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Reisen In Nubien, Kordofan Und Dem Petraischen Arabien by Ruppell, Eduard - 1829

Reisen In Nubien, Kordofan Und Dem Petraischen Arabien

by Ruppell, Eduard

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Frankfurt & Main: Friedrich Wilmans, 1829. Book. VG. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo. xxvi, 388pp, 8 folding engravings of archaeological interest, plus 4 engraved folding maps, one of which has been silked on verso at a single fold, volume rebound in modern three-quarter black leather and original faux tree-calf paper-over-boards, red label at spine with gilt lettering, rear board was bowed, and was pressed flat by binder, leaving a 3-inch crooked line, extremities a little rough to the touch, leather at spine head and tops of boards sunned a bit, title-page foxed, scattered foxing at text, previous owner's name stamped at title-page. Ruppell (1794 - 1884), who was among the very first Europeans to explore the region, presents his factual, scientific account of Egypt, Sudan, the desert in Jordan, Hijaz, Yemen, and Muscat, with additional notice of his survey of the Arabian coast. This volume includes all 8 of the folding plates and all 4 of the maps..
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  • Keywords NUBIA, TRAVELS, ARABIA, ARABIAN PENINSULA, KORDOFAN, EGYPT, SUDAN, JORDAN, HIJAZ, YEMEN, MUSCAT, ARABIA PETRÆ, PETRAE, German Language
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Journals of a landscape painter in southern Calabria.

Journals of a landscape painter in southern Calabria.

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London: Richard Bentley, 1852. First Edition. . Hardcover. See Description. Edward Lear. 8vo. pp. XX, [4], 281, [1] With 21 sepia lithograph plates including 2 maps. Bound in publisher's blind stamped blue cloth; corners slightly bumped; re-backed preserving original gilt cloth spine - some wear, spots of discoloring, a couple letters faded. Endpapers are renewed in matching cream paper. Old inscription written on half title dated 1853; tiny date stamp on upper corner of title page; rear fly-leaf marked "National Library of Canada Seen by NLC." No other institutional markings. Scattered foxing - usually mild (heavier on verso blanks of some plates). The frontispiece map displays light but uniformly distributed foxing; 3-4 plates contain heavier spots of foxing - mostly marginal. A generally sound and attractive copy. Edward Lear (1812-1888) - English artist who is best known for the caricatures in his numerous nonsense books. Lear, however, was also an extensive traveler who produced… Read More
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The Shores And Islands Of The Mediterranean. Drawn From Nature By Sir Grenville Temple, Bart.,...

The Shores And Islands Of The Mediterranean. Drawn From Nature By Sir Grenville Temple, Bart., W.L.Leitch, Esq., Major Irton, & Lieut. Allen, R.E. With An Analysis Of The Mediterranean And Descriptions Of The Plates, By

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London & Paris: Fisher, Son, & Co., [c1840]., 1840. 4to. pp. 156. double-page engraved map & 64 engraved plates (incl. additional title). new half calf over contemporary cloth sides, all edges gilt (foxing to plates, some rather heavily so, tear in 1 leaf partly repaired - no loss). First Edition. The plates include views of 'The Cathedral (Madre Chiesa) at Palermo', 'Strada St. Giovanni, Valetta, Malta', 'The Marina of Valetta, Malta', 'Town and Harbour of Bathiu, Ithaca', 'The Ruins Of Carthage', 'Gibraltar from the Signal Tower", 'Ruins at Sbeitlah, Tunis', 'Naples from the Villa Falconnet', 'The Port of Messina', 'Grecian Temples at Segesta', &c. Blackmer 1845. Weber 1136.. F. Hardcover.
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VOYAGE dans les états Barbaresques de Maroc, Alger, Tunis et Tripoly; Ou Lettres D'un...
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Paris,: Chez Guillot, Libraire de Monsieur,, 1785.. viii, [9]-193, [i], 8 pp. 12mo. (11 x 18 cm.). Sewn, entirely uncut (à la barbe), loose contemporary grey wrappers (spine strip gone); preserved in modern blue blind wrappers and a wooden drop box. ¶ The very rare first edition of a series of letters by a French naval officer who was kept slave in North Africa and bought free by the canons of the Trinitarian ordre. In it the author gives i.a. a description of Meknès, Salè, Alger, Tunis and Tripoli. The work concludes with a list of 313 French slaves bought free by the Trinitarian ordre in 1785, who later that year (9th of July) arrived in the harbour of Marseille. Fine copy in pure state as issued (was never bound). With on the title and p. iii the library stamp of the "Pères Trinitaires de Marseille". A German translation was published in 1788. Playfair, Algeria 280; Tailliart 1618; ABES (the French Union Catalogus) lists only 2 copies.
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SHACKLETON'S LAST VOYAGE: THE STORY OF THE QUEST  with  QUEST EXPEDITION REPORT (Report on...
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SHACKLETON'S LAST VOYAGE: THE STORY OF THE QUEST with QUEST EXPEDITION REPORT (Report on the Geological Collections made during the voyage of the Quest on the Shackleton-Rowett Expedition to the South Atlantic & Weddell Sea in 1921-1922 )

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Cassell and Co Ltd, London, 1923. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. SHACKLETON'S LAST VOYAGE: THE STORY OF THE QUEST From the Official Journal and Private Diary Kept By Dr. A.H.Macklin: 1st Edition; xvi, 372pp, 51 plate leaves including coloured photographic frontipiece [138 photographs and 3 sketches in all], 12 sketch maps in text. Original light blue cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, cover lettered and ruled in black and gilt with a white, black and gold vignette of the Quest in ice. No dustjacket, Ink signature of A B Watkins, July 1923 on rear of front board, small booksellers label rear ep. Covers marked, bumped and faded, top and bottom of spine softened, slight foxing to some pages, all as expected for age of book. Overall Very Good. Together with "QUEST" EXPEDITION REPORT1st Edition; vi, [6],161pp, illustrated, 2 plate leaves, frontipiece plus 26 figures and maps in text. With a preface by C.Tate Regan, Director of the Natural History Section of the… Read More
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Recollections of an Excursion to the Monasteries of Alcobaca and Batalha
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Recollections of an Excursion to the Monasteries of Alcobaca and Batalha

by Beckford, William

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London: Richard Bentley, 1835. SCARCE. INSCRIBED BY Alexander Hamilton, 10th Duke of Hamilton and William Beckford's son-in-law, in the year of publication at half-title page -"To Robert Browne Esq., from the Dk. of Hamilton, June 27th, 1835". Hamilton was married to Beckford's daughter Susan. William Beckford ( 1760-1844), English author and art collector, best known for his Gothic novel "Vathek". Very Good in contemporary signed binding by Maclehose, Glasgow. Full polished calf, two black morocco labels lettered in gilt, double gilt rules to covers, marbled end papers and matching marbled edges, frontispiece portrait of the author engraved by T. A. Dean from the original picture by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Covers rubbed, two small chips to calf at head of spine, scant foxing at end papers only, two small name stamps of prior owner Charles Clarence Chapman. (1853-1944) the first mayor of Fullerton, California, who has been called "The Father of the Citrus… Read More
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Journey Across the Western Interior of Australia

Journey Across the Western Interior of Australia

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London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle. 1875. Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition. Green gilt decorated cloth boards, corners lightly bumped & a little rubbed. Spine edge also lightly rubbed - just light shelf wear. Bookplate to front pastedown and front hinge slightly cracked. A very nice, solid and clean copy of this scarce title. Small gift inscription to top of Preface. Illustrated with eight black & white engravings and large fold-out map [with neatly repaired tears] at rear. 307 pages. Important account of the first expedition to cross from Alice Springs to Roebourne on the West Coast of Australia in 1872 Warburton left South Australia as leader of an expedition that included his son Richard and J. Lewis. It was financed and provided with seventeen camels and six months supplies by (Sir) Walter Hughes and (Sir) Thomas Elder, and sought to link the province with Western Australia. After leaving Alice Springs in April 1873, they endured long periods of… Read More
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Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the West Coast of Corea and the Great Loo-Choo Island
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Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the West Coast of Corea and the Great Loo-Choo Island

by Hall, Basil Captain:

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London: John Murray, 1818:. First edition, 8 plates including 6 coloured, 5 engraved maps mainly folding, worn cloth, loose leaves at front. Marvellous account of expedition to little known East China Sea and the Yellow Sea. Visits were made to Korea and the Ryukyu Archipelago and this book is usually priced at £2-3000 .
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A Rudolf Es Stefania Tavakhoz Teleki Samuel Grof Felfedezo Utja  Kelet-Afrika Egyenlitoi Videkein...

A Rudolf Es Stefania Tavakhoz Teleki Samuel Grof Felfedezo Utja Kelet-Afrika Egyenlitoi Videkein 1887-1888-Ban

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Budapest: Kiadja Rath Mor. Good with no dust jacket. 1892. First Edition. Hardcover. Hinges broken on volume one. Rubbing and loss of cloth to ends of spine on volume one. Some light foxing.; Two volumes. Volume One: [vi], 520 pages + frontis. Illustrated. Volume two: [ii], 546 pages + frontis. Illustrated. Blue cloth boards with gilt decorations and brown spine and front board labels. Page dimensions: 220mm x 150mm. Hungarian edition. The author was Hungarian. This edition was preceded by a German edition published in Vienna. ; 8vo .
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Journal of a Second Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage From the Atlantic to the...
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Journal of a Second Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage From the Atlantic to the Pacific Performed in the Years 1821-22-23..

by Parry, Captain [Sir] William Edward (1790-1855)

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London: John Murray, 1824. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Marbled paper over boards, half bound in leather, title tooled in gilt onto six compartment spine, all edges trimmed, leather headbands, 4to (10-1/2 x 8 inches [26.7 x 20.4 cm]) pp. (8), xxx, (2), 571, errata, 4 fold-out charts and 4 numbered fold-out views "Appearances of Lands" bound at rear, 31 plates [inc. frontis], 5 of which are maps. Maps and plates are not included in pagination, whereas all tables are. Collated, complete and tightly bound. Stain to spine leather, rubbing to boards, light offset and browning to some foldout maps and views, occasional foxing to tissue guards and pages. Crack in front hinge near the binders twine used to sew down front endpaper - as per book binding methods of the time where "...until the early years of the nineteenth century all endpapers, were sewn on, and never merely tipped on with paste as they sometimes are today." [Middleton, 4th edition, p. 108-111]. Sent by the Admiralty… Read More
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Impressions of America, During the Years 1833, 1834, and 1835 [SIGNED]
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Impressions of America, During the Years 1833, 1834, and 1835 [SIGNED]

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London: Richard Bentley, 1836. Signed first edition. 2 volumes finely bound in crimson 3/4 morocco by Stikeman with raised bands and gilt titles. Power's autograph signature bound in. Published London: Richard Bentley, 1836. Large 8vo., 6" x 9", xv+440pp.; vi+408pp., with half titles and frontispieces etched by Hervieu present. Marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt. Name plate of noted collector Benjamin DeForest Curtiss on front pastedown of each volume. Power was a well known Irish comedian, actor and author. He toured the Eastern U.S. extensively and was lost at sea returning home from his last tour of 1841. He was great-grandfather of the Hollywood actor of the same name. Pages clean and bright white, page block crisp. Minor rub/scuff at extremities. A fine set in an elegant binding.. Signed. 1st. Hard. Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo.
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Reisen in Nubien, Kordofan, und dem petraischen Arabien.
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Reisen in Nubien, Kordofan, und dem petraischen Arabien.

by Eduard Ruppell

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South American Journals 1858-1859
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South American Journals 1858-1859

by Peabody, George Augustus

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Salem, Massachusetts: Peabody Museum, 1937. Limited Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 209pp. Marbled boards, black spine, gilt spine lettering, top edge gilt, slipcase. Corners lightly rubbed, spine lettering mildly sunned, contents are clean and some pages still unopened. Slipcase is lightly edge-chipped. One of 481 copies printed on Hazelbourn paper by The Southworth-Anthoensen Press.
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A Holiday in Italy
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A Holiday in Italy

by Lucy Andersen

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Walter Scott, London, 1889 revised edition, Very Good Hardcover / no dustjacket, 79 pages, 5" x 7.5", waterstain on front board, otherwise clean and tight, inscribed by author on ffep.
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The Journal and Letters of Captain Charles Bishop on the North-west Coast of America, in the...
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The Journal and Letters of Captain Charles Bishop on the North-west Coast of America, in the Pacific and in New South Wal

by Bishop, Charles (1765?-1810), edited by Michael Roe

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lvi+342 pages with frontispiece, 6 maps including two folding maps, bibliography and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 6") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and pictorial representation of the ship Victoria embossed on front cover with cover and blind stamped ruled edges with original jacket. Edited by Michael Roe. Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, second series, volume 131. First edition.In 1794, Charles Bishop sailed from Bristol as master of the Ruby, a trading ship bound for north-west America. He had instructions to procure otter furs fro the Indians and then to proceed to Canton via japan and sell the cargo. During the years 1794-1802, he rounded South America to reach the Pacific coast, then visited the Pacific islands and the coasts of Asia and Australia. In the Moluccas, he sold the Ruby and purchased the Nautilus; correspondingly, the test is divided into two sections. This narrative is Bishop's journal of his voyages and relates a minor epic of adventure,… Read More
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The Silence Of The North

The Silence Of The North

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By Olive A. Frederickson with Ben East. AUTOBIOGRAPHY. RARE. 1972 Crown Publishers Inc., NY. The Silence Of The North, The Incredible story of a woman's fight for survival in a merciless winter of the Canadian Wilderness during the 1940's. Adapted as a film in 1981 and directed by Allan King. VG/GOOD $5.95 unclipped dust jacket. USED. 5 ¾ X 8 ½. 209 pages. Illustrated with b/w photographs.
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Volunteers in the African Bush: Memoirs from Sierra Leone
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Volunteers in the African Bush: Memoirs from Sierra Leone

by David Read Barker

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Indianapolis: Dog Ear Publishing, January 2013. Trade Paperback. Fine. Slight reading wear to corners, otherwise pristine. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. Not damaged. Suitable for gifting. 163 pages. The 25 authors of this book were volunteers in the first Peace Corps rural community development project in Africa: Sierra Leone, 1965-67. They are also the first group to tell a collective story of Peace Corps volunteers, anywhere. The Peace Corps was in its infancy then, and memories of John Kennedy were strong among the young volunteers. Sierra Leone was also in its infancy in the first few years after independence, before military coups and tribal warfare became common. The authors forthrightly recount their feelings of loneliness and isolation, and their frightening experiences with secret societies and witchcraft, but their uniquely optimistic "can-do" American attitude brought most through a great life experience.
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Emin Pasha in Central Africa, being a collection of his letters and journals. Edited and...
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Emin Pasha in Central Africa, being a collection of his letters and journals. Edited and annotated by Professor G. Schweinfurth, Professor F. Ratzel, Dr. R.W. Felkin, and Dr. G. Hartlaub.

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547 pages. Black cloth boards; gilt lettering on spine. Spine detatched on one side. JWSC LLC is listing this property on behalf of a private collector's estate. Documentation on file indicates this book was purchased by the estate in the 1970s from (a UK dealer). Additional photos available.
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TRAVELS IN EGYPT AND THE HOLY LAND

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London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, 1823. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. pp: [viii]ix-xii [1]2-544. FIRST EDITION. Bound in brown half-leather over marbled boards, title in gilt within a red title piece. The first edition of the author's first book. William Wilson (1772-1849) inherited a substantial sum from an uncle, and decided to indulge his passion for travel. He travelled throughout Europe and The Middle East and wrote a series of books. This was his first, and it was the most popular, going through several editions. This is a good copy as all plates, including the frontispiece, have been excised. The boards show moderate wear, heavier at the spine ends. The front hinge is cracked. The text block is mainly clean with a few marks of unknown origin.
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BRNSTN BRS GO TO CAMP (First Time Books)
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BRNSTN BRS GO TO CAMP (First Time Books)

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Berenstain, Stan and Jan: The Berenstain Bears Go To Camp ( A First Time Book) Random House 1982 First Edition. Number line starts with 1. Ex-lib hardcover library-bound edition Brown cloth boards. Good Condition/ No dust jacket included. A nice find for Berenstain Bears fans.
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Russian Embassies to the Georgian Kings (1589-1605)
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Russian Embassies to the Georgian Kings (1589-1605)

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2 Volumes: xxxii+368 pages with frontispiece, five folding maps and ten plates; ix+[369]-640 pages with frontispiece, two folding maps, six plates, bibliography and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/2") issued in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt sailing ship to front cover. Translated by Anthony Mango. Second Series, volumes 138 and 139. First edition.By the early sixteenth century the loosely knit kingdom of Georgia had disintegrated from the strong monarch of the middle ages to a number of small states and principalities. This internal disunity made the Georgians easy victims of the power politics of the neighboring Ottoman and Safavid empires, and by the end of the century the southward drive of the Russians intensified the struggle for military and diplomatic control over the whole of the Caucasian isthmus. As a result of this struggle seventeen embassies were exchanged between the Russian tsars and the Georgian kins ruling in Kakheti during the years 1564-1605. W E D Allen and Anthony… Read More
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Voyages in Search of the North-West Passage, 1741-1747: Volumes I & II: The Voyage of Christopher...
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Voyages in Search of the North-West Passage, 1741-1747: Volumes I & II: The Voyage of Christopher Middleton, 1741-1742; The Voyage of William Moor and Francis Smith, 1746-1747.

by Barr, William (1950- ) and Glyndwr Williams (editors)

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2 Volumes: Volume 1 subtitled: The Voyage of Christopher Middleton 1741-1742 xii+333 with 8 maps, 3 illustrations including frontispiece, bibliography and index; Volume 2 subtitled: The Voyage of William Moor and Francis Smith 1746 1747 xv+393 pages with frontispiece, 13 maps, 6 illustrations, bibliography and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/2") issued in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt sailing ship to front cover. Translated by Anthony Mango. Second Series, volumes 177 and 181. First edition.The eighteenth century saw a resurgence of hope that a Northwest Passage - that elusive target of European seamen over the centuries - might yet be found. Prompted by the Irish MP Arthur Dobbs, the Admiralty sent the Furnace and Discovery to Hudson Bay in 1741 in search of navigable passage to the Pacific. The expedition was commanded by Christopher Middleton, until his resignation in March 1741 a sea-captain in the service of the Hudson Bay Company. With his actions closely scrutinized by his former… Read More
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