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1 (Gishford, Anthony; editor) COVENT GARDEN BOOKS - NUMBER 1: BALLET 1946-1947. Editor: Anthony Gishford
[London]: Printed by Jarrold and Sons Ltd. Norwich and Published bu the Covent Garden Opera Trust, (1946). (1946). Very good 
[London]: Printed by Jarrold and Sons Ltd. Norwich and Published bu the Covent Garden Opera Trust, (1946).. (1946).. Very good. - Quarto, 11-3/4 inches high by 9 inches wide. Softcover, bound in color pictorial wraps illustrated by James Bailey. The covers are slightly rubbed along the extremities. 64 pages, profusely illustrated in black & white and in color. There is a tiny dent to the front edge of the front cover and first few leaves. Very good.

Includes contributions by Philip Page "The Royal Opera House", Anthony Gishford "The Covent Garden Opera Trust" and "Frederick Ashton" (with a portrait by Cecil Beaton), David Webster "Lord Keynes", Frances Harris "Ninette de Valois", Sacheverell Sitwell "The Sleeping Beauty" and "Giselle", and Michael Benthall "The Creation of a Ballet".

This volume is superbly illustrated with portraits of the dancers and notables, including Ninette de Valois, Constant Lambert, Frederick Ashton, Margot Fonteyn, Moira Shearer, Harold Turner, Pamela May, June Brae, Robert Helpmann, David Paltenghi, Alexis Rassine, Beryl Grey, Michael Somes, and so on, together with photographs of performances and stagings.

Among the photographs are works by Cecil Beaton, Germaine Kanova, Baron, Frank Sharman, Gordon Anthony, etc. Other illustrations include a color plate depicting "William Chappell's backcloth design for the first act of Coppelia", and color photographs of performances of "The Sleeping Beauty" featuring Margot Fonteyn.

Among the ballets featured in this, number one of the Covent Garden books, are "The Sleeping Beauty", "Giselle", "Adam Zero", "Les Sirenes", etc. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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2 (Graham, Martha). (Swope, Martha). Leatherman, LeRoy MARTHA GRAHAM: Portrait of the Lady as an Artist. Text by LeRoy Leatherman. Photographs by Martha Swope
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (1966). (1966). Good 
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (1966).. (1966).. Good. - Quarto [approximately 11-1/4 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide], cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is very lightly rubbed with a tiny chip out of the cloth at the bottom corner of the front cover. The dust jacket is rubbed & chipped with creasing & short tears to to the top & bottom edges. There is foxing to the rear fold. 178 & [3] pages plus colophon. Profuse black-and-white illustrations by Martha Swope. There is a stain to the fore-edge with tiny stains to the front edges of several pages. Good.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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3 (Greco, Jose) JOSE GRECO AND HIS SPANISH BALLET, With Nana Lorca, Carmen and Justo Quintero ("Los Salaos"), Luis Rivera, Antonio del Castillo, Nelida Imperio, Paco Doniz, Alba Merce, Antonio Jaen, Susana Miranda, Paco Alonso, (Special Guest Artist) Teo Santelmo. Ricardo Modrego, Guitarist; Juan Jiminez, Guitarist; Musical Direction Roger Machado; Managing Director John F. Nonnenbacher
New York: Dunetz and Lovett, [circa 1967]. [circa 1967]. Very good Signed
New York: Dunetz and Lovett, [circa 1967].. [circa 1967].. Very good. SIGNED BY JOSE GRECO AND HIS DANCERS - Quarto, 12-3/4 inches high by 10- 5/8 inches wide. Softcovers, bound in pictorial blue, green & black stapled wraps. The covers are lightly creased and detached from the text block. 24 pages, profusely illustrated throughout with portraits of the dancers and photographic illustrations of the dances. The corners of the pages are very slightly creased. Very good.

A wonderful copy signed by Jose Greco across his portrait, and also signed by Nana Lorca, Carmen Quintero, Luis Rivera, Antonio del Castillo, and Paco Doniz across or next to their respective portraits.

Additionally laid in at the front is a 10 inch high by 7 inch wide 4-page program for the March 18th, 1967 performance of Jose Greco and his company at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Center for the Performing Arts. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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4 (Markova, Alicia; and Dolin, Anton) VINTAGE SOUVENIR PROGRAM: "ALICIA MARKOVA, ANTON DOLIN / 1949 - 1950 TOUR Presented by Julian Braunsweg."
London Newgate Press, 1949. 1949. Good 
London Newgate Press, 1949.. 1949.. Good. - Small quarto, 11-3/4 inches high by 9-3/8 inches wide. Softcover, bound in pictorial gilt wraps titled and illustrated in black with a cover design by George Kirsta on the front cover. The edges of the covers are creased and soiled with a few minor chips. 20 pages, profusely illustrated throughout and with the double-page program 'Repertoire" as centerfold. The pages are lightly soiled with minor creases. There is offsetting to the edges of pages 3 and 4. Good.

A superbly illustrated souvenir program compiled by A.V. Coton. The "Repertoire" of performances by "Alicia Markova, Anton Dolin, with Corps de Ballet and Orchestra" includes: "Les Sylphides", "Chopiniana" "Suite in White", "Italian Suite", "Valse Des Fleurs", "The Dying Swan", "Hymn to the Sun", "Bolero", "Don Quixote", "Fantasia", "Casse Noisette", "Rondalla Aragonesa", "Lac des Cygnes", "Tarantella" "Autumn Song", "Espagnol", "Vestris", "Mr. Puppet", and "Blue Mountain Ballads". In addition to Markova & Dolin, Choreographers also included Don Saddler, Michel Fokine and Bronislava Nijinska, among others. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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5 (New York Public Library) DICTIONARY CATALOG OF THE DANCE COLLECTION: A List of Authors, Titles, and Subjects of Multi-Media Materials in the Dance Collection of the Performing Arts Research Center of the New York Public Library. Volume 7: Modern-Pass. (Volume 7 only)
NY: The New York Public Library/ Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations / Boston, MA: G. K. Hall & Company, 1974. 1974. Very good 
NY: The New York Public Library/ Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations / Boston, MA: G. K. Hall & Company, 1974.. 1974.. Very good. - Quarto, blue cloth titled in white with illustration stamped in white on front cover. The covers are lightly rubbed & bumped & slightly warped. Unpaginated. Very good. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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6 (Nijinksky, Vaslav). Njinska, Bronislava BRONISLAVA NIJINSKA: EARLY MEMOIRS. Translated and Edited by Irina Nijinska and Jean Rawlinson with an Introduction by and In Consultation with Anna Kisselgoff
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1981). (1981). 003020951X / 9780030209512 Very good 
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1981).. (1981).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth-backed boards, in a dust wrapper. The binding is lightly bumped & the tail of the spine is faded. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed with a tiny tear to the rear panel. xxv, [1] leaf & 546 pages. Numerous black-and-white illustrations. There is some very light foxing & soiling to the fore-edge, top edge & bottom edge. Very good.

First American edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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7 Armitage, Merle DANCE MEMORANDA. Edited by Edwin Corle
New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, (1946). (1946). Good 
New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, (1946).. (1946).. Good. - Small quarto [11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide], gray boards backed with black cloth. The boards are rubbed & bumped with some light staining & some score marks to the rear board. [viii], 58 & [6] pages plus a large section of black-and-white illustrations & a colophon. There are a very few pencil underlinings & notations in the text pages. Good.

Second edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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8 Baryshnikov, Mikhail BARYSHNIKOV AT WORK: Mikhail Baryshnikov Discusses His Roles. Photographs by Martha Swope. Text Edited and Introduced by Charles Engell France
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. 1976. 0394403452 / 9780394403458 Very good 
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976.. 1976.. Very good. - Quarto [11-5/8 inches high by 10-3/8 inches wide], paper covered boards in a price-clipped dust wrapper. The boards are bumped with some tiny white stains to the rear board. The dust jacket is rubbed with a very small stain to the top edge of the rear panel & with the folds darkened. 252 pages. Profuse black-and-white photographic illustrations by Martha Swope. There are a number of tiny white marks to the pastedowns & endpapers. Very good.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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9 Bland, Alexander A HISTORY OF BALLET AND DANCE IN THE WESTERN WORLD
New York: Praeger Publishers, (1976). (1976). Very good 
New York: Praeger Publishers, (1976).. (1976).. Very good. - Quarto, cream cloth titled in gilt on the spine in a color pictorial dust wrapper. The bottom edge of the rear cover is slightly rubbed and the dust jacket is slightly soiled. 192 pages, profusely illustrated in color and black and white. Near fine.

First American edition. Laid in at the front is Vol.2, No.2 of the 8-page periodical "Performance Previews: A Publication of the Education Committee of the Boston Ballet Society, March 1979". Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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10 Chujoy, Anatole; and Manchester, P. W.; compilers and editors THE DANCE ENCYCLOPEDIA. Revised and Enlarged Edition. (With an Introduction by Lincoln Kirstein)
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1967). (1967). Good 
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1967).. (1967).. Good. - Thick octavo, cloth, in a dust wrapper. The covers are lightly rubbed & bumped & the head & tail of the spine are lightly chipped. The dust jacket is rubbed, soiled & chipped with creases to the flaps. The jacket spine is darkened with the head torn. xii, 992 & [3] pages, with the text printed in 2 columns. Black-and-white illustrations. Very good in a fair dust wrapper. Dust jacket present. 
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11 Croce, Arlene AFTERIMAGES
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. 1977. 0394410939 / 9780394410937 Very good 
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977.. 1977.. Very good. - Octavo, cloth in a price-clipped dust wrapper. The binding is bumped & lightly rubbed. The dust jacket is rubbed & lightly chipped with a short tear to the bottom edge of its front panel. The edges of its flaps are darkened. [ix] & 466 pages. There is some foxing to the edges of the book with a remainder mark on the bottom edge. Very good in a good dust wrapper.

First edition.

A selection of Arlene Croce's reviews written for Ballet Times, the New Yorker and other publications. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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THREE-PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER TO PRODUCER JEAN DALRYMPLE SIGNED BY AMERICAN CHOREOGRAPHER AGNES DE MILLE., De Mille, Agnes. (c. 1905-1993). Innovative American choreographer.
12 De Mille, Agnes. (c. 1905-1993). Innovative American choreographer. THREE-PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER TO PRODUCER JEAN DALRYMPLE SIGNED BY AMERICAN CHOREOGRAPHER AGNES DE MILLE.
New York: circa [1972]. [1972]. Very good Signed
New York: circa [1972].. [1972].. Very good. - Letter penned in blue ink and filling just over three sides of two sheets of her cream-colored personalized letterhead with her married name "Agnes De Mille Prude" and address printed in blue at the top. Signed "Agnes". A red crayon mark on the 4th side was probably made by the recipient. Folded once for mailing. Near fine.

De Mille writes to producer Jean Dalrymple about an upcoming trip to Vienna, sending her personal publicity [not here present] for the engagement, and for a book "Speak to Me, Dance with Me". De Mille choreographed City Center revivals of "Oklahoma!" and "Carousel", produced by Jean Dalrymple, and restaged "Carousel with the Volksoper company in Vienna in 1972. She mentions various aspects of the Vienna engagement--where she will be staying, that "Walter [her husband Walter Prude] is getting panicky about scenery" and "Try to see Alvin Ailey's sound man" [Ailey being director of the well- known African American dance company]. She also writes about the performing arts center in Fairfax County, Virginia: "I'm getting cold feet about Wolf Trap. Ambler [?] doesn't particularly want us. Although Walter says they can be forced into one performance."

The innovative American choreographer Agnes de Mille was the daughter of William C. DeMille and the niece of the legendary Hollywood film director Cecil B. DeMille. She was also the granddaughter of the famous economist Henry George. She first choreographed the movie "Cleopatra" in 1934, though most of the dance scenes were cut from the film. She began a long-lived association with the American Ballet Theatre in 1939. Her 1942 ballet "Rodeo", choreographed to the score by Aaron Copland, was performed by the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. She choreographed the stage and screen version of the musical "Oklahoma!" and created dances for the stage performances of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", "Paint Your Wagon", etc.

The recipient, Jean Dalrymple (1902-1998) was the dynamic producer and director of theater and light- opera at Manhattan's City Center. Dalrymple began her career in Vaudeville, appearing with James Cagney and Carey Grant in the early 1930s. She was a founding member of the American Theatre Wing, the theatre service organization. She worked over the years as a personal manager for the likes of Leopold Stokowski, Mary Martin, Jos Iturbi, Andre Kostalanetz, Nathan Milstein, and Lily Pons. She began her work at City Center with its founding in 1943, serving as a board member, producer, and publicist. Her productions there from the 1940s through the 1960s were a revitalizing influence on the whole New York theatre scene. In 1951, Jean Dalrymple married Major-General Philip deWitt Ginder, commander of the Thunderbirds in Korea. She was a friend to Presidents and entertainment personalities throughout the world. 
Price: 125.00 USD

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13 De Zoete, Beryl; and Spies, Walter DANCE AND DRAMA IN BALI. Preface by Arthur Waley
Singapore/Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, (1973). (1973). Very good 
Singapore/Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, (1973).. (1973).. Very good. - Large octavo, pictorial paper covered boards. The binding is bumped & lightly rubbed. There is a small pink mark to the front board with several tiny black marks & a price-sticker on the rear board. xx & 343 pages plus 1-page publisher's catalog. Full-page black-and-white illustrations. The top page corners in the last third of the book are very slightly bumped. Very good.

An Oxford in Asia Hardback Reprint, originally published in 1938. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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14 Dunning, Jennifer BUT FIRST A SCHOOL: The First Fifty Years of the School of American Ballet
(New York): Viking, (1985). (1985). 067080407X / 9780670804078 Very good Signed
(New York): Viking, (1985).. (1985).. Very good. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY JENNIFER DUNNING - Octavo, cloth-backed boards in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed with a small, light glue mark to its front panel and with the top edges of its flaps a bit darkened. x, [1] leaf & 242 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. The top edge of the book is lightly foxed. Very good.

First edition.

Inscribed by the author on the half-title: "Best wishes, Jennifer Dunning".

From the library of the writer, director and performer Erica Bilder with "Erica Bilder / New York, June 7 '86" penned at the top of the title page.

"In 1934 Lincoln Kirsten invited George Balanchine to come to the United States and direct a ballet company. Balanchine, who was himself a graduate of Russia's greatest ballet academy and knew the importance of rigorous technical training, cabled back: 'Yes, but first a school'." [From the dust wrapper copy]. Jennifer Dunning recounts the story of the school which the two men founded. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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GRECIAN ART CONCERT: VASSOS KANELLOS, Premier Danseur Etoile, Royal Theater, Athens. Assisted by Mlle Thalia Zanou, Premiere Danseuse Classique. Monday Evening , March 8, 1920, 8:45 p.m. The Brooklyn Academy of Music Opera House. (Program)., Kanellos, Vassos. Greek dancer whose choreography was inspired by Ancient Greece and the style of Isadora Duncan.
15 Kanellos, Vassos. Greek dancer whose choreography was inspired by Ancient Greece and the style of Isadora Duncan. GRECIAN ART CONCERT: VASSOS KANELLOS, Premier Danseur Etoile, Royal Theater, Athens. Assisted by Mlle Thalia Zanou, Premiere Danseuse Classique. Monday Evening , March 8, 1920, 8:45 p.m. The Brooklyn Academy of Music Opera House. (Program).
Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Greek Institute, 1920. 1920. Very good 
Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Greek Institute, 1920.. 1920.. Very good. - A sheet of paper is folded once to form a four-page program, approximately 9-1/2 inches high by 5-1/2 inches wide, with a black-and- white illustration of two Greek dancers on the cover. There are a few tiny marks to the 4th side. The program information on the inner sides is surrounded by a pictorial border of 15 black-and-white illustrations of the dancers performing. On the 4th side are quotes from reviews incorporated into an image of a Greek vase. There are 2 light horizontal creases where the program has been folded. Very good.

According to the program "The Kanellos Ballet Hellenique has for its purpose the reviving of the Classic Greek Dance and Dramatique pantomime. Under the guidance of M. Kanellos, the ballet will present from the great dramas of Greek Classic literature those scenes and episodes best known the world over and from modern Greece; it will present the simple dances of the shepherds and peasants with their peculiar native charm." Together with his wife Tanagra, Kanellos toured widely in Europe and the U.S. The program performed in Brooklyn was presented under the auspices of, and for the benefit of, the Brooklyn Greek Institute. 
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TYPED LETTER TO IMPRESARIO JAMES B. POND SIGNED BY VASSOS KANELLOS'S SECRETARY, TOGETHER WITH THE PROGRAM FOR A PERFORMANCE BY HIS COMPANY AT CARNEGIE HALL., Kanellos, Vassos. Greek dancer whose choreography was inspired by Ancient Greece and the style of Isadora Duncan.
16 Kanellos, Vassos. Greek dancer whose choreography was inspired by Ancient Greece and the style of Isadora Duncan. TYPED LETTER TO IMPRESARIO JAMES B. POND SIGNED BY VASSOS KANELLOS'S SECRETARY, TOGETHER WITH THE PROGRAM FOR A PERFORMANCE BY HIS COMPANY AT CARNEGIE HALL.
New York: January 19, 1920. 1920. Very good Signed
New York: January 19, 1920.. 1920.. Very good. - The secretary's letter fills one side of a light gray sheet of "Hellenic Renaissance" letterhead, approximately 8-1/2 inches high by 6-5/8 inches wide. Signed "Beatrix Knox", Secretary to Mr. Kanellos. Together with the program for a December 27 performance by Kanellos and his company at Carnegie Hall, New York City. The program consists of a sheet of paper folded once to form four pages, each 9-1/2 inches high by 5-5/8 inches wide, with a black-and-white illustration of two Greek dancers on the cover. The program information on the inner sides is surrounded by a pictorial border of 15 black-and-white illustrations of the dancers performing. On the 4th side are quotes from reviews incorporated into an image of a Greek vase. The letter & program have been folded twice for mailing. The top left corner of the letter is creased with a paper-clip mark and the date answered has been stamped above the text. The same paper clip has left a mark to the top left corner of each page of the program with a stain to the last page. Very good.

According to the program "The Kanellos Ballet Hellenique has for its purpose the reviving of the Classic Greek Dance and Dramatique pantomime. Under the guidance of M. Kanellos, the ballet will present from the great dramas of Greek Classic literature those scenes and episodes best known the world over and from modern Greece; it will present the simple dances of the shepherds and peasants with their peculiar native charm."

The secretary's letter asks if Pond would be interested in presenting the company's performances. She also informs him about a society which is being formed, of which Kanellos will be director. The society will take over publication of the only Greek- English art magazine in America, as well as promoting the work of Kanellos.

Vassos Kanellos is listed in the program as Premier Danseur Etoile and Directeur Choreographique from the Royal Theatre of Athens. His choreography was inspired by ancient Greek drama and art and by the style of Isadora Duncan. Together with his wife Tanagra, Kanellos toured widely in Europe and the U.S. In the Carnegie Hall performance the dancers accompanying him are Mlle. Thalia Zanou and Mlle. Lubovska. 
Price: 65.00 USD

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17 Kirstein, Lincoln MOSAIC: MEMOIRS
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1994). (1994). 0374213364 / 9780374213367 Fine 
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1994).. (1994).. Fine. - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. The panels of the dust jacket are very lightly rubbed. xii, [i], 269 & [1] pages. 16 pages of black-and-white illustrations. Near fine.

Second printing. A memoir of Kirstein's youth through 1933, when he persuaded George Balanchine to come to America. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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18 Martin, John THE DANCE: The story of the dance told in pictures and text / by John Martin, dance critic of The New York Times
New York: Tudor Publishing Company, (1946). (1946). Good 
New York: Tudor Publishing Company, (1946).. (1946).. Good. - Small quarto [approximately 10-3/4 inches high by 8-5/8 inches wide], black cloth with an illustration stamped in silver on the front cover. The covers are bumped. 160 pages. Profuse black-and-white illustrations. There is light offsetting to the pastedowns & endpapers with an owner's ink name on the front endpaper. There is foxing to the endpapers, the prelims & the last page of the index. The bottom corner of the contents page is creased. Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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19 Migel, Parmenia. GREAT BALLET PRINTS OF THE ROMANTIC ERA.
NY: Dover Publications, Inc., (1981). (1981). Very good 
- Quarto, pictorial wraps. Corners lightly creased; rear wrap lightly spotted. xiv & 109 pp. Profuse full-page illustrations in B&W & color. Very good.

First edition. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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20 Ryan, Grace L.; compiler DANCES OF OUR PIONEERS. Collected by Grace L. Ryan. Music Arrangements by Robert T. Benford
New York: A. S. Barnes & Company, (1939). (1939). Very good 
New York: A. S. Barnes & Company, (1939).. (1939).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth, in a dust wrapper. The spine is slightly darkened & soiled. The dust jacket is chipped & lightly soiled with short tears & small pieces out & with the spine slightly faded. 196 pages. Black-and- white illustrations from drawings by Brooks Emerson & music staves. Very good in a good dust wrapper. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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