Golden Age Illustrators

 
Oscar E. Berninghaus, Signed by the author Gordon E. Sanders, VF/VF, Sanders, Gordon E., Berninghaus, Oscar E., Taos Heritage Publishing Co., 1985, 1st, cloth

"Oscar Edmund Berninghaus was a major American painter. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1874, he first came to Taos in the Territory of New Mexico in 1899....

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Walt and Roger Reed, Fine/VG (dustjacket spine faded, two tears), Reed, Walt and Roger, Madison Square Press, 1984, 1st, cloth

Illustrations and biographies of 460 artists. The number one reference book in any illustration library. Recently revised and updated with almost entirely...

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J. David Spurlock, J. Allen St. John, Spurlock, J. David, St. John, J. Allen, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, Somerset, NJ, Vanguard, 2005, 1st, 9781887591621, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 176 pages, over 150 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

From the dustjacket: Grand Master of Adventure: The Drawings of J. Allen St. John collects for the first time the exquisite pen, ink, and pencil...

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James Montgomery Flagg, Flagg, James Montgomery, Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket (corners sharp, boards clean & sharp, dustjacket edgworn, dustjacket spine toned), Life, New York, 1904, 1st, 7.4 inches, 5.3 inches, 104 pages, 100 illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

An incredibly sharp first printing of the first book both written and illustrated by James Montgomery Flagg, published in 1904. James Montgomery Flagg...

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Norman Saunders
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David Saunders, Norman Saunders, Saunders, David, Saunders, Norman, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Illustrated Press, St. Louis, 2008, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.4 inches, 368 pages, over 880 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: NORMAN SAUNDERS (1907-1989) was the legendary illustrator of Mars Attacks, Wacky Packages, Batman, Pre-Code Comics, Men's Adventure,...

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Ralph Barton, #101 of 2050 copies published for subscribers only and SIGNED by the publishers Boni & Liveright, VG (papered corners worn through to boards, two small tears to spine cloth), internally VG+, Balzac, Honore, Barton, Ralph, Boni & Liveright, 1928, 1st, cloth spine, textured decorative paper over boards

Lovely bawdy illustrations by the famed caricaturist. Complete in two volumes. #101 of 2050 copies published for subscribers only and signed by the...

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W. Herbert Dunton, VF/VF, Schimmel, Julie, Dunton, W. Herbert, University of Texas Press, 1984, 1st, cloth

The major monograph on this painter of wildlife and Western subjects and member of the Taos Society of Artists. Includes catalogue raisonné of...

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The Legendary Artists Of Taos
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Mary Carroll Nelson, Fine/VG (dustjacket tears, tape-repair), Nelson, Mary Carroll, Watson-Guptill, 1980, 1st, cloth

The founding of New Mexico's famous art colony, its pioneer artists, and the artists who followed.

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Signed by Pres Romanillos, Very Fine/Fine, Thomas Hart Benton, Marling, Karal Ann, Benton, Thomas Hart, University of Missouri Press, 1985, 1st, 0826204074, Hardcover, cloth, English

This was Disney and Dreamworks animator Pres Romanillos' personal copy with his ownership signature on the title page. This book has 203 drawing...

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Show Business is No Business
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Al Hirschfeld, Hirschfeld, Al, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (only light wear, very sound, corners sharp, light dustjacket wear), Simon & Schuster, New York, 1951, 1st, 8.75 inches, 6.75 inches, xiii, 142 pages, 82 two-color illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, English

Lively witty essays on the theatre written & illustrated by Hirschfeld. Hirschfeld describes the world he knows so well in eleven chapters: Theatres,...

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Max Allan Collins, Drake Elvgren, Gil Elvgren, Collins, Drake Elvgren, Max Allan, Elvgren, Gil, Deluxe edition limited to 1950 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Very Fine slipcase in publisher's shrinkwrap, Collector's Press, Portland, OR, 1998, 1st, 12.25 inches, 10.4 inches, xi, 196 pages, over 120 illustrations reproduced in color and black & whit, hardcover, cloth

This deluxe edition limited to 1950 copies features a double foldout of an Elvgren Coca Cola girl not in the regular edition and a diecut pictorial...


Gerry de la Ree, Virgil Finlay, de la Ree, Gerry, Finlay, Virgil, #211 of 1300 copies, Fine in Near Fine price-clipped dustjacket, Gerry de la Ree, Saddle River, NJ, 1978, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 128 pages, over 120 illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

This volume features Finlay's 1940-1955 pulp illustrations. Quality reproduction on slick paper from the original artwork, the majority reproduced the same...

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John E. Petty, Grey Smith, Petty, Grey Smith, John E., Very Fine, Ivy Press, Dallas, 2009, 9781599673318, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 310 pages, over 300 color illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

Out of print. From the publisher: For decades, movie-going audiences thrilled to the adventures of their favorite heroes, as they watched these...

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Charlot Murals In Georgia
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Jean Charlot, Limited to 2500 copies, VG+/VG- (3" triangular piece missing from dustjacket front panel), Charlot, Jean, University of Georgia Press, 1945, 1st, cloth

Jean Charlot (1897 - 1979) learned mural painting in the 1920s under Diego Rivera and created some 75 murals over his lifetime. He painted three large...

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Fine/VG+ price-clipped dust jacket, Maxfield Parrish, Skeeters, Paul W., Parrish, Maxfield, Chartwell, c1973, Hardcover, cloth, English

"One of the greatest and best loved artists of the early 20th century, Maxfield Parrish (1870 – 1966) has become a classic figure representing the...

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Dorothy P. Lathrop, NF/VG+, Mukerji, Dhan Gopal, Lathrop, Dorothy P., Dutton, 1936, 1st, cloth


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American Realist - Signed
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A presentation copy INSCRIBED by Dohano, Very Good+ (oblong text block sags slightly), Stevan Dohanos, Dohanos, Stevan, North Light, 1980, 1st, 128 pages, 102 illustrations, over 66 in color, Hardcover, cloth

The only monograph on this Saturday Evening Post cover artist and Famous Artists School faculty member. Dohanos contributed numerous covers for The...

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The Art Of Painting In Pastel
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J. Littlejohns and L. Richmond, Ray Sholes copy with his signature on the FEP, VG+/Good (edges slightly rubbed), Richmond, J. Littlejohns and L., Pitman, circa 1927, cloth

Beautiful pastel paintings. With a color frontis and introduction by Frank Brangwyn.

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The Legendary Artists Of Taos
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Mary Carroll Nelson, NF/VG (one corner bumped, several dustjacket tears), Nelson, Mary Carroll, Watson-Guptill, 1980, 1st, cloth

The founding of New Mexico's famous art colony, its pioneer artists, and the artists who followed.

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Gordon T. McClelland, Jay T. Last, McClelland and Jay T. Last, Gordon T., Fine in Fine price-clipped dustjacket, Hillcrest Press, Beverly Hills, 1985, 1st, 9.5 inches, 11 inches, 264 pages, 200 color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

A great reference on the California style of watercolor painting. Biographies of over 225 artists, histories of the California art schools, and examples of...

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An Alphabet
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Very Fine/Fine, William Nicholson, Nicholson, William, Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1975, 1st thus, color, Hardcover, cloth, English

Facsimile of William Nicholson's 1897 Heinemann edition.

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An Alphabet
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Very Fine/Fine, William Nicholson, Nicholson, William, Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1975, 1st thus, color, Hardcover, cloth, English

Facsimile of William Nicholson's 1897 Heinemann edition.

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The One Rose
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Rose O'Neill, NF/NF, Ruggles, Rowena Godding, O'Neill, Rose, 1974, 1st thus, cloth, English

"The One Rose: Mother of the Immortal Kewpies. "A Biography of Rose O'Neill and the Story of Her Work. "Second Edition with Supplemental Material." 213...

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Francis Lee Jaques, NF in a VG+ slipcase, Jaques, Florence Page, Jaques, Francis Lee, Doubleday, 1973, 1st, cloth

"A richly illustrated biography of one of America's greatest nature artists, written by his wife Florence." "With 64 paintings and dioramas in full color....

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Edmund C. Tarbell, Fine/NF price-clipped dust jacket, Pierce, Patricia Jobe, Tarbell, Edmund C., Pierce Galleries, 1980, 1st, cloth, English

Edmund C. Tarbell was through his art and teachings the founder of the style known as the Boston school of painting. This is the primary book on the...

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The World of Norman Lindsay
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Lin Bloomfield, Norman Lindsay, Bloomfield, Lin, Lindsay, Norman, Near Fine (covers lightly rubbed, flat, clean, tight), Sydney, Odana, 1995, Revised and updated 3rd printing, 0 908154 55 5, 9.25 inches, 7 inches, xvi, 158 pages, 12 color and 90 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

An introduction to the life and work of this Australian artist. Twelve paintings are reproduced in color.This is the "revised and updated 3rd printing" of...

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Alma Gilbert, Maxfield Parrish, Gilbert, Alma, Parrish, Maxfield, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light shelfwear), Berkeley, CA, Ten Speed Press, 1995, 2nd, 978-1-58008-329-4, 0898157846, 12.75 inches, 10.5 inches, 248 pages, 170 color plates, 35 original black & white photographs, Hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: Luminous landscapes. Stunning scenery. Courageous colors. All this and more describes the amazing body of work by one of America's...

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Limited to 550 copies. This copy is signed by the author., Scratch to spine otherwise Near Fine, John F., Jr Apgar, Frank Schoonover, Apgar, John F., Jr, Schoonover, Frank, 1969, 1st, 8.9 inches, 11.4 inches, 72 pages, 28 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth with an onlaid plate, English

A bibliography of the Brandywine painter-illustrator, Frank E. Schoonover (1877-1972). Privately printed in 1969. With 28 black & white...

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Catherine Arturi Parilla, Pino, Parilla, Catherine Arturi, Pino, Fine, Conoga Park, CA, Collector's Editions, 1998, 1st, 1885320021, 13 inches, 10.5 inches, x, 86 pages, over 54 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A collection of Pino's paintings, with commentary by Catherine Arturi Parilla. Includes over 54 color reproductions.

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Norman Lindsay: Impulse to Draw
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Lin Bloomfield, Norman Lindsay, Bloomfield, Lin, Lindsay, Norman, Near Fine (large crease on front cover otherwise Fine), Odana, Sydney, 1994, 2nd, 9.25 inches, 7 inches, 223 pages, 280 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

Australian artist Norman Alfred Williams Lindsay (1879-1969). 280 pencil drawings are reproduced in this volume together with a text featuring Lindsay's own...

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Henry Pitz, Pitz, Henry, From the collection of Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity, Very Good (tail of the spine bumped, lower corners slightly bent inward), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1947, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, xiv, 146 pages, 203 illustrations, 19 pages in color, hardcover, cloth, English

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

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Al Hirschfeld, Hirschfeld, Al, Very Good+ in Good dustjacket (lower corners rubbed, with boards peeking through, dustjacket severely worn with several tears), George Braziller, New York, 1961, 1st, 9.75 inches, 11.75 inches, 260 pages, over 250 illustrations, illustrated endpapers, hardcover, cloth, English

A thick collection of Hirschfeld theatre illustrations covering the 1920s to the 1960s. Almost all are reproduced as full-page images. Introduction by...

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Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Very Good+ in Very Good dustjacket (upper corner bumped, other corners sharp, moderate wear to edge of dustjacket with numerous small tears), Bonanza, New York, circa 1947, 1st thus, 12.25 inches, 9.5 inches, 302 pages, black & white, with 22 pages in color, hardcover, cloth, English

Available in a modern reprint, this is a very attractive copy of an early printing with better reproduction: The gradations of grey in the black &...

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R. C. Harvey, Rick Marschall, et al, T. S. Sullivant, Harvey, Rick Marschall, et al, R. C., Sullivant, T. S., Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Seattle, Fantagraphics, 2021, 1st, 9781683963646, 12.2 inches, 9.2 inches, 424 pages, black & white illustrations, with some color, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, English

The long-overdue, definitive career retrospective of turn-of-the-century cartoonist T. S. Sullivant. He created numerous panel cartoons for the original...

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Do Re Mi
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Garson Kanin, Al Hirschfeld, Kanin, Garson, Hirschfeld, Al, Very Good+ in Very Good price-clipped dustjacket (mild wear to lower corners, dustjacket edgeworn, spine sunned), Little Brown, Boston, 1955, 1st, 7.75 inches, 5.25 inches, 90 pages, 29 two-color illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, English

A Runyonesque novel of gangland and Broadway (by the writer of Born Yesterday and other films and books) with 29 wonderful two-color illustrations by...

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Gordon T. McClelland, Jay T. Last, McClelland, Jay T. Last, Gordon T., Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (dustjacket spine sunned), Hillcrest Press, Beverly Hills, 1985, 1st, 9.5 inches, 11 inches, 264 pages, 200 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

"This new representational art, defined by a large format, free broad brush strokes, and strong rich colors, documented scenes and activities of everyday...

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Very Fine, Frank Brangwyn, Brangwyn, Frank, Libby Horner, 2010, 1st, Softcover, wraps, English

A bundle of book and DVD together.   "This is the first time a Catalogue Raisonne has been produced as a DVD - a unique concept and destined to...

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Very Fine, Julio Ruelas, Ruelas, Julio, Editorial RM, 2007, 1st, 9789689345053, Softcover, stiff oversize cloth wraps, English, Spanish

This is a generous collection of works by Julio Ruelas (1870-1907), an illustrator and painter of cadavers, hanged satyrs, bewitching maidens, sudden...

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Walt Reed, Harold Von Schmidt, Reed, Walt, Von Schmidt, Harold, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (mild rubbing to dustjacket), Northland, Flagstaff, AZ, 1972, 1st, 13 inches, 10.2 inches, 230 pages, 50 color and 170 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A very sharp copy of the only major monograph on this Saturday Evening Post illustrator and Western painter. Written by illustration expert and founder of...

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The A. B. Frost Book
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A. B. Frost, NF/VG+ (top edge foxed, corners slightly bumped), Reed, Henry M, Frost, A. B., Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1967, 1st, cloth

An illustrated biography of the artist. The emphasis here is on his sporting paintings rather than his pen and ink illustrating career.

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Harry Rountree, Fine/VG+ price-clipped dust jacket (dust jacket corners rubbed), Darwin, Bernard, Rountree, Harry, Storey Communications, 1988, 1st thus, cloth

Rountree was an avid golfer and illustrated several golf books, however this title is his most famous golf book by far. A tour of Britain's golf courses...

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Jessie Wilcox Smith
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Jessie Wilcox Smith, Fine/Fine, Schnessel, S. Michael, Smith, Jessie Wilcox, Crowell, nd (circa 1978), 1st, cloth

A biography and career overview of this popular illustrator. Appendices with detailed listings of her illustrated books, magazine covers, illustrations,...

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Walt Reed, Reed, Walt, Very Fine/Near Fine (dustjacket edges slightly rubbed at spine otherwise Very Fine), New York, Watson-Guptill, 2001, 1st, 9780942604801, 0942604806, 12 inches, 9.25 inches, 452 pages, over 1000 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

The most comprehensive reference guide available detailing the history of modern American Illustration, researched and written by Walt Reed, founder of...

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Very Good+ (spine ends and corners lightly frayed, canvas covers lightly soiled, interior very sound), A. Kroch and Son, Chicago, 1944, 1st, 13 inches, 11 inches, 302 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, decorative cloth, English

"A Record of the Exhibition of Advertising Art Sponsored By the Art Directors Cub of Chicago and Presented at the Chicago Art Institute" A great survey...

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Fairfax Downey, Charles Dana Gibson, Downey, Fairfax, Gibson, Charles Dana, Very Good+ (mild wear and aging), Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1936, 1st, 9.5 inches, 6.25 inches, xxiv, 391 pages, 228 black & white illustrations, many full-page, hardcover, cloth

"The illustrations alone would make 'Portrait of an Era' a pleasant entertainment for older readers susceptible to nostalgia for the days of shirtwaists and...

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Slightly Sour Grapes
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Evelyne Love Cooper, Russell Patterson, Gilbert Bundy, Abner Dean, Cooper, Evelyne Love, Patterson, Gilbert Bundy, Abner Dean, Russell, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, James Collins, New York, 1934, 1st, 7.5 inches, 5.25 inches, 64 pages, 23 black & white illustrations, hardcover, boards, English

From the pages of Judge, Life, Ballyhoo, and University, light verse about urban sophisticates. With 15 illustrations by Patterson, 4 by Gilvert Bundy, 3 by...

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William R. Leigh, Leigh, William R., Very Good+ in Very Good dustjacket (cloth covers are lightly spotted, dustjacket edges worn and torn), Simon & Schuster, New York, 1938, 1st, 9.4 inches, 6.4 inches, 300 pages, 53 black & white illustrations, map endpapers, hardcover, cloth, English

In 1926, Western artist Leigh was commissioned to paint the backgrounds for the African Hall of the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He...

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Brendan M. Greeley Jr., Tom Lea, Greeley Jr., Brendan M., Lea, Tom, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear), College Station, TX, Texas A&M University Press, 2008, 1st, 9781603440080, 12.25 inches, 11.25 inches, 228 pages, over 150 color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

The Two Thousand Yard Stare: Tom Lea's World War II: Paintings, Drawings and Eyewitness Accounts by Tom Lea. From the publisher: Few artists saw World...

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