Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr., Everett Raymond Kinstler, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Vadeboncoeur, Jr., Everett Raymond Kinstler, Jim, Kinstler, Everett Raymond, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Nevada City, CA, JVJ Publishing, 2005, 1st, 978-0972469722, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 240 pages, 380 illustrations and photographs, over 150 in color, Hardcover, boards, English

From the artist's site: This unique book chronicles Kinstler's life from the summer he dropped out of high school and got his first job at 16 as an...

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Greg Theakston, Jack Kirby, Theakston, Greg, Kirby, Jack, Fine, Pure Imagination, New York, 1997, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 192 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

Kirby's first 125 pages of art and story, plus a biography and analysis of the work.

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Irving Klaw, Klaw, Irving, Near Fine (mild wear to covers, interior Fine), Belier Press, New York, 1978, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 64 pages, over 270 black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

"Devoted to the commercial bondage photographs that were produced and sold through mail-order by the late Irving Klaw. Over 270 vintage black and white...

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Irving Klaw, Klaw, Irving, Near Fine (light wear to covers, interior Fine), Belier Press, New York, 1979, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 64 pages, over 270 black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

"Devoted to the commercial bondage photographs that were produced and sold through mail-order by the late Irving Klaw. Over 270 vintage black and white...

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Irving Klaw, Klaw, Irving, Near Fine (light wear to covers, interior Fine), Belier Press, New York, 1979, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 64 pages, over 250 black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

"Devoted to the commercial bondage photographs that were produced and sold through mail-order by the late Irving Klaw. Over 250 vintage black and white...

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Irving Klaw, Klaw, Irving, Very Good+ (mild wear to covers,staples rusty, interior Fine), Belier Press, New York, 1980, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 64 pages, over 250 black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

"Devoted to the commercial bondage photographs that were produced and sold through mail-order by the late Irving Klaw. Over 250 vintage black and white...

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Charles R. Knight, Knight, Charles R., Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Indiana Univ. Press, Bloomington, 2001, 1st, 8.75 inches, 10.5 inches, xxiv, 70 pages, 33 full-page illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: "First published in 1946 Charles R. Knight's "Life Through the Ages" was for many a much-beloved first look at the strange animals of...

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Edward Koren, Fine, Rosand, David, Koren, Edward, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University in the City of New York, 2010, French wraps, English

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Love Affair
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Bernard Krigstein, Fine/NF (top of the dustjacket spine worn), Carson, Robert, Krigstein, Bernard, Holt, 1958, 1st, cloth spine

An impressionistic watercolor painting by Krigstein is the dustjacket illustration.

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Mort Kunstler, Kunstler, Mort, Fine, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA, 2015, 1st, 10 inches, 10 inches, 20 pages, 21 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: Exclusive companion catalog to the Norman Rockwell Museum exhibition Mort Kunstler: The Art of Adventure features rare full color and...

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Mort Kunstler, SIGNED by the artist, Fine/Fine, Commager, Henry Steele, Kunstler, Mort, Abrams, 1986, 1st, cloth

Kunstler was a popular illustrator of paperback covers and men’s adventure magazines. In the 1970s, he made a transition into a painter of American...

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John La Gatta: An Artist's Life
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John La Gatta, VF/VF, Bossert, Jill, La Gatta, John, Madison Square Press, 2000, 1st, cloth, English

The first & only monograph on this fantastic golden age glamour illustrator. The first 60 pages are an illustrated biography of the artist. The...

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Zidrou, Jordi Lafebre, Zidrou, Lafebre, Jordi, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Dargaud, Paris, 2015, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.5 inches, 56 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A French family on summer vacation in 1969: the Summer of the Beatles! Artist Jordi Lafebre is a master at depicting a character's emotions merely...

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Ray Lago: Heroes & Angels
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Kurt, Introduction Busiek, Ray Lago, Busiek, Kurt, Introduction, Lago, Ray, Fine, Archangel Entertainment, Lake Geneva, WI, 1997, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 78 pages, 53 color and 46 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

From Kurt Busiek's introduction: Ray's got enormous skill - his command of technique is amazing. But skill alone has never been enough. There are a lot...

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R.K. Laxman, Laxman, R.K., Near Fine (corners lightly bumped), Penguin Books India, New Delhi, 2008, 9780143103660, 7 inches, 9 inches, x, 302 pages, 0ver 300 black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

0ver 300 black & white cartoons. From the dustjacket: From 1947, throughout the entire history of independent India, R.K. Laxman's cartoons have...

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The Very Best of the Common Man
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R.K. Laxman, Laxman, R.K., Very Fine, New Delhi, Penguin Books India, 2012, 1st, 978-0143-41871-9, 7.75 inches, 5 inches, 216 pages, approximately 100 black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the back cover: From financial crises to the woes of householders, from political instability to rampant corruption, Laxman's Common Man cartoons...

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The Art Of Tom Lea
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Tom Lea, Fine/NF (Dustjacket edges lightly rubbed), Hjerter, Kathleen, Lea, Tom, Texas A&M University Press, 1989, 1st, cloth

Tom Lea was a painter, muralist, book illustrator, novelist, and WWII combat artist. He specialized in the Southwest, but wrote about and illustrated many...

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Iole - 1905 First Edition
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Robert W. Chambers, J.C. Leyendecker, Karl Anderson, Arthur C. Becker, Chambers, Robert W., Leyendecker, Karl Anderson, Arthur C. Becker, J.C., Very Good+ (mild wear to the edges, slight spine slant, previous owner's name written in the corner of the first page), D. Appleton & Co., New York, 1905, 1st, 7.75 inches, 5.25 inches, 142 pages, four full-page color plates, and over 100 decorative black & white illustrations, Hardcover, decorative cloth with an onlaid color plate, English

Contains four color plates: two full-page color illustrations by J.C. Leyendecker, and another two by Karl Anderson. Over 100 black & white...

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Near Fine (light bump to upper corners, otherwise Very Fine), Roy Lichtenstein, Mercurio, Gianni, Lichtenstein, Roy, Skira Editore, 2010, 1st, 9788857204604, 8857204604, 12 inches, 11.5 inches, 372 pages, 472 color illustrations, Hardcover, padded pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Roy Lichtenstein’s painting is almost an identifiable brand today and his influence is evident in many forms of artistic...

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A Brush With Life
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Very Fine/Fine, Glen Loates, Loates, Glen, Abrams, 1984, 1st, 81 pages + 86 color plates, 157 illustrations, including 86 color plates, Hardcover, cloth

North American wildlife. "Few artists have been blessed with Glen Loates’ skill in depicting nature accurately, and few who specialize in painting...

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Creative Illustration
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Very Fine in Fine Dustjacket, Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Titan, 2012, 1st thus, Hardcover, Cloth, English

Andrew Loomis' crowning achievement was this thick volume: the best of all his instruction books. Advanced concepts in picture-making for editorial or...

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Drawing The Head & Hands
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Andrew Loomis, VG+/VG+ (mild fraying and bumping to the corners, binding & interior very soun, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1956, 6th 1970, cloth

Loomis provides detailed instruction on creating idealized features and faces in the "Chicago advertising art" style of Sundblom and Gil Elvgren . This...

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Drawing The Head & Hands
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Very Good+/Very Good+ (mild fraying and bumping to the upper corners, otherwise book is very clean and brigh, Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1956, 7th 1970, Hardcover, cloth, English

Recently reprinted by Titan, this is the original publisher's edition with far superior reproduction of the many pencil drawings. Loomis provides detailed...

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Drawing the Head and Hands
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Very Fine in Fine Dustjacket , Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Titan, 2011, Hardcover, boards with dust jacket, English

From the publisher: "The illustrator Andrew Loomis (1892-1959) is revered amongst artists - including the great American painter Norman Rockwell and...

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Figure Drawing For All It's Worth
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Andrew Loomis, NF/VG+ (upper corner lightly bumped, other three corners sharp, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1943, 29th 1978, cloth spine

"A book of Fundamentals for an Artistic Career." "Salable drawing must be good drawing, convincing and appealing, and Mr. Loomis drills his readers on the...

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Fun With A Pencil
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Andrew Loomis, Fine/NF. A very attractive copy, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1939, 21st 1977, cloth

An incredibly clean copy of Loomis' first book: a "how to draw" book with basic and intermediate instruction.

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Fun With A Pencil
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Andrew Loomis, NF/NF (light shelfwear to bottom corners otherwise Fine, two short tears to very clean dustjacket) . A very attractive copy, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1939, 21st 1977, cloth spine

An incredibly clean copy of Loomis' first book: a "how to draw" book with basic and intermediate instruction.

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Fun with a Pencil
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Very Fine/Very Fine, Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Titan Books, 2013, 1st thus, 9780857687609, 12.25 inches, 9.5 inches, 120 pages, black & white, Hardcover, boards, English

A brand-new reprinting of Loomis' famous first instructional volume. Fabulous reproduction of the 1939 original. From the publisher: Andrew Loomis...

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Fun With A Pencil - Signed
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Andrew Loomis, signed by Loomis & dated 1939 on the front free end paper, VG+/VG- (dustjacket chipped & torn with pieces missing at the spine ends), Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1939, 1st, cloth

Loomis' first book signed and dated in the year of publication.

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I'd Love to Draw
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Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Very Fine/Very Fine, Titan, London, 2014, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.25 inches, 122 pages, black & white, Hardcover, cloth, English

A new Andrew Loomis book! Full of never before seen drawings by the famed Chicago school illustrator! Published for the first time, I'd Love To Draw is...

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Successful Drawing
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Andrew Loomis, Fine. A very crisp copy without dustjacket, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1951, 1st, cloth

The emphasis in Loomis' fourth book is perspective. However, the final two sections: Drawing the Figure in Costume and A Gallery of Drawings are primarily...

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Successful Drawing
  $200.00
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Andrew Loomis, VG+ (spine ends frayed, boards showing at bottom corners, interior clean & Fine), Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1951, 1st, cloth

The emphasis in Loomis' fourth book is perspective. However the final two sections: Drawing the Figure in Costume and A Gallery of Drawings are primarily...

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Andrew Loomis, VG+/VG- (spine ends slightly frayed, upper corners mildly bumped, lower corners rubbed with boards peeking, otherwise very sound, tight, bright pages, dustjacket quite worn), Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1961, 1st, cloth spine

Loomis' final and scarcest title . Contents: Unity, Simplicity, Design, Proportion, Color, Rhythm, Form, Texture, Values, Beauty of Subject, Technique. Two...

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Three-Dimensional Drawing
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Andrew Loomis, VG+/VG price-clipped dustjacket (corners lightly worn, 4 pages have had the upper corner folded over, some pages are wrinkled at the top edge from being paperclipped, dustjacket is edgeworn with small tears). Overall an attractive copy, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1958, 1st, cloth

The revised edition of "Successful Drawing." "Mr. Loomis has added sixteen pages of new technical material on perspective, replacing a purely pictorial...

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Three-Dimensional Drawing
  $225.00
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Andrew Loomis, VG+/VG (one corner lightly rubbed, other corners sharp, book is flat, tight, clean, dustjacket is edgeworn with small tears). Overall an attractive copy, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1958, 1st, cloth

The revised edition of "Successful Drawing." "Mr. Loomis has added sixteen pages of new technical material on perspective, replacing a purely pictorial...

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Norman Lundin, Lundin, Norman, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Seattle, University of Washington Press, 2006, 1st, 9780295986784, 11 inches, 11 inches, 60 pages, 46 full-page and 8 smaller color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

This exhibition catalogue presents Norman Lundin's drawn and painted works from the period 1973-2006. Lundin's fascination with space and light joins with...

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Manara Opera Omnia "Reclame"
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Milo Manara, Manara, Milo, Near Fine (mild wear to the spine and covers), Florence, Glamour International, 1989, 19 inches, 13.5 inches, 20 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Italian

"Opera Omnia" is Italian for Complete Works and "Réclame" is Advertising. This is one of a series of oversize books (13½"×19", 16-page...

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Milo Manara, Manara, Milo, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Milwaukie, Dark Horse Comics, 2011, 1st, 978-1-59582-782-1, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 208 pages, color, Hardcover, boards, English

Out of print in hardcover. From the publisher: The Manara Library Volume One collects two of Manara's seminal works: the sweeping epic Indian Summer,...

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Lady: Lisa Lyon (1st Printing)
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Very Fine, Robert Mapplethorpe, Chatwin, Bruce, Mapplethorpe, Robert, Viking Press, 1983, 1st, 0670430137, Softcover, wraps, English

Robert Mapplethorpe's photographic celebration of American female bodybuilding pioneer Lisa Lyon.  115 black and white photos by the legendary...

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Magazine Illustration
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Francis Marshall, Marshall, Francis, Fine/Near Fine (dustjacket edges lightly worn), Studio, London, 1959, 1st, 10 inches, 7.5 inches, 96 pages, 4 color plates, 128 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

British magazine illustrator Marshall has created a great little book that is an instruction book as well as a survey of the period's magazine illustrators....

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Turning Point
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Don Martin, NF (rubber stamp on first page), Lacampagne, Robert J., Martin, Don, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1970, wraps, English

In this school anthology, Don Martin illustrates a fable "The Blind Man and the Tortoise" with 11 full-page drawings.

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Mattotti Works: Mode
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Lorenzo Mattotti, Mattotti, Lorenzo, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Flammarion, Paris, 2014, 9782203088368, 11 inches, 8.75 inches, 304 pages, nearly 300 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards

Nearly 300 full-page color illustrations by Mattotti for the pages of Vanity, Max, The New Yorker, and Cosmopolitan

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A Sort Of Saga
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Near Fine/Near Fine (slightly aged, dust jacket very slightly chipped). A very attractive copy, Bill Mauldin, Mauldin, Bill, Wm Sloane, 1949, 1st, 301 pages, over 90 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth spine, English

A memoir of Bill Mauldin's unorthodox boyhood. Very Eisner-esque illustrations throughout. "It seems that once upon a time - in fact, many times...

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God
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VG+ (two small scrapes - on back cover and bottom edge), Peter Max, Max, Peter, Morrow, 1970, 1st, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Psychedelic pop art by the iconic seventies artist. With the words of Swami Sivananda, Himalayas.

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Meditations
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Peter Max, NF, Max, Peter, McGraw-Hill, 1972, 1st, pictorial boards

Psychedelic pop art by the iconic seventies artist. Meditations selected and illustrated by Peter Max.

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The Art of Peter Max
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Fine/Fine, Peter Max, Riley II, Charles A., Max, Peter, Abrams, 2002, 1st, 9780810932708, 0810932709, 12.25 inches, 10.5 inches, 240 pages, More than 350 plates in full color, Hardcover, cloth

From the publisher: "Colorful and cosmic, Peter Max's art has been an integral part of contemporary American culture for more than three decades....

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The Land Of Blue
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Peter Max, VG+ (spine ends worn, interior clean & bright), Max, Peter, Franklin Watts, 1970, 1st, pictorial boards, English

Psychedelic pop art by the iconic seventies artist. A psychedelic picture storybook.

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The Land Of Red
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Peter Max, VG+ (spine ends lightly rubbed, interior clean & bright), Max, Peter, Franklin Watts, 1970, 1st, pictorial boards

"This book is dedicated to the earth." Psychedelic pop art by the iconic seventies artist Peter Max. A psychedelic picture storybook with rhyming text.

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