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Alexander King Presents Peter Altenberg's "Evocations of Love"

By Peter Altenberg.

New York, NY Simon & Schuster, 1960. Hardcover First Edition (1960); First Printing, so stated. First Edition (1960); First Printing, so stated. Very Good+ in Very Good+ Slipcase: Both book and Slipcase show indications of very careful use. The Book shows just a touch of shelf-soil to the bottom corner of the rear panel; the quarter-cloth backstrip shows mild rubbing, but the gilt titles on the black titles band remain bright and clearly legible; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing very mild wear and a couple of unobtrusive cosmetic flaws. The slipcase shows only a touch of wear to the upper corner of the open end; the panels shows very mild rubbing; a small patch of very faint price-sticker shadow at the upper corner of the front panel. Clean and intact, showing very mild wear only. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. (11.25 x 8.55 x 0.75 inches). 176 pages. Illustrated with line drawings by Alexander King. Pale yellow paper and henna cloth backstrip on boards with gold letters. The slipcase has an example of one of King's extraordinary paintings, and a line drawing on the front. Decorated Endpapers. Beautiful Viennese coffeehouse prose. - a collection of memories of the heart from another place and time in history - Translated from German and containing very attractive sketches by author and master surrealist painter Alexander King. Language: English. Weight: 33.5 ounces. Hardcover with Slipcase. Peter Altenberg (1859 – 1919) was a writer and poet from Vienna, Austria. He was key to the genesis of early modernism in the city.At the fin de siècle, when Vienna was a major crucible and center for modern arts and culture, Altenberg was a very influential part of a literary and artistic movement known as Jung-Wien (Young Vienna). Altenberg was a contemporary of Karl Kraus, Gustav Mahler, Arthur Schnitzler, Gustav Klimt, and Adolf Loos, with whom he had a very close relationship. He was somewhat older, in his early 30s, than the others. His oeuvre consists of short, poetic prose pieces that do not easily fit into usual formal categories. The inspiration for his trademark short prose he drew from the concise aesthetic of Charles Baudelaire's prose poems and the spatial limitations of the 'Correspondenzkarte,' the postcard, first launched and disseminated in his native Austria in 1869. He became well known throughout Vienna after the publication of a book of his fragmentary observations of women and children in everyday street activities. Because most of his literary work was written while he frequented various Viennese bars and coffeehouses, Altenberg is sometimes referred to as a cabaret or coffee house poet. His favorite coffeehouse was the Café Central, to which he even had his mail delivered.

$10.98

R. Crumb's Carload O' Comics: An Anthology of Choice Strips and Stories : 1968 to 1976.
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R. Crumb's Carload O' Comics: An Anthology of Choice Strips and Stories : 1968 to 1976.

By R. Crumb.

Northampton, MA Kitchen Sink Press: Belier Press, 1997. Paperback Reprint Edition (1996); of the 1976 edition with a new Introduction and an additional story; Third Printing Thus (1997). Very Good+ in Wraps with Very Good DJ: The Book shows some smudges, thumbing, and faint stains to the outside edges of the text block; just a hint of wear to the corner tips; the binding is very slightly cocked, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases to the panels. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and minor, unobtrusive flaws. Bright and Clean. Corners Sharp. Close to 'As New'. The DJ shows moderate wear to the outside edges, with three short, closed tears; tape repair to a tear at the top edge of the front panel; a bit of roughage along the top edge near the tear; unclipped. Shows a little wear, but remains intact and attractive. 4to. (10.3 x 7.3 x 0.75 inches). 176 pages. Introduction by Harvey Kurtzman. Includes a "Brand New" 14-page Story. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 2 ounces. Reprint Edition (1996); of the 1976 edition with a new Introduction and an additional story; Third Printing Thus (1997). Paperback: Colorful Pictorial Wraps with multi-colored DJ.

$29.40

Willem de Kooning: Paintings.

By David Sylvester and Richard Shiff (Essays).

Washington DC National Gallery of Art / Yale University Press, 1994. Paperback First Edition Thus (1994); unstated. Fine in Wraps: flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the panels. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome like-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing no flaws. Bright and Clean. Corners sharp. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Folio (12 x 9.8 x 0.65 inches). 230 pages. 84 color plates and numerous black & white phtotographs and depictions of the author's work. Language: English. Weight: 2 pounds, 11.5 ounces. First Edition Thus (1994); unstated. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps.

$19.60

Fritz Eichenberg: Werkkatalog der illustrierten Bücher 1922-1987/Catalogue Raisonné of the Illustrated Books 1922-1987 (Artists Monographs Volume 6): Bilingual German-English Edition.

By Curt Visel, (Edirtor).

Memmingen, Germany Edition Curt Visel, 1987. Hardcover Limited Edition, Number 198 of 1000. Limited Edition, Number 198 of 1000. Very Good+ to Near Fine: shows very light shelving wear to the lower extremities and the mildest rubbing to the rear panel; very superficial bumping to the lower corner tips; a couple of tiny spots to the top edge of the text block; a short, faint line of soiling or perhaps a scrape at the upper front panel; the binding leans very slightly, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing the mildest wear and minor, unobtrusive flaws. Bright and Clean. Close to "As New". NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Squarish 8vo. (8.8 x 7.85 x 0.7 inches). Edited by Curt Visel. Foreward by Ronald N. Clarke. Bibliographie von David Maslyn und Hildergard Nägele. Language: English and German. Kunstler Monographien Band 6. Hardcover: Illustrated Paper over Boards.

$88.20

Goya.

By Henri Dumont.

New York, NY Hyperion Press, 1948. Hardcover First Edition (1948), unstated, but implied: no subsequent printings noted, according to Hyperion's customary practice. First Edition (1948), unstated, but implied: no subsequent printings noted, in accordance with Hyperion's customary practice. Good: shows light wear to the extremities of the boards, with exposure of the underlying board right at the upper rear corner tip; severe chipping to the red paper backstrip; mild rubbing and very faint soiling overall; the binding is secure; the text is clean. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A flawed copy, but one which shows only moderate wear and s single serious flaw. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (6.75 x 5.25 x 0.25 inches). 48 pages. 8 Color Plates; 34 Halftone Reproductions. Language: English. Weight: 4.8 ounces. Hyperion Miniatures Series. Masters in Art. Hardback: Pictorial Quarter Paper Boards.

$4.70

Botticelli.

By Andre Leclerc.

New York, NY Hyperion Press, 1948. Hardcover First Edition (1948), unstated, but implied: no subsequent printings noted, according to Hyperion's customary practice. First Edition (1948), unstated, but implied: no subsequent printings noted, according to Hyperion's customary practice. Very Good: shows light wear to the extremities, with exposure of the underlying board at the lower front corner tip, due to a chip; some chipping to the backstrip; mild rubbing and very faint soiling overall; the binding is secure; the text is clean. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A flawed copy, but one which shows only moderate wear and minor, unobtrusive flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (6.75 x 5.25 x 0.25 inches). 48 pages. 8 Color Plates; 33 Halftone Reproductions. Language: English. Weight: 5 ounces. Hyperion Miniatures Series. Masters in Art. Hardback: Pictorial Quarter Cloth Boards.

$4.70

R. Crumb Sketchbook, Vol. 1: 1964 to mid-1965.
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R. Crumb Sketchbook, Vol. 1: 1964 to mid-1965.

By R. Crumb.

Seattle, WA Fantagraphics Books, 1992. Paperback First Edition Thus (1992), First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition Thus (1992), First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Fine in Wraps: flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases to the covers. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome like-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing no flaws. Bright and Clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. (11 x 8.5 x 0.65 inches). 176 pages. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 8 ounces. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps. This is a large book. Domestic Priority customers should expect a request for additional shipping charges which will reflect the actual shipping cost to ship this book to your destination. We will be fair with you; we will charge actual cost plus the usual few cents to cover packaging costs. International customers will not be asked to pay more than the quoted shipping charge.

$49.00

Dwight Davidson: Sculptures Ceramiques (Bilingual English-French Edition).

By Francois Bruneau.

Paris, France Francois Bruneau: Galerie Epona , 1997. Paperback Fine in Wraps: flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, like-new copy, showing no flaws. Bright and Clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.3 x 8.3 x 0.1 inches). 12 pages. Language: English & French. Weight: 3.3 ounces. Paperback: Staple-bound Wraps.

$24.50

Jean Dubuffet (Modern Masters of the Twentieth Century).

By Michelle Bryan and Anne Chapman.

Aspen, CO Galerie Maximillian, 2006. Paperback First Edition (2006), unstated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only a hint of wear to the bottom edge of the rear panel; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, showing only the very mildest wear at one spot. Bright and Clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Oblong 8vo. (8.5 x 11 x 0.4 inches). 94 pages. Profusely illustrated with Color Photography by Brent Bingham. Language; English. Weight: 17.6 ounces.Paperback: Pictorial Wraps.

$14.70

Beryl Cook's New York.

By Beryl Cook .

London, UK John Murray Publishers, 1985. Hardcover First Edition (1985), so stated. First Edition (1985), so stated. Very Good+ in Very Good+ to Near Fine DJ: Book shows indications of careful use: a tiny nick at the bottom edge of the front panel; minimal shelving wear along the bottom edge of the boards; the binding leans ever so slightly, while remaining perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing some minor flaws. The DJ shows only the mildest rubbing and very faint soiling to the rear panel, and the price has been clipped; mylar-protected. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. (10.35 x 7.9 x 0.55 inches). 56 pages. Language: English. Weight: 1 pounds. 0.7 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$7.64

Character Sketches from Dickens, Reproduced in Thirteen Photogravures.

By Felix Octavius Carr Darley.

Boston, MA Estes and Lauriat, 1888. Hardcover Thirteen unbound Photogravure plates in Very Good+ condition, showing faint soiling at and smudging to Plate I (which had, of course, been placed at the top of the pile and thus more exposed than the others, which are themselves Near Fine, and much cleaner), laid into a single folded sheet with copyright information and a list and explanations of the plates (this is in Good condition, showing short tears at the top and bottom of the fold, some faint soiling, smudging, and foxing). These are laid into an olive toned three-sided billfold style holder with gilt titles at the front panel (Good condition, showing some disintegration of the paper of the interor hinge, one of the flaps has a crease; some rubbing and soiling to the panels and moderate wear to the extremities. Overall, Good+ to Very Good. This reproduction dated 1892; each of the plates is dated 1888. The characters pictured are: Sam Weller; Tony Weller; Oliver Twist & Fagin; Sikes, Oliver & Nancy; Mrs Gargery; Joe & Pip; Little Nell & Her Grandfather; Dick Swiveller & Quilp; Barnaby Rudge; Hugh & Dolly Varden; John Willet; Caleb & His Daughter; Mr Britain & Clemency Newcome. Hardback: Billffold Style with Loose Plates. "This set of drawings, entirely original and unique, was the last art work produced by Mr. Darley; and, in fact, one of them was not quirte completed and was on his easel at the time of his death. The renowned artist and illustrator intended to make a complete set of illustrations to Dickens's novels as the crowning work of his life; and this, the portion of his work finished, is now given to the public for the first time in connection with the author's works."--The Publishers, Boston, May, 1892.

$49.00

Etienne Delessert.

By Paola Vassalli & Andrea Rauch, [Curators].

Roma, Italy Edizioni Carte Segrete, 1991. Paperback First Edition (1991), unstated. First Edition (1991), unstated. Near Fine in Wraps: just a hint of wear to extremities; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. (11.45 x 8.3 x 0.45 inches). 174 pages of color and line images, bibliography and exhibit listings. Exhibit catalog of Delessert's works. Language: Italian. Weight: 1 pound, 13 ounces. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps. A comprehensive sampling from the many fields of Delessert's endeavours; book illustration, posters, animated films, paintings, with essays by colleagues and critics.

$13.03

Leonardo Da Vinci: His Life and His Pictures.

By R. Langton Douglas.

Chicago, IL The University of Chicago Press, 1944. Hardcover First Edition [1944]; Fourth Printing [1946]. Very Good in Good DJ: Book shows indications of light use: just a touch of wear to the extremities; the slightest spine lean. The pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging; a few faint flecks of foxing at the endpapers. The binding remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. The DJ shows fairly heavy wear; some loss to chipping and rubbing at extremities; minor soiling; price unclipped, but has been crossed out; mylar-protected. Overall, remains a clean, sturdy, presentable copy in a somewhat tatty dustwrapper. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Royal Octavo. 127 pages + 57 plates, index, bibliography, appendices. First Edition [1944]; Fourth Printing [1946]. Hardback with DJ.

$8.23

Willem de Kooning: The Late Paintings, The 1980s.

By Willem De Kooning, Robert Storr, and Gary Garrels .

San Francisco, CA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art & Walker Art Center of Minneapolis, 1995. Paperback First Edition Thus [1995], so stated. First Edition Thus [1995], so stated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: a half-inch split in the paper at the bottom of the front hinge has been repaired, but the split is still noticeable; else only the mildest rubbing. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Folio. 143 pages. Profusely Illustrated, mostly wirh plates in color. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps.

$39.20

Eve Drewelowe.

By Wallace Tomasini, [Preface].

Iowa City, IA University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, 1988. Hardcover First Edition [1988], unstated. First Edition [1988], unstated. Very Good+ to Near Fine: shows only the most minute indications of use: Mild rubbing to the gilt on front cover, but the lettering remains entirely legible; two small stain spots at the lower front panel; else flawless. Binding square and secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Oblong 8vo. xiv, 87 pages. Profusely illustrated, mostly with color plates and a few prints in Black & White. Decorated endpapers. No DJ as issued. Hardback: Quarter Cloth and Buckram over boards with color plate illustration tipped on front panel and tipped on color frontispiece. Folding plates. Includes a Catalogue Raisonne. The works of art appearing in this catalogue were selected by the artist, who currently resides with her husband in Boulder, Colorado.

$49.00

Philip Evergood.

By John I.H. Baur.

New York, NY Frederick A. Praeger: The Whitney Museum of American Art, 1960. Paperback First Ed thus; unstated. SIGNED TWICE BY THE ARTIST. First Ed thus; unstated. Very Good- in Wraps: shows indications of moderate use: slight spine lean; light wear to extremities; mild rubbing to wrapper covers; faint crease right at the lower front corner tip; former owner's reminiscence at inside front cover, which also shows shadows where a newpaper clipping or other document had been affixed. Binding slightly cocked, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. Far from perfect, but remains a clean, sturdy, presentable copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Oblong 8vo. 125 pp. 91 illustrations, some in color. Bibliography. Index. Published on the occasion of Philip Evergood's Retrospective Exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, held in April and May, 1960. The artist's first major retrospective. Exhibition Catalogue. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps. SIGNED TWICE BY THE ARTIST.

$73.50

James Ensor 1860-1949.

By Nehama Guralnik, [Curator and Editor].

Tel Aviv, Israel Tel Aviv Museum, 1981. Paperback First Ed, unstated. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: just a touch of wear to the extremities, mainly at the upper front corner, which shows a very faint crease right at the corner tip; mild rubbing and faint soiling to the cream colored background field of the front panel; binding square and secure; text clean. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. 132pp, color and black & white illustrations.Text in English and Hebrew. Translations by Tirza Posner. First Ed, unstated. Paperback: Heavy Cardstock Wraps.

$65.27

Jean Dubuffet: Forty Years of His Art.

By Jean Dubuffet .

Chicago, IL The University of Chicago Press, 1984. Paperback Presumed First Ed, but unstated. Presumed First Ed, but unstated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only a hint of wear at corner tips; backstrip titles very lightly sunned, but remain clearly legible; faintest toning around the outside edges; binding square and secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club. NOT an Ex-Library copy. Squarish 4to. Foreword by Richard A. Born and Joseph D. Ketner II. Artist's Statement by Jean Dubuffet. Essays by Reinhold Heller, Dennis Adrian, and Sue Taylor. Text is in French and English. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps. [Published on the occasion of the exhibition at The David and Alfred Smart Gallery, The University of Chicago, Chicago IL, October 4-December 2, 1984 and the Washington University Gallery of Art, St. Louis MO January 20-March 3, 1985]. The exhibition draws from the collection of the museum's benefactor, Raymond D. Nasher, and his late wife, Patsy. The Nashers built one of the world's major collections of twentieth-century sculpture over the course of forty years. The exhibition includes seminal works by Auguste Rodin, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Alberto Giacometti, Jean Dubuffet, David Smith, Henry Moore, and others. Before sculpture, the Nashers collected ancient American art, Guatemalan textiles, contemporary prints, and paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol. Many of these works, held in the Nashers' private residence, will be on public view - and published in this full-colour catalogue - for the first time.The book offers a new approach to viewing and thinking about the Nasher Collection, concentrating not on the final, finished product, 'the greatest collection of modern sculpture in private hands', but on the unfolding of the process of building that collection through time, its chronological development from the early 1950s to the present.In the history of any collection, there is a narrative of evolution - a beginning, which includes a motivation, followed by a process of change as the collector works out by experience and experimentation a personal approach to the gathering of objects of art.In the case of the Nasher collection, this personal approach is the result of a remarkable synergy between two individuals, Raymond D. Nasher and Patsy Nasher. The essay by curator Sarah Schroth contextualizes the Nashers as collectors within the history of collecting practices in the United States in the second half of the twentieth century. Sarah Schroth is the Nancy Hanks Senior Curator at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.

$19.60

David Copperfield in Copperplate: Forty-Six Illustrations for the Famous Dickens Novel Augmented by Interpretive Short Passages Taken from the Original Text.

By William Ross Cameron.

Berkeley, CA Gillick Press, 1939. Hardcover First Edition: Limited Edition. First Edition: Limited to 525 copies, of which this is number 393, and SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR on limitation page. Near Fine: shows no discernible wear to the extremities; shows the faintest soiling to the paper over boards. Binding shows slight lean, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. Remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Oblong 12mo. Unpaginated. Designed by Ben Kennedy and printed at the Gillick Press in Berkeley, California. Copper-colored paper over boards with brown titles and decorative design at front panel, brown cloth back strip. Deckle bottom edge. Hardback: Lacks DJ [don't believe the original Limited edition was jacketed]. SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR.

$49.00

People of the High Plateau.
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People of the High Plateau.

By Carl Berman.

Charlottesville, VA Howell Press, 1988. Hardcover First Edition [1988], so stated. First Edition [1988], so stated. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Book shows former bookseller's rubber-stamped logo at the front free endpaper; binding shows slight lean, but remains perfectly secure; else flawless; text clean. DJ shows only mild rubbing and faint soiling; price intact. Close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. Oblong 4to. 114pp. Illustrated with Paintings by the Author. Preface by Frederick J. Dockstadter. Hardback with DJ. This author spent a lifetime traveling in the high Andes of Peru and Bolivia and in the Himalayas, looking for these ancient tribes' ways of life. He was an incredible painter, and I was attracted to the book by seeing the original paintings shown by his son at a fund raising in Fayetteville, Arkansas for the rebuilding of a monastery in Bhutan. Carl Berman began these treks due to his career in textiles, so his paintings show accuracy of tribal hand made clothes and an understanding of their value as an expression of incredible skill. Each painting in the book shows typical activities at markets, on the roads, standing for a portrait outside their house or in the mountains, defined by the bright air and light by the high mountains. Paintings are accompanied by descriptions about their unique way of life. To quote the author: "After many years of recording the People in paintings, after endless journeys to their secluded homelands, after years of sitting in huts, hunkering down around a fire, gossiping about varieties of vegetables, fruits, animals, and philosophies, .....these paintings, vignettes of their lives, are possibly the last glimpses we can ever have of the way we were ......"

$11.96

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