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        Switching Limits Map of San Francisco and Vicinity, San Francisco County, CA.

      San Francisco, Calif.: Southern Pacific Company. 1949 - Blueline print, 26 inches x 67 inches. From Millbrae to Yerba Buena Island, Hunter's Point to Daly City. With index to industry, approx. 850 entries, listed both Alphabetically and by numerical location on map. Scale approx 1 inch = 1200 feet.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Snow Song

      Paris: (Frederic Prokosch). 1949. First. First edition. Decorated self-wrappers with white printed label. 24mo. Fine. Out of a total edition of 44 copies, this is copy "d" of 10 lettered copies on Sienese paper. There were also 10 copies each on Florentine, Venetian, and Roman paper, and four on Sicilian paper. Signed by the author. A brief poem, one of the author's rare "butterfly books," this one issued as a Christmas Greeting. Prokosch was an American novelist of remarkable promise who later fell under a cloud for manufacturing some spurious "rare first editions," which he did while experimenting with the handpress he used to manufacture the butterfly books. Additionally he reprinted some of the books between 1978-1980, but the provenance of this book, and the owner's notes that accompany the book indicate that it was obtained in the 1950s. His reputation has suffered despite the fact that his books were both a critical and popular success at the time of publication. Rare. OCLC locates six copies (of the total edition) in institutions. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Arab of the Desert

      London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd.,, 1949. A Glimpse into Badawin Life in Kuwait and Sau'di Arabia. Octavo. Original sand cloth, lettered in gilt on red faux label to the spine. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece and 51 other plates, 9 of them coloured, numerous diagrams and illustrations to the text, 9 folding maps on 8 sheets and 6 folding pedigrees in band to the lower board. Very good in slightly rubbed, loose and chipped jacket. First edition. Uncommon thus. Magisterial study of the region, described by Freya Stark as "indispensable to all who wish to travel or live with some knowledge in the region … indispensable to specialists".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Wassily Kandinsky. Dix aquarelles et gouaches reproduites en phototypie en couleurs. Choix et introdictuion de Max Bill. Version française de Jan-Paul Samson.

      Les éditions Holbein, Bâle, 1949 - Bâle, Les éditions Holbein 1949. 29 x 39 cm. 10 n.n. S.Text und 10 Reproduktionen auf Tafeln. In losen Blättern. Originalkartonhülle. Einer der grössten Gestalter der 2. Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts an einen der grössten Gestalter der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts. Mit handschriftlicher Widmung von Max Bill auf dem ersten Blatt "à mon vieu ami Henry van de Velde, Noël 1949", - Originalausgabe der französichen Ausgabe. Erschien gleichzeitig in Deutsch, Französisch und Englisch. Max schrieb nicht nur den Text und war verantwortlich für die Auswahl, sondern gestaltete das Buch konsequent durch. - Im hinteren Innendeckel mit handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk der Textilkünstlerin Elsi Giauque. - Sehr schönes Exemplar und wichtiges Dokument. Sprache: Französisch

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        ANTILLANAS. Estudio preliminar por Antonio R. Romera.

      Cuadernos del Pacífico, Sant. Chile 1949 - 27x21, XXVIIIp, 13p, 1h, nums. ils. b/n en texto, 1 ils. b/n plena pág, 1 lám. color (pequeña mancha hum. en margen). Rúst, cub. a dos tintas con ils, sobrecubs. con puntos de óx. Uno de los 100 ejemplares con litografía color por el pintor. "- Primera edición. Mario Carreño (La Habana, 1913-1999), pintor establecido en Chile desde 1958. "Este volumen titulado Antillanas es una visión dúplice de la tierra nativa. Visión espiritual en el dual contrapunto literario y pictórico". Prosa poética." 1949

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        The Lottery

      Farrar, Straus 1949 - First edition. New York: Farrar Straus and Company, 1949. 306 p. First printing, first state with the "fs" logo on the copyright page. Jacket has correct first issue price of $2.75 and correct back panel and flap info: "Farrar, Straus Company/ 53 East 34th Street, New York 16, N. Y.") Very Good condition hardcover in Good+ dust jacket. Clean pages and sturdy binding. Offsetting to end papers, cloth is bit grubby, worn at tips. Jacket has some chips missing along edges,scratch on front panel, small piece of archival mending tissue on verso near foot, price intact. A nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        AN ALPHABET FOR GOURMETS. Inscribed.

      The Viking Press,, New York 1949 - Fisher, M.F.K. AN ALPHABET FOR GOURMETS. Inscribed Copy. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First Edition. 8vo., 256pp. Publisher's mauve cloth stamped in black & white (with a charming black & white stamp of a Roman feaster on the upper cover). [Marvin Bileck, illustrator]. Warmly inscribed by Fisher on the ffe.: "For the [____] / Berkeley, 28.V.57 / from a fellow connoisseur of chilis vellanos - / M.F.K. Fisher" A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper, mildly faded at the spine as usual - the chocolate brown colour easily subject to sunning. Delightful drawings illustrate each letter of the alphabet: A is for dining Alone, B is for Bachelors, G is for Gluttony, E is for Exquisite, K is for Kosher; P is for Peas, W is for Wanton, Y is for Yak, Z is for Zakuski, "a Russian hors d'oeuvre", etc. In Alphabet for Gourmets, M.F.K. Fisher arranges a selection of her essays in a whimsical way that reveals the breadth & depth of her passion. Fisher alights on both long-time obsessions & idiosyncratic digressions. As usual, she liberates her readers from caution & slavish adherence to culinary tradition - & salts her writings with a healthy dose of humour. Books of the Century, pp. 114-15. Very uncommon Inscribed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Nineteen Stories

      Viking Press, New York 1949 - First American edition. Spine and edges of the boards slightly faded, one corner roughly bumped, very good lacking the dustwrapper. Signed by the author on a tipped-in front fly, apparently an issue used by the publisher in promotion. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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      Panhandle Plains Historical Society, 1949. - First edition. Inscribed by J. Evetts Haley. Cloth, 35pp. Illustrated by H.D. Bugbee. Designed by Carl Hertzog. This attractive and avidly sought work gives a brief overview of the use and development of brands and branding in the West. Many ranchers, ranches, and brands are discussed: Charles Goodnight, the JA Ranch, the XIT, the Bell Ranch, the Matador Land & Cattle Co., the 101 Brand, and the JJ Brand. Fine in dust jacket. HERD 962. DYKES 79. LOWMAN 2. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Peintures de Zao Wou-Ki

      Galerie R. Creuze, Paris 1949 - CATALOGUE de l'exposition organisée du 6 au 28 mai. Texte de Bernard Dorival et une illustration en noir, suivi de la liste des 36 oeuvres exposées. Petites rousseurs en couverture. > Rare et historique catalogue de la première exposition personnelle de Zao Wou Ki en France. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie-Galerie Emmanuel Hutin]
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        Death of a Salesman

      Viking 1949 - First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by Arthur Miller on a laid in signature. A beautiful First Issue dustjacket that has light wear to the spine ends and edges. This original dustjacket is vibrant in color and has the $2.50 price printed on the front flap. The book is solid. The boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The pages are clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp clean copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author on a laid in signature suitable for framing. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Death of A Salesman. Certain private conversations in two acts and a requiem

      The Viking Press, New York 1949 - A quite good copy of Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, boldly signed on the title page. The signature is undated, but appears to be of relatively recent vintage. Laid-in is a Federal Express waybill, with Miller's return address, returning the book (presumably after having signed it) to a previous owner. First Printing. Octavo; orange cloth boards, lettered in dark brown on spine and with brown pictorial device to front board; black topstain; dustjacket; 139pp. Signed by Miller in black felt-tip pen on title page. Spine and board edges sunned; front and rear hinges very slightly pulled; topstain faded to gray; still a clean, Very Good copy in the First Issue dustwrapper (per Ahearn APG, with no mention of the New York Drama Critics Circle award), unclipped but slightly soiled and stained on rear panel; toned on verso; yellow elements have faded to white on spine panel; Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Death of a Salesman

      New York: The Viking Press, 1949. 139 p. First edition, first printing, first state in first issue jacket. (All first points present: stated "First published by the Viking Press, Inc. in March 1949" at top of copyright page with "American Book-Stratford Press" mention below; broken type on pg. 11 "solid"; faint blue top stain. First issue jacket has price of $2.50, photo of Miller on back flap, and the "S" in salesman passes the outer elbow of the man on the front panel. Additionally, date of "1949" on the title page has warped type on the "4" and broken type on the last "9," an interesting minor variant we can find no information about.)Very Good+ hardcover in Very Good dust jacket. Blank page after front end paper removed, with a bit of wear to inner edge of fep, else fine. Jacket presents quite well, small closed tear to top of front panel, wear along edges, a touch of sunning to yellow on spine panel, rubbed circle on back panel, price intact. A handsome true first of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        DEATH OF A SALESMAN; Certain Private Conversations In Two Acts And A Requiem

      Viking 1949 - First edition, Near Fine condition/ Very Good price clipped lightly edgeworn dust jacket, faint spine lean. Endpapers reproduce Jo Meilziner's original drawing for the stage set. Pulitzer prize winning play. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rushton H. Potts]
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        Death of a Salesman

      Viking Press 1949 - A very good first edition in a near fine second issue dust jacket, with the original price of $2.50 on the front flap of the jacket, but with the reference to the 1949 Drama Critics Circle award. With the ownership signature of Herb Leder, prominent TV and film producer, including Meet the Press. Published by the Viking Press in March 1949 stated on the copyright page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Erlanger Theatre Program for Death of a Salesman signed by Arthur Miller and Thomas Mitchell (1892-1962)

      Chicago, IL: Erlanger Theatre, 1949. Stagebill from production of "Death of a Salesman" at the Erlanger Theatre on Clark St. near Randolph in Chicago, for the week beginning September 20, 1949. Signed and inscribed in ink on interior page by author Arthur Miller "To Otto Senz. Good luck, [signed] Arthur Miller." Signed on illustrated front cover by actor Thomas Mitchell as Willy Loman (of Gone With the Wind fame). Minor crease through center of entire program.. Signed. First Edition. Paperback. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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      1949. Fine. RIMBAUD, Arthur. A SEASON IN HELL. London: John Lehmann Ltd., 1949. 69pp. 8vo. First Edition. Black cloth stamped in gilt and red to spine. Text in original French and English translation by Norman Cameron. Eight lithographs by the British painter Keith Vaughan. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        27 Wagons Full of Cotton and Other One-Act Plays

      New Directions, Norfolk, Connecticut 1949 - Second printing with new Introduction by the author. Fine in just about fine dustwrapper with a couple of tiny chips. Signed by Williams. A surprisingly scarce title in nice condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Little Sister.

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1949 - A Fine tight copy in a Very Good plus price-clipped dust jacket with shallow chipping to the head & heel of the spine. This is Chandler's fifth novel, first published in an edition of 12,500 copies. Catalog Rum

      [Bookseller: Gregor Rare Books]
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      London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd, [1949] - Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-78 [79] [80: colophon], two inserted plates with color illustrations and other drawings in the text by Pauline Diana Baynes, original decorated orange boards, front and spine panels stamped in light blue, top edge stained gray, decorated endpapers. First edition, trade issue, the earliest, bound in orange boards stamped in light blue in dust jacket with printed price of "6s. net." One of 4500 copies in trade binding published 20 October 1949. Fantasy tale set before the time of King Arthur. The story of Farmer Giles who encounters giants, talking dogs and a dragon. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 1038. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, p. 1727. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, p. 166. Hammond and Anderson A4a. Lower corners slightly bumped, a nearly fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with very slight age-darkening to spine panel and touch of soiling to rear panel. A fresh, attractive copy. (#128924) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        L'art non figuratif non objectif.

      Paris, Edition Lydia Conti, 1949.. 7 Tafeln in Pochoir-Kolorit, 2 ganzseitige farbige Textabbildungen, 17 Seiten mit Abbildungen in schwarz-weiß (experimentation du prisme), 2 w. Bll., 131 S., 1 Bll., 4 (1 w.) Bll. Original-Kartonage mit Schutzumschlag und durchsichtigem Umschlag.. Eins von 1000 nummeriertern Exemplaren. - Kapital etwas eingerissen, sonst sehr gut erhalten und sauber.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Manfred Nosbüsch]
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        Hirtennovelle (handschriftlich).

      1949. 1949 - 12 farbige montierte Originalarbeiten, illustriert von Rudolf Heinrich, gr.8°. 22,8 x 20,0 cm. 12 Bl. Seiten, In gutem Zustand. die( wahrscheinlich) unikaten Arbeiten unterschiedlicher Größe jeweils auf Papier montiert, in schönen grün-braun-schwarz-Tönen (Gouachen ?), die Blätter ebenfalls in der Größe gering voneinander abweichend, lose in Pappumleger mit eigenhändiger Aufschrift des Künstlers auf dem Vorderdeckel "Hirtnennovelle", innen handschriftlich gewidmet: "Herrn Elten, Weihnacht 1949, Rudolf Heinrich", Elten war Bühnenbildner an der Oper in Leipzig, die Einbanddecke mit Randfehlstücken und Fehlstücken am Rücken, etwas gebräunt und fleckig, Rudolf Heinrich (geboren 1926 in Halle, gestorben am 1.Dezember 1975 in London), war ein deutscher Bühnenbildner. Er hat für die Händelfestspiele in Halle gearbeitet und von 1952 bis 1961 mit Walter Felsenstein für die Komische Oper in Berlin alle wichtigen Ausstattungen angefertigt. Ab 1962 hat der in München Lebende mit Fritz Kortner, Günther Rennert, Joachim Herz und anderen zusammengearbeitet. Ab 1955 war er Professor der Bühnenbildklasse der Bayerischen Akademie der Bildenden Künste. Er hat vor allem für die Opernhäuser in München, Hamburg, Wien, Frankfurt, dann Leipzig, und Berlin, Salzburger Festspiele, Metropolitan Opera, New York, Teatro alla Scala Mailand und Zürich gearbeitet, außerdem im Österreichischen Theatermuseum Wien. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leipziger Antiquariat e.K.]
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      c. 1949. Photograph. Very rare. Original platinum print . Photograph size: 6.5" x 10.25". Paper size: 11" x 14". In an 11" x 14" frame. Photograph is in fine condition. Provenance: Rex Arrowsmith, renowned Santa Fe Native American art dealer. Please note that any quality images in the photographs we have posted are a result of glare, shadows, clarity, etc in our photography of the photograph. This original photograph is of the superb quality as would be expected from Gilpin's work. .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod

      New York: Rinehart & Co.. (1949). Twelfth printing. New introduction by the author. Illustrated with photographs by William A. Bradford and others. Corners a bit bumped, near fine in an about fine dustwrapper with a very short tear. Warmly Inscribed by the author: "For George Swetman Esq. with the profound affection of his old friend and colleague. Henry Beston." A nature classic that captures the essence of place and that continues to endure, this copy comes with a wonderful eight page (both sides of four octavo leaves) Autograph Letter Signed twice by Beston on his Chimney Farm stationery to Mrs. Swetman sending the book, and explaining the creation of the book. In small part: "I wrote it a few years after I had emerged from War I. Being still sick at heart with this vast political massacre of the young by the young, I went as far as I could go to the world of nature and wonder, and just sat quiet awhile like the Bhudda under the Bo tree. After a while a religious sense of acceptance and peace possessed me, a sense I have never lost. After marriage, I bought from relatives the farm we now occupy, where I live very happily with my attendant bears, the chief of whom is my famous 'Oswald', an enchanting bear who on autumn nights is given permission to sleep by the open fire." Beston goes on to describe his life in Maine, and his upcoming trip to stay on a Maine island with a friend whose "occupation is the collaring of poor, innocent lobsters. I weep for them as the walrus wept for the oyster." With original envelope. A wonderful letter. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        èpoque néerlandaise. préface jean arp.

      - amsterdam, éditions duwaer 1949. 32,4 : 24,3 cm. 24 unn. Bl. Text mit 1 Porträt, 22 (1 mont.) Abb. u. 1 Notenbl. sowie 25 (2 gefalt.) montierte Tafeln, davon 12 in Farbe. In losen Lagen und Tafeln in Orig.-Umschlag (Ecken u. Kapitale berieben). Helms in "Typographie kann unter Umständen Kunst sein" (Ausst.-Kat.), Vordemberge-Gildewart, S. 42, Abb. 36 u. T. 444 (mit 6 Abb.). - Erste Ausgabe. - "Typographisch und buchtechnisch hervorragend gestaltete Monographie über die holländische Epoche des Künstlers (1938-54)." (Hans Bolliger). – 2. (und letztes) Werk der "collection éditions duwaer". – Eines von insgesamt 300 numerierten Exemplaren. – Typographie und Gestaltung von Vordemberge-Gildewart. Das Vorwort von Hans Arp betitelt ".oasis de pureté." / ".reine eilande.". Enthält den wichtigen Aufsatz "abstrakt - konkret - absolut" von Vordemberge sowie kurze statements von Ozenfant & Jeanneret (Le Corbusier), Picasso, Van Doesburg, und Vantongerloo. Die Texte von Arp und Vordemberge in Französisch, Deutsch, Englisch. Mit Kurzbiographie, Ausstellungsliste, einem Verzeichnis der Werke in Museen und Privatsammlungen sowie umfangreicher Bibliographie mit 217 Titeln. – „Geplant als Dokument einer Schaffensperiode, in der Vordemberge-Gildewart von der Aussenwelt nahezu abgeschlossen war, konnte das Album doch erst mit der Aufhebung dieser künstlerischen Isolation erscheinen. Vordemberge-Gildewart hat die ungehefteten Bildtafeln im Album auch als Material für Ausstellungen angesehen, Ersatzausstellungen. Er hatte sein Werk im Album inszeniert. Die rundum zustimmende Kritik vermerkte die Übereinstimmung von Buchgestaltung und Buchinhalt." (Helms). – Ursprünglich für 1947 geplant (Vorwort von Arp Febr. 1946 dat.) konnte das Werk wegen Mangels an geeignetem Papier und aus editorischen Gründen erst 1949 zum 50. Geburtstag des Künstlers erscheinen. – Sehr selten. – Mit handschriftlicher Widmung des Künstlers: „meinem Freunde Alfred Roth / herzlich Vordemberge-Gildewart / Amsterdam 1-1-50". – Obere Ecke etwas gestaucht, sonst gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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        quatre piraine. Dix gravures originales sur linos de bozzolini et righetti avex un poem de jean arp. 1949. 10 Linolschnitte, jeweils unten rechts in Bleistift signiert u. datiert, links numeriert: 3/60.

      - Auf papier de hollande 42,2 : 30 cm. 2 Bl. Titel u. Text von Hans Arp und 10 Blatt in Orig.-Kartonmappe mit Druckvermerk auf der hinteren Deckelklappe. Eines von 60 numerierten und von beiden Künstlern in Tinte signierten und datierten Exemplaren auf papier de hollande. Ferner wurden 10 röm. num. Ex. auf papier japon en soie abgezogen. Druck durch Jean Pons, Paris, im Mai 1949. Das Gedichte von Arp in 4 Strophen mit gedruckter Datierung und Widmung: "2.5.1949 paris / à mes amis bozzolini et righetti".– Vordere Umschlagklappe mit Widmung von Bozzolini in grüner Tinte an "caro Oskar" (Dalvit), datiert: Parigi Giugno 1949. – Die Mappe papierbedingt gebräunt und mit kleinen Einrissen am Rücken oben u. unten, sonst in tadelloser Erhaltung.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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