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  • FARTHEST NORTH. Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Fram, 1893-96, and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen. With an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup, Captain of the Fram. by NANSEN, Fridtjof
    NANSEN, Fridtjof
    FARTHEST NORTH. Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Fram, 1893-96, and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen. With an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup, Captain of the Fram.

    Edition: First of this edition

    London: Macmillan, 1897. First of the Colonial Library edition, the paper issue. Two volumes, pp (8), 351 ; (viii), (472). Indexed. Free endpapers and pastedowns in both volumes (paged 3-7) used for a list of the series, dated 20.2.97. Books a little leaned; spines darkened with lettering faint, and with small chips at ends and vertical cracks, now neatly repaired; ink owner name in top margin of each front cover; covers have short shallow chips to fore edges and corner creases; page edges tanned; generally VG otherwise, now tight in the bindings, text clean and unworn. Macmillan's Colonial Library # 317 & 318. This paper issue of the Colonial Library edition drops the plates and maps found in the…

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    London: Macmillan, 1897. First of the Colonial Library edition, the paper issue. Two volumes, pp (8), 351 ; (viii), (472). Indexed. Free endpapers and pastedowns in both volumes (paged 3-7) used for a list of the series, dated 20.2.97. Books a little leaned; spines darkened with lettering faint, and with small chips at ends and vertical cracks, now neatly repaired; ink owner name in top margin of each front cover; covers have short shallow chips to fore edges and corner creases; page edges tanned; generally VG otherwise, now tight in the bindings, text clean and unworn. Macmillan's Colonial Library # 317 & 318. This paper issue of the Colonial Library edition drops the plates and maps found in the larger Constable and Harper editions of 1897, though at least some of the more common hardcover issue came with a folding map. A classic of Arctic exploration. "Narrative of the First Fram Expedition, 1893-1896, led by Nansen, with the object of investigating the polar basin north of Eurasia by drifting in the ice with the currents northwest from the New Siberian Islands across or near the Pole." - AB 11983. Printing and the Mind of Man 384 (Norwegian edition, Fram over Polhavet). In the Spring of 1895, Nansen, one companion, and his dogs reached 86 degrees 14 minutes north, the closest to the pole that anyone had been to that time (the dogs were too worn out to go all the way). 1.5 kg parcel.; Octavo

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  • Sheppe, Walter, editor
    First Man West: Alexander Mackenzie's Journal of His Voyage to the Pacific Coast of Canada in 1793

    Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1976. Green cloth without jacket, as issued. pp (x), 366. [6]. Map, portrait, index. Fine copy. Reprint of the University of California Press, 1962, edition.; Octavo 0837187893

    Book ID: 50440
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  • SCHOLES, Arthur
    FOURTEEN MEN: The story of the Australian Antactic Expedition to Heard Island

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Allen & Unwin, 1951. Octavo, blue cloth, endpaper maps. pp (xii), (275) + plates (frontis. in colour), map in text. Fine copy, no owner names. Price-clipped jacket has shallow chips at spine tips, tears to panels, good, now in plastic sleeve.

    Book ID: 31442
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  • THEROUX, Paul
    FRESH AIR FIEND: travel writings, 1985-2000

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, c2001. Second printing. Card covers. Fine copy. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 53110
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  • MARVEL, Ik (pseud. of Donald G. Mitchell)
    FRESH GLEANINGS; or, a new sheaf from the old fields of continental Europe

    New York: Scribner, 1851. Second edition, with a new preface by the author. BAL 13930. In Blanck's binding A (no priority), purple A cloth. Spine a bit faded, some light spots on covers, minor wear to spine ends and outer corners, yellowing to page edges, small ink name at front, just a little leaned, VG+ otherwise. The author's first book (preceded by two pamphlets), first published in 1847. A European travelogue.

    Book ID: 40932
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  • PULLEN-BURRY, B.
    FROM HALIFAX TO VANCOUVER

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Mills & Boon, 1912. Octavo, black cloth. pp xvi, 352, (32, ads) + frontispiece with tissue guard and 39 other photo plates. Spine gilt dulled, occasional light foxing, else a VG clean and tight copy, no owner names. A travelogue of a trip by rail across Canada. Peel III, 3795. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Book ID: 35289
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  • DILKE, Charles Wentworth, Sir
    GREATER BRITAIN: A Record of Travel in English-Speaking Countries. Third Edition.

    Edition: First US Edition

    New York: Harper, 1869. Octavo, original brown cloth decorated in blind, spine gilt lettered. pp (xvi), (17)-561, [1], (1, ads). 11 illustrations and 6 maps in text. Indexed. One dime-sized damp spot to front cover, damp streaks to rear cover; Odd Fellows bookplate inside front cover; page edges yellowed; else a VG+ clean, tight and unworn copy, hinges not cracked. Part I covers the USA including Utah, with one short chapter on Canada; Part II covers the Pacific, including Pitcairn Island, and the Maories; Part III is about Australia; Part IV covers Ceylon (two chapters), and India. Flake 2839 (3 chapters are on the Mormons).

    Book ID: 42913
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  • SHAH, Tahir
    IN ARABIAN NIGHTS: a cravan of Moroccan dreams

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Bantam, 2008. Cloth and boards. Fine in fine jacket. Inscribed by noted Canadian poet and painter P.K. Page (signed "P.K."); Octavo

    Book ID: 53258
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  • IN THE FORBIDDEN LAND An Account of a Journey into Tibet, Capture by the Tibetan Lamas and Soldiers, Imprisonment, Torture and Ultimate Release brought about by Dr. Wilson and the Political Peshkar, Karak Sing-Pal by LANDOR, A. Henry Savage
    LANDOR, A. Henry Savage
    IN THE FORBIDDEN LAND An Account of a Journey into Tibet, Capture by the Tibetan Lamas and Soldiers, Imprisonment, Torture and Ultimate Release brought about by Dr. Wilson and the Political Peshkar, Karak Sing-Pal

    Edition: First US Edition

    New York: Harper, 1899. The title page continues: "With the government enquiry and report and other official documents by J. Larkin, Esq., deputed by the government of India. With 1 photogravure, 8 coloured plates, 50 full-page and about 150 text illustrations, and a map from surveys by the author." Two volumes, original publisher’s illustrated green cloth stamped in gilt, black, and reddish brown; gilt top page edges, others rough trimmed. 307, 250 pp, Tissue guards to the frontispieces. Folding map at the rear of volume II. Ex library: spines lightly darkened with a nick at head of each, call number on gold star sticker to lower spine; label to each front pastedown and pouch at rear of each; four…

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    New York: Harper, 1899. The title page continues: "With the government enquiry and report and other official documents by J. Larkin, Esq., deputed by the government of India. With 1 photogravure, 8 coloured plates, 50 full-page and about 150 text illustrations, and a map from surveys by the author." Two volumes, original publisher’s illustrated green cloth stamped in gilt, black, and reddish brown; gilt top page edges, others rough trimmed. 307, 250 pp, Tissue guards to the frontispieces. Folding map at the rear of volume II. Ex library: spines lightly darkened with a nick at head of each, call number on gold star sticker to lower spine; label to each front pastedown and pouch at rear of each; four digits rubber stamped to verso of each title leaf; otherwise a nice near fine pair, no other library marks. A minor classic of late-Victorian high adventure and exploration in the Himalayas, profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings (most by the author himself), including eight color plates and a folding map of southwestern Tibet drawn from Landor’s surveys. Though he failed to reach Lhasa, Landor climbed as high as 22,000 feet and explored many places hitherto unseen by Europeans, making some significant geographical and anthropological discoveries in the process. Note: 3.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required. ; Tall octavo

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  • FREUCHEN, Peter
    IT'S ALL ADVENTURE

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1938. Red cloth, endpaper maps, red top edges. pp vi, 3-508 + frontispiece portrait and other plates. Spine very lightly darkened, else a fine, jacketless copy, no owner marks. Autobiography and adventures in Greenland by the great Danish adventurer and explorer. 1.5 kg parcel; Octavo

    Book ID: 50712
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  • BEAZLEY, C. Raymond
    JOHN AND SEBASTIAN CABOT: the discovery of North America

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Unwin, 1898. Red pictorial cloth stamped in black, gilt lettered. pp (v)-xx, (312), (4, ads) + photogravure frontispiece portrait and two maps. Index. Spine a bit sunned; five tiny shallow holes to rear cover; armorial bookplate; small gilt label of distinguished Ottawa Arctic collector Dr. Franklin H. Hicks; else a near fine copy, front and rear covers bright. No. 3 in the Builders of Greater Britain series. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 51678
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  • JOURNAL OF A RESIDENCE AT THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE; with Excursions into the Interior, and Notes on the Natural History, and the Native Tribes by BUNBURY, Charles J.F.
    BUNBURY, Charles J.F.
    JOURNAL OF A RESIDENCE AT THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE; with Excursions into the Interior, and Notes on the Natural History, and the Native Tribes

    Edition: First Edition

    London: John Murray, 1848. Original green cloth. pp xii, 297, (3, ads) + wood-engraved frontispiece and four other plates. From the library of the Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet, so designated on front cover by hand in ink "Signet Library" and also on front pastedown with shelf label. Spine a bit worn at ends, with cloth split to rear joint neatly repaired and two small chips to joints just below centre; wear to one outer corner neatly repaired; neat internal repairs to separations in text; occasional mild text soiling; a little leaned; in all, a good copy, now tight in the binding, text unworn, and looking better than it sounds. An important work on South Africa, with extensive observations…

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    London: John Murray, 1848. Original green cloth. pp xii, 297, (3, ads) + wood-engraved frontispiece and four other plates. From the library of the Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet, so designated on front cover by hand in ink "Signet Library" and also on front pastedown with shelf label. Spine a bit worn at ends, with cloth split to rear joint neatly repaired and two small chips to joints just below centre; wear to one outer corner neatly repaired; neat internal repairs to separations in text; occasional mild text soiling; a little leaned; in all, a good copy, now tight in the binding, text unworn, and looking better than it sounds. An important work on South Africa, with extensive observations on the botany of the region, and an account of the Great Trek of the Boers, then underway. The Society of Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet is a private society of Scottish solicitors, dating back to 1594 and part of the College of Justice. Writers to the Signet originally had special privileges in relation to the drawing up of documents which required to be signeted, but these have since disappeared and the Society is now an independent, non-regulatory association of solicitors. The Society maintains the Category A listed Signet Library, part of the Parliament House complex in Edinburgh, and members of the Society are entitled to the postnominal letters WS." - Wiklipedia. "Sir Charles James Fox Bunbury, 8th Baronet, FRS (4 February 1809 -18 June 1886) was an English naturalist....He was a keen botanist and geologist with a particular interest in paleobotany. He collected plant specimens on expeditions to South America in 1833 and South Africa in 1838. He also accompanied his great friend Sir Charles Lyell, the geologist, on an expedition to Madeira. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1851." - Wikipedia.; Octavo

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  • JOURNAL OF A TOUR IN ASIA MINOR, with comparative remarks on the ancient and modern geography of that country by LEAKE, William Martin, 1777-1860
    LEAKE, William Martin, 1777-1860
    JOURNAL OF A TOUR IN ASIA MINOR, with comparative remarks on the ancient and modern geography of that country

    Edition: First Edition

    London: John Murray, 1824. Quarter bound in original green patterned cloth and tan boards, paper spine label, page edges rough trimmed. pp (xxx), 362, (2, ads) + frontispiece illustration + large folding map + 2 full-page plans of Troas. Illustrations in text, indexed. Spine label tanned; partial cloth split to front joint neatly repaired; slight damp and soil spotting to boards; front inner hinge neatly repaired with rice paper; two old private ink ownership inscriptions at front (person at King's College, Toronto); damp stain to corner of frontispiece; bit of foxing to the two full page maps and only occasional foxing spots in text; large chip to fore margin of last two leaves of text (no printing affected); soft…

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    London: John Murray, 1824. Quarter bound in original green patterned cloth and tan boards, paper spine label, page edges rough trimmed. pp (xxx), 362, (2, ads) + frontispiece illustration + large folding map + 2 full-page plans of Troas. Illustrations in text, indexed. Spine label tanned; partial cloth split to front joint neatly repaired; slight damp and soil spotting to boards; front inner hinge neatly repaired with rice paper; two old private ink ownership inscriptions at front (person at King's College, Toronto); damp stain to corner of frontispiece; bit of foxing to the two full page maps and only occasional foxing spots in text; large chip to fore margin of last two leaves of text (no printing affected); soft corner creases to late leaves; page edges tanned; leaves unopened at edges of last quarter of the text; one inch tear to inner margin of folding map neatly repaired with clear archival paper tape on the blank side; in all, a VG clean, tight and unworn pleasant copy. As an officer in the Royal Regiment of Artillery, Leake was in 1799 sent to Constantinople to train the Ottoman army for its defense against Napoleon. A journey through Asia Minor in 1800 to join the British fleet at Cyprus kindled his interest in antiquarian topography. He was later sent out again to survey the coasts of Albania and Morea. He retired from the army in 1815 and devoted the rest of his life to antiquarian topology. He was elected to the Royal Society in 1815 and was a founding member of the Royal Geographical Society. "His account is the first complete and systematic description of the geography of Asia Minor. All of his work is equally precise as regards geography, antiquities and philology." - Blackmer 972.; Octavo

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  • PARRY, William Edward
    JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE FOR THE DISCOVERY OF A NORTH-WEST PASSAGE FROM THE ATLANTIC TO THE PACIFIC; performed in the years 1819-20, in His Majesty;s ships Hecla and Griper...with an appendix, containing the scientific and other observations....

    New York: Greenwood Press, 1969. Facsiimile reprint of the 1821 original. Thick quarto, brown cloth. pp (8), (xxxii), 310 + (2), (clxxxii) [Appendix), xii, (132) [North Georgia Gazette]. [4] + 2 large folding maps + 18 plates on text paper. Brown spots to inner margins of free endpapers and title page (from binding glue, as usual), else a fine copy, no owner names (not issued in jacket). One of the great Arctic books. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Book ID: 40190
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  • INGRAHAM, Joseph (Mark D. Kaplanoff, editor, notes, and introduction)
    JOURNAL OF THE BIGANTINE HOPE ON A VOYAGE TO THENORTHWEST COAST OF NORTH AMERICA 1790-92. Illustrated with Charts and Drawings by the Author

    Edition: First of this edition

    Barre, MA: Imprint Society, 1971. Quarter bound in mustard cloth with paper spine label and grey boards illustrated in green and gold on front cover. pp [4], (xxx), (250) + 10 double-sided plates. Very nearly fine, no owner names, lacking slipcase. Falkland Islands, around the Horn, Marquesas, Sandwich Islands, China, Nootka Sound, crusing the Northwest Coast. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.; Quarto 0876360185

    Book ID: 25959
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  • McKINLAY, (William Laird).
    KARLUK. The Great Untold Story of Arctic Exploration. Foreword by Magnus Magnusson.

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1976. Tall 8vo, hardcover, grey boards. xiv, 170 pp + plates inserted; map in text. Ink gift inscription to front free endpaper, else very fine in VG+ jacket. "This book tells for the first time the full story of the Karluk, the leading ship of Stefansson's Arctic Expedition of 1913-18, which was crushed and sunk in ice almost before the expedition had properly begun. The ship's crew of twenty-five people were left stranded on the arctic ice while their leader continued his northern exploration, not returning for five years. The almost incredible story of their nightmare struggle for survival in the face of ignorance, lack of leadership and the appalling Arctic conditions is told by…

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    London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1976. Tall 8vo, hardcover, grey boards. xiv, 170 pp + plates inserted; map in text. Ink gift inscription to front free endpaper, else very fine in VG+ jacket. "This book tells for the first time the full story of the Karluk, the leading ship of Stefansson's Arctic Expedition of 1913-18, which was crushed and sunk in ice almost before the expedition had properly begun. The ship's crew of twenty-five people were left stranded on the arctic ice while their leader continued his northern exploration, not returning for five years. The almost incredible story of their nightmare struggle for survival in the face of ignorance, lack of leadership and the appalling Arctic conditions is told by the magnetician and me teorologist of the expedition, William Laird McKinlay, a Scottish schoolteacher then twenty-five years old." - jacket.

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  • McKINLAY, (William Laird).
    KARLUK. The Great Untold Story of Arctic Exploration. Foreword by Magnus Magnusson.

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1976. Tall 8vo, hardcover, grey boards. xiv, 170 pp + plates inserted; map in text. Ink gift inscription to front free endpaper, else very nearly fine in like price-clipped jacket. "This book tells for the first time the full story of the Karluk, the leading ship of Stefansson's Arctic Expedition of 1913-18, which was crushed and sunk in ice almost before the expedition had properly begun. The ship's crew of twenty-five people were left stranded on the arctic ice while their leader continued his northern exploration, not returning for five years. The almost incredible story of their nightmare struggle for survival in the face of ignorance, lack of leadership and the appalling Arctic conditions is…

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    London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1976. Tall 8vo, hardcover, grey boards. xiv, 170 pp + plates inserted; map in text. Ink gift inscription to front free endpaper, else very nearly fine in like price-clipped jacket. "This book tells for the first time the full story of the Karluk, the leading ship of Stefansson's Arctic Expedition of 1913-18, which was crushed and sunk in ice almost before the expedition had properly begun. The ship's crew of twenty-five people were left stranded on the arctic ice while their leader continued his northern exploration, not returning for five years. The almost incredible story of their nightmare struggle for survival in the face of ignorance, lack of leadership and the appalling Arctic conditions is told by the magnetician and me teorologist of the expedition, William Laird McKinlay, a Scottish schoolteacher then twenty-five years old." - jacket.

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  • Martín de Munilla (Fray). Kelly, Celsus, translator and editor
    La Austrialia Del Espíritu Santo The Journal of Fray Martín de Munilla O.F.M. and other documents relating to The Voyage of Pedro Fernández de Quirós to the South Sea (1605-1606) and the Franciscan Missionary Plan (1617-1627)

    Edition: First Edition

    Cambridge, England: Hakluyt Society / Cambridge University Press, 1966. Two volumes, blue cloth. pp (xviii), 270; (xvi), (271)-446. 3 tables (2 folding,1 in the text) and 7 plates, 9 maps & charts (2 folding, 3 in text). Corner crease to rear free endpaper of volume I else a fine pair, no owner names. One inch tear to front panel on first volume, very light spine sunning, otherwise the jackets are VG+. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.; Octavo

    Book ID: 26382
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  • Mas'Udi (Al-Mas'Udi, c 896-956)
    LES PRAIRIES D'OR. Edition Barbier de Meynard et Pavet de Courteille. Revue et corrigée par Charles Pellat. (5 volume set)

    Beyrouth (Beruit): Université Libanaise.1966-74. Five volumes, white card covers printed in red in black. Bown spots to spine of Vol 4, else a VG clean and unworn set, pages mostly unopened. TEXT IS IN ARABIC. Note: 3.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required. ; Quarto

    Book ID: 54148
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  • MARMIER, (X.) [Xavier Marmier, 1809-92]
    LETTRES SUR L'AMÉRIQUE

    Ixelles lez Bruxelles: Delegigne et Callewaert, 1851. First Belgian edition. Three volumes bound in one. Old binding of half cloth and marbled boards. pp (268); 244, 274 + 6 plates. Spine rebacked some time ago with plain green cloth. Rubbing and peeling to the marbled paper on the boards; inner hinges repaired with archival cloth tape; old (Belgian?) bookseller's rubber stamp on front free endpaper; ugly binding but sound - the text, other than occasional foxing, is VG, clean and unworn. Table of Contents at end of first and second volumes but not at third (lacking?) Sabin 44643. TPL 8139, Gagnon I 310, all describing the Paris, 1851 edition in two volumes. Marmier, a passionate traveller and author, was…

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    Ixelles lez Bruxelles: Delegigne et Callewaert, 1851. First Belgian edition. Three volumes bound in one. Old binding of half cloth and marbled boards. pp (268); 244, 274 + 6 plates. Spine rebacked some time ago with plain green cloth. Rubbing and peeling to the marbled paper on the boards; inner hinges repaired with archival cloth tape; old (Belgian?) bookseller's rubber stamp on front free endpaper; ugly binding but sound - the text, other than occasional foxing, is VG, clean and unworn. Table of Contents at end of first and second volumes but not at third (lacking?) Sabin 44643. TPL 8139, Gagnon I 310, all describing the Paris, 1851 edition in two volumes. Marmier, a passionate traveller and author, was in 1835 attached to the Arctic expedition of the "Recherche". He was elected to the French Academy in 1870. This work recounts his travels in Canada, the United States, Havana, and the Rio de la Plata. Chapters 3-9 of Volume I are on Canada, mostly Montréal and Québec, though he did go to Kingston and thence to Niagara Falls via the American route. The frontispiece of Vol. I is of Niagara Falls.; 12mo

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    Condition: Good

    Book ID: 24893
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