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        Mystery of Edwin Drood

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1870. First edition. Octavo, bound in full early 20th century calf. Gilt titles and ruling to front and rear panels. Marbled endpapers with inner dentelles, all edges gilt. Frontispiece of Dickens. A near fine copy. There are few of [Dickens'] stories which are superior in the matter of composition…The Mystery of Edwin Drood is one of the best unfinished mystery stories in literature" (Eckel, 96).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Depesehen Vom Kriegs-Schauplatz 1870

      Mainz 1870 - 96 German despatches from the Seat of War. Full leather binding with metal clasp. Each despatch is mounted - two to a page. This volume has been respined in matching leather. A rare and interesting item. Heavy book which will require extra shipping. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Jackdaw Books]
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        A History of British Birds.

      London: George Bell and Sons, 1870 (but 1881). . Second edition. 6 volumes. Large 8vo. Publisher's elaborately gilt decorated cloth, remnants of contemporary manuscript labels to the feet of all but volume I. 365 hand coloured plates. Volume III skilfully rebacked, preserving all but the head of the spine, small nicks to the heads of another two volumes, a very good set. One of the most popular works of its kind, often reprinted on account of the quality of the colouring and here beautifully bound. A "new edition, with additions", the publisher's catalogue at the rear of each volume dated May 1881.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        The Dore Gallery

      Cassell, Peter & Galpin, London 1870 - 2 volume set. Large Folio (14 by 12 inches). All edges gilt. Pages xxiv, 94; 180 plus 250 full page engravings. Newly rebound in half-leather (maroon in colour). Raised bands to spine. Gilt lines to bands. gilt title labels.Marbled paper to boards. Blind tooling to leather on boards. New endpapers. The original blank, free endpapers of both volumes are rather dirty. The first plate (Milton's Paradise Lost) has been remounted on a new sheet (with no detriment to the illustration and a one inch border). Otherwise all the contents are clean, bright, unmarked and unfoxed and all the plates have their original tissue guards. A fine pair! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Goldcrestbooks]
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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Together with: Through the Looking-Glass, and what Alice found there. With 42 and 50 Illustrations, respectively, by John Tenniel

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1870 and 1872 1870, 1870. 2 volumes, crown octavo. Bound in matching full red morocco, gilt with marbled endpapers and, all edges gilt. One or two minor marks as expected within, but generally a clean, near fine pair. Early edition of "Alice" and FIRST EDITION of "Through the Looking-Glass". Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'. 'Alice' listed in BBC's Big Read (200 Best Novels) [2003].

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Sveriges industriella etablissementer.

      Stockholm. Kjellberg & Åström. 1870-1879. 4:o Two parts in one volume. Part I: Title + 96 pp. + 48 plates; Part II 32 pp. (of 92) + 16 plates (of 49). The text to part II is bound before the text to part I, for some reason. Brown cloth. Gilt title at the spine. Marbled edges. A few plates with some stains to the margins. Six plates with a few very small dots at the image area. About ten text leaves with a few discreet spots. A very nice and clean copy.. Wonderful color lithographs depicting industrial enterprises around Sweden in the 1870s. Everything looks pastoral and inviting. The industries are small and well adjusted to the landscape, often at a stream, Smoke pouring out of small chimney´s, not obscuring a welcoming environment. People going about their business

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        Pioneer Life in Kentucky. A Series of Reminiscential Letters from Daniel Drake, M.D., of Cincinnati to his children. Edited with notes and a biographical Sketch by his son

      Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co, 1870. (KENTUCKY) First edition. Royal crown 8vo. Engraved Frontispiece Portrait. xlvi, 263 pp. Original green cloth. Howes D-467 . Volume Number 6 of the Ohio Valley Historical Series. Daniel Drake raised in Kentucky , at 15 was taken by his father to study with a physician, Dr. William Goforth of Cincinnati where he remained for 4 years. He themn became the good doctors partner. He also was an educator and civic leader. He founded the Ohio Medical College in 1819 and was the founder and editor of the Western Medical and Physical Journal. His antislavery letters in the National Intelligencer were republished as Dr. Daniel Drake's " Letters on Slavery." His works are especially valuable for studying early pioneer years of Kentucky and Ohio. The first edition is especially rare and reprints were done in 1907 and 1948

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        An Editor's Tales / Anthony Trollope

      "Strahan & Co. , Publishers, London" "Strahan & Co. , Publishers, London", 1870. 1st Edition. "Contents include: The Turkish bath, Mary Gresley, Josephine de Montmorenci. Subjects: Great Britain--Social life and customs--19th century--Fiction. " "A very good copy in the original gilt-blocked, and black-lined and titled cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling and toning, with minimal edgewear. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. "

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Charles Dickens The Mystery of Edwin Drood First Edition in Book Form 1870 with the Vignette Title Page Twelve Illustrations by S.L. Fildes and a Portrait of Charles Dickens

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1870. The First Edition Online Bookstore has the scarce and collectable Charles Dickens The Mystery of Edwin Drood book for sale. Charles Dickens The Mystery of Edwin Drood was the last work by Charles Dickens and was not able to be completed before he died in 1870. It was decided by the publishers Chapman and Hall that this book be published in its incomplete state in 1870. The issue points in this book conforms exactly to those listed by Walter E. Smith in his book Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth Part 1 (pages 115 to 116), that confirms that this book is the rare and collectable Charles Dickens first edition first issue book. The issue points stated by Walter E. Smith and present in this book that The First Edition Online Bookstore has for sale are: Page 1 lines 1 and 2 the word "Tower" is present instead of the word "town"; Page 4 line 23 there is no punctuation after the word "clergy"; Page 10 line 5 there is no punctuation after the word "it"; Page 28 4 lines up the word "it's" is present instead of the word "its"; Page 43 last line the letter "I" is dropped slightly in the word "intent"; Page 47 line 17 of Chapter 8 there is a large full stop (or period) after the word "no"; Page 74 line 18 there is no initial single quote mark before the word "Past"; Page 100 last line the letter "u" is slightly high in the word "used"; Page 131 line 1 the word "sentiment" is used instead of the word "sentence"; Page 149 9 lines up the word "years" is used in place of the word "yours"; Page 168 line 26 the word "very" is only lightly printed; Page 169 line 6 the word "reflection" is used instead of the word "refection"; Page 177 19 lines up the word "'ere" is used instead of "ere"; and Page 177 9 lines up the letter "l" in the word "girl" is imperfect. This stunning example of Charles Dickens The Mystery of Edwin Drood has a brown cloth binding with a leather spine and leather corners. Upon the leather spine is lettering in gilt for the title and the lines for the compartments. The binding is in Very Good condition with wear to the cloth and the leather corners, and with rubbing to the surface of the leather spine. This wonderful edition of Charles Dickens The Mystery of Edwin Drood has 190 numbered pages, all edges marbled, with two pages of advertisements to the end of the book. The endpapers to the front and rear of the book have an attractive marble pattern. This first edition of The Mystery of Edwin Drood comes complete with the frontispiece opposite the vignette Title Page featuring the portrait of Charles Dickens with his printed signature and the date 1870 and to the foot of the page are the words "Engraved by J.H. Baker from a photograph taken in 1868 by Mason & Co." In addition to the Charles Dickens portrait The Mystery of Edwin Drood has the vignette Title Page and twelve illustrations by S.L. Fildes. There is a preface to the book from the original parts which follows the Title Page that reads (in part): "All that was left in manuscript of Edwin Drood is contained in the number now published - the sixth. It's last entire page had not been written two hours when the event occurred which one very touching passage in it (grave and sad but also cheerful and reassuring) might seem almost to be anticipated." This preface from part Six of the original parts continues and is dated 12th August 1870. The pages are in overall Very Good condition with light foxing throughout and an old corner crease to page 163 and 164 that has since been straightened. The pages of Charles Dickens The Mystery of Edwin Drood is exceptionally clean and attractive. The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a very important and collectable Charles Dickens book that will make a wonderful addition to any Charles Dickens book collection or any collection of antiquarian books.. First Edition in Book Form. Leather Over Cloth Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by S.L. Fildes.

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        [Original Autograph Letter, Signed ("Mark") To Willard Church]

      Buffalo, NY. 23 December [1870].. Two full pages, in ink, on recto and verso of octavo sheet of lined paper. Ca. 150 words. Folded for mailing, and slightly fragile at folds, short, closed tear in blank upper margin, otherwise about very good. To Willard C. Church, in his capacity as editor/publisher of THE GALAXY magazine. A well-known letter, quoted in large part in Mott's chapter on THE GALAXY in A HISTORY OF AMERICAN MAGAZINES (1938), concerning the challenge and wager stemming from a writer in the CINCINNATI ENQUIRER having been deceived by Clemens' own parody - published in the Dec. issue of THE GALAXY - of a LONDON SATURDAY REVIEW notice of INNOCENTS ABROAD. Clemens writes, in part, about placement of an update in the next issue: "Oh, please don't fail to put this delicious thing in - now don't ... I've got these 'Enquirer' idiots just where I wanted somebody -- don't you see why? Because half the people don't know now whether to believe I wrote that thing or not or whether it was from the Review, or whether it is all a sell, & no criticism ever was in the London paper. Now over the shoulders of this Cincinnati fool I'll make the whole thing straight. Don't you let that paragraph get lost for your life ...." Signed: "Yrs Ever, Mark." Mott, A HISTORY OF AMERICAN MAGAZINES 1865- 1885, pp. 365-7.

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        A PRIVATE INQUIRY. A novel.

      Tinsley Brothers. London.,1870 - FIRST EDITION. 3 volumes. 8vo. (7.2 x 4.4 inches). vi,284; vi,286; vi,276pp. All half titles present. A bright and fresh set bound in recent half tan calf. Spines with raised bands, red titles labels, gilt. Marbled paper on boards. A bright and clean copy of this scarce title, in recent leather bindings. Not in Sadleir. Wolff 5968. A search of the Copac listings show just one copy, in the British Library.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster-ABA.]
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        Note handwritten and signed by Thomas Sully (1783-1872)

      no place: Not published, 1870. A note, written and signed by Thomas Sully. Addressed to Henry S. Randall Esq., it reads "Dear Sir. It will give me great pleasure to recieve (sic) the "History of New York" published by the Legislature of the State, which you have kindly proffered me. Please send by Adams' Express, to my address -- No. 11 South 5th St. or to W. Pennington, Book seller No. 10 South 5th. Very Respectfully, Your Obedient Servany, [signed] Tho Sully." The folded (into approximate sixths) note measures 5 and 3/8 inches tall by 8 inches wide. Three small old archival mount remnants on the reverse of the document. In very good plus condition, without any stains or smudging. Thomas Sully lived 1783 to 1872. He was born in England, and moved to the United States as a boy. Studied with his brother Lawrence (died 1803), opened a studio in New York (1806) and Philadelphia (1808). Known to have painted more than 2600 works. Among his best known are "Washington Crossing the Delaware," "Marquis de Lafayette," and "Jefferson, Madison, Jackson...". No date listed; circa 1870.. Signed. No edition stated. Unbound. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Victorian Photo Album Related to the Ancestors of Barack Obama

      - Approximately 4.5" x 6". Full embossed morocco stamped in gilt ("The Photographic Album"), with elaborate metal strap hinges and clasps. Undated, circa 1870. The album contains 28 albumen carte-de-visite photographs (1 loosely inserted), 6 tintypes (5 loosely inserted), and 1 small trimmed photograph, for a total of 35 images. Some rubbing and modest wear on the binding, the three-ply album leaves have been neatly and partially opened to facilitate the removal of the photographs, overall very good. A 19th Century photo album with significant evidence of ownership or at least a strong connection to the matrilineal line of Barack H. Obama.The album depicts Victorian-era relatives of the President's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, born in Wichita in 1942. One of Obama's relatives, identified as "Anna Wolfl[e]y," is depicted in a CDV with an Olathe, Kansas backmark. Anna Wolfley was Obama's Great-Great-Great Aunt, the daughter of Robert and Rachel Abbott Wolfley of Olathe, the President's Great-Great-Great Grandparents. The picture of Anna Wolfley is strikingly reminiscent of the current President and could possibly indicate some Native American ancestry as well.Another CDV, of a young "E.E. Preston" is presented "To Mrs. Adah Abbott," the President's Great-Great-Great-Great Grandmother (probably E[lmer] E. Preston, the grandson of Adah Abbott). Other photographs bear backmarks from Preston and Garnett, both in Kansas. Additionally, several of the photographs bear backmarks from both Delaware County and Licking County in Ohio, both locations where Obama's heartland ancestors settled. Other Ohio backmarks include Circleville and Marion. A couple of the other photographs are identified, but more scholarship would be required to identify most within the album. The presentation to Adah Abbott, the photograph of Wolfey, and the profusion of backmarks that seem to tie this to Obama's maternal ancestors would lend credence to ownership of the album by Obama's direct line of ancestors and as such it is almost certainly unique, and worthy of much further investigation. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Album with 38 large vintage photographs (albumen prints) of Jersey photographer Ernest Baudoux

      Jersey, Ernest Baudoux, ca.1870.: 19.Jahrhundert; 19th Century; Channel Island; Jersey; Original Photograph; Original Photography; Originale Photographie; Rare Books; Vintage; Vintage Photographs. Oblong-Folio.. Original Hardcover. The original album stronger rubbed and lacking the rear board and spine. Overall a little dusty but most of the large photographs in very good condition. Images upon request.

      [Bookseller: Old Head Books & Collections]
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        Mémoires de Hector Berlioz... comprenant ses voyages en Italie, en Allemagne, en Russie et en Angleterre 1803-1865 Avec un beau portrait de l'Auteur

      Paris: Michel Levy Frères. 1870. Large octavo. Quarter mid-tan calf with marbled boards, raised bands on spine in decorative blind-stamped compartments, dark red leather title label gilt. 1f. (half-title), 1f. (original half-length photographic portrait of Berlioz by Franck), 1f. (title), 1f. (quotation from Macbeth), 509, [i] (blank) pp. + 2ff. (additional quotation from Macbeth, errata). Binding worn, rubbed, bumped and scuffed; some remnants of yellow crayon to upper. Slightly worn and browned; light staining to lower outer corners; first and final leaves slightly foxed; small hole to lower outer margin of pp. 391/392; contemporary signature to upper margin of half- title. . Second Edition (first published edition). Scarce. Holoman A6. Hopkinson 87. & & Berlioz had 1,200 copies of the Mémoires printed in 1865 and kept in his office at the Conservatoire. He gave several copies away during his lifetime; the remainder (the present copy being one), however, were not released for publication until 1870. & & The original frontispiece photograph of Berlioz includes a facsimile of a musical quotation from the Symphonie Fantastique.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        FUNNY STORIES and LETTERS TO PUNCH

      Port Sunlight Near Birkenhead- UK: Lever Brothers Ltd., 1870. FUNNY STORIES- Mark Twain and LETTERS TO PUNCH- Artemus Ward- Lever Brosthers, Ltd.- Port Sunlight Near Birkenhead- UK- sn,nd (1870?)- 1st Edition- Hardcover:-12mo- Original publishers maroon cloth with gilt titles on cover and spine- covers have bevelled edges- VG+- no dj as issued-light rubbing but clean and tight- Funny Stories 173pp, & Letters to Punch 195pp + 1-4pp ads for banks, elixirs, pills, transparent cement etc + 18pp of Ward Lock book ads- illustrated with pre-chapter and end of chapter illustrations/decorations- SEE PHOTOS- Contents: Eye-Openers: Funny Stories by Mark Twain- from 'Autobiography to Medieval Romance...Science vs Luck--a bevy of Mark Twain stories- + Artemus Ward- "Letter to Punch"-'Arrival in London' -to Essays and Sketches- writings in the Cleveland Plain Dealer etc- A great book and 1st Edition- World Cat states: Funny stories-Author: Mark Twain; Artemus Ward-Publisher: Port Sunlight, near Birkenhead (Eng) Lever Bros., [187-?]-OCLC Number: 18003364-Description: 2 v. in 1 ; 19 cm.-Responsibility: by Mark Twain. Letters to Punch / by Artemus Ward.- Only haeld by ONE library in World Cat.- Very Scarce! and very desireable for the Mark Twain fan and collector!- Fiction-non-fiction-Americana-stories-essays-humour-anecdotes-Twain-Ward-Illustrated (3553) . 1st Edition. Cloth. VG/No Jacket. Illus. by Illustrated. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Roll(s) of Honor, Number(s) 25 [to 27]: Names of soldiers who died in defense of the Union, Interred in (various) national cemetries.

      Government Printer, 1870-71, Washington, DC - 3 volumes bound as one (336;248;160pp), Recent half rexine on old marbled boards,Library stamp on front board. Fifty thousand dead soldiers; the vast number killed in action was more than doubled by the many thousands who fell to disease. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath Rare Books ABA ANZAAB]
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        SHO^GAKU TOKUHON Maki no Ichi

      187. [BASEBALL - JAPAN] Shihon Gakkou-hen. SHO^GAKU TOKUHON Maki no Ichi. Aichi-ken [Nagoya] Shihongakko^ [Teacher's College] n.d. [1870's] An interesting little elementary school reader from the first series of textbooks designed and created by the Teachers College Normal School system in Japan after the Meiji restoration to introduce "Western Learning" to the country. What follows is a series of excerpts from an informative article found online at http://wwwwp.mext.go.jp/hakusyo/book/hpbz198103/hpbz198103_2_035.html "The Normal School, which was under the direct jurisdiction of the Department of Education, was also requested to compile elementary school textbooks on the basis of its practical experience. Also an office for editing elementary school textbooks was set up in the Normal School in December, 1872. The Department of Education encouraged independent prefectures to reprint the textbooks and other educational material which it and the Normal School had compiled, and it was not long before most of the prefectures adopted this practice and the reprinted textbooks were in nationwide use. Especially following the establishment of regulations for the course of study for elementary schools by the Normal School the textbooks prepared by this institute gained wide acceptance. These textbooks included elementary school readers, introductory geography, outlines of Japanese topography, outlines of world topography, outlines of Japanese history, outlines of world history, elementary school arithmetic, etc. ..................The elementary school textbooks proved to be an interesting introduction of the new knowledge based on the Civilization and Enlightenment (Bunmeikaika) thought, and they were accepted not only as textbooks but also as popular reading material for the public at large. Thus their influence was of considerable importance in the dissemination of the new culture." It is pretty clear that the introduction of Western culture also entailed the introduction of a least a variety of baseball in the 1870's, as well (a fact confirmed by other sources on the origins of baseball in Japan). The American educational consultants and their Japanese colleagues in Aichi saw fit to include a cut and a story with a group of boys playing with bats and balls, pitching and hitting - interesting proof that baseball is nearly as old in Japan as it is in the States. The text of the story, crude

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        Large Collection with ca. 260 vintage 19th century photographs of the channel island "Jersey" - all of the photographs are original scrap-prints of Jersey by various photographers. The scrap-prints are by british (and one French) topographic photographers and date from approximately 1880-1900. Some of them are initialled: CN (Carl Norman) / JV (James Valentine) / ND (Neurdein Frères) and F. Frith and Co. / The collection contains an additional amount of more than 200 photographs from the late 19th towards the 70's of the 20th century

      Jersey, ca.1870-1890.: 19.Jahrhundert; 19th Century; Channel Island; Collection; Jersey; Original Photograph; Original Photography; Originale Photographie; Rare Books; Sammlung; Travel; Vintage; Vintage Photographs. 8°.. The collection comes with numerous Jersey - related items (little brochures, an album with more than 50 Jersey coins, numerous stamps etc.). Images and more information available.

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        Peters Juul.

      2den forøgede Udgave. København: Fr.Wöldikes Forlag 1870. 24 s. med 24 tegninger af Pietro Krohn, skårne i træ af F. Hendriksen og C. L. Sandberg. Indbundet i det originale dekorerede kartonnagebind.Et meget rent og velholdt eksemplar, med meget lidt slitage, lagt i en smuk nyere bogæske med skindtitelfelt.. Fire år efter udsendelsen af førsteudgaven af denne berømte klassiske børnebog, udsendte Wøldikes Forlag denne udgave - den anden eller som nogle kalder den "den anden førsteudgave". Forfatterne var stærkt utilfredse med første udgaven fra 1866, der ligeledes var udgivet af Wøldikes Forlag. Den målte kun 17x9 cm. og var illustreret med håndkolorerede litografier. Toppen var efter engelsk forbillede skåret rundt, så bogen nemmere kunne puttes i en julesok. Teksten til den nye udgave blev forøget og ændret en hel del, ligesom bogen fik nyt omslag, nyt format og nye illustrationer. Denne udgave, af denne ultimative danske julebog, udkom også kun i et oplag. Træklodserne til illustrationerne var i 1875 blevet udlånt til Frenckell och Son i Stockholm i forbindelse med udgivelsen af en svensk udgave af bogen under navnet "Lille Ottos Julehelg". Men, som ofte, når det har med svenskerne at gøre, gik det galt, trykkeriet brændte og dermed træklodserne

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        LA DORA RIPARIA PRESSO ALPIGNANO.

      TORINO, CALCOGRAFIA LOVERA, 1870 (mm 220 x 303 più marg.) - Incisione originale finemente eseguita all'acquaforte, rotella e puntasecca su matrice di rame, impressa su carta di Cina applicata su carta forte. Entro la parte figurata, in basso a destra, monogramma dell'artista "ER"; in lastra, sotto la parte figurata, indicazioni dell'artista e dello stampatore nonché titolo. L'opera è tratta da una delle più importanti riviste d'arte italiane dell'epoca. L'immagine riproduce un dipinto dello stesso incisore Ernesto Rayper: il quadro fu esposto alla XIX mostra della Promotrice di Genova, tenutasi nel novembre 1870. Nel foglio è rappresentata la riva boscosa di un fiume ad Alpignano, località presso Torino; un contadino è rappresentato in penombra a destra. L'opera è caratterizzata da un' intonazione sommessa e malinconica, indice della frequentazione con Antonio Fontanesi. Rayper, uno dei principali incisori italiani del secondo Ottocento, studiò all'Accademia Ligustica di Genova; approfondì lo studio del paesaggio con T. Luxoro, e poi nel 1861, come altri suoi colleghi, si recò a Ginevra presso il noto pittore vedutista Calame. L'interesse dell'artista per l'acquaforte maturò intorno al 1863-64 circa; negli stessi anni Rayper elaborò il proprio stile naturalista a contatto con Perotti, D'Andrade e Fontanesi. Esemplare in ottimo stato conservativo, dai buoni margini; rade fioriture marginali. 0

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio]
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        JOHN BUNYAN'S PILGRIM'S PROGRESS

      BRADBURY, EVANS & CO. 1870 - LONDON, BRADBURY, EVANS & CO. circa 1870. DIMENSIONS: 10" x 7 3/4" x 1 1/2". 354pp. PAGES PRINTED IN RED AND BLACK. PRINTED ON HANDMADE WATERMARK PAPER. BOUND IN FULL BURGUNDY MOROCCO, GILT TOOLED GOLD/BLACK SPINE COVER, (5) RAISED BANDS WITH FLORAL MOTIF, SAME MOTIF AS WIDE BORDER ON FRONT/REAR BOARD FRAMED BY GREEK KEY DESIGN, BOARD EDGES GILT TOOLED, GILT LEAF EDGE, 18 ENGRAVED IMAGES THROUGHOUT BOOK, MARBLE ENDPAPERS. CONDITION: NEAR FINE; GENTLY RUBBED BOARD/SPINE COVER EDGES IN FEW AREAS. A FINE COPY. AN ELEGANTLY PRINTED VERSION OF BUNYAN'S CELEBRATED ALEGORICAL TALE OF CHRISTIAN THE PILGRIM ON HIS JOURNEY TO THE CELESTIAL CITY. ALONG THE WAY, CHRISTIAN ENCOUNTERS BOTH WORTHY COMPANIONS AND DREADFUL ADVERSARIES. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Mystery of Edwin Drood

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1870. With Twelve Illustrations by S. L. Fildes and a Portrait. Octavo (209 × 134 mm). Early 20th-century tan calf by Morrell, spine elaborately gilt in compartments, red and black morocco labels, blue endpapers, French fillets, floral turn-ins, and all edges gilt. Housed in a marbled slipcase. Portrait frontispiece, vignette title, and 12 plates. An excellent, fresh copy. First edition. A beautiful, handsomely bound copy of Dickens' final novel, published posthumously in its unfinished state.

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        Eclairage et chauffage par le gaz dans la ville de Paris - traité avec la compagnie parisienne en date du 7 février 1870

      Paris 1870 - In-4° relié demi-chagrin à coins havane de l'époque, dos gravé, 47 pp. texte de Henri Chevreau, Dubochet, Mayniel, H. Paÿn, de Gayffier, nombreuses figures in-texte. On trouve relié avec : Compagnie parisienne d'éclairage et de chauffage par le Gaz : traité avec la Compagnie parisienne en date du 16 mars 1872, 11 pp. Texte de Dubochet, E. Camus, H. Paÿn, Léon Say - Préfecture du Département de la Seine : règlement concernant les conduites et appareil d'éclairage à l'intérieur des bâtiments - Compagnie parisienne d'éclairage et de chauffage par le gaz : statuts approuvés par décret du 16 mars 1877, 24 pp. - - Compagnie parisienne d'éclairage et de chauffage par le gaz : Rapport de conseil d'administration et de la commission de vérification des comptes à l'Assemblée générale annuelle du 28 mars 1878, 59 pp. - - Compagnie parisienne d'éclairage et de chauffage par le gaz : Assemblée générale du 28 mars 1878 : l'éclairage au gaz comparé à quelques autres systèmes d'éclairage. 7 pp. - - Compagnie parisienne d'éclairage et de chauffage par le gaz : Observations présentées à l'assemblée nationale à l'occasion d'un impôt projeté sur le gaz, 16 pp. texte rédigé par E. Camus. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Mystery of Edwin Drood

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1870. With twelve illustrations by S. L. Fildes, and a portrait. Octavo (210 x 140 mm). In a handsome full dark brown morocco binding by the French bookbinder David, decoration and titles to spine gilt, with "Edwin" misspelled "Edvin", raised bands, rules to boards gilt, all edges gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers. With steel engraved frontispiece portrait, vignette title and 12 plates by Luke Fildes. Light stain to back board, joints slightly tender, faint contemporary inscription above the heading of the first chapter: "Bray, 82 St James's St., Brighton", occasional finger mark. An excellent copy. First edition in book form of Dickens's last and unfinished novel. With the bookplate of Isabelle Corwith Cramer and the book label of printing-press manufacturer Robert Hoe, who was also the first president of the New York bibliophile society, the Grolier Club.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Select Letters of Christopher Columbus, with other Original Documents Relating to His Four Voyages to the New World. Translated and Edited by R. H. Major .

      London: Printed for the Haklyut Society, 1870 - Five letters by Columbus describing his first, third, and fourth voyages; another by Dr Chanca, physician, descriptive of the second voyage; and an extract from the will of Diego Mendez, one of Columbus's officers on the fourth voyage. With Spanish texts. Inscribed, "To The Very Reverend The Dean of Westminster ----- [Named erased, but was Arthur Penrhyn Stanley 1864-1881] with great respect The Editor. British Museum May 14th 1874." Stanley wrote the biography of his headmaster at Rugby Thomas Arnold in 1844 and was appointed regius professor of ecclesiastical history at Oxford in 1856 and to Westminster in 1864. Further inscribed, "(Presented to C. Merivale [Dean of Ely and historian] as a memorial of his dear friend A.P. Stanley August 1881" and below in a different hand, "& by Dean Merivale's widow to his valued friend W.C. Lake [dean of Durham] Jan. 4, 1894" Second edition. 8vo. 3 maps and 1 chromolithograph frontispiece. iv, cxlii, 254 pp. Specially bound in full blue morocco, t.e.g. Some rubbing

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Histoire des faïences de Rouen pour servir de guide aux recherches des collectionneurs.

      - Amiens, Chez l'auteur, 1870. In-4, 45-(3) p. et 60 planches hors-texte, reliure demi-chagrin brun, titre et tête dorés (mors sup. fendillé sur 2 cm). Tirage limité à 500 exemplaires numérotés. Orné de 60 lithographies mises en couleur à la main par Ris-Paquot. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Langue : Français

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        Select Letters of Christopher Columbus, with other Original Documents Relating to His Four Voyages to the New World. Translated and Edited by R. H. Major

      London: Printed for the Haklyut Society, 1870. Second edition. 8vo. 3 maps and 1 chromolithograph frontispiece. iv, cxlii, 254 pp. Specially bound in full blue morocco, t.e.g. Some rubbing . Five letters by Columbus describing his first, third, and fourth voyages; another by Dr Chanca, physician, descriptive of the second voyage; and an extract from the will of Diego Mendez, one of Columbus's officers on the fourth voyage. With Spanish texts. Inscribed, "To The Very Reverend The Dean of Westminster ----- [Named erased, but was Arthur Penrhyn Stanley 1864-1881] with great respect The Editor. British Museum May 14th 1874." Stanley wrote the biography of his headmaster at Rugby Thomas Arnold in 1844 and was appointed regius professor of ecclesiastical history at Oxford in 1856 and to Westminster in 1864. Further inscribed, "(Presented to C. Merivale [Dean of Ely and historian] as a memorial of his dear friend A.P. Stanley August 1881" and below in a different hand, "& by Dean Merivale's widow to his valued friend W.C. Lake [dean of Durham] Jan. 4, 1894"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Krzyz w Kosc. Mariackim Krakow".

      - Typ: rycina; Haslo: Krakow-Rynek; Przyn. adm.: wojewodztwo malopolskie (krakowskie); Sygnatura: Rycina sygnowana olowkiem na kompozycji: "Krzyz w Kosc. Mariackim Krakow LKowalski".; Technika: Litografia (jasna sepia); Format: 395x262.; Datowanie: I pol. XX w.; Inf o autorze: L. Kowalski (1870-1937) malarz i grafik, studiowal w Kijowie, Krakowie, Monachium i Paryzu, w grafice uprawial glownie drzeworyt obok innych technik graficznych, zob. obszerny biogram SAP t.4 ss.199-202.; Kategorie tematyczne: architektura koscioly / Architektur Kirchen/Kirche / architecture churches/church / Lithographie / lithograph; Rycina w ladnym stanie, nieco uszkodzony gorny margines ryciny, kompozycja zajmuje cala karte.

      [Bookseller: POLIART Beata Kalke]
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        Payne's Book of Art with the Celebrated Galleries of Munich. Being a Selection of Subjects Engraved after Pictures by Old and Modern Masters with Descriptive Text together with a History of Art. 3 volume set

      London A H Payne; W French [1870]. G : in good condition without dust jacket . Covers bumped and rubbed. Some foxing Reprint Green half leather cover with green cloth boards 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 163pp; 165pp; 180pp. 192 steel engraved plates.

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        The Works of Shakspere (sic)

      New York. Virtue and Yorston. (n.d.) C .1870. Extravagantly bound in the High Victorian style in Publisher's original,decorative full crimson grain morocco. Intensely ornate gilt-tooled decorations and figurative motifs to front and rear covers. Gilt ruled spine compartments with intricate gilt-tooled fleural motifs. Gilt ruled raised bands. Gilt titles. Most luxurious and labyrinthine gilt-tooled inner-dentelles. Marbled endsheets. All edges gilded. Thick Folios. 11 x 15.5". The Imperial Edition. Illustrated throughout by superb, tissue-guarded full page engravings upon steel by C. W. Cope.; W. P. Frith.; C. R. Leslie.; D. Maclise.; E. M. Ward.; C. Clint.; H. S. Marks.; W. Q. Orchardson. et al. Collation: Vol. 1 - Frontis, Title Vignette,32 Plates ; Vol 2. - Frontis, Title Vignette, 21 Plates. Complete as issued. An flamboyant, imposing collection of Shakespeare in what is regarded as perhaps the supreme example of High Victorian Bookbinding. Various light rubbing to covers. Small strip of leather lacking to front cover of Vol. 1 with resultant loss of gilt decoration. Previous owners small bookplate to Front Pastedowns. Usual light, innocuous scattered foxing, mainly marginal to Plates and not effecting images which are of supreme depth and clarity. Generally, a Near Fine, gleaming, jaw-dropping set.

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        [Didot, Firmin] Pontificalis. Trial sheets on vellum for unpublished edition

      (Paris: Firmin Didot, c. 1870). Folio. 72ff., consisting of the first 24 gatherings repeated three times. With fine steel engravings by Jules Jean Marie Joseph Huyot. Printed on vellum in red and black. It appears this work, a late collaboration between Ambroise Firmin Didot and Huyot, was never published and that this copy may have been a sample drawn up of trial sheets in order to give prospective buyers a sense for the size and weight of the finished work. A magnificent specimen of printing by Didot, with text printed in two columns, engraved tendril borders, six-line initial capitals, and printed on rich vellum. Bound in brown cloth with a straight-grain pattern and a subtle blind-stamped rule on the covers; title in gilt on spine. Some spotting to front cover, minor bumps to corners.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Recueil de Siéges Anciens et Modernes

      Dejey, Paris 1870 - Oblong 8vo. Unpaginated. 186 numbered plates, followed by 11 unnumbered plates and 5 numbered pages. Black leather with gilt decoration and lettering to spine. Raised bands. Head and tail of spine bumped and rubbed. Corners slightly worn. Scuffing and rubbing to boards. Marbled endpapers. Some browning and foxing to pages, not affecting text. Beautiful and delightfully illustrated collection of drawings of Royall chairs. In very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Varieties of Vice-Regal Life

      London: Longmans, Green and Co. 1870. Two volumes. First edition. [I] xvi, 514, [2] (publisher's advert, verso blank) pp, folding coloured map of Tasmania. [II] viii, 446pp, [2] (publ adverts) pp folding map of Southern India (Madras Presidency). Original maroon cloth, decorated in blind; the extremities rubbed. Vol I: some light marks on the upper board and its top corner is bumped; tiny clean tear in fore-edges of the front free endpaper and half-title. Vol II: 40mm split in the cloth near to the foot of the lower front joint. The volumes now with mylar wrappers. One signature towards the middle of each volume is a little loose and has been sitting slightly proud of the fore-edges. The bookplate of S. Denison of Leeds is on each front paste-down, and a small monograph stamp on each half-title. A clean set in good to very good condition. ***Denison was Lt-Governor of Van Diemen's Land 1847–55; Governor of NSW (and Governor-General of the Australian colonies) 1855–61; and Governor of the Madras Presidency 1861–66. An opinionated military engineer, he argued for the continuation of transportation and resisted the establishment of self-government. His account is largely composed of letters, as often as not written by his wife, and contains much valuable information, presented in an unusual and lively manner. .

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        Geographisches Geduldspiel

      Germany,: c., 1870.. Set of 6 engraved dissected puzzles, with a colour printed copy of each map loosely inserted, 280 x 310 mm., decorative box with colour lithograph on lid; some light wear to box edges, and paper repairs, otherwise in very good original condition. This lovely German puzzle-game, designed to encourage children's geographical awareness, includes two circular puzzles of the Western and Eastern Hemispheres. As the title of the game suggests (geduldspiel translates as "patience game"), patience was required to complete the set. All six puzzles are accompanied by a printed guide.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Crónica de la Provincia de Avila. [Junto con:] Crónica de la Provincia de Segovia. [Junto con:] Crónica de la Provincia de Burgos. [Junto con:] Crónica de la Provincia de Logroño. [Junto con:] Crónica de la Provincia de Soria. [Junto con:] Crónica de la Provincia de Santander.

      Madrid, Rubio, Grilo y Vitturi, Editores, 1866 - 1870 ("Crónica General de España"). - Seis tomos en un volúmen en folio; 64 pp. y 4 láminas + 95 pp. y 6 láminas + 112 pp. y 7 láminas + 63 pp. y 4 láminas + 80 pp. y 5 láminas + 126 pp. y 8 láminas. Las seis obras contienen además ilustraciones entre el texto. Encuadernación de época, en media piel fina.

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        REDINGTON'S CHARACTERS AND SCENES in TIMOUR THE TARTAR. With booklet

      London, J. Redington, 73 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, circa 1870.. Circa 1870, approximately 172 x 220 mm, 6¾ x 8½ inches, 19 hand coloured sheets as required: 8 plates of characters, 8 plates of scenes, and 3 wings, plus original booklet printed and published by J. Redington, 208 Hoxton Old Town and sold by J. Webb price fourpence, with play and stage directions: 165 x 105 mm, 6½ x 4 1/8 inches, no wrappers called for, 16 pages of text including covers. All plates but the 3 side wings are published by Redington, the Pollock side wings are numbered 2, 13 and 39 (the latter "to suit any play"), whereas the booklet calls for the following numbers: 2, 10 and 19. One or two faint fox spots to margins of 14 plates, spine of booklet lightly stained, not showing inside, lower cover dusty with a few fox spots, a little spotting to margins within. A very good plus complete set of sheets and with the rare booklet. The play by M.G. Lewis was first performed in 1811 at Covent Garden and a juvenile drama version of it was issued by Jameson, West, Hodgson, and others before Redington published his version circa 1870. See Speaight, Appendice B. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        "Hark halloa! back!"

      n.p., c1870. 7 x 10-1/4 inches. Watercolor and pencil, signed "Phiz" lower right and captioned as title. Browne was a noted illustrator of Dickens and of sporting subjects, many of which were engraved in Punch. The present work was probably done about 1870

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. With Forty-Two Illustrations by John Tenniel. Twentieth Thousand. [Sixth Edition]. BRIGHT, FIRM COPY IN PUBLISHER'S BINDING

      Macmillan, 1870. 8vo., Sixth Edition, Twentieth Thousand, with a frontispiece and illustrations in the text, contemporary inscription on half-title, a few fore-margins very lightly age-soiled; original plum cloth, upper board with triple frame border enclosing Alice and the Pig in circle all in gilt, lower board to same pattern enclosing grinning Cheshire Cat, gilt back, gilt edges, black endpapers, very neatly rebacked with old backstrip laid down, a very good, bright, firm copy in expertly refurbished publisher's binding. With 2pp publisher's catalogue at rear. The inscription is dated January 1870. Nice complete copy of an early printing of one of the greatest children's books in the language. See Willams Madan, Green & Crutch 46d. . Catalogs: literature.

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        A Natural History of the Nests and Eggs of British Birds

      Bell and Daldy, London 1870 - A fair copy of the 2nd Edition of this comprehensive and authoritative work in 3 volumes. In the original decorative cloth bindings with gilt pictures of nests and eggs on the front boards and gilt titles and decorative design to spine. With 233 colour plates of nests and eggs. Vol I, 80 plates; 164pp. Vol II, 77 plates, 164pp. Vol III, 1871, 76 plates, 171pp. The bindings are nice and bright - with good gilt decoration to front boards and spine. They are shaken and there is pulling and slight fraying to top and bottoms of spines and a little bumping to corners. The front endpapers are beginning to split at the joint in Vol I. Internally all 3 volumes have some foxing affecting text, tissue guards and some plates. This is most prevalent in volume 1 where a fair number of plates have some spotting. In volumes II and III, the spotting is more sporadic - sections of text and plates being largely spot free. There is a section of loose text and plates in Vol I and one plate in Vol II has some browning and nibbling to edges. Please enquire if you would like to see more images. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        POEMS

      London: F.S. Ellis, 1870.  First edition, 19 x 12.5cm (8vo), in publisher's dark green linen w/gilt floral & trellis design (by the author) to covers & spine, gilt title to spine, decorative dark blue on pale blue ep.s w/binder's ticket (Burn) to recto of final ep., [i-vii] viii-xi [xii], [1] 2-282 [283-284], [1-4 publ. adverts], [1-16 blanks].  Printed by Strangeways & Walden, London.  With the neatly erased pencil name of M. Maurice to titlepage.  Binding Very Good (a few marks to cloth); contents Near-Fine.  Slater 3, Rossetti 17, Vaughan 11, Ashley IV 132, Ehrsam & Deily 218, Fredeman 23.8, Fennell 20, Ball 161, Colbeck 10 (in dark blue cloth).

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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        The Mystery of Edwin Drood

      Chapman and Hall, London 1870 - First edition in the earliest issue 6 parts (all published. A lovely set with an engraved portrait of Dickens by J.H. Baker, vignette title-page and 12 engraved plates by Samuel Luke Fildes. The books are bound in the original blue-green pictorial wrappers with a narrow tear to top of front wrapper of part 1 touching a few letters and some wear to the edges. The pages are clean with some discoloration but NO writing in the books. An attractive set in collector's condition. We buy Dickens First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Di ulteriori scoperte nell'antica necropoli a Marzabotto nel bolognese.

      Subject: (Bologna - Archeologia). Bologna, Fava & Garagnani, 1870, folio br. originale, pp. (8)-93 con 17 tav. litografiche (otto delle quali, stupende, a colori e in oro). Frati, 8283. Opera capitale sulla famosissima necropoli, di sempre crescente rarit?.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Sulle terremare modenesi: BONI Carlo - Riassunto storico-critico degli studi fatti sulle terremare e palafitte modenesi dalla loro scoperta fino al presente e sull'antropologia preistorica nella sua connesione collo stud

      Subject: (Modena - Archeologia). Modena, Soliani, 1870, 8vo mezza perg. con tassello al dorso, pp. 97 + 40 con 7 + 2 tavole litografiche ripiegate f.t.

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        Hambourg, avant l'incendie de 1840. Canal de Binnen-Alster.

      Litografi af Sabatier efter forlæg af A. Mayer. 27 x 42 cm. Koloreret. Paris, Arthus-Bertrand éditeur, uden år. Indrammet med passepartout i fornem gammel ramme fra omkring år 1870. Rammen måler 49 x 65 cm. - Særdeles godt eksemplar.. Fra "Atlas historique et pittoresque lithographié d'apres les dessins de MM. Mayer, Lauvergne et Giraud", bind 1 [udsendt i hefter 1842-1852].Dette planchebind indgik i "Voyages en Scandinavie, en Laponie, au Spitzberg et aux Feröe pendant les années 1838, 1839 et 1840, sur la corvette La Recherche... Udgivet i Paris 1842-1856. Ialt kom 26 bind med tekst og 5 bind med illustrationer.Denne store ekspedition til Skandinavien, Lapland, Spitsbergen, Færøerne, Island, Rusland og Baltikum hed officielt "Commission scientifique du Nord", dog er den bedre kendt som "Recherche-Ekspeditionen" efter det statelige ekspeditionsskib, korvetten La Recherche, eller som "Gaimard-Ekspeditionen" efter ekspeditionens leder, den franske marinelæge og naturforsker Paul Gaimard. Både franske og nordiske naturforskere deltog i de tre sommertogter i perioden 1838-1840. De blev ledsaget af franske kunstnere, der arbejdede på stedet - senere blev deres tegninger overført til den litografiske sten

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