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The Homing
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The Homing

By Campbell, Jeffrey

Michael Joseph, London, 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Chris Yates -- Front Cover. Black coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dust wrapper, by Chris Yates, with white coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the backstrip. A government conspiracy to create peaceful communities --through the use of indoctrination, drugs, behaviour modification ect (electroconvulsive therapy) et cetera. previous owner's name sticker has left a shadow on the inside of the front cover, there is no other damage to describe. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 271, [1] pages.. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Chris Yates -- Front Cover. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; First Work; ISBN: 0718118987. ISBN/EAN: 9780718118983. Inventory No: 0258177. . 9780718118983

$13.81

Things Could Be Worse
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Things Could Be Worse

By Brett, Lily

Meanjin/Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: David Rankin. (8) 192 pages, last blank. The text is illustrated with black-and-white illustrations by David Rankin ( author's husband ). Light blue coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Illustrated dust wrapper, again by David Rankin, with brown/grey mottled background and red insert with white and black writing on the front panel and spine. A series of linked short stories set around Josl and Renia Bensky, their children and the Melbourne Jewish community. The author's first work of fiction. A little fading to the lower edges. There is an erasure mark the top right-hand corner of the free front endpaper. A hint of rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner Black and white photograph of author to the rear fold over panel. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: David Rankin. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Australiana; First Work; Judaica; Australia; ISBN: 0522844146. ISBN/EAN: 9780522844146. Inventory No: 0110608. . 9780522844146 This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. .

$31.38

Out Of the Silence; A Story of Love, Betrayal, Politics and Murder

By James, Wendy

Random House Australia, Milsons Point, New South Wales, 2005. First Edition. Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. 360 g.; VIII, 360 pages, author's note, and acknowledgements. Photographic covers with metallic blue and white titles to the front panel and pale blue titles to the backstrip. Minor creasing to the book corners and age toning of the text block edges. A novel based in the early part of the 20th century and based on a well-documented event in Australia's history. The story of three women, a spirited working-class girl, charismatic suffragette and a humanist, and how their worlds collide when the working-class girl, Maggie, is betrayed in the most unimaginable way. Author's first work. Size: Trade Paperback. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; First Work; Australia; ISBN: 1740513835. ISBN/EAN: 9781740513838. Inventory No: 0110034. . 9781740513838

$10.04

In the Company of Angels

By Kelby, N.M.

Flamingo, Pymble, New South Wales, 2001. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. 330 g.; VI, 170 pages. Pale yellow coloured endpapers. 1/4 gray coloured backstrip with a silver titles. 3/4 pale yellow coloured boards. A little rubbing to the book corners with noticeable browning to the text block edges and light are browning to the internal text. The front fore text edge is untrimmed. Colour photographic dustwrapper with black, purple and white titles to the front panel and white titles to the backstrip. Rubbing to the rear dustwrapper panel. Black and white photograph of author to the rear fold over panel. At the beginning of World War II a young French Jew, Marie Claire, finds herself alone after her grandmother and her village are killed. She is rescued by two Belgian nuns and taken to their convent. " It is then that the miracles Begin. Is Marie Claire causing them?" -- from the front fold over panel blurb. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; First Work; ISBN: 0732271541. ISBN/EAN: 9780732271541. Inventory No: 0109811. . 9780732271541

$10.36

Merlyn The Magician and the Pacific Coast Highway
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Merlyn The Magician and the Pacific Coast Highway

By Davies, Tom

New English Library, London, 1982. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. IV, 5-320 pages, last page blank. Brown coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. A little bumping to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book corners. Light browning and some staining to the text block edges. Browning to the internal text. Colour photographic dustwrapper with white titles to the front panel and backstrip. Black-and-white photograph of author to the rear dustwrapper panel. Minor creasing to the dustwrapper edges. In this book, the author a lifelong bicycle nut, takes us on his many travels around the world on various bikes and the meditations that went along with the sightseeing. Author's first work. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Travel & Places; First Work; Inventory No: 0108591. .

$10.36

A Different Light
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A Different Light

By Lynn, Elizabeth A

Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. VI, 7-176 pages, last page blank. Blue coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Plain text dustwrapper with yellow background and pink, purple and blue titles to the front panel and pink and blue titles to the backstrip. A young artist, Jimson, decides to travel the galaxy despite knowing that if he does he has only a year to live. He meets a former lover, Russell, who is now a space captain. Russell has been hired by an Art lover to steal a crystal mask on a far distant planet called Demea. So Jimeson, Russell and a crew go on a highly illegal trip, which turns into a race against time. Author's First Work. Rubbing to the backstrip edges. Creasing to the dustwrapper edges and there are some creases to the top right-hand corner of the front dustwrapper panel. Slight fading of the backstrip. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; First Work; ISBN: 0575026626. ISBN/EAN: 9780575026629. Inventory No: 0108274. . 9780575026629 This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. .

$13.81

Raft

By Baxter, Stephen

Grafton Books, London, 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Chris Moore -- Cover Art. intentionally, acknowledgements. Blue coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Minor rubbing to the lower book edges and slight bumping to the top backstrip corners. Faint discolouration to the lower back strip edge. A small mark halfway down the front book panel, closest to the backstrip. Very light age toning and marking to the top text block edge. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, by Chris Moore, with white and blue titles to the front panel and white and red titles to the backstrip. Minor rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper edges and dustwrapper panels. Fading to the backstrip. In a world where the survivors of a spaceship survive precariously in two different groups, one group, ".. the miners, live on the Belt, a ramshackle ring of dwellings orbiting the iron core of a dead star, which they excavate for raw materials. These can be traded for food from the Raft, a structure built from the wreckage of the ship, on which a small group of scientists preserve ancient knowledge which makes survival possible. Rees is a Miner whose curiosity about his world makes him stow away on a flying tree -- just one of the many strange local life forms -- carrying trade between Belt and the Raft. Accepted as an apprentice scientist, he learns that their world is dying, and that in order to leave the survivors must contemplate a journey even more perilous and fantastic than that of their ancestors." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Author's first work. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. VIII, 9-268 pages, last 4 pages blank, . We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Chris Moore -- Cover Art. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; First Work; ISBN: 0246137061. ISBN/EAN: 9780246137067. Inventory No: 0108349. . 9780246137067

$282.43

Lord of the Barnyard; Killing the Fatted Calf and Arming the Aware in the Corn Belt

By Egolf, Tristan

Picador, London, 1998. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: James Porter -- Cover Art. 660 g.; XXII, 410 pages. Blue/gray coloured endpapers. Dark blue coloured boards with silver titles to the backstrip. A little softening of the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book corners. Light age toning to the text block edges. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, by James Porter, with white titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper edges, and to the backstrip and rear dustwrapper panels. The remains of a sticker can be seen to the lower edge of the rear dustwrapper panel. Black-and-white photographs of the author to the rear fold over panel. " Tristan Egolf's debut novel is a brilliantly comic tapestry of middle America -- of overtaxed assembly-line workers snapping on-the-job one afternoon, leaving their posts in mid-stride and driving stolen oil tankers through highway-side Baptist churches. Lord of the Barnyard is a painfully funny, unforgettable work of fiction about the lengths to which any reasonably sensitive soul might be given by years of quiet desperation on the factory floor." -- from the rear fold over panel blurb. Authors of first work. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: James Porter -- Cover Art. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; First Work; ISBN: 0330368303. ISBN/EAN: 9780330368308. Inventory No: 0107868. . 9780330368308

$10.36

Pobby and Dingan

By Rice, Ben

Knopf, Milsons Point, New South Wales, 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. 240 g.; VI, 90 pages. Illustrated endpapers, being a yellow and orange "desert scape". At the beginning of each chapter is a small black-and-white silhouette of a young boy. Black coloured boards with built titles to the backstrip. Rubbing to the backstrip edges and to the book corners. Remainder mark, black, to the top text block edge. The spine is slightly cocked. Photographic dustwrapper, showing the torso and legs of a young girl, with white and blue titles to the front panel and pink and white titles to the backstrip. Rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper edges fading to the rear fold over creas and to the top rear fold over panel. Black-and-white photograph of the author to the rear fold over panel. In Lightning Ridge to be a 'ratter' is the worst sin and opal miner can do. On the day that Kellyanne Williamson's father is accused of being a ratter her imaginary friends, Pobby and Dingan, go missing. As Kellyanne fades with grief it's up to her brother to find her friends. Author's first work. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; First Work; Australia; ISBN: 1740510208. ISBN/EAN: 9781740510202. Inventory No: 0107346. . 9781740510202

$9.41

The Butterfly Ward

By Gibson, Margaret

The Vanguard Press, Inc, New York, 1980. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. Illustrator: Elizabeth Woll -- Cover Art. 365 g.; IV, 138 pages, last five pages blank, (intentionally). Light tan coloured endpapers. 1/4 buckram cloth backstrip with metallic copper titles. 3/4 Bone coloured boards. A little rubbing to the book corners and dustiness to the top text block edge. This book is a first American edition with a complete number line; -- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0. Illustrated dustwrapper by Elizabeth Woll, with pink background and dark pink and black titles to the front panel and backstrip. Author photograph to the rear dustwrapper panel. A little rubbing to the dustwrapper edges. There is a small tear to the top right-hand corner of the rear dustwrapper panel. The backstrip is faded. Short stories by the author dealing with madness -- insanity and what is normal. Authors' first work, in which she won, with Margaret Atwood, City of Toronto prize for best fiction. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Elizabeth Woll -- Cover Art. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; First Work; ISBN: 0814908349. ISBN/EAN: 9780814908341. Inventory No: 0106629. . 9780814908341

$18.83

The Outer Reaches
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The Outer Reaches

By Vyse, Michael

Faber & Faber, London, 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Dave Griffiths -- Cover Art. 160pp., last 2 blank. Light blue boards with black writing on spine. Bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine, and the top front book corner. Shelfwear at the lower book edges. Dust marks to the top paper edge and a few marks to the other edges. A few handling marks to the endpapers. Illustrated dustwrapper, by Dave Griffiths, with blue background and black-and-white writing on the front panel and spine. Rubbing to the dustwrapper corners and some creasing to the top and bottom dustwrapper edges. A few marks noted to the verso the dustwrapper. 20 Short stories by the author dealing with "extensions of the possible". Author's first work. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Dave Griffiths -- Cover Art. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Fiction -- Science-Fiction; First Work; ISBN: 0571114806. ISBN/EAN: 9780571114801. Inventory No: 0102594. . 9780571114801 This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. .

$17.26

The Hub
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The Hub

By Beebee, Chris

McDonald & Company Ltd, London, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. 4 appendices. Black coloured boards with gilt colour titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing a maze overlaid by a star map, with black coloured background and green coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. First novel of the author, in which, in the near future,cancer and unemployment have been eradicated but society is in dire straits nonetheless. Minor shelf wear evident to the lower edges of the book. Dust marks and browning to the top paper edge, and browning to the rest. Browning to the pages. Very minor crinkling to the top and bottom dust wrapper edge. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 250 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; First Work; ISBN: 0356148009. ISBN/EAN: 9780356148007. Inventory No: 0101900. . 9780356148007

$10.36

Nunee
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Nunee

By Alsop, Johanne

Vacuum Oil Company Pty. Ltd, Melbourne, No date. Third Printing. illustrated Paper. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Johanne Alsop. 44 pp. Both full-page and part page illustrations in black and white throughout the book , as done by the author. The covers are likewise illustrated by author. The book was published as a promotional tool by the Vacuum Oil Company ( Mobile ] in the early ? 1950s. Covers are faded and have faint grubby marks. The corners have been folded and turned back. There is slight browning of pages internally. This booklet was printed when the author was 21. Inspired by meeting her first aboriginal child when she went on holidays in New South Wales, Nunee resulted. "This story -- inspired by an aboriginal boy's fondness for all animals, and the authoress's love for horses -- has resulted in a fantasy that will prove a worthy addition to Australian literature." Author's first published work. Size: Oblong 8vo - 7¾" - 9¾" tall but wider . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Johanne Alsop. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Indigenous Cultures; Children's Books ; Mythology ; First Work; Australia; Inventory No: 0100029. . This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. .

$10.36

Creator
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Creator

By Leven, Jeremy

Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, New York, 1980. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. acknowledgements. Black coloured boards with gilt embossed facsimile author's signature on the lower right hand corner of the front panel and gilt coloured titles to the spine. Plain text dustwrapper, with black coloured background, with red and yellow coloured titles the front panel and spine. The author's first novel. The misadventures of an eccentric scientist who cannot control his creations. Bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine. Shelfwear to the lower book edges. Dust marks to the top paper edge and other marks to the other edges. A few handling marks to the endpapers. Rubbing to the dustwrapper corners and as few chips bottom spine edge and to the top dustwrapper edge. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 492, lusty pages blank.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; First Work; ISBN: 0698110129. ISBN/EAN: 9780698110120. Inventory No: 0102540. . 9780698110120

$13.81

The Shadow of His Wings
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The Shadow of His Wings

By Fergusson, Bruce

Arbor House, New York, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Jill Karla Schwartz -- Cover Art. 282pp., last 4 blank. 1/4 dark blue spine with 3/4 dark red board with silver writing on the spine. Softening of the head and to the heel of the spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, by Jill Karla Schwartz, with dark red writing on the front panel and spine. Very slight rubbing to the dustwrapper. "The Shadow of His Wings is the story of Lucan Barra and his quest.". Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Jill Karla Schwartz -- Cover Art. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; First Work; ISBN: 0877958521. ISBN/EAN: 9780877958529. Inventory No: 0102048. . 9780877958529

$17.26

The Immense Journey
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The Immense Journey

By Eiseley, Loren

Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, 1958. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/Poor. 210pp. Brown coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine and to the lower book, edges. Shelf wear to the top and bottom book, edges and dust marks and brown into the top paper edge. Browning to the other paper edges as well. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the front paste down. Plain text dustwrapper with bone coloured background and dark brown writing on the front panel and spine. The dustwrapper is rubbed, faded and quite grubby. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the head and to the heel of the spine. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. Graceful essays by the first modern scientist to take on the language of poetry in order to communicate basic, but fragile biological truths. Author's first work. This is the first UK edition. Size: Octavo - up to 9 ¾" Tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Essays ; First Work; Inventory No: 0103170. .

$40.80

Quest for the Faradawn
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Quest for the Faradawn

By Ford, Richard

Granada Publishing, London, 1982. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Owain Bell. Tan coloured endpapers. Text is illustrated with black-and-white illustrations by Owain Bell. Dark brown boards with gilt colour titles to the spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, by Owain Bell, with gold and white colour titles to the front panel and the spine. Brought up by animals after being abandoned by his parents, Nab, sets out on a quest to find the three magical grains which will help establish a new order of innocence and peace. Bumping and rubbing to the book corners and to the head into the heel of the spine. Shelf wear evident to the lower edges of the book, and there are some marks to the book panels. Dust marks to the top paper edge. Original owner's name on the free front endpaper. Very minor chipping to the dustwrapper corners and there is creasing to the top and bottom dustwrapper edges. Browning is noticeable to the dustwrapper on the verso. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 312pp., last 2 blank. . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Owain Bell. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; First Work; ISBN: 0246117281. ISBN/EAN: 9780246117281. Inventory No: 0102054. . 9780246117281

$13.81

The Power of the Rellard
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The Power of the Rellard

By Logan, Carolyn F

Angus & Robertson, North Ryde, New South Wales, 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Tony Pyrzakowski -- Cover Art. Blue coloured endpapers. Blue coloured boards with white coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper, by Tony Pyrzakowski, with white, maroon and orange colour titles to the front panel and gilt and white colour titles to the backstrip. A game that was invented to pass summer became all too real, and Shelley, Georgie and Lucy had to battle the forces of evil while Lucy learns to use the mysterious "Power of the Rellard". Author's first novel. Angus and Robertson Writers for the Young Fellowship -- winner. Shelf wear to the lower book edges and dust marks to the top paper edge. An erasure mark to the top edge of the free front endpaper. A little rubbing to the dustwrapper corners. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 234 pages, last 3 blank. . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Tony Pyrzakowski -- Cover Art. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; First Work; ISBN: 0207153671. ISBN/EAN: 9780207153679. Inventory No: 0102544. . 9780207153679

$10.04

The Homing
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The Homing

By Campbell, Jeffrey

Michael Joseph, London, 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Chris Yates -- Front Cover. Black coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dust wrapper, by Chris Yates, with white coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the backstrip. A government conspiracy to create peaceful communities -- with the use of indoctrination, drugs, behaviour modification ect. Bumping to the head into the heel of the spine and shelf wear evident to the bottom book edges. Dust marks to the top paper edge. Chipping to the top dust of the spine and there is rubbing and creasing to the top and bottom dust wrapper edges. The remains of a sticker can be seen on the lower right-hand corner of the front fold over. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 271, [1] pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Chris Yates -- Front Cover. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; First Work; ISBN: 0718118987. ISBN/EAN: 9780718118983. Inventory No: 0101909. . 9780718118983

$13.81

Capella's Golden Eyes
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Capella's Golden Eyes

By Evans, Christopher

Faber & Faber, London, 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Orange coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing an alien cityscape, with black and orange background with yellow and orange coloured titles to the front panel and spine. A human colony has been cut off from Earth for over 100 years and they share their world with a reclusive alien race. There is rising discontent within the colony and a young boy gets caught up in the events. Shelf wear evident to the lower edges of the book and browning to textblock edges and pages. Fading to the spine and the dustwrapper is price clipped, to the front fold over lower right-hand corner. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 224 pages, last for blank.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; First Work; ISBN: 0571115136. ISBN/EAN: 9780571115136. Inventory No: 0102038. . 9780571115136 This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. .

$20.71

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