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      Paris, Les Éditions d' Art Devambez, 1927.** . Droit, Jean. Reliure mosaïque, plein-maroquin bleu, avec emboîtage marbrés dorés, cadre Art Deco mosaïque en rouge, doré sur les plats, dos orné de pièce de titre doré, dos à nerfs ( 5) soulignés de filets doré, entrenerfs ornés de losagnes carmin, (...) (...)doublures de maroquin rouge et dorés dans les même style que les plats, coupes et coiffes dorés, gardes en toile bleu, page de garde marbré, (3) couverture d' éditeur, frontispice en couleurs, 22,5x27,5cm, 167pp, couverture d' éditeur (3), illustré en couleur et n/b. Illustré de quinze compositions originales dont sept en couleurs au repérage, gravées par Jean Droit. N° 404 de 406 exemplaires numéroté sure vélin d' Arches à la forme, comportant l' état définitif des eaux-fortes.

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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        the Mediaeval Courts of Love A Paper read before Ye Sette of Odd Volumes at ye 421st meeting of ye Sette held at the Royal Adelaide Gallery, February 22nd 1927

      Ye Cayme Press 'and sold by no Booksellers' London: Ye Cayme Press 'and sold by no Booksellers', 1927. Ye Sette of Odd Volumes No LXXXII. . Grey paper covered boards, brown lettering on spine and front cover, on rear cover is the emblem of the Sette of Odd Volumes, with the the words 'There is Divinity in Numbers',. The book fits neatly into a new protective black cloth box. Limited edition, 111 of 133 copies. (110 x 150 mm), pp. 46. Presentation copy by Vyvyan Holland to 'Her Oddship, the Enchantress.' Vyvyan Holland was the son of Oscar Wilde. He changed his name to distance himself from his father's scandals. The Sette of Odd Volumes was a dining club founded by the bookseller, Bernard Quaritch in 1878. Although many of the papers delivered to the Sette where whimsical in nature, and it would be easy to dismiss the Sette as an erudite boy's club, they often covered neglected and fascinating subjects. In this work Holland turns his attention to Mediaeval Courts of Love, where '... for the first time in the history of ... Europe a woman could feel tolerably certain of not being ill used ... and for the first time it came to be acknowledged that a woman was entitled to some voice in the disposal ... of her affections. These were immense and very important strides in the march of civilization.' (p. 42). Ridler 28.

      [Bookseller: G&R Stone]
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      New York: Alfred Knopf, 1927. First Edition. Hardcover. Contents clean and fresh; covers bright with sunning to the spine and darkening of the spine label. Very Good or better, lacking the scarce dustwrapper. Original green cloth with the first printing error on page 20. SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper and quite scarce as such. There was a Limited Edition of 175 numbered and signed copies, but one rarely comes across a signed trade edition of this classic of American Literature. We found only one copy appearing at auction in the last 25 years, the Pforzheimer copy in 1987, that being inscribed to Carl Pforzheimer. The present copy is signed only and on an integral sheet of the book, not on a piece of paper added later.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      London: Noel Douglas, 1927. Involving All the Original Players, with thePortraits by Miss Currie Showing Notable Sensitivity 257 x 181 mm (10 1/8 x 7 1/8"). 2 p.l., 25, [1] pp. AN ESPECIALLY FINE COSWAY-STYLE BINDING IN CERULEAN BLUE MOROCCO, ATTRACTIVELY GILT, BY RIVIERE & SONS (signed on front turn-in), covers bordered with solid and stippled gilt rules accented at the corners and along each side by a looping floral tool, CENTER OF EACH COVER WITH A FINE OVAL WATERCOLOR PORTRAIT--OF SHELLEY ON THE FRONT AND OF KEATS ON THE BACK--PAINTED ON IVORY BY MISS C. B. CURRIE ("Miniatures by C. B. Currie" written in cursive on front doublure in gold ink), the portraits under glass and enclosed by a gilt stamped frame of floral and foliate tools; "Cosway Binding" and "Invented by J. H. Stonehouse" stamped in gilt on fore edges of boards, raised bands, spine compartments attractively gilt with drawer-handle and floral tools, turn-ins framed by multiple gilt rules, blue watered silk endpapers, top edge gilt (expertly rebacked, using the original spine). In a matching felt-lined buckram slipcase. Limitation page with printed and manuscript notation: "This is No. 891 of the Cosway Bindings invented by J. H. Stonehouse, with Miniatures on Ivory by Miss Currie," and signed below by Stonehouse and Currie. Covers faintly soiled, spine evenly sunned toward green, otherwise very fine, the carefully restored binding with virtually no surface wear, and the text immaculate. The earliest--and generally considered to be the finest--Cosway bindings were executed by Miss C. B. Currie, who is known to have worked between 1912-40, usually (as here) from designs by J. H. Stonehouse. The present item is a quintessential example of a genuine Cosway binding, involving the entire original cast of collaborators--Miss Currie, Stonehouse, Riviere, Sotheran--and no doubt produced in the late 1930s. We know more or less for certain that Currie did at least 950 miniatures in her lifetime, as a Cosway binding that sold at Christie's on 12 July 2000 bore that number, and most of the examples of Currie Cosway bindings in ABPC since 1975 are numbered in the 800s. The miniatures here are very finely executed, with deft strokes and a strong, appropriate feeling of melancholy, as manifested especially in the convincing treatment of the eyes--Shelley's being at once penetrating and vulnerable and Keats' being full of disillusioned pensiveness. The binding is as attractive as a Riviere production ought to be, but its gilt decoration is restrained, in keeping with the contents. The text here is a facsimile of the original printing of the tribute of one great Romantic poet to another at the latter's death. Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was not a close friend of the slightly younger Keats (1795-1821) but recognized his great talent and was deeply moved when Keats died at the hands of consumption in Rome, where he had travelled in search of a warmer climate. In addition to lauding Keats, "Adonais," written in Spenserian stanzas, is a denunciation of the villains--carping literary critics--to whom Shelley attributed the poet's death. It is generally considered to be one of the great pastoral elegies in English. This is a facsimile of the first edition, which was printed in Pisa (where the Shelleys lived) rather than London, so that Shelley could personally oversee the printing process. He sent copies to his English publisher, James Ollier, for distribution. According to DNB, Ollier did sell the copies sent from Pisa, "but he did not republish the poem; indeed, Ollier was irksomely unco-operative over the winter of 1821-2, leading Shelley to search, unsuccessfully, for an alternative publisher.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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      Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1927. 5th edition.. Hardback. Nearly Fine. Illustrated by Shepard, E.H.. Nearly fine condition with no wrapper. Deluxe edition in publisher's red calf binding with gilt decorations to spine and front cover. Green pictorial endpapers. 158 pages. All edges gilt. B/w illustrations. Corners and top and tail of spine are bumped, with some light wear. Creasing and a little fraying to silk bookmark. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Browning to free front endpaper, with outline of inscription to previous page. A couple of marks to gilt edging. Contents are excellent, apart from marks to pages 158 and 159 that mirror each other. Contained in original box for this deluxe leather edition, with original price etc. Box is in very good condition for age - but is browned with grubby marks and wear. A stunning copy which would make a beautiful gift. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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      New York: George H. Doran Company New York: George H. Doran Company,. [1927]. original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough-trimmed.. Some mild rubbing to cloth, a very good copy in very good pictorial. dust jacket with shelf wear and rubbing, mainly to edges, minor loss. at corners and spine ends, and several closed tears at upper and. lower edges of front panel. Uncommon in the dust jacket. (#97161). First edition. "Very competent material horror stories, original in idea (for the most part), sources for a good deal of later work." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1698. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 182. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-212. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 1108. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 462. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3- 255. Bleiler (1978), p. 207. Reginald 15227.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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      Chicago: American Photo-Engravers Association, 1927 The contents of this volume embrace an unusually wide range of subjects, including many examples of design, form, effect, color, application and presentation. The illustration of the Broadmoor Hotel by Maxfield Parrish is present, illustration A on the page preceding page 865. 488 numbered pages with numerous color and black and white illustrations and index, plus about an equal number of unnumered full page illustrated plates on various types of paper. Such an attractive book is bound in its orginal unattractive faux leather with raised illustration and lettering in dark red and yellow and design pressed in blind. Non-author inscription on one of the blank preliminary pages. Wear at corners and spine ends. The gorgeous illustrations and pages are fine and bright though the binding is very good.. First edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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        Japanese Colour-Prints. The Collection of Alexander G. Mosle

      Liepzig.: Self published.. Number 416 of 500 numbered copies.. 1927.. Catalogue accompanied by portfolio of 8 colour prints and 'Descriptive Catalogue of Japanese Colour-Prints'. .

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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        The Principal Navigations, Voyages and Discoveries of the English Nation Made by Sea or Overland to the Remote and Farthest Distant Quarters of the Earth at Any Time Within the Compass of These 1600 Years (In Eight Volumes) [With]. The Voyages Traffiques & Discoveries of Foreign Voyagers with Other Matters Relating Thereto Contained in the "Navigations" (In Two Volumes)

      London & Toronto: J. M. Dent and Sons Limited 1927-1928. (Hardcover) Near fine. 10 volumes Octavo. Plates from facsimiles, drawings by Thomas Derrick, etc. Original blue cloth with endpaper maps; volumes 1-8 gilt on spines and front covers a bit darkened, gilt on volumes 9-10 bright. N.B. Extra shipping required. Before placing your order please click the link Ask Bookseller A Question. We can then confirm availability and give you an accurate quote for shipping charges, and also discuss any special requirements. Introduction by John Masefield (Volumes 1-8) & Ernest Rhys (Volumes 9-10)..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Hakluyt's Voyages: The Principal Navigations

      J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1927. Vol. 1 through to 10 - The principal navigations voyages traffiques and discoveries of the English nation made by sea or overland to the remote and farthest distant quarters of the earth at any time within the compass of these 1600 years - by Richard Hakluyt; (Ref. # ACC-S9).. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 5-1/5"x8"Tall. Voyages.

      [Bookseller: Shelf Lives]
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        The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries of the English Nation, Made by Sea or Overland to the Remote and Farthest Distant Quarters of the Earth at any time within the Compass of these 1600 years... Introduction by John Masefield. Illustrated... by T. Derrick

      London: J.M. Dent and Sons, (1927-8). . Ten volumes, 8vo. 140 illustrations, portraits, maps and facsimiles. Original gilt decorated grey-blue cloth, d.w.’s with some minor chips and occasional subtle repairs to the reverse, lower flap of the wrapper to volume IV formerly detached and now restored, an attractive set. Hakluyt (1552-1616) never travelled further than France, but his tireless scholarship produced a work, first published in full 1598-1600, which inspired and championed the exploits of many of Europe’s great explorers.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Metropolis -----in the rare Dustjacket

      London: Readers Library, no Date ( 1927 ), 1st English language Edition, 1st Printing ---------small hardcover with burgundy boards, a Good copy with browning to the paper, looks like the binding was cracked at one time as there appears to be an inexpert repair resulting in a few pages extending beyond the fore edge of the text block, book is quite square and overall in very tidy condition, the dustjacket is a strong Good example -and a true rarity-, some light chipping along edges with a bit of loss at spine tips, some age darkening to the spine which looks worse in the scan than it really is, a stunning art deco dustjacket and an absolute cornerstone for any collection of science fiction, literature or movie titles, the correct 1st printing with this title NOT listed in the one page list of Readers Library titles, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo . First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. Illus. by Aubrey Hammond Cover Art .

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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      London: The Readers Library Publishing Company Ltd., n.d.. [1927]. original decorated red-brown boards, front and spine panels stamped in gold.. Old gift inscription on front free endpaper. Text paper tanned,. hairline cracks along inner hinges (still sound and tight), small. damp stain to bottom edge of rear cover, a good copy in good first. printing dust jacket (with wraparound illustration by Aubrey Hammond). that does not list METROPOLIS on the rear flap, with light wear at. edges, two small chip from bottom edge of front panel, with internal. tape mend, and some fading to green ink on front panel. (#134626). First edition in English. The first printing without mention of this title in list of Readers Library books on page [7]. Novelization of the screenplay by Fritz Lang and Thea von Harbou of Lang's 1926 UFA film which was about three hours long in it's original seventeen-reel version. "Though often described as the first SF epic of the cinema, this famous German film -- of which no complete version now exists -- has just as much in common with the cinema of the Gothic. Though set in a future visually emphasized by towering buildings and vast brooding machines, the city of Metropolis has an underworld dark and medieval in atmosphere ... The story of METROPOLIS is trite and its politics ludicrously simplistic; but these flaws cannot detract from the sheer visual power of the film -- a combination of the high Expressionistic sets (the work of art directors Otto Hunte, Erich Kettelhut and Karl Vollbrecht) and Lang's direction ... METROPOLIS, which was extremely expensive and not a financial success, almost bankrupted the studio that made it (UFA). The film was cut almost as soon as it was released, and -- still in the 1920s -- shortened yet more radically in the UK and USA. Even recently restored archival versions are half an hour shorter than the original." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 804-5. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-23; (1981) 2-112; (1987) 2-123 and (1995) 2-132. Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 1040. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 198. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 104. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1383-86. Bleiler (1978), p. 93. Reginald 14733.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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      (New York): Dutton, 1927. Quarter-inch closed tear to spine crown, near fine. Third Beardsley edition, American issue. Limited to 1600 copies 4to. lv, 538p. Bound in black cloth over beveled boards with designs in gilt by Aubrey Beardsley on the upper cover and spine, t.e.g. Illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley with 16 full-page and four double-page illustrations, 43 borders (some repeated), 289 chapter headings (one additional heading omitted from previous editions), initial letters, and ornaments (many repeated). Lasner 22c.

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        Le Morte D'Arthur

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Co.,, 1927. The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur of His Noble Knights of the Round Table Their Marvellous Enquests and Adventures The Achieving of the San Greal and in the End Le Morte D'Arthur with the Delourous Death and Departing out of this World of All of Them. Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full green morocco, spine gilt in compartments, gilt rules and decorative corner pieces to boards, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Photogravure frontispiece, 4 double page and 17 full page illustrations, 43 ornamental borders, 300 ornamental initials, headpieces, other decorations in the text, and cover design, all by Aubrey Beardsley. A fine copy. Third edition, limited to 1,600 copies. This third edition is the first complete edition to have been published.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur, and in the End, Le Morte Darthur

      Dent London 1927. later edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 3rd ed. 1 of 1600 limitation. 4to. 21 Plates (5 double page) and illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley, original dark blue cloth heavily gilt decoration and titling to spine, teg others uncut. Closed tear without loss along part of spine/cover join, minor rubbing to corners and spine ends else fresh and bright. Several previous owners' plates to endpapers. Text block superb, no foxing, tight hinges. Very collectible copy. Two high quality original pen and ink drawings loosely inserted, but unattributed, both dated and signed "S" 1936. See photo

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        Poèmes retrouvés

      Paris: A la cité des livres, 1927. relié. 19,5x25,5cm. Edition collective et en partie originale, un des 34 ex numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête après 1 Japon unique et 25 Japon impérial. Reliure en demi maroquin vieux rose à bandes, dos lisse, date en queue, plats de bois noir, gardes et contreplats de papier noir rappelant la matière des plats, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, reliure signée de D. & H. Mercher. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'un sonnet autographe de l'auteur intitulé Madrigal et qui ne figure pas dans ce recueil. Très bel exemplaire parfaitement établi. - A la cité des livres, Paris _1927, 19,5x25,5cm, relié. - relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        To the Lighthouse

      London: Hogarth Press. G: in Good condition without dust jacket. Boards bumped, rubbed and marked. Spine darkened. Some browning within. 1927. First Edition. Blue hardback cloth cover. 320pp :: 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5") :: Bookplate of Naomi Mitchison, with her signature and book ownership quotation on front endpaper .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        To The Lighthouse

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1927., 1927. First edition. 8vo. pp. vii, 320. Attractively bound in recent half black calf over marbled boards. Internally clean, minor spotting to prelims. A very handsome copy. To The Lighthouse was Woolf's sixth novel and is widely regarded as her finest work. A modernist classic. Kirkpatrick [A10]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        To the Lighthouse

      London: Hogarth Press. G: in Good condition without dust jacket. Boards bumped, rubbed and marked. Spine darkened. Some browning within. 1927. First Edition. Blue hardback cloth cover. 320pp :: 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5") :: Bookplate of Naomi Mitchison, with her signature and book ownership quotation on front endpaper .

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        Amerika. Roman.

      München, (1927). Original off-white (!) cloth with the red paper title-labels with black lettering, to front board and spine. Label on spine a bit faded. A bit of light soiling to cloth. Internally fine and clean. Housed in an elegant a custom-made box with red, gilt morocco spine and elegant marbled paper in red, black, green, and sand colours. Gilt super ex-libris to front. Box signed in gold to inner spine: Anker Kysters Eftf., gilding by Hagel Olsen.. First edition of Kafka's incomplete, posthumously published first novel, also known as "The Man Who Disappeared", in the very rare off-white variant binding (it is almost always seen in the orange cloth binding with paper title-labels that have blue lettering)

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        The National Geographic Magazine Vol. LI July-December, 1927

      National Geographic Society. Hardcover. Hardcover; English language; 4to - over 9.75" - 12" tall; National Geographic Magazine bound into hardcover each covering a six month period, this is one of 85 books in this series that we currently have in stock, most are in library bindings, some quarter leather, colours vary - please contact us before ordering if you require specific details. . Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail. . COLLECTIBLE. 1927.

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        C. Later 1920s Collection of Fine Portrait Photography of Natalie Hays Hammond By Soichi Sunami, Peter A. Juley & Son, Ira L. Hill Studio, Ames & Others

      New York - London, 1927. Collection of fine art portrait photographs of Natalie Hays Hammond (1904-1985) heiress daughter of mining engineer and speculator-developer of mining properties John Hays Hammond who became a painter, Broadway set and costume designer, author, and patron of the arts; includes: portrait by Soichi Sunami (1885-1971) with his blindstamp at bottom right and with his studio stamp on back, 7" x 9 1/2" approx., printed on glossy stock to the edge of the paper, light edgewear, very striking and with a somewhat 'noir' feel to the image, shadows and softening of the clothing, upturned collar, very good-we speculate that Hammond's friendship and work with the famous dancer Martha Graham may have been the 'meeting point' for Sunami and Hammond - the photographer known for his Graham portraiture; Peter A. Juley & Son, the leading fine arts photography firm in New York from 1906 to 1975 and perhaps most famously known for their portraits of artists at work - as this portrait, matte finish in sepia tones 7 1/4" x 9" approx., with studio imprint on back and with the signature in pen lower right 'Juley N Y', of Hammond at studio drawing board, concentrating with pen in hand. A bit of fade towards edges, line of old mount residue on back of cardstock, nevertheless atmospheric, good plus; (3) images taken at Ira L. Hill's Studio, N.Y.C. Ira L. Hill (1877-1947) eccentric and prolific society, fashion and Broadway acting portrait photographer - each with the studio stamp and one with the handwritten 'Natalie Hays Hammond' identified, all on glossy stock, printed to the edge. All different poses, 2 differing clothing outfits, (a) 9" x 11 3/4", light wear, few scratches & tiny abrasions, one corner chipped away, good, (b) 9 3/8" x 11 3/4", light wear, few tiny edge abrasions, very good and (c) 9 1/2" x 12 1/2", top two corners with old crease lines, some other tiny flecking in the body of the image, good; A medium size child portrait of a very young Natalie being held fondly by her father John Hays Hammond (1855-1936) "...the best-known mining engineer in the world..." after his stupendously successful exploits working with Cecil Rhodes in the development of mines in South Africa (DAB) and the source of his daughter's later fortune, in sepia tones gum print, pencil signed Ames below right, image 4 3/4" x 7" approx., hinged at side to heavy paper stock mount, approx. 8 3/4" x 12 1/2" image fine, mount with a bit of edge, tips wear, old mounting hinge residue on back of mount paper, very good; light wear; A photographic portrait of "Miss Natalie Hammond dau. of Mr. & Mrs. John Hays Hammond of Washington marble portrait in Royal Academy exhibition 1926 by Cecil Thomas Permission given to reproduce (signed) Cecil Thomas" by the sculptor, evidently commissioned by the family for the work. 6" x 8" approx., glossy stock, some minor edge, tips wear and soiling on back, very good; and (2) portraits that are unidentified as to studio: 9" x 13" approx. size for both, done in gold tones reminiscent of the best of Arnold Genthe portrait work, subtle lighting effects, soft tones and yet very dramatically posed and taken - some edge, tips wear and corner-creasing, one with two closed edge-tears - with all faults still superb images and perhaps the best-taken of the lot; all in all, a very good group of some of the best of the photo portraiture work taken by well-known society and art photographers of the time; especially interesting to have the ability to compare the same subject taken through the eyes of several master studios' work; N.H. Hammond's former home in North Salem, New York is now part of the Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden in that community. . Good.

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        The Quaker City HOLY LAND EXCURSION. An Unfinished Play

      [n.p.]:: Privately Printed,. 1927.. 8vo. 1st edition (BAL 3543). Limited to 200cc. Unpaginated [22 pp],. Printed off-white wrapper with cord tie.. Nr Fine (light browning to extremities/few faint soil marks to. wrappers/prior owner signature on verso of front wrapper).. This previously unpublished play of Clemen's written in 1867, and now published posthumously by M. Harzof, a NY bookseller. According to the BAL entry note, distribution limited to 50cc, the remainder being destroyed on orders of the publisher. A scarce piece. . facsimilies,

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        THE AFRICAN SAGA. Translated from L'Anthologie Negre by Margery Bianco

      New York: Pason and Clarke Ltd.,, 1927 First American Edition. First English Language Edition originally published in Paris as Anthologie Negre*, in 1921. Introduction, foreword with table of the 591 languages & dialects of Africa, extensive bibliography. Lg. 8vo., pp.378, dialect key map ep's, black topstain, stunning African inspired & designed black & ochre printed cloth with small decorative illustrations in-text. This is a fine copy [neat name on the half title] in a very good example of the rare matching design dustwrapper showing very light use [spine slightly darkened, minor chips at the extremities & a 1" shallow horizontal chip at the top of the rear panel]. Contains 103 original folk-tales, compiled from all over Africa, all of which were chosen by one of the 20th century's most important French poets. The translator, Margery Bianco was Margery (Bianco) Williams, author of "The Velveteen Rabbit." A major undertaking & acknowledged masterpiece, this volume brings to the English speaking world, for the very first time, the rich & sensitive images gathered from the Bantu, Haussa, Hottentot, Sumali & others. "And so in this anthology we have not only the wit & wisdom of Africa but the soul of a people which may be judged by the criteria of pure letters" - from the intro. by Arthur B. Spingarn. An important work by this master traveler, cubist, poet & novelist who impacted directly on the thinking of Max Jacob, Apollinaire, Cocteau & Andre Salmon with his innovative poetic techniques & revolutionary observations. A handsome & important production indeed. * Talvart And Place, Vol. II, Pp. 333 # 12.. 1st Edition.

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        Treasure Island

      London: Ernest Benn Limited,, 1927. With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac. Quarto. Original vellum, black calf label in gilt to spine. In a quarter aluminium and tan cloth slipcase. Colour frontispiece and 11 plates, engravings throughout. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 50 numbered copies on handmade paper signed by the illustrator on the limitation leaf.

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        Through the Looking-Glass

      1927. Alice Bound By Kelliegram[KELLIEGRAM Binding]. CARROLL, Lewis. Through the Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There. With Fifty Illustrations by John Tenniel. Sixty-Eighth Thousand. London: Macmillan and Co., 1927. Later printing. Octavo (7 1/16 x 4 5/8 in; 179 x 117 mm). [14], 231, [1, printer's slug] pp. Frontispiece, forty-nine black and white text illustrations. A spectacular Kelliegram pictorial binding, ca. 1927, stamp-signed "Kelliegram Binding London," of full dark green crushed morocco. Covers decoratively panelled in gilt, with five characters from the story depicted in multi-colored morocco onlays on each cover. The front cover with central onlay of Humpty Dumpty in brown, red, pale green, black, blue and beige morocco and corner onlays of: the White Queen, the Red Queen, Haigha (the Messenger), and Hatta (the other Messenger). The lower cover reiterates the upper's design with a central onlay of the Walrus in brown red, pale green and beige morocco and corner onlays of: the Carpenter, the Old Sheep, Tweedledum & Tweedledee, the Frog and the Carpener. Spine richly gilt in compartments with dots and pictorial devices. Five raised bands with gilt dots. Turn-ins with gilt corner devices. Amber silk endpapers. All edges gilt. A very fine copy. Housed in the original green cloth drop-back clamshell case.[The beautifully inlaid and colorful] "Kelliegram bindings were one of many innovations of the English commercial binding firm of Kelly & Sons. The Kelly family had one of the longest connections in the history of the binding trade in London, having been founded in 1770 by John Kellie, as the name was then spelled. The binding firm was carried on by successive members of the family into the 1930s. William Henry Kelly significantly developed the company in the first half of the nineteenth century, followed by William Henry, Jr., Henry, and Hubert Kelly, who took control in 1892, taking the firm into the twentieth century…The development [during the 1880s] that came to be known as Kelliegram was one of the bindery's most notable, and the popularity continues today as demonstrated by the prices Kelliegram bindings command at auction and in the rare book trade" (Dooley, Kelliegram Bindings, Brynmawr Library).

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        Life and Letters

      Doubleday Page & Co.,, 1927. 2 vols. Octavo. Contemporary blue half morocco with blue boards bound by Stikeman & Co. N.Y., titles and decoration to spines gilt, top edges gilt. Tips of spine rubbed, otherwise a bright and attractive set. First Edition. Limitation page signed by Conrad originally to be used with 'The Secret Agent' has had the original title inked over and has been bound in.

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      London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1927. First Edition. Hardcover. Briefest of wear to the spine tips of the book. Dustwrapper with a long closed tear along the front flap joint (neatly masked by the mylar protector), chips at the spine tips but not affecting the lettering, and general edgewear with the spine darkened. About Fine in a scarce, Very Good example of the dustwrapper. First British Edition, preceding the American edition by a few days, of this winner of Wilder's first of three Pulitzer Prizes. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the the front endpaper: "For Mrs. Isaacs/with the affection/of one of her/boys/Thornton/Lawrenceville/November/1927." The recipient appears to be Edith Isaacs, editor of THEATRE ARTS magazine, whom he befriended in the early 1920s while teaching at the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey. Isaacs offered much encouragement to Wilder, including recommending that he apply for a Guggenheim Fellowship in order to finish THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY, for which he was declined.

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      1927. hardcover. <center><b>"And so, reader, farewell to Sherlock Holmes!" -- a FINE copy</b></center> Doyle, Arthur Conan. THE CASE-BOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. London: John Murray, (1927). Original rose cloth. <p>First Edition of the fifth and last collection of Sherlock Holmes adventures (there had also been four full-length Holmes novels). After each of the collections (except the first), Doyle claimed that he was through with Sherlock; here, Doyle in his preface again says "And so, reader, farewell to Sherlock Holmes!", and this time he meant it -- if only because Doyle himself had only three more years to live. The twelve cases include those of "the Illustrious Client," "the Mazarin Stone," "the Three Garridebs" and "Shoscombe Old Place." </p> <p>This volume is in unusually fine condition (lacking the very scarce dust jacket); W! atypically, the rose spine of the volume is <i>not</i> faded. Green & Gibson A46a.</p> MYSTERY / DETECTIVE (Sumner & Stillman Code:12013)

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        [Illustrés Modernes] François-Louis Schmied peintre graveur et imprimeur. Catalogue des livres de F.L. Schmied exposés en mars 1927 chez Arnold Seligmann suivi du catalogue général des livres de F.L. Schmied imprimés et sous presses au 28 février 1927

      Paris: Les presses de F.L. Schmied, 1927. Broché. 24x31cm. Edition originale imprimée à 300 exemplaires, le nôtre un des 20 exemplaires numérotés et justifiés par François-Louis Schmied, tirage de tête. Ouvrage illustré de 42 planches hors-texte et à pleine page. Dos et plats marginalement insolés en têtes, une éraflure en tête du deuxième plat, rares piqûres, agréable état intérieur. - Les presses de F.L. Schmied, Paris _1927, 24x31cm, broché. - Illustrés Modernes broché

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        A Collection of Motivational Poster Cards (Poster Sales Letters)

      C.J. Howard. Chicago. C.J. Howard. 1927. Collection is contained in original imprinted cardboard C.J. Howard packaging box. 7"x4.75" when closed (horizontal folding card).7"x9.5" when opened. Each card presents a striking Art Deco multicolored lithograph and various coloured borders and decorations printed upon folded heavy card stock. Early in the 1920s Charles Mather, who worked for his family&#146;s Chicago printing house, the Mather Company, took an idea brought to him by one of the firm&#146;s salesmen, Charles Howard Rosenfeld. What Rosenfeld proposed was a series of posters whose focus was to give workers incentive to work better and to work harder. Mather called these prints, &#147;Constructive Organization Posters.&#148; These posters were made to be placed on office and factory walls and were expected to inspire workers to do their best. Mather sold his posters by subscription and produced more than 300 varieties between 1923 and 1929.In 1925 Rosenfeld and another employee broke from Mather to form their own company, the C. J. Howard Company, to sell incentive cards to be displayed on desks in a re-useable easel. These cards and posters were printed as multicolored lithographs to produce easily readable images accompanied by tagline messages promoting such admirable qualities as teamwork, punctuality, loyalty, and safety." -Rockwell Museum "At the dawn of the 20th century, managers had been skeptical about using visual images as communication tools because their appeals to the emotions contradicted prevailing Protestant notions of self-discipline. By deploying motivational posters and illustrated booklets managers began to loosen their former dependence on rationalism and to explore the potential of aesthetics to regulate the emotional environment. In doing so they honed their abilities to define the &#147;correct&#148; forms of selfhood in the factory and to habituate workers to the kinds of values and behaviors that managers deemed appropriate and necessary for the harmonization of workplace relations. This collection represents Motivational Aesthetics- the design rationales and sales techniques of the Syndicate&#146;s two main companies, Mather (which sold motivational posters) and C.J. Howard (which sold motivational booklets for foremen) as a case study of how managers and motivational specialists honed their abilities to cultivate workplace cooperation in the 1920s. Drawing from recent studies of emotion and affect omne may interpret the post-World War I factory as a realm of aesthetic training where habits and dispositions were actively shaped."-David Gray Cards are in Very Fine, pristine condition, retaining their original clarity and luminesence. Box presents repaired splitting to both horizontal sides and various minor rubbing - still quite functional and bright. A stunning and complete gathering of an important component of American Business,Labor and Advertising history. Only one other extant complete collection found - in the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution.

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        Reichsbahn Bauamt Salzburg 1927

      Original photographic album. String-bound oblong quarto. A document of the construction of a section of the Reichsbahn (German railway), near Salzburg, Austria, in 1927. With 93 gelatin silver prints of vaying sizes, all numbered and captioned by hand, two hand-colored. Gripping images of Germany's industrial rise between the wars, with 15 great shots of a rail-service vehicle plunging off a bridge. Fine in string-bound batik boards.

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        Punch or the London Charivari. Volumes CLXXII to CCVII January 1927 to December 1944; a continous run of 18 years bound in 36 volumes, half maroon morocco.

      London: at the Office, 1927. With the Punch Almanack and Summer Numbers bound in; these with full-page coloured plates,some being humorous golfing cartoons. Thirty-six volumes 4to (11 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches), contemporary uniform half maroon morocco, spines decoratively gilt on raised bands and blocked in blind in compartments; very occasional scuff to sides, some light "blooming" to some backstrips but generally a handsome run, well and strongly bound, in good condition and attractive on the shelf. The run of course including the rarer war years. Extremely heavy; please enquire as to carriage costs.

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      Albert Bonnier, Stockholm MCMXXVII (1927), 4:o (29x24cm), 86(+6)s med 23 raderingar av Jurgen Wrangel från originalplåtarna, tryckt på Van Geldernpapper. Handbundet halvfranskt band med fyra höjda bind, förgyllda ryggtitlar, blindpräglad och förgylld linjedekor, övre guldsnitt, övriga snitt putsade; nedre pärmhörnen lätt stötta, pärmöverdraget med några obetydliga färgavflagningar (av vilka några bättrats av en till synes färgblind klåpare), raderingarna har desslikes i brist på skyddspapper åstadkommit några missfärgningar i texten. Handbunden hos Bonniers Bokbinderi av William Barkell (med Bokbinderiets etikett samt Barkells stämpelsignering). Exlibris från två tidigare ägare på främre försätts.. Tryckt i 124 exemplar, varav 4 ex på Japan-papper, numrerade I-IV. 120 ex på Van Geldern-papper, numrerade 1-120. Detta är nr 56, handsignerad av konstnären

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        Soprotivljenije vozdukha i ckoryj pojezd (Russian). (The Resistance of Air and the Fast Train [or The Resistance of Air and the Express Train]).

      Kaluga, 1927. Small 8vo (17 x 12,5 cm.) Orig. wrappers, back professionally repaired. Very well preserved. Illustr. w. three figures. 72 pp. (= pp. 1-72).. First edition. All works by Tsiolkovski are rare and important.Tsiolkovski was a pioneer in the field of experimental aerodynamics; by, among other things, building one of the world's first wind-tunnels, he derived a number of highly important laws of aerodynamics and is one of the founders of modern aerodynamics. In 1921 he came up with the idea of making a vehicle of transportation that was carried on a cushion of air. It is in this work he develops the idea (see D.S.B. XIII: 484).The father of modern rocketry, Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovski (1857-1935), is probably most widely known for his works on rocket propulsion, however his contributions to several fields of science have been immense and of exceedingly seminal character. Deafened at the age of nine and as a consequence thereof unable to go to school, he was forced to learn everything on his own hand. His father, a forester, was fond of scientific experiments, and though not wealthy, he had books on science and natural history. Tsiolkovski began by reading all books he could find on these subjects and as a consequence was able to construct quite complicated devices for measuring distances and many other things. Having seen how gifted his son was, his father sent him to Moscow, where Tsiolkovski spend all three years in libraries, receiving no teaching but his own, but still succeeding in taking a degree in physics from the university. T. can thus be seen as a purely self-taught man. After Moscow he settled in the small city of Borovskoye, where he taught physics at a school, spending all his spare time conducting experiments and writing about them. He devoted his intellect mainly to three scientific problems of the greatest importance at the time: The aeroplane, the (long-range) rocket and the all metal dirigible. Self-taught as he was and unable to come in touch with new publications in his fields of interest, he began with nothing and made all necessary calculations himself. Calculations and experiments were always at the base of his scientific works, and no conclusions were derived from intuition and guesswork. He was the first in the world to solve numerous problems concerning his three main interests, but unable to be recognized by the tsar-regime and considered, at best, a dreamer and a utopian, the struggle for his inventions was long and hard. Aged 24 he was the first in the world to formulate the possibility of applying the principle of reactive motion for flight in a vacuum, thus presenting a simple plan for a spaceship. He established the possibility of space travel by means of rockets, and is thus called the father of rocketry. He is also called the father of the all-metal dirigible. He is the first to propose and state that liquid fuel is necessary for spaceflight. He was the first in the world to make calculations for the air-jet and turbo-prop-planes, and it is in his works we find the most complete elaboration of the theory of rocket propulsion for many years to come. "In his works on rocket dynamics Tsiolkovsky, the first in the history of science, calculated the efficiency of the rocket and pointed out the advantages of rocket motors at high velocities." (Kosmodemyansky, Moscow, 1956, p. 69). T. saw it as necessary step for mankind to explore and inhabit outer space and nothing could prevent him from working on the possibilities of this; in short, among many other things, we owe to him the fundamental principles of rocket dynamics.After the Revolution T. became a member of the Academy, was allotted a personal pension in 1921, and became able to devote himself entirely to his scientific work. Now his contemporaries finally saw him as the founder of a new domain of human knowledge, a new science, he was, and he was awarded the Red Banner of Labour Order for outstanding services to his country

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        The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes.

      London; John Murray, 1927. First edition. [19,5x14 cm]. 320 pp. Original red cloth with gilt title on spine and front board. Spine a bit faded and very slightly out of square. Spine ends, corners, and boards' fore-edges a bit bumped. Two small specks on the fore-edge. Traces of a removed bookplate on front paste-down. Front free endpaper slightly darkened and with a small scrape mark. Two minimal tears in outer margin of pp. 5/6. Pp. 303-314 have a short tear and some creasing in outer margin. Approximately ten leaves with a small corner fold. Insignificant specks in margin of around 20 pages. Contents clean. This is Doyle's last book of Sherlock Holmes stories, and contains: The Adventure of the Illustrious Client; The Blanched Soldier; The Mazarin Stone; The Three Gables; The Sussex Vampire; The Three Garridebs; The Problem of Thor Bridge; The Creeping Man; The Lion's Mane; The Veiled Lodger; Shoscombe Old Place; The Retired Colourman. Green & Gibson A46a

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        Histoire du Costume Masculin FranÁais de l'an 420 ? l'an 1870

      Editions Nilsson Paris Editions Nilsson 1927 First edition g Folio. 80pp (Text), 100 loose plates, as issued. Original illustrated wrappers. Complete collection of 10 fascicules containing each 8 pages of text and 10 color pochoir plates. This work describes in detail and in vivid color, the history of French masculine costume from the 5th to the 19th century. Some age wear on wrappers, with some covers being detached, but present. Age-toning and tiny chipping along edges. Minor creasing, age-toning and closed tears along paper margin. Text in French. Wrappers in overall good-, interior in good to very good condition.

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        Deutsches Kunstgewerbe 1927. Mostra Internationale Delle Arti Decorative di Monza Sezione Germanica

      NP NP n/dg Oblong 8vo. 68pp. Original wraps illustrated with a reproduction of a weaving design by Ernst B?hm. Rare catalogue on German decorative art, exhibited at the 3rd International Exhibition of Decorative Arts which was held in Monza in 1927. The first two exhibitions took place in 1923 & 1925. Illustrated with 28 tipped-in b/w photographic reproductions of metal, porcelain, ceramics, pottery, weaving & glas art works as well as a few plates of furniture, toys, and a chessboard. Images depict works by artists such as Bruno Paul, F. A. Breuhaus und Rosskotten, Richard L. F. Schulz, Ludwig Gies, Max L?uger, Arnold Nechanski, Edwin Scharff, O. Douglas Hill u. A. Ehlers, Emil LettrË, Max Esser, Herbert Zeitner, St?dtische Kunstgewerbeschule (Burg Giebichenstein), Krischker (Werkstatt Raemisch), Ernst B?hm, Ludwig K?nig, Alfred Kopka, Frau Marianne von Allesch, Vereinigte Staatsschulen Berlin, Ernst Barlach, Peter Lipman-Wulf, Josef Wackerle, Th. Winde, Max Kr¸ger. 6 advertisement pages in rear. Includes articles by Bruno Paul and Alfred Kuhn and list of exhibitors in alphabetical order. Minor age wear and spotting on wraps. Sporadic foxing to margins throughout, rippling to some pages. Underlining of two words in black pen on page 14. Text in Italian and German. Overall good+ condition. Scarce.

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        Howard Beach and Ozone Park: Vol. 18 of 29 Atlases of Insurance Maps for Queens

      Sanborn Map Company New York: Sanborn Map Company, 1927. hardcover. very good. Atlas. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Massive elephant folio. Decorative calligraphic titles, indices, and key maps. Contains a set of 74 maps along with changes recorded on paste-on correction slips through 1973. Quarter leather binding with gilt title on front and spine. This volume includes Shore Parkway (Belt Parkway) and Conduit Avenue intersection and the Aqueduct Racetrack. Maps also show the original Spring Creek Basin reaching inland as far as Conduit Avenue, and the original shoreline along Jamaica Bay. The Sanborn map collection consists of a uniform series of large scale maps, dating from 1867 to the present depicting the commercial, industrial, and residential sections of some twelve thousand cities and towns in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The maps were designed to assist fire insurance agents in determining the degree of hazard associated with a particular property and therefore show the size, shape and construction of dwellings, commercial buildings, and factories as well as fire walls locations of windows and doors, sprinkler systems, and types of roofs. The maps also indicate widths and names of streets, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. They show locations of water mains, giving their dimensions, and of fire alarm boxes and hydrants. Sanborn maps are an unrivaled source of information about the structure and use of buildings in American Cities. The collection includes some fifty thousand editions of fire insurance maps comprising an estimated seven hundred thousand individual sheets. The Library of Congress holdings represent the largest extant collection of maps produced by the Sanborn Map Company. The majority of the maps were acquired by the Library through copyright deposit, but the collection was substantially enriched in 1967 when the Bureau of the Census transferred to the Library of Congress a complete set. The 1,899 loose-leaf binders were particularly noteworthy because they included later editions than those previously acquired by the Library. The Bureau of the Census set of maps had been regularly updated by printed, paste-on corrections supplied by the Sanborn Map Company, whereas the Library of Congress copies were retained in the form in which they were copyrighted.

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      Roman. Kurt Wolff Verlag München 1927. 8:o. Erste Ausgabe. First edition. 391,(1) pp. Publisher´s cloth, worn edges. Spot lower board. 19,5 x 13,5 cm

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        Revolt in the Desert

      George H. Doran Company New York: George H. Doran Company, 1927. First US edition. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. 4to. xvi,(4),335pp. Publisher's blue cloth, leather label, gilt. Illustrated with 18 illustrations plus a frontispiece, some in color. Folding map present at rear. Large paper edition: One of 250 numbered copies. The spine is lightly sunned and the lettering label chipped at edges, the glassine protective sheet between the frontispiece and the title page is darkened with age and partially separated at the gutter, else this is a very good copy of Lawrence of Arabia's description of the Arab War.

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        The Chester Play of the Deluge

      Waltham St. Lawrence: The Golden Cockerel Press 1927 Waltham, St. Lawrence: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1927. (GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS) One of 275 copies on English hand-made paper. 4to. 10 wood engravings by David Jones. Full rose buckram. Fine copy, with all tissue guards, in large pictorial dust jacket with David Jones wood engraving on upper panel, 2-inch chip from head, small chip from lower edge. Bookplate of Howard A. Wolf on front pastedown. Chanticleer 52 . The text of an English miracle play from Chester, dramatizing the story of Noah and his Ark in a way which departs other local versions. In the Chester version, dramatic focus is on the reluctance of Noah's wife to enter his Ark. "In the opinion of some the engravings in this book are the greatest achievement of the Press ... "

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