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161 Limon, Geoffroi de VITA E MARTIRIO DI LUIGI XVI. Re di Francia e di Navarra immolato li 21. gennajo 1793. Coll'aggiunta di un esame sui decreto di regicidio scritti in francese da Mr. de Limon e per la prima volta tradotti in italiano da L.M.P
Milano: Nella stamperia di Giuseppe Galeazzi, 1793. 1793. Fair 
Milano: Nella stamperia di Giuseppe Galeazzi, 1793.. 1793.. Fair. - sc Octavo, 7-1/2 inches high by 5-1/8 inches wide. Disbound, lacking the covers, though the texblock is stitched and complete. 112 pages, illustrated with a full-page frontispiece portrait of King Louis XVI. The frontispiece is detached with a couple of tiny chips to the front edge. A complete bright and internally near fine copy which would be well worth rebinding.

One of several editions published throughout Europe within 3 months of de Limon's discourse in Vienna. Geoffroi de Limon was an ardent defender of the monarchy who called for the reinstatement of that institution in France after the French Revolution.

King Louis XVI was deposed by the French Revolution in 1789. Seeking to establish a Republic, the Jacobins feared that the antagonistic actions of Prussia and Austria might result in the re-establishment of the monarchy. To forestall such a possibility, the King was tried and executed by guillotine in 1793. 
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162 Lindsay, Robert O.; and Neu, John; compilers. FRENCH POLITICAL PAMPHLETS 1547-1648: A Catalog of Major Collections in American Libraries.
Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1969. 1969. Very good 
- Octavo, tan cloth titled in brown. A trifle soiled. 510 pp. Very good.

First edition. First Edition. 
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163 Lockhart, J. G HERE ARE MYSTERIES
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, Publishers, (1927). (1927). Good 
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, Publishers, (1927).. (1927).. Good. - Octavo, cloth, in the remnants of a dust wrapper. The spine is faded & the covers are bumped with tiny tears to the cloth. The panels of the dust jacket are detached, darkened & heavily chipped with pieces out & soiling to the front panel. The flaps are partially detached & what is left of the jacket spine is laid in. Half-title, title, [1] leaf, 250 & [1] pages. 8 black-and-white plates, including a frontispiece. Good, in the remnants of the dust wrapper.

First edition.

Accounts of such historical mysteries as the disappearance of Austrian Archduke John Orth, the identity of the foundling of Nuremberg and the fate of the "Maine". Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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HOLOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED by LOUIS DE VALOIS, Colonel-General of the Cavalry, granting permission for an individual to take leave., Louis de Valois (Louis-Emmanuel d'Angouleme (1596-1653).  Count of Auvergne and governor of Provence. Grandson of King Charles IX.
164 Louis de Valois (Louis-Emmanuel d'Angouleme (1596-1653). Count of Auvergne and governor of Provence. Grandson of King Charles IX. HOLOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED by LOUIS DE VALOIS, Colonel-General of the Cavalry, granting permission for an individual to take leave.
France, 1632. 1632. Very good Signed
- Over 130 words penned in a secretarial hand on an 11-3/4 inch high by 7-5/8 inch wide buff paper with an attached leaf. The document grants an individual permission to leave and return with his entourage. "Nous luy avons donne 'conge' de permission d'y aller a condition de retourner a sa [___] au premier Maudemt...." and more specifically "permission de les laissee [____] passer et repasser avec son Equipage et ses Valets...." Signed "Louis de Valois" with his seal stamped in blind at bottom left. The letter is annotated in a different hand along the top "Conge du 16-9[-]ve 1632". The document is docketed on the attached leaf. Folded vertically and horizontally. Very good. The son of Charles d'Angouleme and grandson of the King of France Charles IX, Louis-Emmanuel de Valois d'Angouleme (1596-1653) was Count of Auvergne and Governor of Provence, holding the office of Colonel-General of the Cavalry from 1624 and on April 17 1635 Marechal de camp. He was appointed Governor of the Provence beginning January 1638. Refusing orders from Cardinal Mazarin during "la Fronde", a series of French civil wars occurring in the midst of the Franco-Spanish war, Louis de Valois was recalled to court in 1650 and in 1653 was stripped of his governorship. 
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SIGNATURE ON A PAPER LABEL OF ROBERT LOWE, 1ST VISCOUNT SHERBROOKE, GLADSTONE'S CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER AND HOME SECRETARY., Lowe, Robert, 1st Viscount Sherbrooke. (1811-1892). William Gladstone's Chancellor of the Exchequer (1868-1873) and Home Secretary (1873-1874).
165 Lowe, Robert, 1st Viscount Sherbrooke. (1811-1892). William Gladstone's Chancellor of the Exchequer (1868-1873) and Home Secretary (1873-1874). SIGNATURE ON A PAPER LABEL OF ROBERT LOWE, 1ST VISCOUNT SHERBROOKE, GLADSTONE'S CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER AND HOME SECRETARY.
1868. 1868. Good Signed
- A small paper label, 3/4 of an inch high by 2-1/4 inches wide, is signed in black ink "Robert Lowe". The label is mounted diagonally on a piece of card approximately 2-5/8 inches high by 2-1/4 inches wide, on which is penned the date "1868" in Lowe's or another hand. There is a crease to the label from the mounting. The mount is foxed & lightly glue-stained with a tiny chip to its right edge. The verso of the mount is foxed with a partial, unrelated signature on its bottom edge. Good.

Robert Lowe, 1st Viscount Sherbrooke [1811-1892] was a British Statesman who held office under Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone, first as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1868 to 1873 and then as Home Secretary between 1873 and 1874. He is remembered for his work on education policy, his opposition to electoral reform and his contribution to modern U.K. company law. First Edition. 
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NORTHERN ANTIQUITIES; Or, An Historical Account of the Manners, Customs, Religion and Laws, Maritime Expeditions and Discoveries, Language and Literature of the Ancient Scandinavians (Danes, Swedes, Norwegians and Icelanders) with Incidental Notes Respecting Our Saxon Ancestors., M. Mallet; Bishop Percy; Blackwell, I. A.
166 M. Mallet; Bishop Percy; Blackwell, I. A. NORTHERN ANTIQUITIES; Or, An Historical Account of the Manners, Customs, Religion and Laws, Maritime Expeditions and Discoveries, Language and Literature of the Ancient Scandinavians (Danes, Swedes, Norwegians and Icelanders) with Incidental Notes Respecting Our Saxon Ancestors.
London: Henry G. Bohn, 1847. 1847. Good 
- Octavo, green cloth titled in gilt with profuse decorations in blind on the spine & both covers. The corners are rubbed. There is a tear to the head of the spine & its tail is chipped. iv & 578 pages. Illustrated with a hand-colored frontispiece with a tissue guard. There is occasional minor foxing. Good. CONTINUATION OF TITLE: Translated from the French of M. Mallet by Bishop Percy. New Edition, Revised Throughout, and Considerably Enlarged; with a Translation of the Prose Edda from the Original Old Norse Text; and Notes Critical and Explanatory, by I. A. Blackwell, Esq. To Which is Added an Abstract of the Eyrbyggja Saga, by Sir Walter Scott. 
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FREE FRANK SIGNED BY VISCOUNT MAHON. DATED AND ADDRESSED IN HIS HAND TO TRAVEL WRITER RICHARD FORD., Mahon,Viscount [Stanhope, Philip, 5th Earl Stanhope]. (1805-1875). British politician and historian.
167 Mahon,Viscount [Stanhope, Philip, 5th Earl Stanhope]. (1805-1875). British politician and historian. FREE FRANK SIGNED BY VISCOUNT MAHON. DATED AND ADDRESSED IN HIS HAND TO TRAVEL WRITER RICHARD FORD.
London: April 15th, 1838. 1838. Very good. Signed
London: April 15th, 1838.. 1838.. Very good.. - Part of the addressed & postmarked side of an envelope, 3 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide, mounted on a slightly larger piece of card stock. Signed, as is usual, on the lower left of the envelope "Mahon". Also dated and addressed to Richard Ford in his hand. Together with 2 newspaper cuttings of Stanhope obituaries. Very good.

Philip Henry Stanhope, 5th Earl of Stanhope [1805-1875], styled Viscount Mahon between 1816 and 1855, was a British politician and historian. He held political office under Sir Robert Peel in the 1830s and 1840s but is best remembered for his contributions to cultural causes and his historical writings.

From the autograph collection of Mrs. Mary Ford, widow of Richard Ford who wrote the popular "Handbook for Travellers in Spain". 
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DISESTABLISHMENT AND CONFISCATION. A Letter to The Right Hon. Gathorne Hardy, M.P. for the University of Oxford and Secretary of State for the Home Department. By W. P. Mann, Mann, William Pickard
168 Mann, William Pickard DISESTABLISHMENT AND CONFISCATION. A Letter to The Right Hon. Gathorne Hardy, M.P. for the University of Oxford and Secretary of State for the Home Department. By W. P. Mann
London: Thomas Bosworth, 215 Regent Street, 1868. 1868. Good 
London: Thomas Bosworth, 215 Regent Street, 1868.. 1868.. Good. - Octavo, printed cream self-wraps. 8 pages. There is light soiling to the title & the last leaf & the page edges are darkened. There is a light vertical crease to each leaf where the pamphlet has been folded. Good.

First edition.

An impassioned diatribe against the proposed disestablishment of the Irish Church addressed to Gathorne-Hardy Cranbrook, Earl of Warwick. "The Resolution lately brought before the House of Commons for the disestablishment of the Church in Ireland is but a prelude to the confiscation of the Church's property....That Parliament has the power to sever the Church from the State, I am not going to deny. That it has the shadow of a right to do so is another question. The simple severance of the Irish Church from the State will not affect the Church so much as it will ultimately injure the State....It is undoubtedly a fact, that because the State has recognised and protected the Church, has listened to her admonitions, and ruled the nation by 'Christian' laws, that we stand so high in the scale of the nations of the world....If the Established Church of Ireland be the Church of the minority--and this is used as an argument for her destruction--it leads to the issue that, were Mahometanism in the ascendant in that disturbed country, the Cross must bend to the Crescent...."

The Irish Church Act of 1869, which took effect in 1871, finally ended the role of the Church of Ireland as a state church. This terminated both state support and parliament's role in its governance, but also took into government ownership much church property. First Edition. 
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169 Marti, Jose GUATEMALA. Edicion Especial del Comite Nacional pro Centenario de Marti. Prologo por B. Costa-Amic
Guatemala: Editorial de Educacion Publica, 1953. 1953. Good 
Guatemala: Editorial de Educacion Publica, 1953.. 1953.. Good. - Small octavo, printed cream wraps. The wraps are lightly bumped & soiled. There is some staining to the spine & to the adjacent edges of the wraps. xxiii & 88 pages plus colophon. 5 full-page illustrations, including a facsimile. The leaves of illustrations are darkened around the edges & the top corner of 1 of them is creased, else the contents are very good.

Association copy from the library of Guatemalan historian Mario Rosenthal, author of "Guatemala: The Story of an Emergent Latin-American Democracy" [Twayne Publishers, 1962], with his address stamp on the half- title, title and rear wrap.

Marti's "Guatemala" was originally published in 1878. The text of this book, which includes a biographical introduction, is in Spanish. Dust jacket present. 
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170 Masaryk, Jan; Shirer, William; Welles, Orson; Berge, Wendell; Salvemini, Gaetano; et al FREE WORLD: A Monthly Magazine devoted to Democracy and World Affairs. Volume VII, No. 3. March, 1944
New York: Free World, Inc., 1944. 1944. Good 
New York: Free World, Inc., 1944.. 1944.. Good. - Small quarto [10-5/8 inches high by 7-5/8 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial white wrappers with a cover illustration in blue & black by Jean Carlu. The binding is lightly bumped & soiled with a tiny chip to the top corner of the rear wrap. There is a small piece out of the tail of the spine & the adjacent corner of the front wrap. Pages [192]-[287] plus ads. Black-and-white illustrations after drawings by Stan Fraydas, Felix Kraus & others. The pages are darkened & there are tiny chips to a number of top page corners. Good.

Among the contents of this issue, which is largely devoted to World War II, are "Czechoslovakia Looks East and West" by Jan Masaryk; a Round Table with Barnet Hershey, S. R. Chow and others on "What to Do with Japan?"; "Bishops, Archbishops, Cardinals, Popes and Fascism" by Gaetano Salvemini; and "The Good Neighbor Policy Reconsidered" by Orson Welles. Dust jacket present. 
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171 McWilliams, Sir Francis PRAY SILENCE FOR 'JOCK' WHITTINGTON: From Building Sewers to Suing Builders
(Brighton, U.K.): Malu Publications, 2002. 2002. 0954333209 / 9780954333201 Very good Signed
(Brighton, U.K.): Malu Publications, 2002.. 2002.. Very good. - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is lightly bumped & there are some small stains to the front panel of the dust jacket. 300 pages. Photographic illustrations in color and black & white. 1 page corner is creased. Very good.

First edition. The life story of a Scottish boy from a poor family who rises to become Lord Mayor of London in 1992.

Inscribed by the author and signed in full on the front endpaper. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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172 Menis, Gian Carlo CIVILTA DEL FRIULI CENTRO COLLINARE. Fotografie di Elio Ciol. Schede per le Illustrazioni di Luciana Bros
(Pordenonesi): Grafiche Editoriali Artistiche Pordenonesi, (1984). (1984). Very good 
(Pordenonesi): Grafiche Editoriali Artistiche Pordenonesi, (1984).. (1984).. Very good. - Quarto [12 inches high by 9-1/2 inches wide], dark green cloth titled in gilt on the front cover & spine, in a dust wrapper. The covers are lightly bumped with some very light spotting to the top edge of the front cover. The dust jacket is rubbed with the corners lightly creased & with spotting to the spine. 490 & [3] pages plus colophon. Profusely illustrated in color and black & white. Very good.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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173 Merati, Augusto ANTICHITA VIMERCATESI
Vimercate, Italy: Pro Cultura di Vimercate, (1968). (1968). Very good 
Vimercate, Italy: Pro Cultura di Vimercate, (1968).. (1968).. Very good. - Small quarto [12-3/8 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide], red cloth titled in gilt on the spine. The binding is very lightly bumped & the rear cover is rubbed with a price-sticker in the bottom inner corner. xix, 158 & [2] pages. Profuse black-and-white illustrations. Very good.

The text is in Italian. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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174 Mercanton, Jacques LES CHATEAUX MAGIQUES DE LOUIS II DE BAVIERE
(Lausanne, Switzerland: Editions Clairefontaine), (1963). (1963). Good 
(Lausanne, Switzerland: Editions Clairefontaine), (1963).. (1963).. Good. - Small quarto [9-1/2 inches high by 8 inches wide], cream buckram in a dust wrapper. The top edges of the dust wrapper's front panel & flaps are darkened and the tail of its spine is lightly chipped. 156 & [1] pages plus colophon. Numerous black-and-white photographic illustrations by Pierre Strinati. The page edges are slightly darkened & the bottom page corners are bumped. Good.

The story of King Ludwig of Bavaria, exiled from France at the age of nineteen, and the baroque chateaux and their elaborate decorations in which his romanticism found expression. The text is in French. Dust jacket present. 
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THE PICTURESQUE AND POPULAR HISTORY OF ENGLAND. (In the original parts consisting of 6 parts in 6 volumes), Miller, Thomas
175 Miller, Thomas THE PICTURESQUE AND POPULAR HISTORY OF ENGLAND. (In the original parts consisting of 6 parts in 6 volumes)
London: David Bogue, 1847. 1847. Fair 
London: David Bogue, 1847.. 1847.. Fair. - Octavo, 7-1/2 inches high by 5 inches wide. Softcovers. Six parts, each bound in pictorial tan wraps titled with an illustration of knights gathered around their seated king framed by trees as crowds line the street leading to the castle pictured in the background. Text, consisting of "Advertisement" for the series, is printed on the back cover of each volume. The front cover of the first volume is detached with dark tape stains along the left edge and to the remnants of the spine. The covers are darkened with some creases and chips to the edges and the spines are chipped. The top corner of the last book's rear cover has been repaired with tape. 363, [i] & xx consecutively numbered pages. Each part is illustrated with 2 full-page engraved plates for a total of 12 plates. A bookplate is mounted inside the front cover of the first book. There is dampstaining to the plates which illustrate each volume and some occasional pencil marks and highlights. The parts are laid together in a plain green cloth chemise and housed in a later green cloth slipcase titled in gilt on the spine and identified as "Original Parts".

RARE. Apart from a copy in the Duke University Library bound without the titled front covers we have been unable to locate any other existing copy, either bound or in the original parts.

The sixth part ends with the Anglo- Saxons and the Battle of Hastings.

Printed by T.C. Savill at 4, Chandos Street, for David Bogue.

"There has long been an outcty amongst the graver class of critics, that historical novels are a great evil, inasmuch as they misrepresent admitted facts: yet in spite of this denouncement, they are still written and read, while history itself is comparatively neglected.... Nor is the reason at all difficult to comprehend; the dry, hard, matter-of-fact style which the generality of historical writers consider it necessary to adopt, has, to young and imaginative minds, somewhat of a forbidding appearance.... This evil can only be remedied by bringing the light and popular style in which these works are composed to bear upon history,-- to describe its important truths in a more picturesque and familiar manner,-- to bring out the actors and the scenery more boldly before the eye of the reader,-- to throw more of a poetical spirit into the narrative,-- and to give it all the fascination of fiction, without altering a single recorded truth...." [Quoted from the "Advertisement" printed on the rear cover of each part].

Critics appear to have differed in their opinion of Thomas Miller's stated aim. The Church of England Quarterly Review, Vol. 21 for the year 1847, states that "We may add that the author appears to have selected the safest authorities for his facts, and has thrown over the dryness of history the grace, without the exaggeration, of poetry. This work is liberally embellished--two engravings to the number-- and the whole affair, as regards typography and arrangement, worthy of the originality of the undertaking."

Commenting on the author's "Advertisement", the June 5th, 1847 edition of "The Spectator" proclaims "If this were done sparingly and with original knowledge under the guidance of a severe taste, life and variety might be given to a work, without losing sight of its nature; which is recorded history, not imaginary description of fluent rethoric. Indeed, when they thought the case required it, Sanest, Livy, Arnold, and other historians have fulfilled Mr. Miller's theory as a matter of course. In his own development of it, he seems to us more likely to substitute fanciful additions and a dreamy sort of reverie, consisting half of imagined facts and half of mere opinions, than to rise to the height he rums at...."

An advertisement in the January 1, 1847 "Publishers' circular and booksellers' record" states that the finished work will "form three handsome volumes". Nonetheless, it may well be that these first six parts were all that were published. 
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176 Moeller, Richard VON RURIK BIS STALIN: Wesen und Werden Russlands
Leipzig: Wilhelm Goldmann Verlag, (1939). (1939). Good 
Leipzig: Wilhelm Goldmann Verlag, (1939).. (1939).. Good. - Octavo, red cloth. The binding is lightly bumped, rubbed & spotted with light staining to the rear cover. 379 pages plus 5-page publisher's catalog. There is scattered foxing & light staining. Black-and-white illustrations, including maps & a genealogical chart. Good.

The text is in German. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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177 Moraes, Frank REPORT ON MAO'S CHINA
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1953. 1953. Good 
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1953.. 1953.. Good. - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. The bottom edge of the front cover is slightly darkened with a small dent. The dust jacket is rubbed & soiled with heavy soiling & staining to the front panel. The bottom edge of the rear panel & the tail of the jacket spine are lightly chipped. Half-title, title, [3] leaves & 212 pages. Very good in a fair dust wrapper.

First edition.

A report on Communist China under Mao by a member of a group of Indians who were invited to China on a "cultural" mission by Mao Tse-tung to study the progress of the Communist government. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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178 Morell, John Reynell RUSSIA AND ENGLAND: Their Strength and Weakness
New York: Riker, Thorne & Co., 129 Fulton Street, 1854. 1854. Good Signed
New York: Riker, Thorne & Co., 129 Fulton Street, 1854.. 1854.. Good. - Small octavo, soft covers bound in printed green wraps. The wraps are rubbed & lightly soiled & creased with some staining to the rear wrap. The spine is chipped with the front wrap partially detached. 94 pp. & 2-page publisher's catalog. There is a small piece out of the bottom corner of the first text page. Good.

First edition.

A consideration of the relative positions of Russia and England at the time of the Crimean War. Chapters include: "Circassian Gallantry", "Russian Injustice", "Physical Geography of the Caucasus", etc.

Presented to the New England Historic- Genealogical Society by historian John Ward Dean, who had held many positions in the society, inscribed by him on the front wrap, with the society's label on the front endpaper and a small, blank label on the spine.

Scarce. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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179 Moret, Alexandre KINGS AND GODS OF EGYPT
New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1912. 1912. Good 
New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1912.. 1912.. Good. - Octavo, navy blue cloth titled in gilt with a vignette in gilt on the front cover. The top edge is gilt. The binding is rubbed & bumped with a coffee-cup ring on the front cover & some white staining to the rear cover. x, [1] leaf & 290 pages plus 6-page publisher's catalog. Illustrated in black & white with 17 plates, including a frontispiece with a tissue guard, a folding map in the rear and full-page & textual illustrations. The page edges are darkened & there is staining to the flyleaf & the verso of the frontispiece with occasional staining to the text pages. 2 leaves have been roughly opened with a piece out of the top corner of 1 page adhering to the other. Good.

First edition. Translated by Madame Moret. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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180 Moulin, Jean (Max) PREMIER COMBAT (Journal Posthume). Preface de General de Gaulle
Les Editions de Minuit, 1947. 1947. Good 
Les Editions de Minuit, 1947.. 1947.. Good. - Small octavo, softcover bound in printed cream wraps. The wraps are foxed, soiled & lightly bumped. 169 pages plus colophon. The pages are darkened & there is a chip out of the front edge of the last page. Good.

Jean Moulin, whose "nom de guerre" was Max, was a member of the French Resistance who was captured and killed by the Nazis in 1943. The text is in French. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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