Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
James Avati, Avati, James, Limited to 250 copies signed by Avati on a 3x5 card mounted (removable) in the boklet, Very Fine, Ectoplasm Press, New York, 1998, 1st, 11.25 inches, 7.5 inches, 4 pages, 1 color plate, softcover, wraps

A limited edition fine press keepsake from a 1998 exhibition of 35 Avati paintings with appreciations written by Stanley Meltzoff, Jack Womack, Jonathan...

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Back for More
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Berni Wrightson, Wrightson, Berni, Very Good+ (mild creases along the top three inches of the spine, light bends to the covers, very flat, tight, and clean), Archival Press, Cambridge, MA, 1978, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 64 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

A 1978 collection of Wrightson's comics stories: "Tales you've all seen before... Back for More." Seven early stories by Wrightson: The Last Hunters,...

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Back for More - Signed
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Berni Wrightson, Wrightson, Berni, Signed by the artist, Near Fine (light bump to the upper tip, very flat, tight, bright), Archival Press, Cambridge, MA, 1978, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 64 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

A very sharp copy of this 1978 collection: "Tales you've all seen before... Back for More." Seven early stories by Wrightson: The Last Hunters, Feed It!,...

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Murry Tinkelman, Tinkelman, Murry, Very Fine, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockridge, MA, 2014, 1st, 10 inches, 8 inches, 32 pages, 50 color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Companion catalog to the Norman Rockwell Museum Distinguished Illustrator Series exhibition The Art of Murray Tinkelman (1933 - 2016) collecting dozens of...

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Behold!!! The Protong
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Stanislav Szukalski, Szukalski, Stanislav, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Last Gasp, San Francisco, 2019, 4th edition, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 160 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Stanislav Szukalski (1893-1987) was a Polish-born sculptor, writer, graphic artist, and heretic. Highly regarded in both the US and...

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Boris, Vol. 1 (1978)
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Boris Vallejo, Vallejo, Boris, #1527 of 3000 copies, Very Fine, John Taylor, Silver Springs, MD, 1978, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 48 pages, 2 color and 52 black & white illustrations and 22 photos, softcover, wraps, English

A profusely illustrated interview & index from 1978. Two color and 52 black & white illustrations and 22 photos of the artist at work. Many book...

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Brian Froud's World of Faerie
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Brian Froud, Froud, Brian, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, San Rafael, Insight, 2007, 1st, 9781933784137, 13 inches, 9.5 inches, 168 pages, over 300 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

There are also three little booklets within the book and in an envelope is a poster of a poem by Neil Gaiman . Out of print. From the publisher:...

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Dave Stevens, Stevens, Dave, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Underwood, Nevada City, 2008, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 288 pages, over 300 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A beautiful copy of this career retrospective. It is sold-out in all editions and long out-of-print. From the publisher: Brush with Passion charts...

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Dave Stevens, Stevens, Dave, Limited to 2000 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Fine slipcase, Nevada City, Underwood, 2008, 1st, 9781599290317, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 304 pages, over 300 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

This Diamond Exclusive Collector's Edition has 16 extra pages of art (28 images) and a slipcase and was limited to 2000 copies. It quickly sold out. Brush...

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Harry Carmean, Carmean, Harry, Limited to 300 copies, Fine, Reynolds Gallery, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, 2007, 1st, 9 inches, 6 inches, 40 pages, 36 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

A scarce, limited edition, exhibition catalog of 28 figure drawings by Carmean and 8 by figure drawings by Miriam Slater. For nearly 50 years,...

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Fine (sharp, very flat, tight, clean), Supergraphics, Wyomissing, PA, 1977, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 80 pages, 2 color and 198 black & white illustrations, softcover, color wraps, English

A beautiful copy of this scarce 1977 original art catalog that was designed and produced by Steranko and Supergraphics. Similar in style & format to...

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Philippe Caza, Caza, Philippe, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Sevres, Editions la Sirene, 1994, 1st, 9782840450580, 11 inches, 9.25 inches, 88 pages, 100 color plates and 11 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Out of print and quite scarce. Beyond his work in French comics (Metal Hurlant and more), Caza was a popular science fiction illustrator. This...

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Cecil Beaton
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Cecil Beaton, Beaton, Cecil, Near Fine (short mild scrapes to upper back cover, light wear), London, Chris Beetles Gallery / Sotheby's, 2010, 1st, 9781905738137, 8.25 inches, 6.625 inches, 92 pages, 1 color and 66 black & white photographs, Softcover, wraps, English

English photographer Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) was best-known for his fashion photography and his portraits of Hollywood celebrities and noted personalities,...

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Chicken Fat
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Will Elder, Elder, Will, Very Fine, Fantagraphics, Seattle, 2006, 1st, 8.4 inches, 8 inches, 94 pages, color and black & white, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the publisher: Elder, one of comics' most fertile and wide-ranging imaginations, coined "chicken fat" to describe the myriad background gags crammed...

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Christopher Blossom, Blossom, Christopher, Near Fine (light shelwear), Shelton, The Greenwich Workshop Press, 2001, 1st, 9780867130720, 0-86713-072-5, 8.5 inches, 11 inches, 80 pages, 36 full-page color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

36 paintings. From the Publisher: Christopher Blossom grew up on the eastern seaboard, the son and grandson of well-known illustrators, so it's not...

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Alex Schomburg, Very Fine, Schomburg, Alex, Father Tree, 1986, 1st, wraps, English

The primary monograph on the comic book, pulp and sci-fi magazine cover artist. Produced with the assistance and cooperation of the artist.

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Cleworth: AN ARTFULLlife
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Harold Cleworth, Cleworth, Harold, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Design Studio Press, Culver City, CA, 2015, 9781624650161, 11 inches, 11 inches, 168 pages, color and black & white illustrations throughout, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: "The painter laureate of the car" --AutoWeek Be dazzled by gorgeous paintings from award-winning automotive artist Harold...

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Coby Whitmore
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Coby Whitmore, Whitmore, Coby, Very Fine, Red Piano Art Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC, 1986, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 16 pages, 13 color illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

A catalog for a gallery show of 13 paintings (one per page). Nice reproduction. Four text pieces including one by Joseph (Joe) Bowler and an interview with...

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Coco, The Far-Out Poodle
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Jon Whitcomb, Whitcomb, Jon, Very Good+ in Very Good price-clipped dustjacket (some dryrot to edges of boards, gift inscription on front endpapers, corners sharp, interior very sound, moderate wear and tear to dustjacket), Random House, New York, 1963, 1st, 11.3 inches, 8.25 inches, 66 pages, two-color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Jon Whitcomb wrote this story book about his own pet poodle and filled it with charming soft pencil drawings reproduced as two-color illustrations.

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Limited to 1000 sets, Very Fine, Profiles in History, Calabasa, CA, 2016, 1st, 14.5 inches, 10.5 inches, 334 pages, over 320 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Comic & Illustration Art Auction and The Frank Darabont Collection Set: (2) spectacular 10.5 x 14.5 inch limited edition coffee-table catalogs. (1)...

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Kinuko J. Craft, NF, Craft, Kinuko J., 1981, 1st, wraps

Portfolios: illustrators Kinuko Y. Craft (23 illustrations), James McMullan, Atari design.

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Paul Conrad, Conrad, Paul, Signed and inscribed by the artis, A few stains to the top edge, otherwise Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Times, 1996, 1st, 978-0961909550, 11.5 inches, 9 inches, 210 pages, 317 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Inscribed by Pulitzer prize-winning cartoonist Conrad to fellow Los Angeles newspaper man (and literary scholar) Nicolas Beck. From the dustjacket:...

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Signed by the artist on a tipped-in color plate, Near Fine (light surface wear), Gary Gianni, Gianni, Gary, Hieronymus Press, 2002, 1st, 12.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 60 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

Gianni's self-published collection of Monster Men (originally serialized in Hellboy) and a William Hope Hodgeson short story illustrated by Gianni.

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Creative Illustration
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Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Titan Books, 2012, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 302 pages, approx. 300 black & white illustrations, with 17 pages in color, Hardcover, boards, 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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Dance the Line: Paintings by Karl Benjamin
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Karl Benjamin, Benjamin, Karl, Print run of 7000 copies, Fine, issued without dustjacket, West Hollywood, CA, Louis Stern Fine Arts, 2007, 1st, 9780974942179, 10.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 124 pages, 62 color illustrations, Hardcover, leather spine, pictorial boards, English

51 paintings, plus an essay by Dave Hickey, and lists of Solo Exhibitions, Group Exhibitions, and Public Collections. Published on the occasion of an...

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Dave Stevens, Stevens, Dave, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, IDW Publishing, San Diego, 2011, 1st, 12.25 inches, 8.25 inches, 256 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

An incredible 256-pages of Dave Stevens' pin-up art, mostly reproduced from the original artwork. This volume collects the entire contents of Stevens' four...

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David Willardson
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David Willardson, Willardson, David, Light edgewear and rubbing, otherwise Very Fine, Graphic Collectibles, Saugerties, NY, 2010, 1st, 6 inches, 9 inches, 14 pages, 27 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

A 2010 original art catalog of David Willardson's pin up work, inspired by classic pin up illustrators, George Petty and Vargas. Willardson is an...

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De Ijzeren Lijn
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Joost Swarte, VF, Swarte, Joost, Oog & Blik, 2002, 1st, pictorial boards, Dutch

"The Iron Line." A beautiful little book of drawings for 25 metal sculptures that Joost Swarte designed for the 2002 Floriade (an international...

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Deadman #8 Cover Painting
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Signed and dated '06 by the artist, Fine, Watkiss, John, John Watkiss, 2006

Acrylic on canvas board. 18.25 x 12.25 inches. Matted and framed to an overall size of 26 x 20.50 inches. Published as the cover to Deadman #8 (2006 series)...

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James Gurney, Gurney, James, Inscribed by the artist with a drawing, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Andrew McMeel Publishing, Kansas City, 2007, 1st, 10 inches, 10.5 inches, 160 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth spine, boards, English

A first printing inscribed by the artist with a drawing. From the publisher: The fourth book in James Gurney's best-selling Dinotopia series...

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Phil Hale, Rick Berry, Hale, Rick Berry, Phil, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (mild wear to dustjacket), Hampton Falls, NH, Donald M. Grant, 1992, 1st, 978-1880418055, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, x, 119 pages, over 103 color and 34 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: The publication of this seminal art book first brought to public awareness the visionary art of Rick Berry and Phil Hale. Going well...

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Phil Hale, Rick Berry, Hale, Rick Berry, Phil, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (book has light spotting to top edge, lightly shelfworn dustjacket has a small puncture along the spine), Hampton Falls, NH, Donald M. Grant, 1992, 1st, 978-1880418055, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, x, 119 pages, over 103 color and 34 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: The publication of this seminal art book first brought to public awareness the visionary art of Rick Berry and Phil Hale. Going well...

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Gerald Scarfe, Scarfe, Gerald, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Little Brown, New York, 2006, 1st American, 12.75 inches, 10.2 inches, 352 pages, color and black & white, hardcover, cloth, English

Over 400 illustrations by Scarfe. From the publisher: Artist, stage designer, political cartoonist, and satirist, Gerald Scarfe has given us some of...

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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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Roy Andersen, Andersen, Roy, Very Fine/Very Fine, Settlers West Galleries, Tuscon, 2000, 1st, 10.25 inches, 11.6 inches, 168 pages, over 140 color plates, Hardcover, cloth, English

Dreamspinner recounts the story of Western Artist Roy Andersen, whose artistic career spans more than fourty-five years. As an illustrator, his paintings...

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Don Maitz, Maitz, Don, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Underwood-Miller, Novato, CA, 1993, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, xiii, 98 pages, 79 color and 4 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth

The second collection of this award-winning science fiction/fantasy cover artist. Introduction by Raymond E. Feist, Foreword by Don Maitz, Afterword by...

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Elles et Moi
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Very Fine in a Very Fine dustjacket issued in publisher's shrink wrap, Kiraz, Kiraz, Denoel, 2003, 1st, 2207255468, 12.5 inches, 9.75 inches, 128 pages, 134 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, boards, French

"Frivolous and sublime, the Parisiennes designed by Kiraz entered legend. With spontaneous elegance, they adopt striking new outfits everyday." - Vogue...

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Jim Fitzpatrick, Fitzpatrick, Jim, Fine, De Danann Press, Dublin, 1985, 1st, 11.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 112 pages, 125 illustrations, most in color, softcover, wraps, English

Celtic mythology written & illustrated by Jim Fitzpatrick. With extensive notes on the drawings & paintings. And a list of publications.

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Sergio Toppi, Toppi, Sergio, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Mosquito, St. Egreve, 2021, 9782352839026, 12 inches, 9.5 inches, 88 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The latest collection of Toppi short stories. An English translation, if any, is years away. From the publisher: This collection of 5 stories by...

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John Seerey-Lester, Fine/Fine (dust jacket slightly rubbed), Seerey-Lester, John, Mill Pond Press, 1991, 1st, cloth, English

"From a tiny goldfish to an awesome grizzly, Seerey-Lester depicts a variety of animals. "With each animal, he takes care to portray its unique...

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Max Turner, Turner, Max, Fine (pages are warped and puckered from storage but the book is new and unread), B-Y Publishing, Woodland Hills, CA, 2009, 1st, 11 inches, 8.25 inches, 80 pages, 90 color illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

75 portraits and studies in pencil, charcoal or oil by the late Los Angeles based draftsman, painter, sculptor and teacher Max Turner (1925 - 2019). With a...

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Fantagas
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Carlos Nine, VF, Nine, Carlos, Les Reveurs, 2006, 1st, wraps

This is an expanded edition of an album originally published in 1995. This is Carlos Nine’s take on the classic French character Fantomas, the...

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Boris Vallejo, Vallejo, Boris, Signed by the artist, Fine/Fine, Arco, New York, 1985, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 128 pages, color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A first printing in incredible condition and signed by the artist! Boris describes how he creates his paintings "from initial concept, through the...

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Figure Drawing For All It's Worth
  $120.00
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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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Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, London, Titan Books, 2011, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 204 pages, over 200 illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

A modern facsimile reprinting of Loomis' classic instruction book. The best book of its kind, how to draw idealized figures of the Chicago School epitomized...

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Harry Dreve Schorr, VG+ (corners rubbed), Schorr, Harry Dreve, Watson-Guptill, 1952, 1st, cloth, English

Schorr, head of an advertising agency and previously an art director, illustrates his method for creating quick precise figure "indications" with all the...

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