Art Instruction

 
Norman Rockwell, Rockwell, Norman, Near Fine in Very Good+ binder. All the pages are present including all the color plates. Pages are clean. Ringholes show only light wear. The one-page assignment sheet is missing, but a facsimile is included. The binder is lightly worn along the edges an, Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 137 pages, 4 tipped-in color plates, over 400 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, printed custom binder, English

"America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting down for you in words and pictures all the ideas and methods...

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Christine Schimdt, Schimdt, Christine, Very Fine, Potter Craft/Random House, New York, 2010, 1st, 9 inches, 7.5 inches, 176 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: This is a book for low budgets and high ambition. Read it and you will learn how to put images of things onto other things. You will...

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Harry Dreve Schorr, VG (covers slightly soiled, corners rubbed), Schorr, Harry Dreve, np, circa 1950, 1st, cloth, English

Another book filled with beautiful advertising layout roughs by Schorr.

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Painting People
  $45.00
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Burt Silverman, Silverman, Burt, Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket (previous owner's rubber stamp on the front free endpaper, long vertical crease and wrinkles to rear free endpaper, corners sharp, interior clean, dustjacket edges severely worn), New York, Watson-Guptill, 1977, 1st, 0823038157, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 144 pages, 80 color plates and 42 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

"A noted painter describes and demonstrates his methods in oil, pastel, and watercolor." A biography, seven full-color step-by-step demonstrations and a...

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Burton Silverman, Silverman, Burton, Inscribed by the artis, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, Madison Square Press, New York, 1998, 1st, 12 inches, 9.25 inches, 157 pages, color and black & white, hardcover, cloth, English

This book is a retrospective of 25 years of work, containing 137 reproductions of his work, 88 full color plates. On each page, Silverman talks about his...

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Don Hahn, Walt Stanchfield, Hahn, Don, Stanchfield, Walt, Near Fine (mild shelf wear, mild toning to the edges of the covers), Focal Press, Oxford, 2009, 1st, 11 inches, 8.25 inches, xviii, 403 pages, black & white with some color, softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: Published for the first time ever, Drawn to Life is a two volume collection of the legendary lectures from long-time Disney animator...

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Don Hahn, Walt Stanchfield, Hahn, Don, Stanchfield, Walt, Near Fine (mild shelf wear, mild toning to the edges of the covers), Focal Press, Oxford, 2009, 1st, 11 inches, 8.25 inches, xvi, 354 pages, black & white with some color, softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: Published for the first time ever, Drawn to Life is a two volume collection of the legendary lectures from long-time Disney animator...

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Derek Thompson, Thompson, Derek, Fine DVD in Near Fine case (plastic sleeve of DVD case has small tear on bottom edge, some scuffs on surface of plastic sleeve), Gnomon Workshop, Hollywood, 2007, 1-59762-865-4, 7.5 inches, 5.5 inches, English

From the publisher: In this expansive demonstration, concept and story artist Derek Thompson takes you through his storyboarding process using Adobe...

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Diane Thorne, NF/VG+ (mild edge wear to dust jacket), Thorne, Diane, Watson-Guptill, 1950, 1st, cloth, English

Thorne's second book on drawing dogs is a more detailed and in-depth treatment on the subject - with little or no overlap with its 1940 predecessor.

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Robert Vickrey: Artist At Work
  $70.00
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Robert Vickrey, Vickrey, Robert, Fine in Very Good dustjacket (tear and chip to front panel of dustjacket), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1979, 1st, 12.4 inches, 9.4 inches, 144 pages, 80 color plates, 25 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Robert Vickrey was one of the leading modern artists working in the ancient medium of egg tempera (another was Andrew Wyeth). Here are Vickrey's "Advanced...

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Signed by the author, Very Fine, Marcelo Vignali, Vignali, Marcelo, 2012, 8.5 inches, 5.5 inches, 28 pages, black & white, Softcover, color wraps, English

Back in Stock! "The Fractal Method is a designer's approach to figure drawing." Annie-award-winning artist Marcelo Vignali shares his own Fractal...

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Signed by the artist, Very Fine, Marcelo Vignali, Vignali, Marcelo, 2013, 8.5 inches, 5.5 inches, 36 pages, black & white, Softcover, color wraps, English

Back in Stock! From the back cover: Traditional figure gesture drawings lack the practical application and the principle design understanding...

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Harold Von Schmidt, Von Schmidt, Harold, Very Good+ to Near Fine in a Near Fine binder. All the pages are present. Pages are clean. Some ringholes show mild wear/stress and two ringholes are torn. The one-page assignment sheet is missing, but a facsimile is included. The binder is lightly worn a, Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 140 pages, 1 tipped-in color plate, over 300 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, printed custom binder, English

"America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting down for you in words and pictures all the ideas and methods...

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Harold Von Schmidt, Von Schmidt, Harold, Very Good to Fine pages in a Good binder. All the pages are present including all the color plates. Some pages have mild edgewear and rust staining. Some ringholes show mild wear/stress, only a few pages have torn ringholes. The assignment sheet is presen, Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 140 pages, 1 tipped-in color plate, over 300 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, printed custom binder, English

"America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting down for you in words and pictures all the ideas and methods...

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Harold Von Schmidt, Von Schmidt, Harold, Near Fine to Fine pages. All the pages are present including all the color plates. Some ringholes show mild wear/stress. The assignment sheet is missing but we have included a photocopy. The original maroon binder is missing. The pages are now in a new tr, Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 140 pages, 1 tipped-in color plate, over 300 black & white illustrations, English

"America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting down for you in words and pictures all the ideas and methods...

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Progressive Anatomy
  $150.00
Fine, John Watkiss, Watkiss, John, 2006, 1st, 11 inches, 8.75 inches, 60 pages, black & white with 2 color plates, softcover, spiralbound wraps, English

This was the first of a series of inter-related art instruction books planned by Watkiss. (He self-published two additional small volumes: on key muscles...


Very Fine, Joe Weatherly, Weatherly, Joe, Weatherly Studio, 2007, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 160 pages, color , Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Animal Essence is a look into the art world of animal painter and draftsman Joe Weatherly. From sketchbook to studio, a bold...

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Jon Whitcomb, Whitcomb, Jon, Near Fine in Very Good binder. Except for the first page which has a small blue stain, the pages are clean with only slight toning. Ringholes show only very light wear and rust stains. The binder is worn., Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 142 pages, 1 double-page color illustration and over 400 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, printed custom binder, English

"America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting down for you in words and pictures all the ideas and methods...

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Terryl Whitlatch, Whitlatch, Terryl, Inscribed by the artist with a drawing, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Design Studio Press, Culver City, 2010, 1st, 9.25 inches, 11.25 inches, 160 pages, over 300 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

The scarce out-of-print hardcover printing of Terryl's first art book! This Mint copy is inscribed by the artist along with a charming color drawing of an...

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Patrick Woodroffe, Woodroffe, Patrick, Near Fine (minor spotting to top edge, light wear to edges and covers, binding tight, pages flat), New York, Harmony Books, 1986, 1st, 0517565064, 11.75 inches, 8.125 inches, 128 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the publisher: Fantasy artist Patrick Woodroffe shares his marvelously inventive tricks of the trade. Drawing, etching, typography, silverpoint,...

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Maureen Johnson, Douglas A. Johnson, Johnson, Douglas A. Johnson, Maureen, Very Good+ (mild wear to the covers, corner tips slightly frayed, generally flat, tight, clean), Salem, NH, Live Model Books, 2006, 1st, 9780976457329, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 160 pages, over 500 color photographs, softcover, wraps, English

Out of print. From the publisher: Artists can easily access the human form outside of the studio with this solid pictorial reference. More than 500...

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Inscribed by Matt Gaser and Pat Presley with drawings, Very Fine, Culver City, Design Studio Press, 2013, 1st, 978-1-933492-70-4, 9 inches, 11 inches, 160 pages, color, Softcover, wraps, English

Inscribed by Matt Gaser and Pat Presley with drawings. Featured artists include Christian Alzmann, David Le Merrer, Jackson Sze, Justin Ridge, Kilian...

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Very Fine, PIE International, Japan, 2018, 9784756249661, 10.25 inches, 9.9 inches, 160 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: A beautiful collection of fantasy scenes from popular anime, manga and game creators Have you ever imagined living in the fantasy...

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Character Design Quarterly 12
  $16.00
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Light bump to the top of the spine otherwise Very Fine, Worcester, 3dtotal Publishing, 2020, 1st, 978-1-912843-02-2, 1912843021, 10.7 inches, 8.25 inches, 104 pages, over 200 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the back cover: Crafted by a selection of the industry's best and brightest; adorable creatures, kooky aliens, and an array of more personable...

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Character Design Quarterly 13
  $16.00
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Very Fine, Worcester, 3dtotal Publishing, 2020, 1st, 978-1-912843-04-6, 191284303X, 10.7 inches, 8.25 inches, 104 pages, over 200 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the back cover: This issue's selection of industry specialists paints a vivid world filled with colorful characters, emotive anthropomorphic cats,...

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Character Design Quarterly 14
  $16.00
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Very Fine, Worcester, 3dtotal Publishing, 2020, 1st, 978-1-912843-04-6, 191284303X, 10.7 inches, 8.25 inches, 104 pages, over 200 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the back cover: On the pages of issue 14, discover a collection of fascinating artwork, interviews, and tutorials from some of the industry's finest...

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Character Design Quarterly 15
  $16.00
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Very Fine, 3dtotal Publishing, Worcester, 2021, 1st, 10.7 inches, 8.25 inches, 104 pages, over 200 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the back cover: Issue 15 is unashamedly packed with romance, magic, and fantasy. You'll discover an incredible cast of characters, each with their...

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Character Design Quarterly 16
  $16.00
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Very Fine, Worcestershire, 3dtotal Publishing, 2021, 1st, 9781912843060, 10.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 104 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: Character Design Quarterly (CDQ) is a lively, creative magazine bringing inspiration, expert insights, and leading techniques from...

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Character Design Quarterly 17
  $16.00
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Very Fine, Worcestershire, 3dtotal Publishing, 2021, 1st, 9781912843299, 10.6 inches, 8.2 inches, 104 pages, color, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the publisher: Inside this action-packed issue, we bring you a step-by-step tutorial from the talented Shannon Hallstein, who creates a cast of Las...

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Out of stock
Gene Byrnes, Byrnes, Gene, Very Good- ex-library copy (spine ends & corners worn, boards showing, pages toned, previous owner's name (artist Ruben B. Arizpe) written on the front free endpaper, binding & interior sound), Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1950, 2nd, 12.4 inches, 9.2 inches, 255 pages, over 1000 illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

"An encyclopedia of cartooning" with illustrations and contributions from 158 cartoonists. Byrnes follow-up to The Complete Guide to Drawing, Painting,...


Very Fine, PIE International, Japan, 2018, 9784756249586, 10.25 inches, 9.9 inches, 160 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: A stunning collection of scenes and background illustrations from popular anime and manga creators The beauty of the scenes and...

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Mary McClung, McClung, Mary, Fine, Routledge, London, 2016, 9781138016439, 9 inches, 9 inches, 224 pages, color illustrations and photographs, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the publisher: Foam Patterning and Construction Techniques: Turning 2D Designs into 3D Shapes explains how to create your theatrical prop, puppet,...

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Graphite 10
  $15.00
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Very Fine, Worcester, 3dtotal Publishing, 2018, 1st, 1909414735, 10.7 inches, 8.25 inches, 104 pages, over 200 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

GRAPHITE is a quarterly publication featuring inspirational artwork, interviews and tutorials on drawing, sketching and illustration. Issue 10 is the final...

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Graphite 9
  $15.00
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Very Fine, Worcester, 3dtotal Publishing, 201, 1st, 1909414719, 10.7 inches, 8.25 inches, 104 pages, over 200 color illustrations, French wraps, English

GRAPHITE features inspirational artwork, interviews and tutorials on drawing, sketching and illustration. Issue 09 features a cover by respected painter...

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Sandro Corsaro, Clifford J. Parrott, Corsaro, Clifford J. Parrott, Sandro, Fine with CD in opened sleeve, Boston, Thomson Course Technology, 2003, 1st, 9781592001705, 7.5 inches, 9.4 inches, 256 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Animation as you know it is about to change. No longer satisfied to reign as the standard in animation for the Web, Macromedia Flash is powering its way...

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How to Draw
  $40.00
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Scott Robertson with Thomas Bertling, Robertson with Thomas Bertling, Scott, Very Fine, Design Studio Press, Culver City, 2013, 978-1-933492-73-5, 11 inches, 9 inches, 208 pages, color and black & white, Softcover, wraps, English

Video preview of associated free app: How to Draw is for artists, architects and designers. It is useful to the novice, the student and the...

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Hikaru Hayashi, Kimiko Morimoto, Hayashi, Kimiko Morimoto, Hikaru, Fine in Fine dustjacket (binding tight, pages flat), Graphic Sha Publishing, Tokyo, 2005, 1st English language printing, 10 inches, 7.25 inches, 240 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: While one would think undergarments are standard fixtures on manga characters, they can be unexpectedly tricky for artists to draw....

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Hikaru Hayashi, Kimiko Morimoto, Hayashi, Kimiko Morimoto, Hikaru, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (mild shelfwear, binding tight, pages flat), Graphic Sha Publishing, Tokyo, 2003, 1st English language printing, 10 inches, 7.25 inches, 240 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: ''I understand the design, but I can't figure out the actually how to portray my character in the costume.'' Many have likely...

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Robert Kanigher, Kanigher, Robert, Very Good+ (general light wear, very clean, binding sound), Cambridge House, New York, 1943, 1st, 7.75 inches, 5.5 inches, 93 pages, softcover, wraps, English

From the legendary golden- and silver age comic book writer and editor Robert Kanigher, a 1943 how-to-write book. Kanigher's career as a writer started...

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Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, New York, Marvel, 2019, 1st, 9781302913144, 11.2 inches, 7.5 inches, 200 pages, over 300 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The Artists of Marvel Studios Visual Development: Ryan Meinerding, Charlie Wen, Andy Park, Phil Saunders, Jackson Sze, Rodney Fuentebella, Anthony...

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How to Render
  $46.00
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Scott Robertson, Robertson, Scott, Very Fine, Design Studio Press, Culver City, 2014, 1st, 11 inches, 9 inches, 272 pages, color and black & white, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: This book is about the fundamentals of light, shadow and reflectivity; the focus is firmly on helping to improve visual understanding...

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Very Fine, Madeleine Holly-Rosing, Holly-Rosing, Madeleine, Brass T, 2017, Revised 2nd Edition, 9 inches, 6 inches, x, 120 pages, Softcover, wraps, English

I read this concise guide to starting and managing a successful Kickstarter campaign in a couple hours and felt like I was ready to get started. The writer...

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Nick Meglin, Meglin, Nick, From the collection of Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity, Near Fine in Fine dustjacket (lower tips very lightly bumped otherwise Very Fine), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1969, 1st, 10.5 inches, 8.2 inches, 160 pages, 132 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

From the collection of longtime Mad Magazine editor Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity "Madly Yours, From The Estate Collection of Nick Meglin"...

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Pen Drawing And Pen Draughtsmen
  $125.00
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Joseph Pennell, NF (light shelfwear, neat previous owner's name on front free end paper), Pennell, Joseph, MacMillan, 1920, 1st, cloth

"Pen drawing and pen draughtsmen, their work and their methods: a study of the art today with technical suggestions by Joseph Pennell N.A." A survey of...

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Nancy Beiman, Beiman, Nancy, Signed and dated 2013 by the artist, Near Fine (light shelfwear, very flat, tight, clean), Focal Press, New York, 2013, 9780240818788, 10.125 inches, 7.125 inches, xiv+344 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the publisher: Successful storyboards and poignant characters have the power to make elusive thoughts and emotions tangible for audiences. Packed...

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Very Fine in a Fine dustjacket, PIE International, Japan, 2019, 9784756251497, 10.25 inches, 9.9 inches, 160 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: This third book in the background illustration series takes us on a sentimental journey through the scenes of our most cherished...

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Fraser MacLean, MacLean, Fraser, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Chronicle, San Francisco, 2011, 2nd, 9.75 inches, 11.25 inches, 270 pages, over 400 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

An out of print and quite scarce animation title. From the publisher: The art of animation layout takes center stage for the first time in this...

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The Art of Stop-Motion Animation
  $125.00
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Ken A. Priebe, Priebe, Ken A., Very Fine, Boston, Course Technology PTR, 2006, 1st, 978-1598632446, 7.5 inches, 9 inches, 344 pages, 100s of color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the back cover: Through the magic of stop-motion animation, inanimate objects seem to spring to life. With true artistic passion and finesse, a...

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