date
Tokyo, Japan Charles E. Tuttle Company 1955 Paperback Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
An English-language compendium of photo-illustrations with commentary, designed to expose the foriegner to Japanese culture and what to expect when visiting Japan. Presumed published in 1955. Printed and bound in Japan. Approximately 10 x 7.25 inches. Color pictorial over-wrappers, somewhat sunned. 220 numbered pages, with numerous B&W photographs. A Very Good copy. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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Les Costumes Historiques Russes du Musée de l´Ermitage  de Léningrad
7 Les Costumes Historiques Russes du Musée de l´Ermitage de Léningrad
France Mécène 1989 Presumed First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Good Plus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Text in French. En français. Presumed first printing of the first edition. Printed and bound in France. Turqouise glossy paper hardboard binding, with crisp white-stamped lettering. Very gently bumped spine tail, and with sharp corners. 11 x 9 inches. With unnumbered pages and with B&W illustrations and numerous fulll-color plates, many full page, on coated stock. An exceptionally clean copy, and very tight. Either unread or very gently read. No remainder marks. Pictorial DJ, price-clipped, with edge curl/wear along the top and with one large repaired tear at spine tail. A Near Fine copy in a Good Plus DJ. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Smithsonian Institution War Background Studies, Nos. 1-12
8 Smithsonian Institution War Background Studies, Nos. 1-12
Washington, D.C., U.S.A. Smithsonian Institution 1942 First Edition Thus Buckram Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A publication of the series, Smithsonian Institution War Background Studies. Published sequentially between 1942 and 1943. Printed and presumed bound in Baltimore, MD. Present are the first twelve issues of that series. #1. Bishop, Carl Whiting. Origin of the Far Eastern Civilizations. #2. Swanton, John R. The Evolution of Nations. #3. Hrdlicka, Ales. The Peoples of the Soviet Union. #4. Krieger, Herbert W. Peoples of the Philippines. #5. Friedman, Herbert. The Natural History Background of Camouflage. #6. Weckler, J. E., Jr. Polynesians Explorers of the Pacific. #7. Embree, John F. The Japanese. #8. Deignan, H. G. Siam--Land of Free Men. #9. Stirling, A. W. The Native Peoples of New Guinea. #10. Cochran, Doris M. Poisonous Reptiles of the World: A Wartime Handbook. #11. Roberts, Frank H. H., Jr. Egypt and the Suez Canal. #12. Swanton, John R. Are Wars Inevitable? Light gray buckram binding, with gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with generally unbumped corners. Lightly soiled binding. Text block firmly bound in. 9 x 6 inches. With monochrome photoplates here and there. Also with a pristine pull-out map illustrating the various languages of the Philippines. A very clean copy, and very tight. A Very Good copy. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Book of the Dead, with Twenty-five Illustrations
9 The Book of the Dead, with Twenty-five Illustrations
London, England The British Museum 1925 First Edition Pamphlet Good Ex-Library 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
First edition, first printing of a popular booklet that was reissued several times over the years. Printed and bound in London for the British Museum. 9.5 x 6 inches. Ex-library with the usual ex-library markings. Plain blue wrappers with black-stamped lettering. The wrappers are soiled and age-faded. The wrappers are neatly reinforced along the spine with cloth-tape. With 43 numbered pages of text, and with 25 illustrations including monochrome plates, some full-page, and B&W line drawings. Apart from the ex-library markings, a clean interior and rated as a Good copy. A synopsis by the famed Egyptologist E. A. Wallis Budge. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium (3-Volume Set)
10 The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium (3-Volume Set)
New York, New York, U.S.A. Oxford University Press 1991 0195046528 / 9780195046526 First Edition Buckram Near Fine No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Complete in 3 vols. NOT an ex library set. First printing of the first edition, 1991. Printed and presumed bound in the USA. Oxford blue buckram binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front boards and the spines. Generally unbumped spine heads and tails, with sharp corners. Exceptionally clean bindings. 10.25 x 7.75 inches. Text blocks firmly bound in. With li, 727, xxxi, 729-1473, xxxi and 1475-2232 numbered pages, printed in double columns. The book set also has occasional B&W illustrations, mostly quarter-page size or smaller. An impressively clean set, and quite tight. Gentle shelf life and very gently read. No dust jackets are present. A Near Fine copy. The idea of producing a dictionary of Byzantine studies arose as early as 1949. The ODB is limited to approximately 5,000 entries. The ODB addresses issues of chronology and geography, with the scope defined as the period from the 4th to the 15th century, and all regions that at any time formed part of the Byzantine Empire are covered. Also noteworthy is that the entries in the ODB are interdisciplinary in nature. 
Price: 222.00 USD
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Tableau comparé des écritures Babylonienne et Assyrienne archaiques et modernes avec classement des signes d' aprés leur forme archaique, Amiaud, A.; Méchineau, L.
11 Amiaud, A.; Méchineau, L. Tableau comparé des écritures Babylonienne et Assyrienne archaiques et modernes avec classement des signes d' aprés leur forme archaique
Paris H. Welter 1902 Second Edition Buckram Very Good Association Copy 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Ceci est, par définition, un texte bilingue en français et en assyrien (ou suméro-accadienne).This is, by definition, a bilingual text in French and in Assyrian (or Sumero-Akkadian). Presumed first printing of the second edition, 1902. The first edition was issued in 1887. Presumed printed and bound in France. Contemporary pea green buckram binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Mild abrasion to the spine head and tail, with fairly sharp corners. 9.5 x 6.25 inches. Text block firmly bound in. Mild offsetting from the pastedowns to the opposite FEPs. Front pastedown with the handsome and original ex libris plate of O. R. Gurney pasted in. XVI and 148 numbered pages, including a preface, a syllabary, a supplement, tables of cuneiform signs, and additions and corrections. Moderate age darkening to the page edges. Else an exceptionally clean copy, and fairly tight. A Very Good copy. Oliver Robert Gurney [1911-2001] was a highly regarded English Assyriologist and a leading scholar of the Hittite studies. He served for some years as president of the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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La decouverte du paradis: Oceanie Curieux, navigateurs et Savants, Association des conservateurs de la region Nord--Pas-de-Calais
12 Association des conservateurs de la region Nord--Pas-de-Calais La decouverte du paradis: Oceanie Curieux, navigateurs et Savants
Paris, France Somogy Editions D'art 1997 2850562742 / 9782850562747 First French Edition Buckram Near Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in French only, not in English. Presumed first printing of the first French edition. Printed and bound in Italy. Black buckram binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Virtually unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. 11.25 x 10 inches. 252 numbered pages, with numerous stunning color plates, some full-page, all on heavy coated stock. An immensely clean copy, and quite tight. Either unread or very gently read. Lovely full-pictorial dust jacket, unclipped. DJ protected by a clear Mylar over-wrapper. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ. Contents of the book address about 220 objects of art from the South Seas. 
Price: 111.00 USD
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History and Technology of Olive Oil in the Holy Land, Avitsur, Shmuel; Frankel, Rafael
13 Avitsur, Shmuel; Frankel, Rafael History and Technology of Olive Oil in the Holy Land
arlington, VA Oléarius Editions 1994 0917526066 / 9780917526060 Cloth Near Fine Very Good Limited Edition 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
One of 1,000 copies, printed by Garamond Inc. and bound by American Trade Bindery, both of Baltimore, MD. Presumed first [and only?] printing. Silver cloth binding, with crisp black-stamped lettering to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 11.25 x 8.5 inches. Text block firmly bound in. 208 numbered pages. With numerous illustrations, including B&W archival photos and figure drawings, all on semi-glossy stock. An immaculate copy, and very tight. Either unread or very gently read. Attractive full-pictorial DJ, unclipped but with minor creasing/wear along the bottom edge of the front. Just a hint of rubbing to the DJ. A Near Fine copy in a Very Good DJ. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Islands and Ancestors: Indigenous Styles of Southeast Asia, Barbier, Jean Paul; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.); Musee Barbier Mueller
14 Barbier, Jean Paul; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.); Musee Barbier Mueller Islands and Ancestors: Indigenous Styles of Southeast Asia
New York, NY Prestel Publishing 1988 3791308998 / 9783791308999 First American Edition Cloth Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Some of the contents are translated from the French. Presumed first printing of the first American edition. Printed and bound in Germany. An English-language edition. Camel-colored cloth binding, with crisp brown-stamped lettering to the spine. Virtually unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. 12 x 9.25 inches. 362 numbered pages, with 37 stunning color plates, some full-page, 40 duotone plates, and 293 B&W illustrations, all on heavy coated stock. An immensely clean copy, and quite tight. Either unread or very gently read. Lovely full-pictorial dust jacket, unclipped. DJ protected by a clear Mylar over-wrapper. A Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ. Contents of the book based in part on the collections of the Musée Barbier-Mueller in Geneva, Switzerland. 
Price: 34.50 USD
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Bizerte, 1900-1950: À travers les cartes postales, Ben Hammed, Hammadi
15 Ben Hammed, Hammadi Bizerte, 1900-1950: À travers les cartes postales
Tunisia Alif - Les Éditions de la Méditeranée 2000 9973221508 Presumed First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Ce libre étant bilingue, árabe-français, et les deux écriteur n'ayant pas le même sens de lecture, la numérotation des pages débute avec la langue árabe. This is a bilingual book in French and Arabic. Presumed first edition. Printed in Tunisia in May 2000. Handsome color, full-pictorial wrappers. 9.5 x 7 inches. With 139 numbered pages and with numerous sepia-tone illustrations of old postcards depicting Bizerte, Tunisia, and environs. An immensely clean book. Light page waviness, minor. Probably read yet the pages are tight and the wrappers only fan somewhat. Rated a Very Good copy. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Chinese New Year Festivals: A Picturesque Monograph of the Rites, Ceremonies and Observances in relation thereto, Bredon, Juliet
16 Bredon, Juliet Chinese New Year Festivals: A Picturesque Monograph of the Rites, Ceremonies and Observances in relation thereto
Shanghai, China Kelly & Walsh, Limited 1930 First Edition Decorative Boards Very Good No Jacket Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Published October 1930; so stated. Printed at the Press of Kelly and Walsh, Limited, Shanghai, China. 12.5 x 10.25 inches. Quarter bound in orange buckram spine, with moderate creasing and with moderate soiling to the buckram in the middle of the front gutter area. Bound with vibrantly colored paper boards. Orange and yellow paper title label to the front board, with titling and design in black, the label in near fine condition with just a hint of soiling. Virtually no shelf rubbing along the bottom edge of the boards. Very gentle bumping to the spine head and tail, and with the corners gently bumped and abraded, quite minor. The binding is slightly shaken but the text block remains nicely bound in. Clean FEPs. 29 numbered pages of text. With six full-page, full-color plates, as called for. These plates are described on the title page as, "colour photo-gravure from Selected Chinese Paintings." The colors are vibrant and the plates are immensely clean. Also with a decorative capital and with several duo-tone illustrations throughout. A few pages with deckled fore-edge to a handsome effect. A very clean copy. No foxing, writing, staining, etc. observed. Very gently read. Rated a Very Good copy and with Near Fine color plates. This is a lovely, bright example. Rare and hard to find, especially in this condition. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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Art of Africa: Treasures from the Congo, Cornet, Joseph
17 Cornet, Joseph Art of Africa: Treasures from the Congo
London, England Phaidon Press Ltd 1971 0714814962 / 9780714814964 First British Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good Minus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Originally published in French. Printed and presumed bound in Belgium. Brown cloth binding, with gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with fairly sharp corners. 11.75 x 10.5 inches. Text block firmly bound in. With 365 numbered pages, and with 180 plates, of which 108 are in color, tipped in,. Also with 4 maps. Gently read. No remainder marks. Previous owner name in neat ink hand at top of front FEP. Else a clean copy. Pictorial DJ showing its age, with evident rubbing and with wear starting along the edges. DJ is price-clipped. A Very Good copy in a Very Good Minus DJ. One of the earliest books on indigenous art in the region of the Congo River, including the former Belgian Congo. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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China in Sign and Symbol, Crane, Louise
18 Crane, Louise China in Sign and Symbol
Shanghai, China Kelly & Walsh, Limited 1926 First Edition Decorative Boards Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Crane, Kent 
Copyright 1926; so stated. Printed at the Press of Kelly and Walsh, Limited, Shanghai, China. 11.25 x 8.75 inches. Bound in cream buckram, with crisp gilt-stamped titling and crisp gilt- and orange-stamped decoration to the front board, with gilt lettering also to the spine. Light rubbing and minor soiling to the binding. Virtually no shelf rubbing along the bottom edge of the boards. Very gentle bumping to the spine tail, and with sharp corners. The text block is firmly bound in. Lovely decorative pastedowns/FEPs, with no blemishes. xx and 227 numbered pages. Color frontispiece, A Typical Peking Shop Front." With all 102 "signs" called for, all in full color and aggregated on 34 pages. Plus 10 full-page B&W documentary photographs, a pen drawing of A Shanghai Medicine Shop (light fingering mark in the margin, outside the drawing), a B&W reproduction of The Western Heaven, a yellow, red and black pull-out illustration of The Geomancer's Compass (in pristine condition), and a magnificent, three-page, full-color pullout, The Catafalque Division of a Typical Peking Funeral Procession (in pristine condition). The colors are vibrant and the plates are immensely clean, unless otherwise noted. Also with a decorative red-orange initial at the beginning of each chapter. Many pages with deckled fore-edge and bottom-edge to a handsome effect. The half title page and the title page with a 10-inch diagonal crease. A few tiny blotches in the right margin of pages 81-82 and 212-216, trivial. Else a very clean copy. Very gently read. Lacking the dust jacket. Rated a Very Good copy and with Near Fine color plates. This is a lovely, bright example of a scarce work. You are unlikely ever to encounter a finer copy. A compendium of trade signs of China's merchants and professionals. 
Price: 1495.00 USD
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Album of the Ottomans, Dedeoglu, Abdulkadir
19 Dedeoglu, Abdulkadir Album of the Ottomans
Istanbul, Turkey Osmanli Publishing House 1982 First Edition Thus Leatherette Very Good Plus Very Good Minus Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Printed and bound in Turkey. Translated into English by H. Ismail Ercan. Attractive burgundy leatherette binding, padded, and with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board. 13.25 x 9.5 inches. 120 numbered pages, with numerous color illus. on coated stock. Unbumped spine head and tail, with fairly sharp corners. A few faint blur or smudge marks, no doubt made at the printing house. Else a very clean copy, and rather tight. No remainder marks. Handsome full- pictorial color DJ, unclipped. With moderate edge wear, as well as evident wrinkling to the top half of the rear wrapper. A Very Good Plus copy in a Very Good Minus DJ. An interesting biography about 36 Ottoman sultans, from Osman Khan (Osman I) to Memmed Vahiduddin. Most sources agree that the Ottoman dynasty lasted for 641 years. 
Price: 54.00 USD
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The Succession of King Kamehameha V to Hawaii's Throne, Dutton, Meiric; Harris, Charles Coffin
20 Dutton, Meiric; Harris, Charles Coffin The Succession of King Kamehameha V to Hawaii's Throne
Honolulu, HI, U.S.A. Loomis House Press 1957 First Edition Thus Pamphlet Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
20 pages in pamphlet format, with color frontis. portrait of King Kamehameha V. Complete, no missing pages. 8.5 x 5.3 inches. Light brown wrappers, and with dark brown lettering and crown to the front wrapper. An exceptionally clean copy, inside and out. A Very Good copy. Extremely scarce in any condition. At issue was the legality of the proclamation of Prince Lot Kamehameha as rightful successor to King Kamehameha IV. Harris was Attorney-General. Harris' memorandum was written November 30, 1863. Dutton's commentary was written in 1957. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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