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        Poems

      London and Boston: Elkin Mathews; Copeland & Day,, 1895. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine in black, edges uncut. Vignette to title page by H. P. Horne. Contemporary bookplate to front pastedown. Spine and board edges sunned, tips lightly bumped and worn, an excellent copy. First trade edition. One of a limited edition of 750 copies.

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        Le Manuel du Magicien contenant La Poule Noire, Le Grande Grimoire et La Clavicule de Salomon, avec l'indication des Talismans, Pactes et Invocations infaillables pour evoquer les Esprits Terrestres, Auriens et Infernaux et pour obtenir d'eux tout ce que l'on desire.

      Chez Tous Les Librarires ND ( 1895 ), Paris - Hardcover. Small octavo. 176pp. Early twentieth century half-cloth over textured boards. Patterned endpapers. B/w frontis. & illustrations. French text. A collection of grimoires and other magical texts including variations on the works La Poule Noire, Le Grande Grimoire and La Clavicule de Salomon, as well as some material on making talismans, invocations, etc. At quick glance some of the main works seem to show considerable difference to other published forms of the grimoires, but no serious analysis has been made. A genuinely rare work - Worldcat locates only one other copy of this edition, in the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Boards a little rubbed and discolored, pages darkened, previous owner's name in pencil on half-title page, occasional pen and pencil annotations and some rules in margins, small ink blot on page 165/166. Still a solid, complete Good+ copy of a rare book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Weiser Antiquarian Books, Inc.]
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        The Stolen Bacillus. And Other Incidents

      London: Methuen, 1895., 1895. FIRST EDITION: Octavo. pp. i, 275 [32]. In publisher's blue cloth, with gilt titles to spine and upper board. Stamp of Hatherop Castle, Gloucestershire to front free end-paper. Some wear to edges and a slight crease running down the length of the spine. Otherwise a very good copy. A series of cynical biological and scientific tales are the basis for H.G.Wells' first collection of Science Fiction stories. Includes 'The Flying Man', 'The Flowering of the Strange Orchid', The remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes', and 'The Lord of the Dynamos'. Geoffrey H.Wells [6]. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [275]. Shorter New Cambridge Bibliography (Eng.Lit.) 1293-8.

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        Críticas de Don Manuel de la Revilla. Segunda Serie

      Burgos, Imprenta de Don Timoteo Arnaiz, 1895. 4to. menor; 393 pp., 2 hs. Encuadernación de la época, en media piel, con lomera ornada.

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        Historical and Biographical Record of the Cattle Industry and the Cattlemen of Texas and the Adjacent Territory

      Woodward & Tiernan Publishing, St. Louis 1895 - First edition copy in very good condition. Has been very nicely rebound using the original front and back gilt and embossed dark brown leather boards together with a new brown leather spine that has the title descriptions from an original spine attached. Come with a new heavy duty matching brown leather slip case. Corners show wear while bottom edges show shelf rubs. The front board has a small hole to the right of 1895. Color frontis "A Stampede" is present. It has a small light blue stain on the left side margin not effecting the picture. Pages are bright, clean and crisp, no foxing. Some pages are unpaginated but a previous owner has lightly numbered them in pencil with a correct page number. No other marking on the 743 pages, including indexes. This is really a pretty outsanding copy of this important title. Will send more photos on request. Extra shipping/insurance will be required. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Anales desde 1843 hasta el fallecimiento de Don Alfonso XII Segunda parte de la Guerra Civil.

      1893-1895. Felipe González Rojas, Editor. - Imprenta y casa Editorial de Felipe González Rojas. Madrid. Colección Historia Contemporánea. 6 Vol. . Vol.I(1.053) Vol.II(1.023) Vol.III(957) Vol.IV(839) Vol.V(711) Vol.VI(997). Folio Mayor. Tela Editorial. Historia de España (Carlismo, Siglo XIX), Siglo XIX . Una de las mejores monografías históricas sobre las guerras carlistas. Profusamente ilustrado con láminas a color y mapas plegables. Bellamente encuadernados en tela editorial estampada con dorados. Leve fatiga en puntas y parciales marcas de oxido que no afectan al texto. History of Spain. .

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        THE PURPLE COW

      1895 - [BURGESS, Frank Gelett]. THE PURPLE COW. [San Francisco: William Doxey, 1895]. 8vo., printed wraps. First Edition, second state. Merle Johnson states that the first state was printed on rough China paper but, because it caused the type to break, the publisher later printed it on thinner and smoother paper- and printed the pages on one side only (as here). A Merle Johnson High Spot of America Literature. Signed presentation (in pencil) from Burgess on the front cover: "To my friend May Day, with the compliments of F.G.B." While collectable copies of this fragile pamphlet are uncommon, inscribed copies are almost unheard of and certainly scarce. Good (few edges roughly opened). $750.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        A History of British Birds [6 Volume Set]

      John C. Nimmo, London 1895 - Hardbacks, no dust-wrappers. 6 volume set. Pp. 318; 288; 281; 258; 232; 235. Complete with 394 colour plates. Fourth edition, revised, corrected and enlarged. Ex-library copies with usual library markings, but plates clean without stamps. Bindings a little faded and worn, some spines slightly skewed. Tape repairs to page 53-56 in volume 5. A heavy set, additional postage may be required for orders outside the UK. (ar19) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE TIME MACHINE An Invention

      Heinemann 1895 - First UK edition, first issue in oatmeal grey cloth lettered in purple and top and foredges uncut (i.e. Curry's A state). Sixteen undated pages of adverts at the rear headed The Manxman. A fine copy, bright and fresh with just a little fading to the purple lettering on the spine. Occasional spots of foxing to the endpapers (much less than usual), internally very bright and crisp. The oatmeal coloured cloth, so often soiled and worn is remarkably bright. An exceptional copy, rarely encountered thus. In 1888 Wells had written a series of articles concerning time travel entitled "The Chronic Argonauts" for The Science Schools Journal, a magazine that he had founded whilst a student. Some six years later he revised them for the National Observer, and then rewrote them as the serial "The Time Traveler's Story" for the The New Review. The editor of both journals W.E.Henley, then persuaded Heinemann to publish the whole story as a book. So it was that Wells came to write The Time Machine, not only his first novel but also a pioneering highlight of the science fiction genre. "And if you want to know what impresses me it is to see how you contrive to give over humanity into the clutches of the Impossible and yet manage to keep it down (or up) to its humanity, to its flesh, blood, sorrow, folly. THAT is achievement!" (Joseph Conrad) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Series of Albumen Photographs Recording an Ascent and Survey of Mount Rainier in August, 1895 with a Large Party, Believed to be First Pictures taken from the Summit

      [Tacoma, Washington: E.A. Lynn Photographic Studio]. 1895. Twenty-three albumen photos each measuring 6.5" x 4.75", each mounted on slightly larger thick card stock, all with captions in ink at lower fore-edge, notations in pencil on verso, each in numbered order, several identifying the subjects on verso in ink, photo with two small brass riveted holes in the upper foredge and bound together with brass chain, all edges gilt. Modest occasional scuffing and minor rubbing, else a near fine set.In August of 1895, Walter Marsh Bosworth, Ellison A. Lynn, Fred Cowden, Howard Fries, William Love, and Fred Evans climbed Mount Rainier, and were trapped in blizzard conditions. However they managed to survive the storm, trapped at the Camp of the Clouds at 12,000 feet. Bosworth's Survey was reported later to the Secretary of the Interior, and Hartman was instrumental in pushing for the formation of Mt. Rainier National Park.This collection of albumen photographs taken by Lynn records the ascent of Mount Rainier in August, 1895. Bosworth and Evans had spent the month of August exploring and mapping the south side of Mount Rainier. They had organized an ascent to the summit with Lynn, Fries, Cowden, and Love, with Lynn intent on being the first person to bring back photographs from the summit of Mt. Rainier.The party arranged to travel with Peter Hartman, Harry Copeland, and their families to Paradise Valley, Longmire Springs, and then Camp Alta Vista before the ascent party continued on to the summit of the mountain. The captioned images include the mouth of Paradise Glacier; the Hartmans and Copelands in camp and hunting at Camp Alta Vista (7000 feet); Love crossing a crevasse with an alpine pick ax; Love and Fries rounding Gibraltar Rock at 12,000 feet; a view of Liberty Cap on the North side of Mount Rainier; as well as an excellent photo showing Bosworth, Fries, Love, Cowden, and Lynn leaving for the ascent (with an additional ink notation indicating that Bosworth, Lynn, and Cowden succeeded in making the summit).The three photos taken from the top of the crater show Mount St. Helens and Mount Adams; another of the Columbia Crest from the North side; and Mount Adams from the West side of the crater. Of particular interest are the excellent photos of the head of the Nisqually Glacier, the descent down to its mouth, the mouth of the glacier itself, and one of Fries hanging above a crevasse on Nisqually Glacier.The expedition received some notoriety because of their homing pigeon reports received August 5, 1895 that they were nearly frozen at 12,000 feet from a blowing gale, and that Love and Fries were unable to continue the climb, and Bosworth, Cowden, and Lynn would attempt the ascent of the summit. The homing pigeons were delayed by a day due to fires and smoke in the forest below. Bosworth was a noted civil engineer and surveyor who had surveyed and filed plat maps in much of Pierce, Thurston, and Whatcom counties from 1889 to 1893. After his survey and explorations of Mt. Rainier in 1895, he became the Chief Engineer of the Tacoma Interurban Railway. He eventually returned to private practice, and worked as a surveyor until 1924 when he became the Tacoma City Engineer. Hartman was a well-known and well-connected Seattle attorney who was a very influential voice in pushing for the creation of Mount Rainier National Park. He described in his 1935 address to the Washington Good Roads Association how during the 1895 trek with Copeland, their families, Bosworth, and the others to Mount Rainier, they had witnessed vandals purposely setting forest fires which were destroying the majestic trees. He determined then that he would devote his energies to ensuring that he would work towards establishing a National Park to protect the natural beauty of the area. Using the Bosworth and Evans survey, as well as other data, he worked with Washington Congressman James Hamilton Lewis to push a bill through the U.S. Congress. His law firm worked on establishing the boundaries, and specifically drew them to exclude certain sections which were being mined by the Longmire families, or others. Hartman was responsible for assuring the support of the influential Republican Congressman Joseph Cannon, Chairman of the Appropriations Committee - with whom he had a personal relationship. If Cannon allowed the bill to be passed and eventually signed by McKinley, he would not ask for additional funds from Congress to maintain the park until Cannon left office. The bill passed both houses and was signed by McKinley in March, 1899. Hartman also served as the President of the Board of Regents for the University of Washington from 1904-1909, and was instrumental in organizing the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in 1909.Copeland was a noted architect who was supervising the construction of the State Capitol Building in Olympia. After the project stalled he returned to New York and worked on several buildings there, but did finally return to Washington State in 1912 to supervise the construction of the capitol for Wilder and White. He also designed buildings for Governor Lister, and later the Walla Walla County Courthouse. Lynn Photographic Studios was the successor to I.G. Davidson Studios, for which Lynn had become the manager in 1892, and then established later as his own. He continued to operate for the next three decades in Tacoma as a portrait studio photographer, and even opened a branch in Seattle. In 1910, he became the vice president of the Photographers Association of the Pacific Northwest, Washington. See: San Francisco Chronicle, August 5, 1895; "John P. Hartman, Creation of Mount Rainier National Park" (1935); "Harry L. Copeland, Pioneer Architect" in The Architect & Engineer, December, 1930 .

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        Life on the Bosphorus

      London: H.S Nichols,, 1895. Doings in the City of the Sultan. Turkey, Past and Present including Chronicles of the Caliphs from Mahomet to Abdul Hamid II. Octavo. Original red combed cloth, elaborately gilt on spine and both boards, top edge gilt, pale yellow endpapers. Tissue-guarded frontispiece and 55 other similar plates, folding coloured map, numerous illustrations to the text. Spine a little sunned and slightly crumpled head and tail with minor chipping, free endpapers browned, but otherwise a clean, sound and bright copy. First edition. Uncommon, just 7 locations on Copac. This copy inscribed on the front free endpaper, "Capt. T.H. Tizard RN. With the sincere regards of the Author. W.J.J. Spry, Therapia, Southsea, June 1901". Spry had served on the famous Challenger Expedition - described by John Murray, who published the official account as "the greatest advance in the knowledge of our planet since the celebrated discoveries of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries" - as Engineering Sub-Lieutenant, and had published a best-selling account of their exploits which ran to ten editions by the end of the nineteenth century. The recipient, Capt. Thomas Henry Tizard, was senior assistant surveyor on the Challenger, and the co-author of the official narrative of the expedition. Spry offers this as a popular history reducing "to the simplest elements what I think may be really curious in the history, manners and customs of the people … the materials for the most part are possibly too well known to many of my readers. I have, however, extracted from some of the best European authors matter of an interesting character, and have described scenes which came under my personal observation during my sojourn in the City of Sultans, as well as narrated by some of the tales of travellers and old residents with whom I was brought in contact" (preface). Spry was chief engineer on HMS Antelope at the time of the arrival of the marquess of Dufferin and Ava in Constantinople as ambassador, and he attended Dufferin's audience with the Sultan as part of the ambassadorial suite, which is here recounted, alongside numerous other interesting anecdotes, with Spry's characteristic "flair for detail" (Corfield, The Silent Landscape, p.17). An appealing work with an attractive association.

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        Das Wetter (Meteorologische Monatsschrift für Gebildete aller Stände) - XII. Jahrgang 1895 bis XXXII. Jahrgang 1915 in 21 Bänden)

      Braunschweig bzw Berlin, Verlag von Otto W. Salle, 1895 - 1915 - Je Jahrgang ca. 288 Seiten (durch Inhaltsverzeichnis erschlossen), zahlreiche Abbildungen/ Karten/Tabellen, Original-Halbledereinbände ca. 16 x 24 cm mit lederverstärkten Ecken und goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, marmorierter Schnitt, Einbände teilweise geringfügig bestoßen und beschabt, ganz wenige Seiten geringfügig fleckig bzw. mit Gebrauchsspuren (keine Stempel, Anmerkungen, Anstreichungen oder Unterstreichungen), schöne dekorative Ausgabe Enthält zahlreiche populärwissenschaftliche Beiträge zu interessanten Themen, hier ein kleiner Auszug: Die meteorologische Station auf dem Brocken /Lambrecht's neues Aspirations-Psychrometer / Andrees Vorschlag einer Nordpolexpedition im Luftballon / Das Sturmwarnungswesen an der deutschen Küste und Vorschläge zur Verbesserung des selben / Die Benutzung von Drachen zu wissenschaftlichen Zwecken / Bergfahrten und Luftfahrt in ihrem Einfluss auf den menschlichen Organismus / Zur Metereologie des Mars / Kälterückfälle im Mai 1894 / Die Wetterkunde der Windmüller / Regenschiffe am Himmel / Meteorologische und Ozeanologischen Beobachtungen auf Helgoland/ Blitzkuriosa / merkwürdige Blitzwirkung / Doppelregenbogen / Die aerologischen Arbeiten der Drachenstation am Bodensee / Eine prächtige Fata Morgana / Der Einfluss des Mondes auf die Gewitterhäufigkeit / Nächtliche Hagelfälle / Luftspiegelung / Krieg und Wetter / Die Erscheinungen der oberen Luftschichten über Lindenberg / Erforschung der Luftströmungen durch die Flugbahnen der Freiballone / Schneesterne und Eisblumen / Die deutsche wissenschaftliche Station auch Spitzbergen / Das Nahen des Frühlings im Mythos der arischen Völker / Sonnenfinsternis und Wetter / Über die Zuverlässigkeit der Wetteraussichten für mehrere Tage / Elmsfeuer / Nordlicht / Behandlung vom Blitz getroffener Menschen / Windhose zwischen Gewitterwolken / außerdem monatliche Übersichten mit Karten auf die Witterung im vorangegangenen Monat/

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        Jackie Kennedy owned and worn black leather heels by Pappagallo

      n.p., n.d.. n/a. "Pair of lower heeled shoes with black leather uppers that contain an open Moorish design near the toe, owned and worn by Jacqueline Kennedy. Printed in Gold script on sock liner ""Pappagallo"". Approx. size 10, well-worn. Printed in Gold script on the sock liner of the left shoe ""Bonwit Teller Boston"". Bonwit Teller & Co was a department store in New York City founded in 1895. Provenance: James H. Boyer, Sr., US Capitol Police Officer. Boyer's duties included chauffeuring President Kennedy with John J. ''Muggsy'' O'Leary, Kennedy's top secret serviceman. Boyer had also been personally hired by Jackie as the Kennedy's handyman. The shoes come with a signed certificate from a direct descendant of Boyer's.Women's shoes sold under the brand name Pappagallo were in fashion and very much in demand 60 years ago. Pappagallo, Inc. manufactured and distributed shoes out of New York City up until 1968. Pappagallo Shoes were, in essence, boutique shop products, uniquely designed to attract the boutique clientele. Pappagallo is no longer around, but when it was, it was big. Pappagallo was the shoe for the genteel woman. It was a quality shoe available in many sizes and colors. Most Pappagallo shoes were made of Italian kidskin, which allowed for the brilliant colors and the shiny appearance."

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        L'ile à hélice

      Bibliothèque d'éducation et de récréation J. Hetzel et cie, Paris, s.d. (1895). In - 4 (28 x 19 cm) reliure éditeur "au portrait collé", doré toutes tranches, 80 illustrations par L. Benett dont 12 hors - texte en chromotypographie, 1 carte couleurs et 2 cartes en noir, 423 p., 4 feuillets de catalogue. Cartonnage très frais hormis des coiffes amorties et légèrement usées. Rousseurs et taches sur les 3 premiers feuillets, rousseurs éparses. Français relié DeCollection

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        The Rose and the Key.

      London, Downey & Co., [1895].. First Edition. 8°. 432 pages. Original Hardcover (green cloth with red ornament on cover and gilt lettering on spine). Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Small spikehole on frontcover. Extraordinary little doodle of a fantasy - animal on the endpaper titled: "Questing Squilp, or One-Horned Baby-Breath". Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (28 August 1814 - 7 February 1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was the leading ghost-story writer of the nineteenth century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era. Three of his best-known works are Uncle Silas, Carmilla and The House by the Churchyard. Le Fanu worked in many genres but remains best known for his mystery and horror fiction. He was a meticulous craftsman and frequently reworked plots and ideas from his earlier writing in subsequent pieces. Many of his novels, for example, are expansions and refinements of earlier short stories. He specialised in tone and effect rather than "shock horror", and liked to leave important details unexplained and mysterious. He avoided overt supernatural effects: in most of his major works, the supernatural is strongly implied but a "natural" explanation is also possible. The demonic monkey in "Green Tea" could be a delusion of the story's protagonist, who is the only person to see it; in "The Familiar", Captain Barton's death seems to be supernatural, but is not actually witnessed, and the ghostly owl may be a real bird. This technique influenced later horror artists, both in print and on film (see, for example, the film producer Val Lewton's principle of "indirect horror"). Though other writers have since chosen less subtle techniques, Le Fanu's best tales, such as the vampire novella Carmilla, remain some of the most powerful in the genre. He had enormous influence on one of the 20th century's most important ghost story writers, M. R. James, and although his work fell out of favour in the early part of the 20th century, towards the end of the century interest in his work increased and remains comparatively strong. (Wikipedia)

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        HEURES DE LA TRÈS SAINTE VIERGE (Les). Accompagnées de 20 photogravures d’après les aquarelles de M. Guillaume DUBUFE, (Asnières-sur-Seine, Boussod, Valadon et Cie, 1895).

      1895 - In-8º mayor.- 273 p. Texte enmarcado por un recuadro de doble filete rojo.- Ilustrado con 20 fotograbados fuera de texto sobre acuarelas de G. DUBUFE, impresos en negro, en contraste con las aureolas de la Virgen estampadas en oro.- Encuadernación en marroquí azul oscuro, tapas enmarcadas por doble filete dorado, con gran monograma central dorado « Y.D. » ; lomo con ornamentación similar, orla interior en marroquí azul con filetes dorados ; interior de tapas y guardas en moaré azul (Gevarenne).- Ejemplar en prístino estado. DISTINGUIDO EJEMPLAR DE ESTE LIBRO DE HORAS FINISECULAR, FINAMENTE IMPRESO Y BELLAMENTE ILUSTRADO POR LAS ACUARELAS DE GUILLAUME DUBUFE, DONDE LA FIGURA DE LA VIRGEN ADQUIERE TODA SU RELEVANCIA MEDIANTE EL SUTIL CONTRASTE DE LAS FIGURAS MONOCROMÁTICAS CON EL ORO DE LA AUREOLA QUE LA EXORNA. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Foto-Mappe mit 30 Albumin-Abzügen mit Motiven aus dem Alpenraum / Salzkammergut.: Unsere Alpenwanderung 1895.

      Würthle & Spinnhorn, Salzburg - Foto-Mappe mit 30 großformatigen Albumin-Abzügen des Photographie-Verlags Würthle & Spinnhorn in Salzburg um 1890. Deckeltitel der Mappe: *Unsere Alpenwanderung 1895*. Die Fotos meist im Format 18,3 x 26,5 cm, auf Kartonträger montiert ( Kartonmaß: 31,5 x 44,5 cm ). Vorhanden sind die Abzüge: Fraueninsel im Chiemsee - Salzburg vom Kapuzinerberg - Einfahrt am Königsee - Stiftskeller St. Peter - Königsee - St. Bartholomä mit dem Watzmann - Obersee - Berchtesgaden - Hallein mit dem Dürrnberg - Mühle beim Gollinger Wasserfall - Gollinger Wasserfall - Golling g.d. Tännengebirge - Salzach-Öfen bei Golling - Pass-Lueg - St. Johann im Pongau - Liechtenstein-Klammen ( No. 162 ) - Liechtenstein-Klammen ( No. 164 ) - Zell am See g.d. Kitzsteinhorn - Grossglockner von der Schmittenhöhe - Ferleiten - Pfandlscharte gegen Ferleiten - Glocknerhaus gegen die Pasterze - Heiligenblut - Wassertunnel bei Gossensass - Innsbruck vom Berg Isel - Zirl mit Ruine Fragenstein - Mittenwald - Partnach-Klamm - Partenkirchen gegen die Zugspitze - Garmisch gegen die Zugspitze. Die großformatigen Kartons am weißen Außenrand teils etwas stockfleckig, die montierten Foto-Abzüge meist sauber und von guter Erhaltung,w wenige der Abzüge ebenfalls etwas stockfleckig. Jeweils am Unterrand betitelt, nummeriert sowie mit Angabe des Verlags.Mit einer photographischen Beilage zusammen in einer gold- und blindgeprägten Oln-Mappe mit Deckelaufdruck *Unsere Alpenwanderung 1895* , Großfolio ( 32,5 x 46 cm ). Die Mappe etwas fleckig, Ecken und Kanten teils bestoßen, die Flügel der Mappe teils innen stärker fleckig. ( Gewicht ca. 3600 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE EXPEDITIONS OF ZEBULON MONTGOMERY PIKE

      THE EXPEDITIONS OF ZEBULON MONTGOMERY PIKE.  Elliott Coues.  NY:  Francis P. Harper, 1895, Coues 1st. trade edition, 3 volumes. ***  Considered by many to be the best historical account of America's most famous exploratory expedition.  Volume I has a frontis. portrait of Pike, a folding facsimile letter, and goes to p. 356.  Volume II goes to p. 855.  Volume III is the Index volume and contains one (1) full-page map and six (6) large folding maps in a back pocket. *** Each of these books comes with a clear mylar protective cover. ***  Bound in dark green buckram with gilt lettering on spines.  The covers have light wear and soil.  The contents are clean and complete in somewhat delicate bindings with hinges reinforced with archival tape.  The paper used for these books is acidic and must be handled carefully.  There is occasional chipping on page edges, but not affecting text.   The half-title page in vol. 3 is loose.   The maps are also touchy, and have had all folds reinforced with clear paper archival tape on versos.  They have been removed from the pocket to prevent furthur damage and are stored folded in a plastic bag.  The maps are complete.  Ex-lib. with stamped numbers on spine,  a few marks.  New end papers . ***  9.75 inches tall by 6.25 inches

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        The Rose and the Key

      London: Downey & Co.. First Edition.. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Small spikehole on frontcover. Extraordinary little doodle of a fantasy - animal on the endpaper titled: "Questing Squilp, or One-Horned Baby-Breath. First Edition. London, Downey & Co., [1895]. 8°. 432 pages. Original Hardcover (green cloth with red ornament on cover and gilt lettering on spine). Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Small spikehole on frontcover. Extraordinary little doodle of a fantasy - animal on the endpaper titled: "Questing Squilp, or One-Horned Baby-Breath" Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (28 August 1814 ?- 7 February 1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was the leading ghost-story writer of the nineteenth century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era. Three of his best-known works are Uncle Silas, Carmilla and The House by the Churchyard. Le Fanu worked in many genres but remains best known for his mystery and horror fiction. He was a meticulous craftsman and frequently reworked plots and ideas from his earlier writing in subsequent pieces. Many of his novels, for example, are expansions and refinements of earlier short stories. He specialised in tone and effect rather than "shock horror", and liked to leave important details unexplained and mysterious. He avoided overt supernatural effects: in most of his major works, the supernatural is strongly implied but a "natural" explanation is also possible. The demonic monkey in "Green Tea" could be a delusion of the story's protagonist, who is the only person to see it; in "The Familiar", Captain Barton's death seems to be supernatural, but is not actually witnessed, and the ghostly owl may be a real bird. This technique influenced later horror artists, both in print and on film (see, for example, the film producer Val Lewton's principle of "indirect horror"). Though other writers have since chosen less subtle techniques, Le Fanu's best tales, such as the vampire novella Carmilla, remain some of the most powerful in the genre. He had enormous influence on one of the 20th century's most important ghost story writers, M. R. James, and although his work fell out of favour in the early part of the 20th century, towards the end of the century interest in his work increased and remains comparatively strong. (Wikipedia)

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        The Three Impostors, or The Transmutations

      London: John Lane, 1895., 1895. FIRST EDITION, WITH NOTABLE BOOKPLATE. Octavo, pp. 290; 30 [advertisements]. Cover and title page design by Beardsley; bound in publisher's navy cloth with gilt titles to spine, light blue decoration and titles to front board, key motif in silver to spine and rear board, with year of publication incorporated. All edges deckled, blank endpapers. Bookplate of Piercy Henderson "Dolly" Morrison (1868-1936) attached to pastedown, ephemera in protective plastic slipped into volume (article on Machen from the Hereford Times, 2002). In very good condition, boards clean, edgeworn with endcaps pushed, all corners bumped, textblock age toned with spotting toward first and final few leaves. Machen continues to be celebrated as a giant of horror, whose works have contributed to the genre in a hugely transformative sense. The first edition, generally preserved.

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        The House of Joy [Together with] The Field of Clover

      London: Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, 1895, 1898. First editions. Offered here are two fine copies of some of Housman's most endearing and recognizable book covers and illustrations, matched together due to the collector's discerning eye and housed in a folding box with superb marbled paper over boards. Two of the finest copies we have ever seen of these books much more commonly found in less than admirable condition. Replete with superb full-page illustrations by Housman. Scarce indeed.

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        Les Mois: Douze Compositions graves sur bois & imprimées en chromotypographie

      Paris: G. De Malherbe, 1895. First edition. Folio size. Contemporary three-quarter vellum-style boards with handmade marbled paper boards, morocco label on spine as well as gilt designs on spine. TWO STATES OF THE ILLUSTRATIONS: 24 chromotypographed plates, two for each month in succession. The first being before type with month only printed, and the second after type, designed for the 1896 calendar of the Parisian department store La Belle Jardiniere. With original gray wrappers (on thick paper) for the "Imprimever Edition," by Malherbe, Paris bound front and rear. Sheets measure 17x241 mm; 12 1/2x9 1/2 inches, images are roughly 209x159mm; 8 1/4x6 1/4 inches (plates before letters are printed on the sheets, those with text cut and mounted to sheets). In the early 1890s Grasset began experimenting with a new form of printing called chromotypography, an early form of photolithography invented by his friend, Firmin Gillot. This calendar was printed in "Gillotage," a version of chromotypography where the plates are engraved on wood and printed on vellum. Covers slightly discolored with one small square at bottom left marked from a stamp, spine gilt rubbed, scattered marginal foxing. Overall very good and plates fine. A very nice set, extremely rare thus, with the calendar plates.

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        The earliest Autograph Letter Signed of Andrew Jackson on the market in the last four decades. A choice letter by Jackson, then a young Tennessee lawyer and merchant, offers frank advice to a client, and references James Robertson, the co-founder of Nashville

      n.p., October 2, 1895. 7.25" x 13.25". "Autograph Letter Signed, ""Andw Jackson,"" 3 pages, 7.25"" x 13.25"", [n.p.]. October 2, 1795. Separated folds repaired, loss to right margin on third page infilled with on two letters of Jacksons' signature expertly filled in, moderate toning and soiling, else very good overall.Jackson, then a young Nashville attorney, offers frank advice to his client, and reads in full: ""Capt. David Smith waited upon me this day, and Communicated to me your Desire of Seeing Me in the Town of Nashville this Evening in order (as I understand him) to adjust a Disputed Matter now Existing between you and him ?" One thing I can observe that agreeable to the articles of agreement which were Entered into between you and Spring. Spring was to have one hundred Dollars out of the Bond originally given by David Smith to you and transferred from you to Spring; agreeable to your instructions Smith paid to Spring one hundred Dollars upon which I as attorney for Spring Dismissed the suit instituted on Said bond by Spring vs Smith; all this was Done agreeable to your request & Spring['s] instructions; now sir if the hundred Dollars which you Compelled Smith to pay you in the Notion[?] was on acct. of the hundred Dollars reserved for Spring it was a wrong payment; and by law Smith has a good cause of action against you will be Compelled to pay it back with Costs of Suit, when you and Myself Talk of this Matter in Nashville you then Told me it was not the Same Money reserved for the payment of Spring but that it was the balance of the Debt owing to you; but from the information of Colo Hays I am now of the oppinion [sic] that it was for the Said Debt Owing to Spring?" Now Sir as all the land was transfer[r]ed to Spring by you upon which Smith was sued, it was a good payment made by Smith to Spring, more particularly as it was by your Express instructions So as to have the suit dismissed and to obtain the ballance [sic] of the Debt that by the articles of agreement between you and Spring was Due and owing to you. My advice therefore is to you to repay the money to Smith and Save the Expence [sic[] of a Lawsuit which you will undoubtedly have to pay; Genl Robertson can inform you that it will be the Consequence from the Statement herein which are facts and not as plainly stated as they will be proven in Court from the original bond as from [your] own agreement and Confessions[.]""Jackson makes reference to James Robertson, who, with John Donelson (1718-1785) founded Nashville. Jackson settled in Nashville in 1788 first boarding with Donelson's widow where he met his future wife, Rachel Donelson Robards. Jackson had precious little legal training, but compared to others in the sparsely-settled trans-Appalachian West, he was one of the most qualified jurists around. In 1788 he secured the post of prosecutor for the Western District of North Carolina, and then in 1791 The Southwest Territory. His legal work enabled him to seek political office. The year after Jackson penned this letter, he would attend the Tennessee constitutional convention, together with Robertson, when it became the sixteenth state to be admitted to the Union. In 1796, Jackson was elected to Congress, beginning a long and successful political career. This is the earliest Autograph Letter Signed that we have seen appear on the market. Only a few earlier examples of Jackson's hand have been sold in the past forty years, but only cut signatures, signed documents and endorsements. "

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        A History of British Birds [6 Volume Set]

      London: John C. Nimmo, 1895. Hardbacks, no dust-wrappers. 6 volume set. Pp. 318; 288; 281; 258; 232; 235. Complete with 394 colour plates. Fourth edition, revised, corrected and enlarged. Ex-library copies with usual library markings, but plates clean without stamps. Bindings a little faded and worn, some spines slightly skewed. Tape repairs to page 53-56 in volume 5. A heavy set, additional postage may be required for orders outside the UK. (ar19). Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

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        MODEL MENAGERIE

      POP-UP. (NISTER) MODEL MENAGERIE with natural history stories by L.L. Weedon, Evelyn Fletcher and others. London: Nister no date ca 1895. Large oblong 4to, (14x10 3/4") cloth backed pictorial boards, lacks rear blank endpaper and front endpaper chipped else VG+. This is a beautiful pop-up book with 6 full page chromolithographed pages of animals in cages that emerge when the page is turned. The scenes are very detailed, many have animals decorating the cage bars. Includes lion with cubs, deer with fawns, tiger with cubs, a cage full of monkeys, brown bear and elephant. Text pages are illustrated in brown. See Whitton:Paper Toys of the World p. 68, 70. Quite often found with the bars of the cage detached or missing, this copy is in nice condition.

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        Große Menagerie. Tiergeschichten.

      Nürnberg, Stroefer o. J. (1895).. Quer-4°. 14 unbez. Bl. mit illustr. Titel, 6 chromolithogr. Aufstellbildern u. Illustrationen im Text von (William Foster). Farbig illustr. OHln. (Verlags-Nr. 747).; (Verlags-Nr. 747).. Klose, Die Zusammenarbeit der Kunstverlage Th. Stroefer und Ernst Nister in Nürnberg. In: Arbeitskreis Bild Druck Papier, Tagungsband. Nürnberg 2009, S. 111 f. (mit Abb.). Klotz 4627/19. Rammensee 1092. Nicht bei Ries 527. - Seltenes Spielbilderbuch aus dem Stroefer-Verlag, der vor der Jahrhundertwende für seine hervorragend ausgestatteten Kinderbücher bekannt war. Die qualitätsvollen bei Nister gedruckten Chromolithographien des englischen Tiermalers W. Foster (1853-1924) zeigen die Tiere (Löwen, Hirsch, Tiger, Affen und Papageien, Braunbär, Elefant) jeweils in kunstvoll verzierten Käfigen. - Ecken etwas bestoßen, vord. freies Vorsatzblatt mit kl. Randläsuren, Bindung stellenweise gelockert, Titelblatt leicht stockfl., Gitterstab bei einem Aufstellbild geklebt, sonst sehr gut erhalten.

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        My Travels in Europe and America

      George Routledge and Sons. Good. 1895. B0026Y42ZM Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Cloth, 29 cm, 203 pages, with four black & white plates. Good copy. Covers worn at edges and corners and with some soiling. Head and tail of spine fraying. . B0026Y42ZM .

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        Fables choisies

      1895. relié. DeCollection. Les illustrations ont été exécutées par des artistes japonais (Marpon & Flammarion, 1895. In/4 reliure éditeur illustré en couleur contenant deux albums : 28 planches repliées en accordéon non paginées, deux couvertures en couleur , et des illustrations in-texte en noir (par Kano Tamonobu, Hajita Hando et Kubota Tosui.). La finesse du trait, le charme des détails, le choix des coloris et la mise en page si particulière des oeuvres japonaises forment ici une alliance parfaite entre l'occident et l'orient. Rare. Exemplaire en tirage de luxe (190 ex.) sur papier japonais Tori-noko. Légère trace de pliure sur le premier feuillet, sinon, très bon état.

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        Confessions EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Publication , 1895. Fine. Publication , Paris 1895, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - First Edition. Binding to bradel half canvas fir, smooth back with a gold floral pattern, gilt double fillet tail, flat marbled paper. Signed autograph author Rene Andreau. Illustrated book with a portrait of the author as a frontispiece by Louis Anquetin. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure à la bradel en demi toile sapin, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, double filet doré en queue, plats de papier marbré. Envoi autographe signé de Paul Verlaine à René Andreau. Ouvrage illustré d'un portrait de l'auteur en frontispice par Louis Anquetin.

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        Unpublished Autograph Letter Signed

      [England], 1895. An excellent handwritten letter from Rudyard Kipling to Sibyl Healey (also Heeley). Sibyl Heeley was the daughter of Wilfrid Heeley, who was a friend of Morris and Burne-Jones and a contributor to the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine. She was possibly born at The Grange, the Burne-Jones's house in Fulham. Sibyl and Kipling were lifelong friends, from the 1870s through the 1930s. He called Sibyl's mother Aunt Josephine (although they were not related and presumably named his daughter--the one who died--Josephine, after her. In this letter he writes: "Waite Windham Co. Nov. 23 95 My dear Sibyl, Your note from Dover (without a date) has just caught me on my return from a trip to Boston. The book hasn't turned up yet but our P.O arrangements are careless in this land and I thank you for it in advance. Little Josephine shall most surely hear of her Aunt Sibyl and shall put her in her prayers which is her little notion of great honour. It was wrong of you not to come down when we were at Tisbury (someday I'll tell you the tale of the drunken woman in that same hostelry & you'll laugh) but that wrong you shall remedy next year when we come over (?) as we hope to do, all being well, in the autumn. Dearest love to Aunt Josephine. I didn't know till you wrote how ill she has been: but I heard generally that she had been very far out of health. Pray heaven the (??) life will mend her and do kiss her from me. The idea of you with a (?) fills me with solemn chuckles. Keep out of (?) Child; gut I'll look at your note when it comes & if it's good I'll (?) say so. My few days away in Boston have given me a mail to dispose of as high as a haystack & not half as interesting. Hence my awful handwriting. And I'll write anew when the book comes. Ever your loving brother Rud. " Written on two sides of a folded 7 x 8 1/2 sheet of notepaper. Embossed at top with Naulakha Battleboro Vermont, with Battleboro crossed out and Wait Windham Co. written next to it. Small closed tear along crease where folded in half but otherwise very good. AUTOGRAPH/072915.

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        The fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders / by Daniel Defoe ; edited by George A Aitken with illustrations by J B Yeats - Complete in 2 volumes

      London : J. M. Dent, 1895. 1st Edition in this form. Provenence; bookplate of Laudatur et Alget. Very good copies both in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Physical description; 2 v. : tissue-guarded plates ; 19 cm. Series; Romances and Narratives by Daniel Defoe ; 7, 8. Title page printed in black and red. Head-pieces. Subjects; Children of prisoners - Fiction. Women - England - Fiction. Prostitutes - Fiction. Repentance - Fiction. Criminals - Fiction.

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        Scientific Duck Shooting in Eastern Waters

      Falmouth, Mass.: Independent Press, Spencer & West, Proprietors, 1895. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 116 p. 16mo. Green buckram. Boards are faintly mottled around the edges and there is a touch of foxing in the end papers. Crease line on pp. 77-80. Paper stock in the final signatures has yellowed. A highly readable and elegant text on duck hunting, this copy is a delight to hold..

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        Thirty Years of Shikar

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons 1895. First edition. x, 373, 2, 32 pp. Publisher's original gilt-decorated green cloth. Maroon endpapers. Frontis illustration. Illustrated initials and tailpieces. Coloured folding map at rear. Slight foxing. Cloth boards bright and fresh with bright gilt decoration. Internally clean and fresh. No ownership names or any other markings. A handsome Near Fine copy of a very scarce book. . Near Fine. Decorated Cloth. First Edition. 1895. 8vo..

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        Half-Hours with an Old Golfer

      London: George Bell & Sons, 1895. . 8vo, [i-vii], viii, 184 pp. With 4 chromolithograph plates and 35 mostly humorous black-and-white illustrations. Original brown cloth bearing whimsical and elaborate golf-related designs in gilt (clubs, flags and golf balls). Minimal rubbing at foot and crown of backstrip; one or two little bumps at edges of boards. Occasional light spotting and a few leaves creased. A very good copy of a scarce binding in good condition. First edition of what may be the first trade binding depicting golfing accouterments. The color plates are nostalgic reminders of what a true links course should look like. The text is a combination of instructional illustrations with poems, humorous stories, etc. Donovan & Murdoch 1020.

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        The Rose and The Key

      London; Downey and Co. [1895], 1895. First one volume edition. 8vo. Publisher's ribbed green cloth titled in gilt to spine and front board. Minor edgewear and rubbing to extremities, otherwise strong and bright, a very good copy indeed. Internally clean, neat ink ownership to pastedown, discreet W.H. Smith blindsatmp to flyleaf.

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        NIMM MICH MIT

      MEGGENDORFER, LOTHAR. MEGGENDORFER,LOTHAR. NIMM MICH MIT. Munchen: Braun & Schneider no date, 10th auflage, circa 1895. Oblong 9 x 3", 210p., cloth, some cover soil, VG+ in custom cloth box. This is a fabulous picture book for the young child with each page chock full of hand-colored images showing life and every day objects found in Germany at the turn of the last century. Similar in format to Stump Books but larger, this is a rare Meggendorfer title.

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        Signed Post Card Photograph with Biographic Notation, in German, AND Signed 12 mo card with same notation dated, Berlin, May 3, 1933

      Anything signed by Skladanowsky is considered rare. On the lower white margin of the post card photograph, Skladanowsky has written, "A souvenir from the inventor of motion pictures, Max Skladanowsky." Skladanowsky played an important role in the invention and early development of motion picture technology. Max and his brother Emil Skladanowsky used their bioscope camera to display the first moving picture show to a paying audience on November 1, 1895. Because this occurred just before the December 28, 1895 public debut of the Lumière Brothers' technically superior Cinématographe in Paris, Skladanowsky could make the claim that he and his brother "invented" motion pictures. However, the Lumiere brothers had held a private viewing of their camera earlier in March of the same year. Skladanowsky's trade license was eventually not renewed, and the Lumiere camera won the contest for best motion picture camera of the time. Skladanowsky's company, Projektion für Alle, produced a number of short films between 1895 to 1905. "..of the many inventors who tried to adapt the double-projection system of dissolving magic lanterns, only Skladanowsky produced a commercially used and widely seen apparatus." [http://www.victorian-cinema.net/skladanowsky.].

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        FAIR WOMEN OF TO-DAY

      LOVELL, CAROLINE. FLOWERS. FAIR WOMEN OF TO-DAY by Samuel Peck. NY: Stokes (1895). 4to, 3/4 blue cloth, fine. Poems about various flowers, illustrated with beautiful full page chromolithographs of women by CAROLINE LOVELL, very much in the style of Maud Humphrey. A remarkable copy of a beautiful book.

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        Traité théorique et pratique du haschich et autres substances psychiques EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Chamuel, 1895. Fine. Chamuel, Paris 1895, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale.A also about opium, cocaine, ether, magical herbs, pills, narcotic plants ... A little lack in foot back, two small spots in the first flat foot, a clear marginal wetting the second board, a few rousseurs.Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. A propos également d'opium, de cocaïne, d'éther, d'herbes magiques, de pilules, de plantes narcotiques... Un petit manque en pied du dos, deux petites taches en pied du premier plat, une claire mouillure marginale sur le deuxième plat, quelques petites rousseurs. Rare.

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        Almanack for 1895.

      George Routledge and Sons, London, 1895. 76 x 103 mm, with frontispiece, pictorial title, 12 illustrations with inset text, and 4 further illustrations depicting the seasons. A note on postage in the UK. Publisher's cream cloth with illustrations and titles to both boards. Plain cream dust wrapper with brown ink titles. All edges gilt. Fine. Now housed in a brown cloth clamshell case with an acid free felt inner.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, 10 Vols.

      Stone & Kimball, Chicago 1895 - Of this edition on large paper, only two hundred and fifty sets have been printed for America, this is No 181. All volumes bound in full vellum, with gold lettering, and gold floral decorations to spine and upper & lower boards Printed on handmade laid paper. Good to very good condition, foxing throughout, scuffing on vellum boards. The spine of volume 10 is a little extra dirty [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Morrison Books]
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