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        The Bastilles of England; the Lunacy Laws at Work

      London: Crookenden and Co.,, 1883. Vol. I [all published]. Octavo. Original grey cloth, title gilt to spine and in black to the upper board, decorative frieze to both boards, grey on white floral sprigged endpapers A little rubbed, spine creased, light browning, else a very good copy. First edition of "one of the most powerful accounts of wrongful confinement" of the Victorian period (Homberger, "Wrongful Confinement", Despite institutional reforms in the late eighteenth century, the nineteenth century saw growing public displeasure with the laws surrounding insanity and the conditions in which patients were detained. With the development of the psychiatric profession and expansion of the definition of insanity, "the gap between eccentricity and moral insanity led to confusion over what behaviors and actions determined the existence of insanity. To the lay-public, the proliferation of new types of insanity led to an increased potential for wrongful confinement" and "generated impassioned discussion over the relationship between authority, individuality and civil liberties" (Homberger). Beginning in the 1850s, newspapers took up the cause and "scandals, abuses, and revelations of wrongful confinement appeared in the press on an almost daily basis". One of the most important of these was The Bastilles of England, "a scathing indictment of Britain's lunacy laws" ( . The author, Louisa Lowe, was middle-aged and unhappily married to a clergyman when she became fascinated by spiritualism after attending a seance in 1869. Convinced that she was in communication with the spirits, she began professing unusual and sometimes shocking religious beliefs, and left her husband. He successfully had her institutionalised, and she spent eighteen months in three separate asylums, desperately trying to prove her sanity to the lunacy commissioners. They failed to act on the case until Lowe's husband initiated chancery proceedings to obtain control of her finances and she was transferred to an asylum nearer the courts in London, where a physician recognised that she was being held unreasonably. As a result she joined the growing lunacy reform movement and published her experiences, which compared asylums with "the Bastilles of pre-revolutionised France" where "the victims of the lunacy system silently sink below the surface of society; they disappear one by one, and are forgotten" (Lowe, preface). An attractive copy of an important personal testament against the use of the asylum system to "disappear" eccentric or marginalised members of society. Extremely uncommon, only 14 copies appear in OCLC.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      PARIS, A. QUANTIN, 1883Esemplare in ottime condizioni Elegante legatura in marocchino verdone firmata Dreyfus ITALIANO Elegante legatura in marocchino a grana grossa di colore verdone, firmata Dreyfus, dai contropiatti in marocchino rosa e riche impressini in oro, sguardie in seta verde; dorso con autore e titolo impressi in oro; tagli dorati. In apertura del volume, brossura litografata a colori con ricca ornamentazione e figure. (4) - IV - 138 - (2) pagine numerate, compresi occhietto e frontespizio. Testo in lingua francese; ricchi fregi tipografici e vignette figurate, impressi in nero, ocra, verde, azzurro e violetto. Al fondo del volume, colophon con dati di tipografia. Il testo comprende tre piacevoli e raffinate  monografie, dedicate rispettivamente all'ombrello, al guanto e al manicotto durante vari periodi storici e presso diverse civiltà. I bei fregi tipografici e le vignette, di P. Avril, si ispirano al Barocco, allo stile Rocaille, al Medioevo, all'arte dell'Estremo oriente, all'arte greca e ad altre maniere decorative. Il volume, benché opera a sé stante, è parte di una serie di testi che lo scrittore Uzanne dedicò alla moda femminile, con il titolo Les ornéments de la femme. Esemplare in ottimo stato conservativo, le carte di testo intonse; interno fresco.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio di R. C]
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        DICCIONARIO DE CIENCIAS ECLESIASTICAS, (Teologia, Sagrada Escritura, Derecho, Patrologia, Liturgia, Disciplina, Historia Eclesiastica, Concilios, Santos, Ordenes Religiosas, Cismas y Heregias, Escritores, Personajes Celebres, Arqueologia, Etc.)

      Subirana Hnos., Barcelona - Obra premiada, Editado entre los años 1883-1890.,10 vol., (864, 782, 750, 703, 719, 575, 639, 640, 598, 544 + LX Páginas.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros Madrid]
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        The Princess and Curdie

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1883. George MacDonald was a Scottish author who wrote several fairytales. His work had influenced many writers such J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and others. This is the first edition in book form after the first appearance published in "Good Things" a magazine for children. Half title, frontispiece, 255pp., 32pp. ads at rear date July 1882. Illustrated with 11 illustrations by James Allen. Bound in light green pictorial cloth decorated in brown, lettering gilt, spine lettering gilt, the head of the spine appears to have been repaired at one tile, inner front hinge has a crack through endpapers but solid. light wear to corners, some bubbling and finger soiling to cloth. Original binder's ticket on rear pastedown. text is unusually clean. A good copy of this very scarce work housed in a custom brown cloth clamshell.. First Edition. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Life on the Mississippi

      James R. Osgood Company, 1883. Hardcover, Good. "James R. Osgood Company, Boston 1883. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering and illustrations at the spine and front board. First issue with an illustration of Mark Twain's head in flames above an urn on page 441. This illustration was removed in later states because Twain's wife found the illustration morbid. Page 443 has the caption of the illustration that reads """"The St. Louis Hotel"""", later states read """"The St. Charles Hotel"""". Rare. {ref: BAL 3411}. Book Condition: Good+, shelf wear, fraying at the spine, rounded corners, previous owner's name at the endpaper, foxing, tight spine."

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books]
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        The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither

      London - John Murray, 1883 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither is a travel account in letters byIsabella Bird. With a foldout colour map to rear and illustrations throughout. First edition with half title. First published in America the same year. Isabella Lucy Bird (1831- 1904) was a nineteenth-century English explorer, writer, and a natural historian. Featured in journals and magazines for decades, Birdbecame something of a household name. In 1892, she became the first woman inducted into the Royal Geographical Society. She was elected to membership of the Royal Photographic Society on 12 January 1897. Her final great journey took place in 1897 where she travelled up the Yangtze and Han rivers which are in China and Korea, respectively. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities, fading and rubbing in particular to spine and the odd mark to boards. Hinges strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Bright but with occasional slight foxing and handling marks. Overall: GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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      1883. [COPPER ENGRAVING] MATSUURA YASU, artist. NIKKOZAN MEISHO JUNIKEI. Nikko: Shiozawa Ken'ichiro, Meiji 16 [1883]. The original sheets (from a folding album?) have been remounted on Japanese paper and fukuro-toji string binding. The cover of the original series is a bit edgeworn worn but the 12 hand-colored copper engravings, each about 12 x 17.5 cm, of sites around Nikko, waterfalls, river views, etc., are lovely - well-printed and well-preserved. From an interesting period aesthetically, when Japanese artists and craftsmen were introducing Western-derived techniques like lithography and engraving into printmaking, printing and the allied arts on a popular level. Unusual work.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Life on the Mississippi

      Osgood, 1883-01-01. Hardcover. Good. FIRST EDITION. New York: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883. 593 pp. + 30 page appendix. Brown cloth with black and gilt lettering and illustrations. First edition, first printing, mixed state. (States "The St. Louis Hotel" on pg. 443, which was changed to "St. Charles" in later printings, but no head of Twain on fire on pg. 441. Steambot on title page. Sold by subscription only.)Condition notes: Good+ condition. Clean pages. Gilt on covers bright. Cloth torn at head, wear at edges. Hinge beginning to split near the middle, loose at front; book should be handled with care. Small stains to pg. 367; small faint stain on front cover cloth. Pencil drawing on ffep with names of former owners. Corners lightly bumped. Nice condition overall.A nice copy of one of Twain's greatest works.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Through the Zulu Country - Its Battlefields and Its People

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench and Co., 1883. xi, [1], 323pp, [1], 38pp adverts. Original decorative cloth, bevelled edges, title in gilt to spine and upper cover. Repaired to spine ends and corners, slightly rubbed. Internally some light browning, occasional light foxing, especially to illustrations, but generally clean. Small booksellers label to foot of front pastedown. With five illustrations as called for, one (Ezulwini-Dabulamanzi's Kraal) frayed to foot, not affecting image. Uncommon. First Edition. Hardback. Good. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        Almanacks for 1883 to 1897 (with variants, a total of 24 volumes)

      London: G. Routledge - Complete and pristine set of her Almanacks for 1883 to 1897 (14 volumes; none was published for 1896); six years (1883, 1885, 1890, 1891, 1893, and 1894) have a second copy in a variant binding; 1884 has three variants; and the 1891 French edition is included. A TOTAL OF 24 VOLUMES. The four 1884 variants are 3.5 in. x 5 in. with pictorial flexible covers. All the others are 2 7/8 in. x 3 7/8 in. with hard covers. The 1887 edition is oblong. The 1885 and 1886 issues have their original paper wrapper; the wrapper of 1885 shows the place for affixing the postage. The diary in the 1897 volume is not filled in. A few copies have a bookseller's label discretely placed on a paste-down. Each volume has full-color illustrations. Enclosed in a solander slipcase of full crimson levant; the case shows a small scuff on the spine, which has five raised bands. . A very fine set of these extremely rare and fragile children's classics, with interesting variant issues. Weight is 2.5 lbs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Encyclopedie des Arts Decoratifs de L'Orient - ORNAMENTS ARABES - ORNAMENTS DE LA CHINE

      Canson 1883 Recueil de Dessins Pour l'Art et l'Industrie par E. Collinot et A. De Beaumont; Canson. Parigi, 1883. Grande infolio. 46 x 63 cm. Le tavole a colori originali erano 80 (40 per collezione), litografiche e cromolitografiche. Ne mancano alcune: le tavole 4,5,39,40 di Ornaments arabes, e le tavole 36, 37, 38 di Ornaments de la Chine. Prima edizione. Tiratura limitata di 500 copie numerate - esemplare n° 336 e n° 392; Parte della Encyclopedie des Arts Decoratifs de l'Orient. Rilegatura a metà in cuoio rosso sul dorso e cartone sul piatto, carta marmorizzata all'interno. Condizioni: buone. Piccole annotazioni a matita su alcune tavole. Qualche piccola fioritura in alcune tavole, per il resto una buona copia. Libro raro con meravigliose tavole di ornamenti orientali, arabi e cinesi. Altre foto su richiesta.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Galleria Il Museo del Louvre]
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        Poesías de S. A. R. la Infanta Doña Paz a S.A.R. la Princesa de Asturias.

      Madrid, 1883. - 8º menor. 32 caras manuscritas, escritas en un cuaderno de 94 hojas. Además de las poesías dedicadas a la Princesa de Asturias, se pueden leer otras dedicadas a su hermano el rey Alfonso XII, en la que expresa su amor a España; su madre, Isabel II y a la Virgen de la Almudena, así como sentencias y proverbios de autores franceses e ingleses. María de la Paz de Borbón y Borbón (Madrid, 23 de junio de 1862 - Schloss Nymphenburg, Munich, 4 de diciembre de 1946) Infanta de España, fue la más inteligente y culta de los hijos de Isabel II –así lo reconocían sus hermanos, empezando por el propio rey Alfonso XII–. Considerada poetisa por los círculos literarios de la época (mujer pionera en esta faceta) creó además "La Basílica Teresiana", revista para conmemorar el centenario de Santa Teresa.

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      [1883].. Oil on canvas, 18 x 26 inches, on original wooden stretcher, with letters in lower margin, after the lithographed view of the same title published by Bosqui. Very good. "Edward Bosqui was born in 1833 in Montreal, of French descent. When he was about seventeen years old he decided to go to California. He went by way of Panama, where like a good many others who headed for the Gold Rush in those days, he became stranded. He worked his way up through Mexico, a hazardous trip, but young Bosqui survived the many hardships....He arrived in San Francisco in the latter part of 1850, and his first job was as cashier of the first bank to be established there. Afterwards he served as General Fremont's secretary. He first went into the printing business in 1859 at Clay and Leidesdorff Streets and stayed at that location for thirty-nine years. Bosqui did bookbinding as well as printing and lithography....He printed the EVENING BULLETIN in the early days of its existence, and did a great deal of commercial label work" - Peters. The Arctic Oil Works was established on a Bay side pier between 17th and 16th streets in 1883 to produce refined oils from seals, whales, and elephant seals. Soon after opening, it became the largest oil refinery on the West coast. In 1902 the oil works became incorporated as part of Standard Oil. The painting is quite similar to the lithographed view, though more Impressionistic in style and without quite as much detail. The spelling mistakes in the address of the works ("Potrcro" instead of Potrero) and in the address of the offices ("ZB" instead of 28) further suggest this painting to be after the scarce lithographed view produced by Bosqui. The painting, however, shows considerable age and is on the original stretcher, and dates from the late 19th century. PETERS, CALIFORNIA ON STONE, pp.60-61. J. Russell Harper, EARLY PAINTERS AND ENGRAVERS IN CANADA, p.39.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      1883. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1883. 10 pp undated ads. Original bright green cloth decorated in black and gilt. First American Edition of Stevenson's first book (published five years after the London edition). Stevenson's third book, TRAVELS WITH A DONKEY, was published in 1879 both in London and in Boston -- making it Stevenson's first book to appear in America. ~This copy is bound in bright green cloth (decorated with black lines and a front cover vignette in gilt). Although this is the only color referred to in both the Beinecke and the Parrish collections, we have seen it also in olive-brown, terra-cotta and aqua-blue (presumably no priority). This is an unusually fine, bright copy, essentially without soil or wear at all and with the cover gilt remarkably bright. We have not had a better copy. Beinecke 14; Princeton 6B.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        History of British Birds

      London: R H Porter, 1883. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Complete in 3 volumes. Publ. for the Author by R.H.Porter, 1883-1885. 1st edition. Quarto (10 inches tall). Pages 614; 600, 684. With text-illusts., and 68 full-page col. plates of eggs (as called for). The Plates have been bound in by the Publisher but not always in exact numerical order. Rebound (c1980s) in ¾ leather with marbled paper to boards. New endpapers. Attractive blind tooling to leather on boards. Raised bands to spine. Gilt lines, gilt decoration, gilt titling to spine. Recent bookplates. Contents clean and unmarked with some foxing to page margins only. Bindings a little stiff. A very good complete set.

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        Nights With Uncle Remus

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company {The Riverside Press}, 1883. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Church, Frederick S. Signed. Signed and inscribed by Harris on ffep; 1883 Houghton Mifflin edition illustrated by Church; inscribed to Miss Myrrl Stanley - her bookplate affixed to front pastedown. VG, binding slightly shaken, threadbare at corners and spine tips, lightly soiled;

      [Bookseller: Kayleighbug Books]
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      Amherst: [Privately Printed], 1883. - Printed wrappers. Faint bump to upper fore- corner, else a fine copy. First edition of the first separate publication by the future editor of the Dickinson manuscripts. Todd's short story was first published in the 27 September issue of THE INDEPENDENT, and according to Seven Gables MORE FIRST BOOKS (item 266), 127 copies of this separate edition were printed, of which six copies were specially bound. WRIGHT III:5504.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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        ALMANACK FOR 1883

      London, Routledge, 1883.. FIRST EDITION PUBLISHER'S DELUXE BINDING 1883, 102 x 76 mm, 4 x 3 inches, pink cloth, 4 line gilt ruled border, titled gilt, gilt illustration of 11 children holding hands in a ring, dark green and deep pink floral spray above and below illustration, both covers identical, all edges gilt, bright yellow endpapers, (24) pages. Colour frontispiece, title vignette and 28 small colour illustrations (2 per page for each month). In addition there are 5 lovely colour plates, 1 for the old year and 1 each for the seasons. Minute touch of rubbing to head and tail of spine and corners, no inscriptions, half-title and final page with printer's name lightly browned. A Fine clean bright copy in the rare full cloth binding gilt. The first Almanack in the series, Schuster 3,1e. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Contes et Nouvelles en Vers

      Paris: P. Rouquette, 1883. Limited. hardcover. near fine. 2 volumes Frontispiece portrait and extra engraved title page in each volume. Illustrated throughout with numerous fine tissue-protected plates, engraved by Honore Fragonard, Monnet, Touze et Milius. lxii + 244, 330pp. Royal 8vo, handsomely rebound in contemporary 3/4 red morocco with ornate gilt-stamped spines (slight damage at spine ends); marbled endpapers, uncut edges, t.e.g. Paris: P. Rouquette, 1883. A near fine copy in a charming binding. Limited edition. An un-numbered copy from a run of only 400 copies.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        GUÍA DE GALICIA. Itinerarios, descripciones, historia, estadística, costumbres, monumentos, industria, comercio, balnearios, excursiones, Viaje de Madrid à Galicia, De Galicia à Burdeos, Londres y Southampton, Á las Repúblicas del Sur de América, Á Filipi

      1883 - Madrid: Imprenta de Fortanet. 1883. tela, lomo con hilos dorados y gofrados, florones dorados. 467 p. + 2 hs. Un mapa plegado. Contiene hojas de publicidad. Primera edición de la primera guía de viajeros por Galicia. Con detalle de los documentos necesarios para los emigrantes. Obra rara. Excelente estado de conservación ESPAÑA, GALICIA, VIAJES, VIAJERO, TRAVEL, VOYAGES, EXCURSIONES, BALNEARIOS, EMIGRACIÓN, EMIGRANTES, FILIPINAS, CUBA, AMÉRICA.

      [Bookseller: ArteyGrafía. com / Elena Gallego]
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        Through One Administration. In three volumes

      London - Frederick Warne and Co., 1883 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very scarce first edition set of Burnett's Victorian novel. First Edition. With half titles to each volume. Complete in three volumes. With thebookplates ofReginald Thornton, Birkin House, Dorchester, to the front pastedowns. Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (24 November 1849 29 October 1924) was an English playwright and author. She is best known for her children's stories, in particular The Secret Garden (published in 1911), A Little Princess (published in 1905), and Little Lord Fauntleroy (published in 1885-6). Condition: In half leather bindings with marbled boards. Externally, smart with just some shelfwear and slight evidence of past worming to the rear joint of volume II. Internally, firmly bound. Light foxing to the fore-edge and the first and last few pages but otherwise generally clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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      A.P.Dubrull, Hernándo, Tello, Rev. Archivos. 1883.1928.1920.1923.1923.1923.1927.1927.1912., Madrid. - 9 vols. TOMOS IV, V Y VI, Artes Gráficas Plus-Ultra. CONTRA REEMBOLSO, +5.00€ LIBRO EN ESPANOL

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        Historia general de España: desde los tiempos primitivos hasta la muerte de Fernando VII

      - Montaner y Simón. Barcelona. 1883. 35 cm. 6 v. 139 lám. Encuadernación en tapa dura de editorial estampada. Lafuente, Modesto 1806-1866. Continuada desde dicha época hasta nuestros días por Don Juan Valera con la colaboración de D. Andrés Borrego y D. Antonio Pirala. Con planchas dor. y en color, y cart. dor. Con grab. intercal. Borrego, Andrés. 1802-1891 . Cubierta deslucida. CK8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      PARIS, A. QUANTIN, 1883 - Elegante legatura in marocchino a grana grossa di colore verdone, firmata Dreyfus, dai contropiatti in marocchino rosa e riche impressini in oro, sguardie in seta verde; dorso con autore e titolo impressi in oro; tagli dorati. In apertura del volume, brossura litografata a colori con ricca ornamentazione e figure. (4) - IV - 138 - (2) pagine numerate, compresi occhietto e frontespizio. Testo in lingua francese; ricchi fregi tipografici e vignette figurate, impressi in nero, ocra, verde, azzurro e violetto. Al fondo del volume, colophon con dati di tipografia. Il testo comprende tre piacevoli e raffinate  monografie, dedicate rispettivamente all'ombrello, al guanto e al manicotto durante vari periodi storici e presso diverse civiltà. I bei fregi tipografici e le vignette, di P. Avril, si ispirano al Barocco, allo stile Rocaille, al Medioevo, all'arte dell'Estremo oriente, all'arte greca e ad altre maniere decorative. Il volume, benché opera a sé stante, è parte di una serie di testi che lo scrittore Uzanne dedicò alla moda femminile, con il titolo Les ornéments de la femme. Esemplare in ottimo stato conservativo, le carte di testo intonse; interno fresco. 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio]
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        Sudsee- Erinnerungen (1875-1880). Vorwort von Dr. Otto Finsch.

      1883 1883 - Berlin: A. Hofmann & Co., (1883). 4to. Orig. decorated cloth. Gilt. Spine gilt. (vi, 110pp.). With title-vignette, 13 full-page beautifully coloured chromo-lithographs, 5 full-page b/w plates and 8 text-illustrations. A particularly fine crisp copy of this magnificent work covering the Caroline and Marshall Islands as well as New Guinea. Scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of the 126th Reg't. Ohio Volunteer Infantry

      Salem, OH: Walton, Steam Job and Label Printer, 1883. "Concise History ..... from the Date of Organization to the End of the Rebellion; with a Complete Roster of each Company from Date of Muster, Battles and Skirmishes Participated in, Lists of the Killed, Wounded and Missing, and Other Incidents of the Camp and Field, Compiled by Comrade J.H. Gilson of Company D." Brown cloth with gilt titles and decoration. Very Good, cloth rubbed a bit at the extremities, the gilt is clean and bright. Some internal foxing, particularly of the tissue guards. A few pages corner creased, and a couple of pages with pencilled notation, apparently by a member of the Regiment. ( One of the pencillings reads " Baker and Hardwick done my guard duty for me I had pneumattica(?) and was not well"). Truly a RARE and historically significant history of the Civil War !. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued.

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        La légende des sexes. Poèmes Hystériques *

      Imprimé à Bruxelles pour l'Auteur, 15.4.1883. - Broché 23 x 15, couverture imprimée en noir et rouge, dos muet. Tranches un poil (de pubis) insolées, quelques rousseurs sur tranche. Les légendes se suivent et ne se ressemblent pas.Il semble que les dédicaces ne sont pas rares sur cet ouvrage qui l'est, lui. Le nôtre en comporte en quelquesorte deux, la première figurant au-dessus de la justification, anticipant la manière de Jean Paulhan sous forme de citation; la seconde, nostalgique, en page de regard, est elle datée de 1927 à l'intention de Willy Michel.Ce recueil poétique érotique s'ouvre sur une copieuse préface du gai Sire, Edmond de Haraucourt de son vrai nom, qui appelle à la rescousse moult littérateurs pour illustrer son propos, principalement Victor Hugo. L'une des pièces de cet ouvrage, c'est le cas de le dire puisqu'il s'agit de théâtre, a retenu notre attention, évoquant le sexe originel. "L'Eden", c'est son titre, est un petit texte amusant et délicat, audacieux et faussement naïf, des plus réussi. Édition originale. Parmi 200 exemplaires sur vergé L'un des 100 de la série "b", outre 12 Japon, tous numérotés et paraphés par l'auteur.

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      Leipzig: Rother & Drescher, 1883. Mild old wear to covers, silk endpapers renewed, contents fresh. . Tall quarto. [ii], vi, 276p. Illustrated with text decoration and inserted plates. Edited by Dr. W. Ebert. Bound in contemporary full brown leather over heavily beveled boards with deep reliefs and elaborate gilt decoration, a.e.g., the upper cover with double raised borders and central lozenge featuring the risen Christ with German inscription and floral border & An outstanding copy of this classic devotional in German, heavily illustrated and in a remarkable binding

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      1883. Translated from the French by Mary de Hauteville. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1883. 32 pp ads dated Nov 1882. Original ochre cloth pictorially decorated in brown, black and green. First British Edition (and first edition in English). This tale is a bit different from many of Verne's -- a love story sited in Scotland, though as always with its share of scientific imponderables (a girl refuses to marry the man her uncles have chosen for her unless she sees the mysterious "green ray," which would tell her it is true love). The front cover shows Helena and Oliver with eyes fixed upon one another, while the crowd behind them has all eyes fixed upon "the green ray." This British edition was published in September 1883 -- a month before George Munro's pirated version in his wrappered "Seaside Library"; there was no American hardbound edition of this Verne tale until 1965. ~In our experience THE GREEN RAY is one of the very few toughest UK first editions of Jules Verne to find today: why we do not know, but several others that followed THE GREEN RAY are close in scarcity (KERABAN THE INFLEXIBLE of 1884, MATHIAS SANDORF of 1886, A LOTTERY TICKET of 1886, THE CLIPPER OF THE CLOUDS of 1887, NORTH AGAINST SOUTH of 1887, THE PURCHASE OF THE NORTH POLE of 1890, A FAMILY WITHOUT A NAME of 1890, and FOUNDLING MICK of 1895). ~This copy is in ochre cloth; the one other color we have seen is mauve-grey -- both with the same pictorial design (mauve-grey we have seen both with and without gilt pages edges; ochre we have seen only without, as here). The ad catalogue in this copy is dated November 1882 -- almost a year before publication -- which is the earliest GREEN RAY ad catalogue we have seen (the others being Sept 1883 and Oct 1884). This is a very good copy, quite attractive externally but recased within its original binding (with stiffened spine, and with black tape along the original endpapers' hinges; there is an 1899 school prize inscription on the front endpaper verso. A fine copy, almost impossible to find, would be in the range of $15,000.00. Taves & Michaluk V023; Myers 31.

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        3 partly autograph letters of a jockey.

      Maisons-Laffitte a. o., 1883/84. - 8vo. Altogether 6 pp. Each with envelope. Together with a calling card (also with envelope). 3 letters of Jockey Charles Al. Lord on his own horses, and racing it performs. "J'ai lessé Landrail là [à Rochefort], ayant à la faire courir à Fontenay-le-Comte, Sables d'Olonne et Chalans. Mais il ses trouvé de bon chevaux engager dans les deux premières réunions et ayant lessé un garçon avec la jument, je m'atander qu'il aurais fait ce que je lui avais dit, de la promener matin et soir en main; comme il n'étais pas assez fort pour la tenir, je lui ais enlevez la selle afin qu'il ne la monte pas pour ne pas quelle s'emballe. Si il avez fait ce que je lui avais dit, elle aurais été prete à courir comme elle été assez prete lorsque je lais monté. Il ny avais qu'à la maintenir par des promenades. Faites en ce que vous voudrais. Elle s'atellera bien j'en suis sur. Faites en votre jument de service et lorsque je viendrai je vous aporterai selle et bride pour la monter et la tenir. Si je vais à Pau cet hivert, on la fera saillir par Lord-Sting pour faire un demi sang. Si non vous la ferais saillir par un troteur et comme elle a de bonne dispositions pour troter, cela vous fera un troteur [.]". - On headed paper.

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        Catalogue of Imported Galloway Cattle, Registered in the Galloway Herd Book, the property of A. B. Mathews of Kansas City, MO., for sale by Auction on Friday, November 2d, 1883

      Kansas City, Missouri: Press of Ramsey, Millett & Hudson, 1883. (CATTLE TRADE) 8vo. Illustrated with 2 full-page Engravings. 76 pp. Original wrappers printed in red and black. Vertical crease to front wrap and a few corners previously turned down, a few prices realized in pencil. Very good. Not in OCLC . Over sixty-five Galloway bulls and heifers on the block, giving detailed pedigree. With an introduction by Matthews explaining the his interest in the breed

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        Contribution à l'étude et au diagnostic des formes frustes de la maladie de Basedow.

      Paris: Aux Bureaux du Progrès Médical/ Delahaye et Lecrosnier, 1883. - 2 leaves, 85 pp, 2 leaves, ads; illus. Original wrappers. Spine worn. Very Good. First Edition. "Marie's thesis for the M.D. (1883) carried a graphic description of the tremor observed in the extended arms and fingers in persons with Graves's disease--a phenomenon he had begun to study while a medical student" (Haymaker & Schiller, Founders of Neurology, p. 476). Garrison's History of Neurology, p. 296. OCLC locates 2 copies in US: Alabama (Birmingham), UCLA. There is also an imprint published by V. Goupy et Jourdan (OCLC locates 2 copies of this imprint in US). Inscribed: "A mon excellent colleague et ami Cochez/ Souvenir der Hopitaux/ P. Marie." [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      A. Quantin 1883 aris, A. Quantin, 1883. 2 voll. in 4 gr., pp. (4)-312, 372, numer. ill. e tavv. n.t., tavv. 64 a colori protette da velina f.t., bella leg. edit. in raso su cartone rigido, tit. e fig. ai piatti anter. e ai dorsi. Bella opera illustrata con 13 acquaforti, 21 fotoincisioni, 2 incisioni tipografiche in nero e oro, 10 cromolitografie e 18 acquerelli riprodotti in cromotipografia, molti dei quali portano la firma di Firmin Gillot. Henri Guerard (1846-1897), pittore e incisore, firma la maggior parte delle incisioni del lavoro, ha imposto il suo talento e ha contribuito allo sviluppo del giapponismo in Francia. Edizione di 1400 esempl. numer. stampati sur papier véline. Volumi in buone condizioni, piccoli segni su piatti e spalle il dorso del primo volume leggermente scollato, l?interno di entrambi i volumi in ottimo stato.

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        De l'Origine des Indiens du Nouveau-Monde et de Leur Civilisation

      Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1883. First edition. Modern blue-gray cloth over marbled paper covered boards to style, morocco spine label lettered in gilt, new endpapers, original wrappers bound in. A few light pencil notations else a fine unopened (uncut) and untrimmed copy rear bound-in wrappers worn. 4to. Illus. with b/w drawings. Claude Philibert Darby de Thiersant (1826-1898) was a Naval officer, diplomat, sinologist, naturalist, and Consul General to Central America. Covers American Indians from North to South. Early Canadiana: 02254.

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      1883. Translated by W. J. Gordon. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, n.d. [1883]. Original aqua-grey cloth pictorially decorated in black. First American hardbound edition of this tale originally published the year before as L'ECOLE DES ROBINSONS. The New York Times panned this effort [as cited in T&M]:~M. Jules Verne has never written books strongly marked with common sense; they have on the contrary, offered unusual examples of the violation of all sensible ideas, and the successful violation... But when it comes to Godfrey Morgan's trip around the world, the submergeable steamer, the plot to give him a taste of that Robinson Crusoe life of which he had dreamed, the strain is too great. We are eager to be fooled, but the fooling must have some semblance of art; it must not be bald imbecility... Jules Verne has no right to inveigle the public into buying such a book on the strength of his former novels; it is an abuse of the good-nature of the public.~Scribner would not issue GODFREY MORGAN again.~George Munro managed, as usual, to produce the first edition in English for his self-wrappered "Seaside Library" in January 1883; Sampson Low's British edition, fully illustrated, came out in March of that year, followed by this Scribner edition (from the British sheets) in October. Whereas the British edition shows on its front cover Godfrey firing on lions and tigers from his perch inside a tree, the Scribner edition shows Tartlet stumbling as he runs from a hungry crocodile.~This copy is in aqua-grey cloth; we have also seen dark brown and light orange-brown (no priority). It is a very good-plus copy, with very light wear at the spine ends and very minor darkening of the cloth. Taves & Michaluk V024; Myers 29.

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        Cities and Cemetaries of Etruria

      John Murray, London 1883 - Third Edition, complete in two volumes. Tall, thick 8vo's: cxxviii,501,[3]; xv,[1],579, with two folding maps and numerous wood-engraved plates of antiquities and architectural remains and plans of the larger sites. Publisher's green cloth, covers paneled in blind and stamped in gilt, spines decorated and lettered in gilt, fore-edges untrimmed, chocolate-brown end papers, title pages in red and black. Provenance: small book trade labels (Flor & Findel, Florence) to front paste downs, contemporary owner's elegant script ("Carol Gray / Firenze / Italia") to front fly leaves. An about Fine set, bindings square and tight with bright gilt; pages, maps, and illustrations clean, crisp and unmarked. Scarce thus. Dennis was the first modern investigator of ancient Etruria and Etruscan archaeological sites, and this, his magnum opus, is the most complete and authoritative 19th-century account of the ancient Etruscan civilization, first published in 1848. It was the result of his extensive travels in Etruria, often in the company of the artist Samuel Ainsley, exploring Tarquinia and other important Etruscan sites. Originally written as a guide for tourists, Dennis's study describes Etruscan antiquities in vivid detail, with major centers given separate section for each city and cemetery. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hop Culture in the United States, being a practical Treatise on Hop Growing in Washington Territory, from the cutting to the bale.

      Puyallup, Wash. Terr. E. Meeker and Co. 1883 - First edition. 5 ¼ in. x 8 1/8 in. 170 pp. (p. 170 is a list of illustrations). Frontispiece, in-text illustrations, and three other inserted plates. Dark brown cloth with titling in gilt, decorations, and cover title stamped in black with dark brown coated end-papers. A fine copy of a fragile and very rare book. Meeker also wrote a number of books on the Northwest Territory. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Icones plantarum officinalium Scandinaviae. De skandinaviske Lægeplanter fremstillede efter Tavlerne i "Flora Danica".

      1883 1883 - [1883]. Folio. 365 handcoloured engraved plates showing Scandinavian medical plants. Housed in a beautiful contemporary dark blue leather box with text printed in gold on the top. * A reissue of "Flora Danica", original, as far as it was done with the original plates just after the whole work was finished. It contains all the medical plants from the work. All 365 plates are in fine contemporary handcolouring. Neither by Nissen BBI, nor by Pritzel. Christensen, Den danske Botaniks hist. II,256,118 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Spanish Reformers of two Centuries, from 1520, their lives and writings, according to benjamin b. wiffen's [1794-1867] Plan and with the use of his materials. Second Volume: Constantino Ponce de la Fuente; Calvin s Cathecism and Liturgy; Sumario de indulgencias; Juan Perez de Pineda; Alonso de Peñafuerte; Reginaldus Gonsalvius, Montanus; Suplicacion a la Reyna de Francia; Pedro Nuñez Vela; Casiodoro de Reina and his sons Marcos and Augustino; Specimens of various Bible - traslations in Spanish. With notices concerning the literary history of the Spanish Bible.

      Strassburg - London, Karl Trübner - Trübner & Co., 1883 ("Bibliotheca Wiffeniana"). - 4to. mayor; XII pp., 374 pp., 1 h. Ejemplar intonso, en excelente estado. Encuadernación original en tela.

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        Santa Claus: "Is not a creature stirring, not even a mouse?"

      New York.: Harper & Brothers.. 01-06- 1883.. Double-page black and white wood-engraving, from Harper's Bazar magazine January 6, 1883, image 19 1/4 x 13 1/2 inches on sheet size 22 x 16 inches. Overall very good condition with some faint soiling (mainly in outer margins), light crease across left corner, one 1/8 inch hole along centerfold, little wear along centrefold in right margin and light abrasion along verso where the binding strip was removed. A particularly charming and scarce image by Thomas Nast of Santa Claus peaking in through a window, checking out the lay of the land, with two kittens slumbering on a chair. In a nice touch, the stained glass windows have an inset of the astrological sign Capricorn. .

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        Almanacks for 1883[-1895] [And:] Kate Greenaway’s Almanack & Diary for 1897

      1883-85, 1897. A Complete Set Including Three in the Scarce Dust JacketsThe 1897 Diary Clean and UnmarkedGREENAWAY, Kate. Almanack for 1883-[1895]. London: George Routledge and Sons, [1883-1895]. [Together with:] Kate Greenaway’s Almanack & Diary for 1897. London: J.M Dent & Co., [1897].A complete set of first edition Kate Greenaway Almanacks. Fourteen twentyfourmo volumes (the Almanack for 1887 being oblong twentyfourmo), measuring approximately 3 7/8 x 2 13/16 inches; 99 x 71 mm, and one twelvemo volume of the Almanack for 1884), measuring approximately 5 3/16 x 3 5/8 inches; 132 x 92 mm. No almanack for 1896 was published. Numerous wood-engraved text illustrations after Greenaway printed in color by Edmund Evans.Original bindings of glazed pictorial boards with cloth spines (1883, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, and 1895), glazed pictorial wrappers (1884), imitation morocco boards (1885), cloth (1889), and imitation morocco (1897). The Almanack for 1884 is in color pictorial wrappers. The almanacks for 1887, 1890, and 1891 are in their original printed mailing wrapper (i.e. dust jackets), 1887's separated at fold.An excellent, all that one could hope for set of these charming little books. Housed together in a full green cloth, felt-lined, drop-front clamshell case with black morocco spine label lettered in gilt by The Lakeside Bindery - Chicago.The mailing wrappers (dust jackets) are as scarce as can be; they were routinely thrown out as soon as the books were received. Their survival is nothing short of miraculous. This set's other marvel is the completely unmarked Almanack-Diary of 1897, with few exceptions always found with the diary section filled in with pencil or ink.“The beginning of 1883 had seen the publication of Kate Greenaway’s first Almanack. Published at one shilling by George Routledge & Sons, and of course engraved and printed in colours by Mr. Edmund Evans, it achieved an enormous success, some 90,000 copies being sold in England, America, France, and Germany. It was succeeded by an almanack every year (with but one exception, 1896) until 1897, the last being published by Mr. Dent. The illustrations were printed on sheets with blank spaces for the letterpress, in which English, French, or German was inserted as the market demanded. There are various little conceits about these charming productions which are calculated to appeal to the ‘licquorish chapman of such wares’; so that complete sets of them already fetch respectable sums from the collectors of beautiful books, especially when they have not been divested of the paper envelopes or wrappers in which they were originally issued” (Spielmann and Layard (1905), p. 122).Schuster & Engen 3-16. Thomson 47-61.

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        Wholesale Price List. Season 1883-'84. Samuel Winslow, Manufacturer of Skates & Straps, Double Clamp Club Skates, and Patent Vineyard Roller Skates

      Boston: Dame, Stoddard & Kendall, (1883). Octavo. 30pp. A fully-illustrated catalogue of ice and roller skates manufactured by the Samuel Winslow Skate Company of Worcester, Massachusetts, printed in black & white on blue paper. The skates are designed to strap or clamp onto the bottom of one's shoe, and are offered in a variety of styles, including the popular "Vineyard Roller" for rink skating. The catalogue also lists replacement straps, runners, hardware, and other parts for the skates. An early trade catalog for the Boston firm Dame, Stoddard, and Kendall, a shop that specialized in sporting equipment and cutlery, which began operating under that name in 1882. Fine in printed, pictorial tan wrappers.

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        A HISTORY OF BRITISH BIRDS, With Coloured Illustrations of Their Eggs (4 Volumes)

      London: Published for the Author By R. H. Porter...and Dulau & Co., 1883. Complete in four volumes. 1883-85. Pp. vol. I: xxiii, 614; vol. II: xxxiii, 600; vol. III: xxiv, 684 pages, vol. IV: [2], 18; vols. I-III with wood-engravings in the text, vol. IV with 68 colour plates printed onto card and mounted on to cloth tabs (collated). Contemporary bindings by R. H. Porter of half black morocco with marbled paper boards, five raised bands to the spine, red title labels gilt. Top edges gilt. Bindings very good with a little rubbing to extremities. Contents good and tight, a little spotting to page edges, plates very good, a few slightly spotted, mostly to the reverse, all tissue guards present with the exception of a couple. A very good set in attractive bindings. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to.

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        Official Dispatches and Letters of Rear Admiral Du Pont, U. S. Navy. 1846-48.1861-63

      Wilmington, DE: Press of Ferris Bros., Printers, 1883. First edition, one of 50 copies. 8vo. [2], 531pp. Contemporary three quarter morocco and marbled boards. Extremities worn. Bookplate on front pastedown. Contemporary ownership inscriptions on front flyleaf. Internally quite clean. Very good. Eberstadt 132:174; Howes D589, "b" . Both this work and DuPont's EXTRACTS FROM PRIVATE JOURNAL-LETTERS - were issued in privately printed editions of only fifty copies for private distribution, and are exceedingly rare. €Eberstadt states that the present volume is even rarer than its companion. €The first section is devoted to dispatches sent by Du Pont from California during the Mexican War, when he transported Fremont and his troops from Monterey to San Diego and attacked Mexican shipping in the Gulf of California. €He also commanded the Atlantic blockading forces against the Confederacy for the first two years of the Civil War. €This copy has ownership inscriptions from two Du Pont family members on the front flyleaf, A. Bidermann Du Pont and Meta Du Pont Coleman

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        The Statutes Of Western Australia. By Authority. 2 volumes

      1883. [Western Australia]. The Statutes Of Western Australia. By Authority. Melbourne: M'Carron, Bird & Co., 1883. Two volumes. Quarto (8-1/2" x 10-1/2"). Contemporary calf, rebacked, lettering pieces to spine. Moderate rubbing with some wear to extremities, internally clean. Ex-library. Location labels to spines, small stamps to title pages. * Contents digested alphabetically. Topics include Aborigines, administration of justice, admiralty lands, aliens, hawking, immigrants, industrial schools, intestates' estates, jetties and bridges, juries, joint stock companies, justices of the peace, wild horses and wrecks. OCLC locates 3 copies. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 6:91.

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        THE STORY OF AN AFRICAN FARM A NOVEL. By "Ralph Iron" [pseud]

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1883.. Two volumes. Original cocoa-brown cloth, pictorially decorated in darker brown, spines lettered in gilt. Tiny nicks to spine crowns, light occasional spotting and soiling to cloth, one rear inner hinge cracked (but sound), spines slightly darkened, but a very good set. First edition of the author's first and most widely known book, originally published pseudonymously in a relatively small edition, suggested by some to have consisted of as few as three hundred copies. An important feminist novel, containing perhaps the first "New Woman" in British fiction. The publication of "The Story of an African Farm" caused a sensation in the literary world, with the result that much of the edition was read to pieces by patrons of the circulating libraries. Copies in the original binding - in any condition - are therefore extremely uncommon. From the collection of Mrs. J. Insley Blair, with her "Blairhame" leather book label. Not in Sadleir, and Wolff lists only one of the later yellowback editions. OCLC/Worldcat locates 9 sets of the first edition, 4 in the US (Yale, Morgan, UCLA and Illinois), 3 in South Africa, and two in the UK (BL and Cambridge). A contemporary review from the ST. JAMES GAZETTE (20 March 1883) is laid in. NCBEL III:1077.

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        Paris Illustrè

      Lahure Imprimeur 1883 -1887, Paris - Parigi - Numeri contenuti:da luglio 1883 a novembre 1885 - da marzo 1886 ad aprile 1887 - In folio - pp.Oltre 800 pagine - Mezza pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso - 43 fascicoli rilegati in unioco volume - numerose illustrazioni n.t. e alcune belle tavole color. f.t. - Fioriture, qualche pagina allentata, sporadici strappetti. Cerniera rotta. Per il resto buon esemplare - Libro usato [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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