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NIMROD OF THE SEA Or, the American Whaleman

By Davis, William M.

North Quincy, Massachusetts: Christopher Publishing Hse.. Very Good- in Good dust jacket. 1972. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. 1815802838; Binding is almost as new, but the DJ is taped to the covers. Very minor age darkening of endpapers. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. DJ is brittle with edge tears and small missing pieces (bigger than 'chipping') . Price-cut DJ is clean and otherwise complete, i. e. , all of the information is present. ; First Printing of the FIRST "Entirely New" EDITION, 1972. 8-3/4" Tall, IX + 405pp. Medium blue cloth with bright gold spine and front cover lettering. TRUE ADVENTURE. "Originally published in 1874 and gain in 1926, this book is recognized as one of the best books ever written on the subject of whaling. Long out of print, this is an entirely new edition. The book's original 31 full-page etchings have been retained and the wording of the text is exactly as it was in the first edition. This book is a true period piece and perhaps as important for gleaning an inside picture of whaling and shilp-board life as the well-known MOBY DICK. Captain William M. Davis authoritatively describes the whalers, the ships and their implements, and has loaded his book to the 'hatch comings' with tales of adventure, every one of which is a 'corking' good story. " ... Appendix D contains two pages of antique b/w photos from a 1921 transcontnental automobile ride by Davis, taking 12 days from New York to Los Angeles. .

$25.00

INNOCENT ABOARD

By Blyth, Chay & Maureen Blyth

Hampshire, England: Nautical Publishing. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. 024550480X; Binding is almost as new. Name embossed on ffep & half-title page. There are tiny stains in the upper margin of pages 84, 85, 86, 87, and frequent light pencil markings, easily erased if they bother you . Very minor wear and soil on the complete DJ, with price and information intact. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1970. 8" Tall, 196pp. Medium green boards, bright gold spine lettering. TRUE ADVENTURE / BOATING. Foreword by Sir Alec Rose. "Chay Blyth, after only a few hours of instruction under sail, set out from Hamble River on the south coast of England in a small family cruiser, out into the English Channel and then onto the the Bay of Biscay, past Madeira and into the Trade Winds, down into the South Atlantic into the Roaring Forties , arriving in East London at the Cape of Good Hope, the southern most point of Africa a little over 3 months later. He then cablds his wife to join him for the long sail back home. For both of them it was a remarkable achievement and though their account is delightflly light-hearted, often told in land language instead of sea terms, this was no casual venture. " Frontispiece map. 4 pages of b/w photos. .

$25.00

THE FURY OF THE SEAS

By Snow, Edward Rowe

NY: Dodd, Mead. Fine in Very Good- dust jacket. 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. Binding is almost as new. Very minor edge foxing. Author's signature, in blue ink, on ffep. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. Appropriate bkpl on front pastedown. Very minor wear on the clean, complete DJ with price and information intact. DJ is protected by a clear plastic cover. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1964. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, in blue ink, on the ffep : Edward Rowe Snow. 8-1/8" Tall, XI + 271pp. Light Green cloth, black spine lettering. TRUE ADVENTURE. "Here a master of the marine narrative tells twenty-four sagas of the raging of the deep. They range from the sixteenth century when a Portuguese galleon went down off the coast of Africa with six hundred persons aboard to the wintry gales of 1964 that lashed the Atlantic and brought the loss of a British cruise ship. Included as well are stories of the four worst storms to assault the New England coast . " Index. 16-page section of b/w illustrations. .

$25.00

SEA OF THE BEAR Journal of a Voyage to Alaska and the Arctic, 1921

By Ransom, M. A. with Eloise Katherine Engle

Annapolis MD: United States Naval Institute. Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. Binding is almost as new. The binder either cut the boards too narrow, or the contents too wide - they are almost even at the fore edge. Very minor edge foxing. Small stain on bfep. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. DJ, which is protected by a clear plastic cover, is amost as new, clean and unworn, with printed price. ; First Printing of the FIRST U. S. Naval Institute EDITION, 1964. 7-7/8" x 9", XIV + 119pp. Black cloth, briight gold spine Lettering. Top edge colored green. TRUE ADVENTURE. During the Arctic cruise of the Coast Guard cutter BEAR in 1921, Ransom "kept a diary, from which this book was later written, and used a drugstore-type Eastman Kodak to photograph many of the people and places depicted in the book...Years after that first voyage into the Arctic, he finally wrote out the brief notes, the tales of old-timers, the thoughts and impressions he had recorded on that adventurous trip. " Included is some early history of Alaska and the Far North since the BEAR was a part of that history. If the name of the BEAR is familiar to you it is probably because she was the ship used in Admiral Byrd's Antarctic Expedition of 1939-40 . Brief biographies of the authors, Ransom and Engle . 4 pages of ship's plans. One full-page map. Scores of b/w photos; some are full-page. Chronology. Ransom was a Lieutenant Commander of the U. S. Coaast Guard, now retired. .

$25.00

BACK FROM TUICHI The Harrowing Life-And-Death Story of Survival in  the Amazon Rainforest
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BACK FROM TUICHI The Harrowing Life-And-Death Story of Survival in the Amazon Rainforest

By Ghinsberg, Yossi

NY: Random House. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1993. First US Edition. Hardcover. 067942458X; Top inch of the binding is faded, otherwise very minor wear on the clean, sound binding. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. No DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST U. S. EDITION, 1993. 9-1/2" Tall, 239pp. Medium Purple cloth , black cloth spine, bright gold spine lettering. TRUE ADVENTURE. "Yossi was born and raised in Israel. He began his adventure in Latin Amerca as a stowaway, eventually found his way to La paz, and spent a dramatic three weeks alone in the jungle wthout supplies or shelter. " .

$19.00

LIFEBOAT A History of Courage, Cravenness, and Survival At Sea
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LIFEBOAT A History of Courage, Cravenness, and Survival At Sea

By Stilgoe, John R.

Charlottesville, Virginia: University Of Virginia Press. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. 2003. First Edition. Hardcover. 0813922216; Front cover's upper fore corner is damp-faded (no odor) ; otherwise, very minor wear on the clean, sound binding. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. Very minor wear and soil on the complete DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 2003. 7-1/8" x 9-3/4", XIV + 325pp. Maroon cloth, bright gold spine lettering & bright gold small decoration on the front cover. TRUE ADVENTURE / FICTION. "A trunkful of hair-raising stories - of shipwreck, salvation, seamanship brilliant and inept, noble sacrifice, insanity, cannibalism, courage and craveness, even scandal. In nonfiction accounts and in the works of Conrad, Melville, and Tomlinson, fear and survival animate and degrade human nature, in the microcosm of an open boat as in society at large. Woven through LIFEBOAT are good old-fashioned yarns, thrilling tales of adventure that will quicken the pulse of readers of fiction and nonfiction alike. " ... INDEX. Bibliography. Very occasional b/w illustrations - drawings & photos. .

$25.00

THE LOSS OF THE "ESSEX" Sunk by a Whale in Mid-Ocean

By Stackpole, Edouard A.

U. S. A.: Self Published. Fine. 1977. Paperback. Saddle-stapled Paper Covers. Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. ; 9" Tall, 36pp. Saddle stapled covers. Cprt 1977. Glossy white, b/w drawing illustrated, paper covers. TRUE ADVENTURE / HISTORY. "The true story of the destruction of a whaleship by a bull whale in mid-Pacific, and the sufferings of the survivors during a ninety-day voyage in open boats, with a last resort to cannibalism to survive. An account of the disastrer and its tragic aftermath was first written by Owen Chase, the chief mate and one of the leading actors in the true life drama. Published in 1821 it is the only complete account ever written by a survivor, and is the basis for this presentation of the events. " V/w portrait of Owen Chase. Four b/w illustratiions, inclding a Chart of the Pacific Ocean, shokwing the track of the boats from the ESSEX at sea. .

$19.00

VOYAGE OF THE ANT A True Story of Ingenuity and Perseverance

By Dina, James

Harrisburg PA: Stackpole Books. Near Fine. 1989. First Edition. Paperback. 081172302X; Paper Covers. Inscribed & signed by author. Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1989. INSCRIBED & SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page (To you Lois, enjoy! Jim Dina) . 8-1/4" Tall, 155pp. Color-photo illustrated paper covers. TRUE ADVENTURE. Continuation of the sub-title: of building a birchbark canoe with stone tools and paddling up the Connecticut River to rediscover the lost world of the Indians. "His hand-carved cedarwood paddles bound together kayak-style by twisted bark tine, author James Dina begins his arduous voyage up the Connecticut River to Canada, against both wind and current. But the real adventure began long before, when he resolved to rediscover the world of the Indians who once paddled these waters. How he fashioned a canoe with only Stone Age tools, why he went upstream, what he learned about the minds and the hands of forgotten ages...these are the subject of this book. " ... 2-b/w photos, occasional drawings in the text. .

$19.00

FATAL FORECAST An Incredible True Tale of Disaster and Survival At Sea

By Tougias, Michael J.

NY: Scribner. Fine in Very Good- dust jacket. 2007. First Edition. Hardcover. 0743297032; Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Author's signature on the ffep Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. . Very minor wear on the clean, complete DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 2007. AUTHOR'S SIGNATURE on the ffep. 9-1/4" Tall, XIII + 222pp. Medium gray boards, medium blue cloth spine, bright gold spine lettering. TRUE ADVENTURE. "A spellbinding moment-by-moment account of seventy-two hours in the lives of eight young fishermen, some of whom would never set foot on dry land again. On the morning of November 21, 1980, two small Massachusetts lobster boats set out for Georges Bank, unaware that the only weather buoy on Georges Bank was malfunctioining and that a colossal storm was brewing. Meticulously researched and vividly told, FATAL FORECAST is first and foremost a tale of miraculous survival. By turns tragic, thilling, and inspiring, this story deserves a place among the greatest survival tales ever told. Equally riveting are the stories of the brave men and women from the Coast Guard and the crew of a nearby fishing boat who imperiled their own lives that day in order to save the lives of others. " ... 8-page b/w photo portfolio. .

$19.00

ICE BIRD The First Single-Handed Voyage to Antartica

By Lewis, David

NY: W. W. Norton. Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket. 1976. First American Edition. Hardcover. 0393031853; Binding is almost as new. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. Very minor wear on the clean, complete DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, 1976. 8-1/2" Tall, 224pp. Medium Blue cloth, gold spine lettering and decoration. . TRUE ADVENTURE. "David Lewis tells of his own singlehande d circumnavigation of the Antarctic continent. It was a voyage full of drama, emotion, and pain, as well as the excitement and pleasure of achievement...Twice his small yacht was turned completely over in the cold southern ocean. Once it was dismasted when 3500 miles from help. His survival was a miracle of fortitude, skill, and some luck. " Map endpapers. 16p color photos, 8p b/w photos, some drawings. .

$19.00

ESKIMO STORY (WRITTEN FOR MY CHILDREN) My Arctic Expedition 1883-1884

By Boas, Franz. Norman F. Boas , editor

Mystic CT: Seaport Autographs Press. Very Good. 2007. Paperback. 0967262631; Paper Covers. Binding is almost as new, with very faint traces of the glue from a label on the front cover's upper fore corner. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. ; 9" Tall, 2-page Introduction + 56pp. Glossy white, b/w painting reproduction-illustrated Paper Covers with black spine and front cover lettering. Published in 2007. TRUE ADVENTURE. "As a young man, Franz Boas spent one and one half years living wih and as an Eskimo from 1883 to 1884. Presented here is the story as he originally wrote it. It records the details of a culture that, in many aspects, no longer exists. It is a fascinating narrative of his experiences during most of his stay in the Arctic, including a death-defying trek in the sub-zero frozen North. He never completed the story, ending it in Cumberland Sound, before his mapping trek across the mountains of Baffin Island. We have added a brief summary of the remaining portion of his expedition. Included are a few photographs and sketches (22, including the front cover) relating to Baffin Island. " .

$19.00

THEY FOUND TREASURE

By Burgess, Robert F.

NY: Dodd, Mead. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. 0396074502; Binding is clean, sound and unworn, 'tho very slightly warped. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. DJ's edges have tiny chips and a couple of 1/4" tears; very minor soil on the non-price-cut DJ. Slight chemical smell. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1977. 9-1/8" TALL, IX + 243pp. Black cloth, bright gold spine lettering. TRUE ADVENTURE. "Here, in a series of personal interviews, some of the world's most successful treasure hunters reveal their secrets: how and why they began, the methods of research they use, their search and salvage techniqes - the truths as well as the lies that make up the character of the treasure hunter. Their adventures provide a surprisingly complete picture of modern treasure hunting. " Around three score b/w photos plus maps. Index. .

$25.00

AROUND THE WORLD ON A BICYCLE

By Stevens, Thomas

Tucson AZ: Seven Palms Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1984. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. 0912593032; Binding is almost as new. Gift note on ffep. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. No DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST ABRIDGED EDITION, 1984. 10-1/8" Tall, 133pp. Imitation leather medium green boards, bright gold spine and front cover lettering, bright gold illustration on the front cover. TRUE ADVENTURE. "As a centennial tribute to Thomas Steens, we are publishing this abridged version. The original two volume work was published in 1887. We have carefully sifted through the nearly 1000 pages of original text and have chosen passages that we hope will give you the most accurate feel for the Thomas Stevens adventure. For many 19th century readers, it was the artwork, the beautifully detailed engravings by W. C. Rogers and others, that brought the story to life. The engravings in this edition are reprodced to the exact size that they appeared in the original work. " Most, well overhalf, of the pages have a b/w engraving, with caption . 5-page Itinerary giving the name and date of each sleeping-point on the bicycle tour around the world . Stevens' bicycle was a 50" high-wheeler. .

$25.00

MY ROAD TO DESCHAPELLES
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MY ROAD TO DESCHAPELLES

By Mellon, Gwen Grant

NY: Continuum. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1997. Hardcover. 0826410553; Binding is almost as new. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. DJ is amost as new, clean and unworn, with printed price. ; 9-1/8" Tall, IX + 374pp. Cprt. 1997. Medium blue boards, bright silver spine lettering. TRUE ADVENTURE. "For over forty years, Mellon has lived and worked in Deschapelles, Haiti, where she and Dr. Larimer Mellon built and actively operated Hopital Albert Schweitzer. In this book she tells her story of courage, inspiration, and humanitarian service. She tells us how she and Larry Mellon met, grew, changed their lives, and established a life-saving landmark for the benefit of the 216, 000 people in Hariti's Artibonite Valley. It is a story told with humor, passion, and insight. It transcends the form of autobiograhy to become a tale of adventure and fulfillment. " ... Map endpapers. Glossary. Scores of b/w photos. .

$19.00

OVERBOARD ! A True Blue-Water Odyssey of Disaster and Survival

By Tougias, Michael J.

NY: Scribner. Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket. 2010. First Edition. Hardcover. 9781439145746; Binding is almost as new. Black marker mark on bottom edge. Brief gift note on ffep. Contents are clean and unworn, with no markings but the paper is slightly age-darkened and the top edges are a little wavy. DJ is amost as new. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 2010. 9-1/4" Tall, X + 212pp. Medium blue boards, black spine, bright silver spine lettering. TRUE ADVENTURE / BOATING. "In May 2005, an enormous storm struck Tom Tighe's forty-five-foot-long sailboat, sweeping two of the crew into the towering sea. The remaining crewmembers managed to stay aboard the vessel as it was slowly torn apart by the rampaging ocean. OVERBOARD ! Follows the simultaneous desperate struggles of both those still on the boat and those fighting for their lives in the sea. " 8-page b/w photo section. .

$19.00

BLUE LATITUDES Boldy Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
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BLUE LATITUDES Boldy Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before

By Horwitz, Tony

NY: Henry Holt. Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket. 2002. First Edition. Hardcover. 0805065415; Binding is almost as new, with very lightly bumped spine's top & bottom edges. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. Very minor wear on the clean, complete DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 2002. 9-1/2" Tall, 480pp. Light blue boards, medium blue spine, bright silver spine lettering and facsimile of author's signatureon the front cover. ADVENTURE. "Adventuring in Cook's wake, Horwitz relives the captain's journeys and explores their legacy in the farflung lands Cook opened to the West. At sea, aboard a replica of Cook's ship, he recaptures the rum-and-lash world of eighteenth-century seafaring. On land, he meets native people for whom Cook is alternately a heroic navigator and a villain who brought syphilis, guns, and greed to the unspoiled Pacific. Throughout, Horwitz also searches for Cook the man: a restless prodigy who fled his peasant boyhood, and later the luxury of Georgian London, for the privation and peril of sailing off the edge of the map. " ... Map endpapers and at least 3 maps in the text. . Selected Bibliography. Index. .

$19.00

A SINGLE WAVE Stories of Storms and Survival
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A SINGLE WAVE Stories of Storms and Survival

By Chiles, Webb

Dobbs Ferry NY: Sheridan House. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. 1574090720; Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. DJ is amost as new. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1999. 9-1/4" Tall. Several unnumbered introductory pages + 188pp. Map endpapers. Dark blue boards, bright gold spine lettering. TRUE ADVENTURE. Chiles was the first American to round Caple Horn alone. "The water I baled from the bilge into the Atlantic that morning had come from the Pacific, the night before". He is the first person to cross the Pacific in an open boat - an 18-foot open undecked yawl - even though he was pitch-poled and swamped, drifting for two weeks before reach Vanuatu where he was swept over the reef to land on the beach. He was also capsized during a hurricane in the Canary Islands . He circumnavigated the world three times. At one point he had to pull the plug on his 38-foot sloop , surviving for 26 hours in the water until rescued by fishermen. "A man relentlessly driven to discover his limits, he pushes beyond them. He is a true adventurer who writes poignantly about his experiences. " Three full-page b/w photos. .

$19.00

HEROES AND HAZARDS Talks with the Daredevils of To-Day; True Stories of the Careers of the Men Who Make Our Modern World Safe by Their Courage

By Norris, Margaret

NY: MacMillan. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Upper 1/4 of the back cover has a quantity of cleached spots/lines, otherwise there is very minor wear and soil on the sound binding. Very minor soil on p. 10-17, otherwise contents are clean and unworn, with no writing or other entries in the text. No DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1932. This is the original 1932 publication, not a recent reprint. HARDCOVER. 8" Tall, VIII + 184pp. Dark red cloth, black spine and front cover lettering. Colored top edge. ADVENTURE. "Talks with riveters, derrick men, and other industrial ironworkers who help build our skyscrapers. An interview with Joseph B. Martin, Assistant Chief of the New York Fire Department for twenty years. How the Sandy Hook pilots keep great ships safe in New York harbor. The dean of deep-sea divers tells of the hazards and thrills of his profession. True stories from the 'Old Man' and others who risked their lives during the construction of the mightiest bridge in the world. Engine 999 - About Charlie Hogan and Bob Butterfield, famous engineers on the fastest trains in the world. Captain Scully, life-saver, tells the dangers and excitement of his career. The danger and daring of the sand hogs who work in under-river tunnels. " ... 24 full-page b/w photos. .

$29.00

THE FINEST HOURS The True Story of the U. S. Coast Guard's Most Daring  Sea Rescue
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THE FINEST HOURS The True Story of the U. S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue

By Tougias, Michael & Casey Sherman

NY: Scribner. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. 2009. First Edition. Hardcover. 141y6567216; Binding is clean, sound and unworn but the edges are a little faded and the type from the DJ's front panel has been, in part, sun-burned onto the book's front cover. Contents are clean and unworn, with no writing or other entries in the text, with very slightly age-yellowed paper. Very minor wear on the clean, complete DJ. ; Third Printng of the First Edition, Cprt. 2009. 9-1/4" Tall, XIII + 204pp. Medium gray boards, black cloth spine, bright silver spine lettering TRUE ADVENTURE. "On Monday, February 18, 1952 two oil tankers, the PENDLETON and the FORT MERCER , split in two in the freezing Atlantic as it was in a wind-whipped storm, leaving the dozens of men on board the two ships utterly at the Atlantic's mercy. THE FINEST HOURS is the gripping, true story of the valiant attempt to rescue the souls huddling inside the broken halves of the two ships. Coast Guard cutters and two thirty-six-foot lifeboats, which were wooden boats manned by only four seamen who were dwarfed by the enormous seventy-foot seas, set out from the coast of Cape Cod, the men aboard all fully aware that they were embarking on what could easily become a suicide mission. This spellbinding tale is overflowing with breathtaking scenes as boats capsize, bows and sterns crash into one another, and men hurl themselves into the raging sea in their terrifying battle for survival. " ... 8-page b/w photo section. Bibliography. .

$19.00

NORTH ATLANTIC ODYSSEY Sailing to the Arctic Circle

By Gould, Robert S.

NY: St. Martin's Press. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. 031202956X; Top of spine is moderately bumped, else binding is clean, sound and unworn. Contents are clean and unworn, with no writing or other entries in the text. Minor wear on clean, complete DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1989. X + 229pp. Black boards, bright gold spine lettering. Frontispiece diagram. 3p maps. 16p b/w photos. TRUE ADVENTURE. In 1982, Dr. Robert Gould, his wife, and their three children set out to cross the Atlantic. Unexpected hazards threatened their survival and challenged Gould in all his roles - as navigator , physician, repairman, father, and spouse. They made it to Ireland and crossed the tempestuous North Sea, reaching the Arctic Circle and picking their way past Norway's wind-blasted outer islands. The Goulds subsequently explored the coasts of France and Spain. "Dr. Gould, a practicing surgeon, has a poet's eye and ear. He also has the practical frame of mind essential to safe cruising. He relates in detail how he handled the hazards of blue water sailing; repairs at sea; heavy weather seamanship; maintenance under way; seasickness; and navigation in unfamiliar, poorly chartered waters. This is an eloquent, inspirational, and instructive account of a family's unity in the face of danger, and their joy in the midst of hauntingly beautiful seascapes and mountains. "; 8-1/2" Tall; 229 pages .

$15.00

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