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[ATTERBURY, Rowley Streatfeild, 1920-2011] : THE CONTRIBUTORS : BEING THE PAPER OF A TALK DELIVERED TO THE WYNKYN DE WORDE SOCIETY AT STATIONERS’ HALL ON 16TH MAY 1974.

[ATTERBURY, Rowley Streatfeild, 1920-2011] : THE CONTRIBUTORS : BEING THE PAPER OF A TALK DELIVERED TO THE WYNKYN DE WORDE SOCIETY AT STATIONERS’ HALL ON 16TH MAY 1974.

Westerham : Westerham Press, 1974. First edition : the American issue, with the New York imprint of the Sandstone Press on a sticker on the verso of the title-page. A talk by the owner of the Westerham Press on the most influential book designers and printers working in twentieth-century England.
Post 8vo (22cm). (32)pp. Illustrations – portraits of Barnett Freedman, Eric Gregory, Eric Humphries, James Shand, Oliver Simon, Jan Tschichold, Berthold Wolpe, etc., a colour illustration by E. McKnight Kauffer, facsimiles and tipped-in facsimile Curwen Press flyers. Original cloth; very good in a just lightly used dust-jacket.

£15

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BIGGS, John R. (John Reginald), 1909-1989 : THE CRAFT OF WOODCUTS.

BIGGS, John R. (John Reginald), 1909-1989 : THE CRAFT OF WOODCUTS.

London : Blandford Press, (1968). A reprint of the original 1963 edition. A very attractively produced and illustrated guide to the tools and techniques of woodcut, linocut, wood-engraving, printing, paper, etc.
Foolscap 4to (23cm). (64)pp. Illustrations throughout, many in a second colour. Original boards; a fine and bright copy in the just slightly rubbed but still very clean and fresh dust-jacket.

£15

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BRENNI, Vito J. (Vito Joseph), 1923-2012 : BOOK ILLUSTRATION AND DECORATION : A GUIDE TO RESEARCH.

BRENNI, Vito J. (Vito Joseph), 1923-2012 : BOOK ILLUSTRATION AND DECORATION : A GUIDE TO RESEARCH.

Westport : Greenwood Press, (1980). First edition. A bibliography of the published resources – over 2,000 citations of books, pamphlets, essays, theses, etc. Includes material on book decoration, manuals of illustration, methods of illustration, history of illustration, children’s books, science, medicine, music, geography, history, etc.
Medium 8vo (25cm). viii,(192)pp. Original cloth; just a touch dusty, but a very good copy.

£25

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BRYANT, Mark, 1953- & HENEAGE, Simon, 1930-2011 : DICTIONARY OF BRITISH CARTOONISTS AND CARICATURISTS : 1730-1980.

BRYANT, Mark, 1953- & HENEAGE, Simon, 1930-2011 : DICTIONARY OF BRITISH CARTOONISTS AND CARICATURISTS : 1730-1980.

Aldershot : Scolar Press, (1994). First edition. A thoroughly researched biographical dictionary – from Hogarth to the late twentieth century.
Foolscap 4to (23cm). (xviii),252pp. Numerous illustrations. Original boards; very good in a just faintly sunned dust-jacket.

£25

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BURGESS, Frederick William, 1855-1945 : OLD PRINTS AND ENGRAVINGS.

BURGESS, Frederick William, 1855-1945 : OLD PRINTS AND ENGRAVINGS.

London : George Routledge & Sons / New York : G.P.Putnam’s Sons, 1924. First edition. A well-illustrated and wide-ranging guide in the Home Connoisseur series – with chapters on the engravers; processes; terms; wood blocks; mezzotints; stipples; line engraving; aquatints; lithographs; colour prints; Baxter prints; Arundel prints; early book illustrations; frontispieces and title-pages; dedicatory plates; printers’ marks; bookplates; portraits; Japanese colour prints; sporting prints; military prints; costumes; trade cards; tickets, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). xii,(282),[ii]pp. Plates. Original cloth gilt; just a hint of rubbing; a few plates a little loose (but all present); a very good and bright copy.

£25

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DOBSON, Margaret (Margaret Stirling), 1888-1952 : LINO PRINTS.

DOBSON, Margaret (Margaret Stirling), 1888-1952 : LINO PRINTS.

London : Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1936. A reprint of the original 1930 edition. An excellent guide to all aspects of the linocut – knife-work, gouge-work, materials and mediums, printing in black, printing in colour, design, pattern, etc., illustrated with some striking examples of contemporary work by Ward Hunt, Sydney Gausden, etc. In the Pitman’s Craft-for-All series.
Crown 8vo (20cm). xiv,114,(16)pp. Colour frontispiece. Numerous illustrations in black-and-white. Original cloth-backed boards; a few spots, but a very good copy in a lightly used and slightly nicked dust-jacket. Prize label of St. Aloysius Convent, Clarendon Square, with a 1936 inscription to A. Hull (for art).

£15

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FARLEIGH, John (Frederick William Charles), 1900-1965 : ENGRAVING ON WOOD.

FARLEIGH, John (Frederick William Charles), 1900-1965 : ENGRAVING ON WOOD.

Leicester : Dryad Press, (1954). First edition. John Farleigh and a masterly illustrated essay on the techniques of wood engraving – the blocks, the printing, the use of the graver, the spitsticker, the round and square scorper, the tint tool and the multiple tool, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (52)pp. Illustrated with Farleigh’s diagrams, illustrations and examples throughout. Original decorative boards in a three-colour Farleigh design. Very good.

£25

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FENN, Amor (William Amor), 1863-1933 : DESIGN AND TRADITION : A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE PRINCIPLES AND HISTORIC DEVELOPMENT OF ARCHITECTURE AND THE APPLIED ARTS.

FENN, Amor (William Amor), 1863-1933 : DESIGN AND TRADITION : A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE PRINCIPLES AND HISTORIC DEVELOPMENT OF ARCHITECTURE AND THE APPLIED ARTS.

London : Chapman & Hall, 1920. First edition. A handsomely illustrated history of architecture and design, with sections on mouldings, architectural proportions, surface division, conventional ornament, design treatment, mythology and symbolism, ways and means, etc. In the Universal Art Series.
Demy 8vo (24cm). xx,376pp. Plates. Numerous illustrations. Original decorative cloth; top edge blue; some minor spotting, mainly of edges; endpapers lightly tanned, but otherwise a very good, bright and sound copy in the dust-jacket – just lightly sunned, but also very good.

£30

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GILMOUR, Pat : ARTISTS AT CURWEN : A CELEBRATION OF THE GIFT OF ARTISTS’ PRINTS FROM THE CURWEN STUDIO.

GILMOUR, Pat : ARTISTS AT CURWEN : A CELEBRATION OF THE GIFT OF ARTISTS’ PRINTS FROM THE CURWEN STUDIO.

London : Tate Gallery, (1977). First edition : the hardback issue. An account of the Curwen Press, published to accompany the 1977 Tate exhibition. Includes a full catalogue of the exhibition (340 items), a checklist of the complete donation, a glossary of printing terms, etc. With colour plates by Edward Bawden, Claud Lovat Fraser, Barnett Freedman, David Hockney, McKnight Kauffer, John Nash, Paul Nash, John Piper, Eric Ravilious, Ceri Richards, etc.
Crown 4to (26cm). (168),[viii]pp. Plates, some coloured. Illustrations. Facsimiles. Original boards; a very good copy in the dust-jacket.

£30

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GLASS, Frederick J. (Frederick James), 1881-1930 : DRAWING DESIGN AND CRAFT-WORK FOR TEACHERS, STUDENTS, ETC.

GLASS, Frederick J. (Frederick James), 1881-1930 : DRAWING DESIGN AND CRAFT-WORK FOR TEACHERS, STUDENTS, ETC.

London : B. T. Batsford, [1920]. First edition. A beautifully illustrated and produced guide to the basics of design, with material on mass and silhouette, brushwork, light and shade, pattern, interlacing, scrolls, cartouches, lettering, heraldry, textures, colour, etc., as well as guidance on wood-block cutting, linocuts, wood-carving, stencilling, leatherwork, metalwork, inlaying, marquetry, etc.
Demy 8vo (22cm). (viii),(216)pp. Numerous full-page illustrations. Original decorative cloth, blocked in an elaborate pattern; endpapers slightly tanned; a few faint signs of age and use, but a very good copy.

£25

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GOLDMAN, Paul : VICTORIAN ILLUSTRATED BOOKS 1850-1870 : THE HEYDAY OF WOOD-ENGRAVING. THE ROBIN DE BEAUMONT COLLECTION.

GOLDMAN, Paul : VICTORIAN ILLUSTRATED BOOKS 1850-1870 : THE HEYDAY OF WOOD-ENGRAVING. THE ROBIN DE BEAUMONT COLLECTION.

Boston : David R. Godine, (1994). First American edition. With chapters on the literature; the explosion in popular publishing; publishers, editors, engravers and entrepreneurs; the readership; the artists; foreign influences, etc., with a checklist of the 592 items in the Robin de Beaumont collection (now in the British Museum). With a preface by Antony Griffiths and a preliminary essay by Robin de Beaumont.
Crown 4to (26cm). 144pp. Colour plates. Ninety-two illustrations. Original cloth; very good in dust-jacket.

£25

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GRIFFITS, Thomas E. (Thomas Edgar), 1883-1957 : THE TECHNIQUE OF COLOUR PRINTING BY LITHOGRAPHY : A CONCISE MANUAL OF DRAWN LITHOGRAPHY.

GRIFFITS, Thomas E. (Thomas Edgar), 1883-1957 : THE TECHNIQUE OF COLOUR PRINTING BY LITHOGRAPHY : A CONCISE MANUAL OF DRAWN LITHOGRAPHY.

London : Faber & Faber, (1947). The third impression of the original 1940 edition. A most attractive guide to all aspects of lithography, with material on the materials (stones, plates, graining, polishing, textures, transfer papers, etc.), equipment, press work, artists’ work, etc. With an introduction by Frank Pick.
Demy 8vo (23cm). xvi,110,[ii]pp. Eight colour plates and the complete set of the six loosely inserted colour-stop masks. Illustrations and diagrams. Original decorative cloth; mild tanning of endpapers; top edge slightly spotted, but a very good copy.

£15

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HOGARTH, William, 1697-1764 : THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM HOGARTH; INCLUDING THE ANALYSIS OF BEAUTY ...

HOGARTH, William, 1697-1764 : THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM HOGARTH; INCLUDING THE ANALYSIS OF BEAUTY ...

London : S. Cornish, 1838. First edition of this attractive and convenient edition of Hogarth – engraved prints of all the paintings, etc., complete with notes, analysis and short essays on each, a life of Hogarth, and the full text of his own “Analysis of Beauty”.
Three volumes, bound in one. Post 8vo (204 x 118mm). viii,160; [ii],(128); [iv],(168)pp. Engraved extra titles to each volume and eighty-five plates. Bound in a later (early twentieth-century) handsome half red crushed morocco, banded and gilt, by Zaehnsdorf for A. C. McClurg & Co. of Chicago; top edge gilt; marbled sides and endpapers; minor wear and rubbing to joints and tips; a few minor internal marks and spots, but overall a very good copy. Ownership inscription and pictorial bookplate of the collector Roy McWilliams.

£125

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JACKSON, John, 1801-1848 [& CHATTO, William Andrew, 1799-1864] : A TREATISE ON WOOD ENGRAVING, HISTORICAL AND PRACTICAL. WITH UPWARDS OF THREE HUNDRED ILLUSTRATIONS, ENGRAVED ON WOOD, BY JOHN JACKSON.

JACKSON, John, 1801-1848 [& CHATTO, William Andrew, 1799-1864] : A TREATISE ON WOOD ENGRAVING, HISTORICAL AND PRACTICAL. WITH UPWARDS OF THREE HUNDRED ILLUSTRATIONS, ENGRAVED ON WOOD, BY JOHN JACKSON.

London : Charles Knight & Co., 1839. First edition. A monumental and attractive treatise on the whole history and practice of wood-engraving, with much on the antiquity of the process, the age of Durer, the revival under Thomas Bewick, the precise techniques and tools employed, etc. Jackson had served part of his apprenticeship under Bewick himself and was one of the finest practitioners of his time. His collaborator, William Andrew Chatto (father of the publisher), also wrote on the history of playing-cards, etc.
Elephant 8vo (161 x 174mm). xvi,(750),[ii]pp. Seven plates, some coloured, including a Baxter print of Ovingham and a double-page “patent illuminated map” of Jerusalem by William Hughes. Numerous wood engravings in text, some coloured. Bound in a smart later (late twentieth-century) half-calf; marbled sides and endpapers; text a little shaken, but firm in binding; a few slight marks, but overall a very good copy. Occasional interesting pencilled annotation from a widely-read and knowledgeable former owner, sadly unidentifiable.

£250

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LEVIS, H.C. (Howard Coppuck), 1859-1935 : TITLE-PAGES OF FOUR EARLY ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO ENGRAVING : ALSO THE PAGES THEREIN WHICH CONTAIN THE SECTIONS ON ENGRAVING AND PRINTING FROM ENGRAVED PLATES ...

LEVIS, H.C. (Howard Coppuck), 1859-1935 : TITLE-PAGES OF FOUR EARLY ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO ENGRAVING : ALSO THE PAGES THEREIN WHICH CONTAIN THE SECTIONS ON ENGRAVING AND PRINTING FROM ENGRAVED PLATES ...

London : Privately Printed at the Chiswick Press, 1916. First edition : one of just thirty numbered copies produced for private circulation. Title-pages and facsimiles of the relevant text on engraving and etching from “The Thyrde and Last Parte of the Secretes of the Reverende Maister Alexis of Piemont” (1566), “A Profitable Boke Declaring Dyvers Approoved Remedies” (1583), “The Jewell House of Art and Nature” (1594), and “A Booke of Secrets” (1596) – the four earliest accounts in English of the subject. Levis also includes the earliest English illustration of an engraving instrument, reproduced from John Bate’s “The Mysteryes of Nature and Art” (1634).
Medium 8vo (23cm). [40]pp. Facsimiles. Bound in a neat later binder’s cloth, with morocco label; very faintly rubbed; a few minor marks and spots, but a very good copy. Ownership labels of Stanley Scott of Dulwich and Chard on rear endpaper.

£100

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LEWIS, Griselda, 1917-2014 – editor : HANDBOOK OF CRAFTS.

LEWIS, Griselda, 1917-2014 – editor : HANDBOOK OF CRAFTS.

[London] : Edward Hulton, 1960. First edition. Essays by various hands on all manner of craft work – Edward Bawden on lino cutting, David Gentleman on wood engraving, and further chapters on embroidery, patchwork, fabric collages, rugs, handweaving, upholstery, chair-caning, rush basket-work, toys, dolls, glove puppets, toy theatres and much more.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (372)pp. Plates. Illustrations. Diagrams. Original patterned boards; very good in a just lightly used and slightly nicked dust-jacket. Ownership inscription of Beryl G. Miller.

£25

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MACNAB, Iain, 1890-1967 :  THE STUDENT’S BOOK OF WOOD-ENGRAVING.

MACNAB, Iain, 1890-1967 : THE STUDENT’S BOOK OF WOOD-ENGRAVING.

London : Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1938. First edition. Notes on the renaissance of wood-engraving in the 1920s and its current possibilities, followed by lucid instructions on the craft itself – materials; handling the tools; preparing design and block; transferring; scraperboard; engraving; style; technique, etc. Superbly illustrated with examples from the masters: John Farleigh; Eric Gill; Gertrude Hermes; Blair Hughes-Stanton; Clare Leighton; Iain Macnab himself; Gwenda Morgan; Agnes Miller Parker; Clifford Webb, etc.
Crown 4to (26cm). (x),(54)pp. Full-page illustrations. Original fawn cloth, lettered in blue; some spotting; a touch shaken, but a good copy of an attractive work.

£25

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MAYNE, Jonathan (Jonathan Humphrey), 1917-1992 :  BARNETT FREEDMAN.

MAYNE, Jonathan (Jonathan Humphrey), 1917-1992 : BARNETT FREEDMAN.

London : Art & Technics, 1948. First edition. A copiously illustrated study of the artist and illustrator Barnett Freedman (1901-1958) – in the English Masters of Black-and-White series. With a checklist of books illustrated, dust-jacket work, etc.
Crown 4to (24cm). (96)pp. Numerous illustrations. Original cloth; endpapers faintly tanned, but a very good copy.

£20

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MUIR, Percy (Percy Horace), 1894-1979 : VICTORIAN ILLUSTRATED BOOKS.

MUIR, Percy (Percy Horace), 1894-1979 : VICTORIAN ILLUSTRATED BOOKS.

New York : Praeger Publishers, (1971). First edition : the American issue. A well illustrated and wide-ranging survey, by one of the best of antiquarian booksellers, of (mainly British) illustrated books of the nineteenth century – with chapters on chapbooks; Thomas Bewick and George Cruikshank; line engraving; the periodicals; the Dalziels; the advent of colour; fin-de-siècle; foreign influence; America, etc.
Crown 4to (26cm). (xvi),(288)pp. Five colour plates. Numerous monochrome illustrations. Original orange cloth, blocked and lettered in gilt; top edge black; a very good and bright copy in the dust-jacket.

£40

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PEARSALL, Ronald, 1927-2005 : VICTORIAN SHEET MUSIC COVERS.

PEARSALL, Ronald, 1927-2005 : VICTORIAN SHEET MUSIC COVERS.

Newton Abbot : David & Charles, (1972). First edition. A fully illustrated survey of this pervasive and ever-popular art form, with material on John Brandard, Alfred Concanen, R. J. Hamerton, Louis Jullien, George Leybourne, G. H. Macdermott, Alfred Vance, etc.
Crown 4to (26cm). 112pp. Illustrated throughout. Original boards; a very good copy in a just slightly used dust-jacket.

£15

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PENNELL, Joseph, 1860-1926 : MODERN ILLUSTRATION.

PENNELL, Joseph, 1860-1926 : MODERN ILLUSTRATION.

London : George Bell & Sons, 1898. Second edition. A masterly survey of late nineteenth-century book and magazine illustration from the influential Joseph Pennell. Individual chapters discuss techniques of reproduction, French illustration, English illustration, American illustration, etc. Heavily illustrated with examples of the work of all the leading exponents. First published in 1895, the present edition was issued in Gleeson White’s "Practical Designing" series as a handbook for students. Printed at the Chiswick Press.
Crown 8vo (20cm). xxvi,146,[iv]pp. Over 170 plates and illustrations. Original decorative cloth; lightly rubbed and a little sunned; slight spotting of edges and lower cover; some spotting throughout; but a good and sound copy.

£25

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SENDAK, Maurice (Maurice Bernard), 1928-2012 : CALDECOTT & CO. : NOTES ON BOOKS AND PICTURES.

SENDAK, Maurice (Maurice Bernard), 1928-2012 : CALDECOTT & CO. : NOTES ON BOOKS AND PICTURES.

London : Reinhardt Books, (1989). First British edition. Essays, thoughts and interviews from the master on children’s books, their history and their illustrators – on Hans Christian Andersen, Edward Ardizzone, Jean de Brunhoff, Randolph Caldecott, Walt Disney, Claude Lovat Fraser, George MacDonald, Maxfield Parrish, Beatrix Potter, and many more.
Medium 8vo (24cm). [viii],216pp. Illustrations. Original cloth gilt; a very good copy in a just slightly dusty dust-jacket.

£20

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STONE, Reynolds, 1909-1979 : REYNOLDS STONE : ENGRAVINGS WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY THE ARTIST AND AN APPRECIATION BY KENNETH CLARK.

STONE, Reynolds, 1909-1979 : REYNOLDS STONE : ENGRAVINGS WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY THE ARTIST AND AN APPRECIATION BY KENNETH CLARK.

London : John Murray, (1977). First edition. A handsome recapitulation of Reynolds Stone’s lifetime of work in wood engraving – over 550 illustrations (many in colour) – illustrative work, decorations, title-pages, bookplates, labels, etc. – each of them described and set in context. Printed at the Curwen Press. Loosely inserted are a copy of the original prospectus and a 1978 Cambridge University Press invitation, utilising the armorial device by Stone illustrated on p.132.
Imperial 8vo (30cm). (xliv),(154),[ii]pp. Original buckram; a very good, bright and clean copy in a dust-jacket with a couple of short tears.

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THORPE, James, 1876-1949 : ENGLISH ILLUSTRATION : THE NINETIES.

THORPE, James, 1876-1949 : ENGLISH ILLUSTRATION : THE NINETIES.

London : Faber & Faber, (1935). First edition. A masterly survey of that rich period of illustration in the 1890s – with much on Cecil Aldin, Fred Barnard, Lewis Baumer, Aubrey Beardsley, Max Beerbohm, Frank Brangwyn, Gordon Browne, Tom Browne, Harry Furniss, John Hassall, Phil May, H. R. Millar, Hugh Thomson, Jack B. Yeats, and many another.
Medium 8vo (25cm). xx,(268)pp. Plates. Numerous illustrations. Original cloth gilt; top edge gilt; a few slight marks and spots, but a very good copy. Neat ownership inscription.

£25

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VACHER, Francis, 1843-1914 : ENGRAVERS & ENGRAVING : BEING THE INAUGURAL ADDRESS ...

VACHER, Francis, 1843-1914 : ENGRAVERS & ENGRAVING : BEING THE INAUGURAL ADDRESS ...

Manchester : Privately Printed, [1887]. First edition. A tour of the methods of engraving – wood-engraving, dot manner, line engraving, chiaro-oscuro, etching, soft-ground etching, dry-point, mezzotint, aquatint, stipple, Blake’s manner, etc. – with reference to the great masters. The presidential address to the Birkenhead Literary & Scientific Society, Session XXXI, 1887-1888.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [viii],106,[iv]pp. Five collotype plates. Original stiff card wrappers, top edge gilt; floral cotton endpapers; a few faint spots, but a very good copy in the original parchment dust-jacket, printed in red and black, and with a design by Thomas Bewick on the upper panel; the parchment a little soiled and discoloured.- but still attractive.

£40

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