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        INVESTIGATIONS AND EXPERIENCE OF M SHAWTINBACH, AT SAAR SOONG, SUMATRA A RET OR SEQUEL TO "THE MANATITLANS "

      San Francisco: Joseph Winterburn & Company, Printers and Electrotypers, 1879.. 12mo, pp. [1-2] [i] ii-iv [3] 4-263 [264: blank] [note: mispaginated; text complete despite gap in pagination], fly leaves at front and rear, original decorated black cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold and blind, tan coated endpapers. First edition. Publisher's name misspelled "Winterrurn" on title page. Sequel to THE MANATITLANS (1877). A defense of the Bible against Darwinism. "A heavy-handed satire in that the major portion of the narrative begins with the story of the 'First Foundling of Orang and Darwing Extraction.'" - Clareson, Science Fiction in America 1870s-1930s 703. Reginald 13298. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Wright (III) 4996. A fine copy. A scarce book. (#149516)

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        (A Confidential Agent.) ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT of 'A Confidential Agent'. Payn's detective novel, with numerous corrections on every page.

      [1879?] 566pp. 4to. The first page of the earlier notebooks are signed by Payn, initially from 43 Warrington Crescent and then from 15 Waterloo Place, London. The first page is dated May 30; the final page is dated December 5, presumably 1879. The manuscript is initially titled 'The Family Crash(?)'. Payn wrote the novel in a series of black cloth-covered notebooks which have been bound up in two volumes in full olive morocco. The volume was presented to Horace Pym with a signed presentation inscription "from his affectionate friend James Payn. Aug. 11th. 1883". Both volumes contain the bookplate of Horace Noble Pym.' A Confidential Agent' was published by Chatto & Windus in 3 volumes, 1880.James Payn, 1830-1898, was an author and influential literary journalist who 'came to exercise formidable power as a literary broker and patron (Sutherland, Victorian Fiction). He wrote a regular column for the Illustrated London News and became editor of the Cornhill Magazine. His first major success as a novelist came with the publication of Lost Sir Massingberd (1864), which increased the circulation of Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, in which it was serialsed, by 20,000 and established Payn as an early contributor to the detective genre. Horace Pym, solicitor, 1844-1896, was a noted book collector and a friend of Wilkie Collins as well as other writers of the period, including James Payn.

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        Don Diego Dionisio Isidro Antonio José Cazanza Terrasa y Rejon Inana y Torre de Irisarri). Tercera Parte de La Pajarotada en que lo jocoso es bien serio, y mui didactico para el uso de las Escuelas Pías de Porcelia, Asnópolis y Caballósia: Dedicada al Señor Don Matias Carnes-Tolendas Arreborricolea y Tirapatadarregui Abogado del Abogado que peor aboga.

      1879 - Chuquisaca, Imprenta Boliviana. (1832). Tercera parte de VI que se publicaron. 4º, sin encuadernar. V + 40 p. Rf. “Biblioteca Boliviana,” 1879, no. 3345.; 800, J.R. Gutierrez, Datos para la Bibliografía Boliviana: Estos seis folletos son de polémica jurídica en el juicio que siguió el autor sobre derecho a un mayorazgo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poor Mary Stannard!, Full and Thrilling Story of the Circumstances..

      1879. New Haven, 1879. Only edition. New Haven, 1879. Only edition. "The Most Mysterious of All the Cases Which have Baptized Connecticut in Blood" [Trial]. [Hayden, Herbert H. (b.1850), Defendant]. Stannard, Mary [1856-1878]. Poor Mary Stannard! Full and Thrilling Story of the Circumstances Connected with Her Murder. History of the Monstrous Madison Crime. The Most Mysterious of All the Cases Which have Baptized Connecticut in Blood. The Only True and Reliable Account. The Clairvoyant's Wonderful Story. New Haven: Stafford Print. Co., 1879. 47 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers with a woodcut portrait of Stannard. Faint fold lines, some wear to spine ends, a few small chips to edges, small dampstain to upper corner of front wrapper, some browning to text. A well-preserved copy. $850. * Only edition. "In 1879, the body of Mary Stannard, twenty-two, once the servant of Reverend Herbert H. Hayden, was found in one of Hayden's fields in Madison, Conn. Her throat was cut, her skull was fractured, and there was arsenic in her stomach. Stannard had spoken to several people about her recent pregnancy by Hayden, and explained that he was going to give her something to induce an abortion. She said also that she was planning to meet Hayden in the field to pick berries and discuss their future. Unable to account for himself during the time of the killing, Hayden was arrested after it was discovered that he had purchased an ounce of arsenic "to kill rats" the day of his former servant's death.... At the three-month trial, a clairvoyant testified to the defendant's innocence, the first such incident in an American courtroom. A hung jury resulted in Hayden's release" (Nash). OCLC locates 12 copies, 2 in law libraries (University of Missouri, Yale). Nash, Encyclopedia of World Crime 1493. McDade, The Annals of Murder 449.

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        A Holiday in Iceland.

      

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        Königsberg. 11 Fotografien von A. Michalki, Königsberg auf festem Karton.

      Königsberg, A. Michalki, 1878 und 1879. - Ca. 6 x 9,5 cm. Albuminabzüge auf Karton. U.a.: Albertus-Universität, Kant-Denkmal an seinem ersten Platz, Schloss, Schloss-Ostseite mit Unfriedtbau, alte Börse am Pregel, Schlossteichbrücke, Hafen. Rückseitig mit gedruckter Adresse des Fotografen "A. Michalki, Königsberg i. Pr., Münz-Strasse 28", datiert 1878 und 1879. Teils leicht stockfleckig. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Leaf signed in Arabic.

      [Theresienstadt, 1879]. - Oblong 8vo. 1 page. Two lines in Arabic. - The fanatical Bosnian Muslim Vilajetovic, popularly known as "Hadzi Lojo", repeatedly incited his fellow believers to violence agains Bosnian Christians and their churches. His fearless struggle for a conservative, backwards-oriented Islam and the old Bosnian freedoms, fought by way of murder, theft and plunderings which made him wealthy, spread his fame and made him a popular hero. His agitation against the "unbelievers" climaxed during the Austrian occupation of Serbia and Herzegovina, which the Ottoman sultan had relinquished at the Congress of Berlin in 1878. Hadzi Lojo led a mob to the pasha's residence in Sarajevo and called upon Muslims to turn against Ottoman rule and resist the coming of the Habsburg army. He was sentenced to death in 1879, but the sentence was committed to a short prison term in Theresienstadt (Terezin in Bohemia), as Emperor Franz Joseph did not wish to create a political martyr. In 1884 he was released and sent into exile, as which he chose Mecca.

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        Des névroses spasmodiques, de leur origine , de leurs rapports et de leur traitement

      Paris,Octave Doin, 1879, in-8, 132 pp., fascicule broché, Jean Baptiste Eugène Gelineau étudie la médecine à l'École de médecine navale de Rochefort et participe, encore jeune étudiant, à la lutte contre l'épidémie de choléra de La Rochelle.En 1871 il met sur le marché les « pilules du Docteur Gélineau », à base de bromure et d'arsenic, comme traitement de l'épilepsie. En 1880, il décrit le syndrome qui porte son nom, en introduisant le terme de "narcolepsie" (littéralement : attaques de sommeil)... Il acheva sa carrière en tant que viticulteur. Cachet ex-libris du Dr Carrier de Lyon.

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        Facéties du Comte De Caylus.

      Paris, A. Quantin 1879 - De l'Académie des Inscriptions. Avec une Notice bio-bibliographique par Octave Uzanne. Tirage à petit nombre. Il a été tiré en plus 100 exemplaires numérotés. Celui-ci (N°91) un des 50 sur papier Whatmann bleuté. Contenant une SUITE des illustrations en sépia (insérée). Paris, A. Quantin - 1879 - XLVI et 246 pages. Un portrait-frontispice (Quantin, Lalauze), vignettes (en-tête et cul-de-lampe), le tout gravé sur cuivre et un fac-similé replié, d'un courrier du Comte de Caylus. Complet & Contrôlé. Très belle reliure à la Du Seuil plein maroquin fauve, signée Fontaine. Dos à nerfs richement orné et doré. Tranches dorées. Filets et fleurons angulaires sur les plats. Large dentelle dorée bordant les contre plats. Pas de rousseur. Très bel exemplaire en parfait état. Format in-8°(20x15). Anne-Claude-Philippe de Tubières de Grimoard de Pestels de Lévis de Caylus, marquis d'Esternay, baron de Branzac, dit Anne-Claude de Pestels, ou le comte de Caylus (1692-1765), est un archéologue, antiquaire, homme de lettres, et graveur français. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Roland furieux, poème héroïque.

      Paris, Hachette. 1879 - Traduction par A.-J. Du Pays. Nouvelle édition. Grd in-4°, VIII-658pp, demi chagrin fauve à coins et filet doré sur les plats, dos à faux nerfs orné de caissons fleuronnés et filetés, pièces de titre et d'auteur, pastilles mosaïquées, tête dorée (Simier, rel. du roi). PREMIER TIRAGE des gravures sur bois de Gustave Doré de gravures sur bois comprenant: 1 frontispice, 81 compositions h.t. et 536 vignettes in t. L'artiste témoigne ici de son "imagination extraordinairement fertile et simple" (Leblanc). Un "Doré furieux" (M. Lavallée). VICAIRE, I, 86. Très infimes et pâles rousseurs à quelques pages, légère différence de teinte du papier (en fonction de sa composition, comme de son vieillissement) entre certains cahiers, comme cela est inévitable pour l'époque, néanmoins exemplaire en condition fort enviable, bien relié. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Il Monitore della Moda. Giornale illustrato per le signore. Anno dodicesimo.

      Garbini, 1879. Cm. 30, pp. 500 ca. complessive. Con moltissime incisioni nel testo e 47 belle tavole a colori f.t. (anche a doppia pagina). Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con vistose tracce d'uso ai piatti, internamente in ottimo stato di conservazione. Mancano i fascicoli 33, 35 e 52 e la tavola allegata n. 21 e 45. Si tratta di una delle annate di questa rivista che comprende le tavole più belle e decorative!

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        SILVER WATTLE.

      - South Australian acrostics. The proceeds to be devoted to The Home for Incurables, Fullarton. Pp. [ii]+96(last blank), the title page printed in red & black; f'cap. 8vo; dark green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt & blind, slightly flecked and rubbed, fore-corners bruised, early small sticker (shelf label?) below top edge of upper board; upper hinge tender, the final blank extensively annotated in pencil, occasional faint foxing and soiling; printed by R. Kyffin Thomas, Adelaide, 1879. First edition. *From the extensive Australasian collection of James Edge Partington, with his bookplate on the upper pastedown. Spence recalled in her autobiography that she was asked by Mrs. Alfred Watts to compile 'a book of charades and double acrostics, for the printing and binding of which Mrs. Watts paid. It was entitled \i Silver Wattle , and the proceeds from the sale of this little book went to help the funds of the home'. Jane Isabella Watts (1824-1898) was the daughter of William Giles, who came to South Australian in 1837 to take charge of the whaling station at Kangaroo Island. She was the author of \i Memories of Early \i Days in South Australia , published for private circulation in 1882. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Colorado its gold and silver mines, farms and stock ranges, and health and pleasure resorts. Tourist guide to the Rocky Mountains

      C.G. Crawford, New York 1879 - Third and best edition, containing an expanded text and the folding maps and panorama not found in the first two editions; 8vo, pp. vii, 540; folding panorama, 3 folding maps, 4 full-p. maps, 108 wood-engravings in the text, many full-page; a fine, bright copy in orig. green cloth stamped in gilt and black. Howes F-281. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historical Sketch of the Fulton Ferry, and Its Associated Ferries

      Eagle Job and Book Printing Department, Brooklyn 1879 - A tight, very well-preserved copy of the 1879 1st edition of this privately-printed history ("printed for the private use of the company") of the Fulton and other late 19th century New York ferries. Solid and VG+ in its rich 1/2 morocco over marbled boards. Very light wear along the tips and the outer hinges, otherwise clean as could be. Thick quarto, matching marbed edges. Tipped-in albumen photo of the statue of Robert Fulton at the frontispiece, more than a dozen engraved illustrations and maps complementing the text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte des k.k. Infanterie-Regimentes Hoch- und Deutschmeister Nr. 4. Erganzungs-Bezirks-Station Wien

      Wien: Verlag des Regiments. 1879. First. First edition. Tall octavo. 726pp. Two engraved frontispiece portraits, 12 chromolithograph plates. Publisher's red cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Text in German. Corners bumped and rubbed through a bit, small tears at the spine ends, some foxing, mostly on the plates, a very good copy. .

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1879 : 1879 Paperback Wisden, In Very Nice Condition for the year.

      1879. Hi, This lot is an Original 1879 Wisden Paperback. 16th Edition in Orignal Paperback form as Wisden printed it. In Very Good Condition for the year, The book has not had any restoration but an ex owner has written 1879 to the spine (lettering started in 1887). As with 1878 the covers tend to wear a lot with the new style materials used by Wisden but these covers although some wear , and for a paperback, are nicer than many I have seen. The spine paper is complete but the first two pages are coming away slightly , after that it is tightly bound but some care needed at the front. Very nice inside. A chance to own a rare early paperback. The 1879 rebinds are a lot more common than the first 15 but this is less so in original paperback form in my experience , we havent sold many orignal 1879s since we started.

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        INVESTIGATIONS AND EXPERIENCE OF M. SHAWTINBACH, AT SAAR SOONG, SUMATRA. A RET OR SEQUEL TO "THE MANATITLANS."

      San Francisco: Joseph Winterburn & Company, Printers and Electrotypers, 1879.. 12mo, pp. [1-2] [i] ii-iv [3] 4-263 [264: blank] [note: mispaginated; text complete despite gap in pagination], fly leaves at front and rear, original decorated black cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold and blind, tan coated endpapers. First edition. Publisher's name misspelled "Winterrurn" on title page. Sequel to THE MANATITLANS (1877). A defense of the Bible against Darwinism. "A heavy-handed satire in that the major portion of the narrative begins with the story of the 'First Foundling of Orang and Darwing Extraction.'" - Clareson, Science Fiction in America 1870s-1930s 703. Reginald 13298. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Wright (III) 4996. A fine copy. A scarce book. (#149516)

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        SKETCHES IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, COMPRISING MANY THRILLING INCIDENTS OF THE ESCAPE OF FUGITIVES FROM SLAVERY, AND THE PERILS OF THOSE WHO AIDED THEM

      W. McKinstry and Son, Fredonia, NY 1879 - Printed salmon wraps; 174 pages. A somewhat scarce title, dedicated to Frederick Douglass, this is the only copy we have been able to find published in wraps as opposed to hardcover. Pettit was a traveling salesman, mostly of patented medicines and leather goods, who would hide runaway slaves aboard his wagon. Some copies of the hardcover edition, but not all, mention a portrait, in one case specified as an albumen photograph, but there is no portrait here nor any indication there ever was one. Work, page 338. Contents fresh; covers soiled with fading to the front, some chipping to the edges and to the top and bottom of the spine. Very Good [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Portrait photograph signed.

      No place, March 1879. - 246:178 mm. Mounted on cardboard. Fine head and shoulders portrait. - Mild toning and scratching.

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        The Victorian Schoolmaster and literary review (complete)

      Vol. 1, No. 1 - vol. 1, No. 12. Melbourne : Alex. M'Kinley & Co., 1879 - 1880. Twelve issues (complete), contemporary cloth binding by Alex. Greig of Fitzroy, lettered in gilt to spine, bookplate to front free endpaper, pp. 156, insitutional stamp with cancel stamp from the Melbourne Teacher's College Library to the first page, the first page of No. 5 with contemporary delivery address to a teacher at a state school in Bairnsdale, a complete set in clean condition. A significant colonial newspaper for Australian teachers, rarely found complete.

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        The "Parramatta Sun" : a serio-comic magazine, issued fortnightly, during the voyage of the ship

      "Parramatta" from London to Sydney, September 9th 1879, to December 8th 1879 / conducted by George Arthur Musgrave.Sydney : W. E. Smith, 1879. Small quarto, original limp roan with gilt title to front, gilt borders to front and rear, frontispiece portrait of Richard Tangye, binding fault to contents leaf resulting in short tear at gutter, folding map, pp 88, [1 blank], [2 musical notation], [1 blank], [2 errata], internally clean and sound, a good copy. Ferguson, 13839. Two copies are recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales).

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        Abbildungen von Vogel-Skeletten. I-XI.

      Dresden, privately published, 1879-1886. 11 parts in one. Folio (33.8 x 26.9 cm). 64 pp., 111 collotype plates (numbered I-CX, VIIA). Slightly later grained half cloth over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine. Original printed front wrappers bound in.= This exceedingly rare work is perhaps the first to contain large, detailed photos of bird skeletons. The accompanying text provides details such as the length of the principal bones and the origin of the specimens, as well as random notes on intra- and interspecific variability. The German ornithologist, entomologist, and anthropologist Adolph Bernard Meyer (1840-1911) was the director of the Royal Zoological Museum in Dresden. He also wrote an influential work on bird systematics. This series ultimately consisted of 24 parts, with 244 plates. This is the rare, uninterrupted start [plate CII(bis), replacing CI, was published later). An interesting collection of library stamps on the first front wrapper, which also contains the curious printing error "Vogel-Skeleten"; only one old stamp on the other wrappers, and otherwise a very good, clean copy. No auction records found by us; very few copies are available in libraries around the world, none in the USA. Nissen IVB, 624; Zimmer, p. 431. Not in Nissen ZBI.

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        ALPINE PLANTS PAINTED FROM NATURE [complete in four volumes]

      London: W. Swan Sonnenschein & Allen, 1879. Complete four volume set, vol. I is dated 1879 to the introduction and volume II is dated 1880 also to the introduction; the other two volumes are undated, but all date to a similar perid. Each volume has a pictorial chromolithographic (colour-printed) frontispiece plate followed by 100 chromolithographic plates of alpine species and 101 plates in volume IV making a total of 405 colour plates; pp. vol. I: [4], 72, frontispiece of Montblanc and 100 plates; vol. II: [1880] [4], 56 frontispiece of Grossvenediger and 100 plates; vol. III: 59 [1], frontispiece of Jungfrau and 100 plates; vol. IV: xii, 51 [1], frontispiece of Dachstein and 101 plates. Top edge gilt, original colour-coated end papers. This work is usually found falling apart as it was originally 'perfect-bound' using gutta percha, which always eventually fails, this set has been rebound and is now firm and strong. Original publisher's quarter brown morocco with green cloth boards, lettered and decorated in gilt; bindings now good and strong, following professional and sympathetic repair, some mottling to fore-edges of boards with several repaired cracks and chips to the spines. Contents good and tight, a few pages a little 'out of line' where rebound, but no pages have been trimmed; the majority of plates very good and clean, a few with dust marking or light spotting to outer margins, several plates with light foxing, plate nos. 2 and 62 in vol. I worn to edges where previously loose; contemporary signature of a previous owner to the front of each volume, otherwise no inscriptions. A good to very good firm set.. First English Edition. Hardback. Very Good. 12mo (13 x 15cm). Book.

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        La syphilis du cerveau. Leçons cliniques recueillies par E. Brissaud

      Paris, G. Masson, 1879, in-8, [4]-654 pp, demi-maroquin bleu nuit moderne, à la bradel, titre et auteur dorés, Édition originale. Alfred Fournier (1832-1914) fut, à l'hôpital du Midi, l'élève du grand spécialiste des affections vénériennes, le Dr Ricord, dont il suivit l'enseignement non officiel. Agréé médecin des hôpitaux, il fut chargé d'un cours sur les maladies vénériennes, à Lourcine, puis à Saint-Louis. Fournier admit l'origine syphilitique du tabès et il établit le rapport entre la syphilis et la paralysie générale. Semelaigne II, p. 186 et suiv.

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        Et Dukkehjem

      Copenhagen: Gyldendalske Boghandels Forlag 1879 - First edition. 8vo (183x118mm), pp180. Original paper wrappers, printed in black. Pages lightly and evenly toned, Frederikke Schmidt's neat ownership signature to top edge of front wrapper, and Doris Arentz's to the top half-title, chips to spine head and wraps, front wraps sometime strengthened. A very good copy. First edition in original wraps of Ibsen's celebrated and controversial realist drama. A Doll's House, which has been described by many as one of the most influential plays, is famed for posing the greatest challenge to contemporary audiences and mores, by shining the light of realism on questions of marriage and women's roles in European society. George Bernard Shaw in his book The Quintessence of Ibsen declared that his plays were potentially more important to our modern society that Shakespeare's, saying that "he gives us not only ourselves, but ourselves in our own situation". The first German productions of the play in the 1880s altered the ending at the request of the producers, an act that Ibsen called a "barbaric outrage". Ibsen's influence on the whole course of modern drama may be indicated by the inclusion of his plays in the repertoire of every avant-garde theatre of his day. A Doll's House precedes Hedda Gabler by eleven years, and copies such as this in wrappers are distinctly scarce. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Blatt mit eigenh. Namenszug (arabisch).

      [Theresienstadt, 1879]. - 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Beiliegend hs. Kuvert. 2 Zeilen in arabischer Schrift, hs. unterlegt in lateinischer Schrift: "Mohamed Hafiz Hatschi Loja / alt Jahr 49 Sarajewo Bosnien". Das Kuvert mit dem Vermerk: "Aus der Gefangenenschaft Hadschi Lojas in Theresienstadt 1879" und kurzen biographischen Notizen. - Hadschi Loja (hadschi = Mekkapilger, kroatisch lojar = Talgarbeiter, Unschlittbereiter), war ein fanatischer bosnischer Moslem, der bereits 1872/1873 seine Glaubensbrüder gegen die Errichtung der christlich-serbischen Kirche in Sarajewo aufwiegelte. Gewalttaten an Christinnen und Christen, wie Plünderungen, Raub und Totschlag, im Kampf für den Islam und die alte bosnische Freiheit - wobei er sich offenbar auch persönlich bereicherte - ließen ihn beim einfachen Volk zum Freiheitskämpfer werden. Seine Agitation gegen die "Ungläubigen" erreichte vor und während der Okkupation Bosniens und der Herzegowina durch die Österreicher (1878) ihren Höhepunkt. Am 27. September 1879 erkannte ihn das Garnisonsgericht Sarajewo nach dem Standrecht wegen "des Verbrechens wider die Kriegsmacht des Staates und der öffentlichen Gewaltthätigkeit durch Erpreßung schuldig, und verurtheilte ihn zum Tode durch den Strang". Aufgrund einer Anordnung Franz Josephs I. vom 7. Juli 1879 wurde die Todesstrafe ausgesetzt; das Gericht wandelte sie in eine fünfjährige schwere Kerkerstrafe um, die der Hadschi in Theresienstadt verbüßte. Durch die verhältnismäßig kurze Kerkerstrafe sollte vermieden werden, aus dem Gefangenen einen politischen Märtyrer zu machen. 1884 schickte man ihn ins Exil, zu dem er mit seiner Familie Mekka wählte.

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        SKETCHES IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, COMPRISING MANY THRILLING INCIDENTS OF THE ESCAPE OF FUGITIVES FROM SLAVERY, AND THE PERILS OF THOSE WHO AIDED THEM

      Fredonia, NY: W. McKinstry and Son, 1879. First Edition. Softcover. Contents fresh; covers soiled with fading to the front, some chipping to the edges and to the top and bottom of the spine. Very Good. Printed salmon wraps; 174 pages. A somewhat scarce title, dedicated to Frederick Douglass, this is the only copy we have been able to find published in wraps as opposed to hardcover. Pettit was a traveling salesman, mostly of patented medicines and leather goods, who would hide runaway slaves aboard his wagon. Some copies of the hardcover edition, but not all, mention a portrait, in one case specified as an albumen photograph, but there is no portrait here nor any indication there ever was one. Work, page 338.

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        EL INGENIOSO HIDALGO DON QUIJOTE DE LA MANCHA. EDICIÓN MONUMENTAL EXORNADA CON RIQUÍSIMAS LÁMINAS GRABADAS EN ACERO POR LOS MÁS AVENTAJADOS ARTISTAS ESPAÑOLES

      ESPASA, BARCELONA 1879 - Materia: Libro antiguo del siglo XIX. Quijote. Grabados. Publicación: Barcelona, Biblioteca Ilustrada de José Espasa e hijos, (ca. 1879) Descripción física: 2 tomos: Tomo I: XXIV p. 495 páginas, 7 láminas. Tomo II: Portada, IX páginas, 566 p. 1 h. 7 láminas y un mapa. Encuadernación holandesa piel editorial. Conservación: Buen estado, encuadernación ligeramente rozada y leve mancha de humedad marginal en alguna lámina. RSS2

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        Ursprung, Aufleben, Größe, Herrschaft, Verfall und jetzige Zustände sämmtlicher Mönchs- und Klosterfrauenorden im Orient und Occident. Nebst der illuminirten Abbildungen von 77 verschiedenen geistlichen Orden.Weimar, Bernhard Friedrich Vogt, 1837-1839. 3 volumes. 8vo. With 21 full-page hand-coloured lithographs (including 2 frontispieces) and large folding table. Contemporary marbled boards.

      Colas 327; Hiler, p. 90; Lipperheide 1879 (without the supplement). First and only edition of an attractively illustrated history of monastic orders, both in Orient and Occident. The plates depict the monks and nuns from 77 different orders in their habit, making this work an interesting contribution to the history of costume. With publisher's advertisement in supplement and second volume. The supplement was also published as part of Biedenfeld's Geschichte und Verfassung aller geistlichen und blühenden ritterorden , a continuation of the present work. From the library of Duke Max in Bavaria (1808-1888), father of Empress Elizabeth of Austria. Spine slightly faded, some spotting. Fine set, complete with the often lacking supplement.

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        George Cruikshank: the artist, the humorist, and the man, with some account of his brother Robert. A Critico-Bibliographical Essay. With numerous illustrations by G. Cruikshank including several from original drawings in the possession of the author. Second edition, Revised; and Augmented by a copiously Annotated Bibliographical Appendix, and Additional Plates on India Paper.

      Birmingham: Houghton and Hammond; for Houlston and Sons, London, 1879 - Quarto (274 x 220 mm). Contemporary red morocco gilt by Henry Young and Sons of Liverpool, spine gilt in compartments, boards with central gilt motif within outer three line gilt frame, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Bookplate removed from front pastedown. A fine copy. Extra-illustrated with etchings, coloured caricatures, engraved plates, woodcuts, and autograph materials, together 116 items. First published the previous year, this is a book that cries out to be extra-illustrated; the published text has 24 uncoloured illustrations in the text, including vignettes, and these do not capture the real flavour of Cruikshank's work. This copy has been thoroughly grangerized by the addition of 116 extra illustrations and autograph material, comprising 82 etchings, caricatures, engraved plates, illustrated title pages, and broadsides by George Cruikshank, of which 24 are hand-coloured, mounted and captioned in pencil; together with an autograph signature, dated 1 February 1860, with sketches, and two autograph letters signed (to S. C. Hall, 23 Aug 1875 and 27 Mar 1875, the latter signed by GC, otherwise in his wife's hand). There is also a woodcut portrait of Cruikshank and Ainsworth seated in a library by an unknown artist, and 32 other pieces by his contemporaries, including 3 plates by Robert Cruikshank, 4 woodcuts by Percy Cruikshank, 10 engravings (6 coloured) by Rowlandson; 3 coloured caricatures by Gillray; and illustrations by Thackeray, Kenny Meadows, J. Franklin, Tony Johannot, Birrell, Alfred Crowquill, Barlow after Hogarth, Alken, Leech, and Seymour.

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        Slave Trade. No. 1 (1879). Correspondence with British representatives and agents abroad, and reports from Naval Officers, relating to the Slave Trade. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty.1879. [C.-2422].

      London, Harrison and Sons, 1879. - Folio. XVII, (1), 322 pp. Top edge gilt. Sewn, with remains of former cloth spine. Rare British papers and correspondence with local agents and officers on the slave trade of Egypt, Turkey, Zanzibar, and Arabia. Includes a report on the release of a slave, a Dutch subject, from an Arab Sheikh (p. 263) and the report by Cdr. Powlett from Jeddah concerning the Red Sea slave route: "Within the last month 160 slaves have been landed near Jeddah, from near Cid. It would appear that the authorities, though not exerting themselves to suppress the traffic in slaves, do not permit the law to be too openly infringed: this has raised the price in slaves [.] The Farisian Islands are used to land cargoes of slaves upon, where also they are employed in diving for mother-o'-pearl [.] [Baggalah sailboats] come into Jeddah without there being any trace of what they have done. They have no special fittings, and do not fasten the slaves (who are mostly children) in any way [.] I submit that laws framed to meet the case of slaving vessels making long voyages will be found wanting when applied to the Red Sea traffic" (ibid.). - Other relevant sections are: "Egypt" (pp. 4-50; includes further correspondence relating to the slave traffic in the Red Sea and on the Arabian Peninsula, e.g. "Slave Trade in Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. Notes by Assistant Resident at Aden. To communicate to Egyptian Government such information as may be advisable"); "Turkey" (pp. 112-123; includes correspondence relating to the Slave Trade in the Red Sea); "Turkey. (Consular)-Baghdad" (pp. 124-129); "Turkey. (Consular)-Jeddah" (pp. 131-155); "Zanzibar" (pp. 157-253), etc. - Slight edge chipping to first 2 or 3 leaves; removed from the Public Record Office with their stamp to t. p. A good copy. Bennett 506. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Albumblatt mit U. ("Th. Storm").

      [Wohl Hademarschen, Anfang März 1879]. - 1 S. Qu.-4to. Ironisches Widmungsblatt für einen Autographensammler: "Der schlimmsten einer aller Geister ist der Sammelgeist". Spuren senkrechter mittiger Faltung; unten rechts foliiert "15". Verso hs. Akquisitionsvermerk des Empfängers in roter Tinte: "4. März 1879 erhlt."

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        A Tight Squeeze; Or, The Adventures of a Gentleman, Who, On a wager of ten thousand dollars undertook to go from New York to New Orleans in three weeks without money as a professional tramp.

      Boston: Lee and Shepard, Publishers & New York: Charles T. Dillingham, 1879. Small 8vo, 282, (6, ads) pp. Original pink wrappers, printed with title and 3pp. of ads. Edges of wrappers worn with a few small chips, slightly larger chip to head and foot of backstrip, pages toned but clean, a very good copy of a fragile paperback. First edition (offered in both wrappers and cloth; copies in wrappers are much harder to find). William Staats was an American journalist who worked for the Chicago Telegraph. The story was based on a real-life adventure, although whether it was Staats himself who took on the wager is not known. Final page with full-page advertisement for the first English translation of Jules Verne’s The Tribulations of a Chinaman, translated by Virginia Champlin, published later in the same year by Lee and Shepard. Wright 5147.

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        Historical Sketch of the St. Louis University: The Celebration of Its Fiftieth Anniversary (Signed First Edition)

      Patrick Fox, St. Louis 1879 - SIGNED FIRST EDITION. Bound in beige cloth with gilt lettering on the spine which is chips at the tp & bottom, corners rubbed through, spine inexpertly relaid. Inscription by the author on the inside of the front cover. Bookplate on same. Front free endpaper records the three previous owners up to 1967. Marginalia thoughout. Book has had its spine professionally relaid. Overall in VERY GOOD condition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1879 : 1879 Paperback Wisden, In Very Nice Condition for the year

      1879. Hi, This lot is an Original 1879 Wisden Paperback. 16th Edition in Orignal Paperback form as Wisden printed it. In Very Good Condition for the year, The book has not had any restoration but an ex owner has written 1879 to the spine (lettering started in 1887). As with 1878 the covers tend to wear a lot with the new style materials used by Wisden but these covers although some wear , and for a paperback, are nicer than many I have seen. The spine paper is complete but the first two pages are coming away slightly , after that it is tightly bound but some care needed at the front. Very nice inside. A chance to own a rare early paperback. The 1879 rebinds are a lot more common than the first 15 but this is less so in original paperback form in my experience , we havent sold many orignal 1879s since we started.

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        Five Weeks in a Balloon -- Illustrated

      Lippincott 1879 - An unrecorded early printing, 1879, illustrated, First Thus. Very good condition in original cloth. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Western Pioneer: or, Incidents of the Life and Times of Rev Alfred Brunson

      Cincinnati: Hitchcock and Walden, 1879. First Edition. Hardcover. Good +. 8vo. 2 volumes: [1], 418pp., [2]; [1], 413pp., [2]. Brown cloth hardcover stamped in blind on front board volume 1. Gilt titles on spines. Yellow end sheets. Edge wear to bottom of front board volume 2. Chipped cloth head and base of volume 1. Corners exposed volume 1. Corners bumped volume 2. Pencil notes written on rear yellow end sheet volume 2. Howes B 897; Graff 455 - "Although essentially a religious autobiography, there is much of interest to the historian of early times in Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and particularly Illinois and Wisconsin.

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        Götterdämmerung [WWV: 86D]. Klavierauszug zu vier Händen eingerichtet von A[lbert] Heintz. (Verlagsnr. 23120)

      Mainz, London, Paris u. Brüssel, B. Schott`s Söhne o.J. (um 1879). 2°. Titel, 333(1) S. Leinenbd. der Zeit m. goldgepr. Deckeltitel. Rücken geblichen, Buchdeckel m. Lichtspuren, Kapitale und Ecken bestoßen u. abgewetzt, Titel m. Buchhändlerstempel, Notenteil in schönem u. saub. Zustand. \"Erste Ausgabe dieser Bearbeitung. Der Organist und Musikschriftsteller Albert Julius Heintz (1822-1911) war neben Hans von Bülow und anderen regelmäßiger Mitarbeiter der musikalischen Fachzeitschrift \"\"Allgemeine deutsche Musikzeitung\"\". Er war zuständig für das Thema \"\"Richard Wagner\"\". 1848 wurde er Vater von der späteren Pianistin Emmy Hallwachs-Heintz. Er gehörte zum engeren Freundeskreis von Hans von Bülow, zu dessen Schülerinnen sie gehörte. In den 1870er Jahren bearbeitete er ?Den Ring des Nibelungen? von Richard Wagner und fertigte Klavierauszüge zu vier Händen an, die bei B. Schott`s Söhne in Mainz 1877-79 herausgegeben wurden. Hier der vierte Teil der Tetralogie. Weitere Werke von Richard Wagner arrangierte er für Pianoforte zu zwei Händen. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG.\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Noten, Oper, Tetralogie, Der Ring des Nibelungen, Klaviermusik, Bearbeitung, Deutschland

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        Handgeschriebenes Periodikum, erschienen 1878 bis 1879, mit vielen Zeichnungen, Karikaturen, Portraits etc. ?Orpheus-Blätter?.

      wohl Wien, "XI. Olympiade", September 1878 bis April, " 1879. - Folio, circa 30 x 24 cm. 24 Nummern mit je 6-8 Blättern und 1 ?Extra-Ausgabe?, mit zahlreichen teils ganzseitigen und farbigen Illustrationen Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit Deckelprägung "Sehr kuriose und aufwändig gestaltete satirische Zeitschrift, vollständig in Handschrift mit Original-Zeichnungen, im Stil zeitgenössischer Witzblätter. Verfasst offensichtlich von Österreichischen Juden, die allesamt unter althgriechischem Pseudonym auftreten. Enthält feste Rubriken, wie ?Vermischte Nachrichten?, ?Kalauer und Meidinger? (zwei alte Juden, die die Zeitereignisse durchhecheln), "jüdische Hegelbriefe von Chaim Hegeles.", die ?Aufzeichnungen des philosophischen Futteralmachergehilfen Grundhubinger?, ?Eingesendet?, Bekanntschaftsanzeigen und Inserate, Verkaufsanzeigen jüdischer Antiquitätenhändler, Parodien auf Gedichte, (darunter sehr schön die ?Illustrationen zu Lindpaitners ?Fahnenwacht?, die mit 6 Karikaturen durch reines Zitieren lächerlich gemacht wird - op. 114, der Text stammt von Feodor Löwe), Parodien auf Illustrationen von Wilhelm Busch, Nachzeichnungen von Karikaturen Alfred Grévins (1827-1892) mit ?verbesserten? Bildunterschriften (meist ins Schlüpfrige), durchgehend Belege für die These vom ?jüdischen Selbsthaß?, darunter eine Seite mit 4 Tuschzeichnungen, überschrieben ?Gallerie weiblicher Schönheiten. Original-Zeichnungen von Barbar Willomitzer?, deren erste auch aus dem ?Stürmer? stammen könnte etc. An zwei Stellen angeblich zensiert (leer oder überklebt, mit Vermerk "censurirt!"). Der Schwerpunkt liegt auf Satiren oder Karikaturen auf Juden (die üblichen Portraits mit grossen Nasen etc.), wobei die Verfasser ganz offensichtlich keine Antisemiten sind, sondern sehr wahrscheinlich eher selbst Juden, die sich über die bekannten Vorurteile lustig machen. Die wenigen genannten Adressen deuten auf Wien, mehrfach werden aber auch Brünn und Mähren genannt. Entstanden ist das Manuskript sicher in der K.u.K. Monarchie, eventuell in Böhmen oder Mähren, wahrscheinlicher jedoch in Wien, da viele Rezensionen auf das Theaterleben einer grossen Stadt hindeuten und einige Artikel Geschäfte im "Graben" nennen. - Es handelt sich vermutlich um die Zeitschrift eines Vereines oder Herrenclubs mit (überwiegend?) jüdischen Mitgliedern, den wir jedoch nicht finden konnten. Auch ob es weitere Bände gab, ist nicht festzustellen - die Angabe "elfte Olympiade" mag auch nur eine humoristische Anspielung sein. - Wenig gebräunt, ein Blatt gelöst, leichte Gebrauchsspuren, etwas berieben, insgesamt jedoch gut erhalten. - Bemerkenswertes Unikat, einige der Zeichnungen in auffallend guter Qualität. Zugleich ein sehr kurioses Beispiel jüdischen Kulturlebens in der Habsburger-Monarchie. " [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Documents pour servir à l'histoire de nos moeurs - Les Bas-fonds de la société, par Henry Monnier. Avec 8 dessins à la plume de F.R. Edition minuscule tirée à 64 exemplaires.

      S.l.n.d. [Bruxelles, Kistermaeckers, 1879], 1 vol. in-32 (130 x 80) relié 1/2 maroquin à coins, dos à 5 nerfs richement orné de fleurons et filets dorés, filet doré bordant les plats, tête dorée, couvertures jaunes conservées (impression en noir sur la première), (CANAPE), de (1) f. (faux-titre) - 160 pp. (titre, feuillet blanc et avertissement inclus) - (1) f. (tables). Parfait exemplaire superbement relié par Canape. - 8 dessins, tirés en sanguine sur Chine collé, compris dans la pagination, sauf celui qui se trouve après le titre. Ils sont dus à Félicien Rops (Exteens, 463). Le tirage annoncé sur la page de titre à 64 exemplaires nous semble fantaisiste, en effet, c'est un ouvrage que nous rencontrons régulièrement, cela n'enlève rien à la beauté et la qualité de notre exemplaire ! Réf. biblio. : Vicaire, V-1019.

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        Two Men sawing a Tree.

      1879. Watercolor on paper mounted on board. Signed and dated lower left. 28 x 21.5 cm.

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        Joyas del Norte de Europa.

      Havana, Imp. Militar de La V. de Soler y Comp., 1879. - Small 8°, later burgundy cloth, green leather lettering piece on smooth spine, gilt letter. In very good condition. Author's signed and dated (February 1879) six-line presentation inscription to Juan Valera on verso of half title. 113 pp., (1 l.). *** FIRST EDITION of this anthology of Scandinavian poetry in Spanish translation. A second edition was published in Mexico, 1887. Most of the poets are Swedish (Esaias Tegnér, J. Ludwig Runeberg, A.A. Grafström, J.O. Wallin, J. Stagnelius, Erik Gustaf Geijer), with one from Iceland (M. Thorarensen), one from Finland (F.M. Franzen), one from Norway (B. Bjørnson), and two from Denmark (Hans Christian Andersen and Adam Oehlenschlager). Sellen has provided a preface (pp. [5]-7), and a brief biographical sketch for each poet. Antonio Sellen (1839-1889), a native of Santiago de Cuba, was a poet, translator, and revolutionary, as was his brother Francisco. During the Guerra de los Diez Años he emigrated to the United States, but returned to Havana. His translations include poems of Lord Byron. The first volume of his own poems was published in 1864.Provenance: Juan Valera y Alcalá-Galiano (1824-1905), Spanish realist author, diplomat and political figure. Born at Cabra, in the province of Córdoba, he was educated at Málaga and at the University of Granada, where he took his degree in law, and then entered upon a diplomatic career (1847). He produced top-ranking works of Spanish literature; for purity of diction and beauty of style, he has never been surpassed in Spain. Pepita Jiménez, which appeared as a serial in 1874, is his best known work. Translated into many languages, it depicts the gradual loss of vocation by a young seminarian, culminating in a shattering denouement. His other novels are Las ilusions del doctor Faustino (1875), El comendador Mendoza (1877), Pasarse de listo, and Doña Luz (1879). Valera's Obras completas were published in 43 volumes, Madrid 1905-1916.*** Trelles VI, 25. Palau 306952. On Sellen, see José Lezama Lima, Antología de la poesía cubana, III, 309-15. The online CCPBE locates only a single copy, at the Real Academia Española, Madrid. Not located in Rebiun. Not located in Copac. NUC: MH, NN. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Abbildungen von Vogel-Skeletten. I-XI.

      - Dresden, privately published, 1879-1886. 11 parts in one. Folio (33.8 x 26.9 cm). 64 pp., 111 collotype plates (numbered I-CX, VIIA). Slightly later grained half cloth over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine. Original printed front wrappers bound in.l This exceedingly rare work is perhaps the first to contain large, detailed photos of bird skeletons. The accompanying text provides details such as the length of the principal bones and the origin of the specimens, as well as random notes on intra- and interspecific variability. The German ornithologist, entomologist, and anthropologist Adolph Bernard Meyer (1840-1911) was the director of the Royal Zoological Museum in Dresden. He also wrote an influential work on bird systematics. This series ultimately consisted of 24 parts, with 244 plates. This is the rare, uninterrupted start [plate CII(bis), replacing CI, was published later). An interesting collection of library stamps on the first front wrapper, which also contains the curious printing error "Vogel-Skeleten"; only one old stamp on the other wrappers, and otherwise a very good, clean copy. No auction records found by us; very few copies are available in libraries around the world, none in the USA. Nissen IVB, 624; Zimmer, p. 431. Not in Nissen ZBI. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Report on the Lands of the Arid Region of the United States with a More Detailed Account of the Lands of Utah. with Maps

      Government Printing Office, Washington 1879 - tall 4to, blind emb. brown cloth bds; gilt sp title; corners bumped; wear to edges and top and bottom of spine; hinges tight; bookplate on ft. pastedown of Henry Fairfield Osborn, curator, Am. Museum of Natural History; very mild age toning, no foxing; has two of three tinted folding maps in rear pocket, including the impt. railroad grant map, lacking no.3, few small closed tears to map. no.1; pp. xv, 195, no dj as issued; map holder on rear pastedown is partially separated on one side but still intact. This 2nd edition was published within a few months of the 1st ed. of 5,000 due to its rapid depletion. It summarizes a survey done by the famous Col. John Powell to determine amt. and location of land suitable for agriculture and grazing. Quite scarce in decent condition and with all 3maps, two of which are in this copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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