Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
Christopher Hume, Fine/NF, Hume, Christopher, Summerhill Press, 1986, 1st, cloth

Robert Bateman, Stanley Meltzoff, Bob Kuhn, George McLean, John Schoenherr, Fenwick Lansdowne, Glen Loates, Claudio D'Angelo, Lanford Monroe, Ron Parker,...

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Charles Bell, VF/VF, Geldzahler, Henry, Bell, Charles, Abrams, 1991, 1st, cloth

The first book-length study of this photorealist painter best known for his extreme close-ups of gleaming pinball machines. With an essay by Louis K. Meisel

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The Book Of Conquests
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Jim Fitzpatrick, NF (covers slightly shelfrubbed), Fitzpatrick, Jim, Paper Tiger, 1978, 1st, 0525475117, wraps, English

Celtic mythology. Nudity.

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Thelwell
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Norman Thelwell, VF, Thelwell, Norman, Chris Beetles ltd., 1989, 1st, wraps

A catalogue for a 1989 exhibition and sale of Thelwell's original illustration art. Cartoons, illustrations, paintings, sketches.

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He Was One Of Us
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Rien Poortvliet, NF/NF, Poortvliet, Rien, Baker, 1978, 2nd 1994, cloth

The life of Christ in paintings and drawings by Poorvliet. This is the second edition with a smaller format than the first edition. From the...

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R. Brownell McGrew - Signed
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R. Brownell McGrew, Signed by the artist on the title page, VG/VG (top corner of the pages have a very slight wave from exposure to water otherwise the book is very sound & clean), McGrew, R. Brownell, Lowell Press, 1978, 1st, cloth, English

A monograph on this Indian and landscape painter. Signed by the artist.

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The Silver Arm
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Jim Fitzpatrick, Fine, Fitzpatrick, Jim, Paper Tiger, 1981, 1st, wraps

Celtic mythology. Nudity.

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Forever Christmas
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Tasha Tudor, VF/VF, Davis, Harry, Tudor, Tasha, Little Brown, 2000, 1st, cloth

" Forever Christmas is a celebration of a joyous holiday and of one inspired artist's preparation for, and exultation of, the day. That artist is Tasha...

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The Definitive Thelwell
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Very Fine, Norman Thelwell, Thelwell, Norman, Chris Beetles ltd., 2009, 1st, Softcover, wraps, English

The most popular cartoonist since the Second World War, Thelwell is best remembered for his little girls and their cheeky fat ponies. However, he was a...

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John Canemaker, Mary Blair, Canemaker, John, Blair, Mary, Very Fine in a Very Fine dustjacket, New York, Disney, 2014, 10 inches, 10 inches, 128 pages, over 200 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Filled with concept art, production designs, and storyboards, the original edition of this art book devoted to Disney artist & designer Mary Blair has...

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Sergio Toppi, Toppi, Sergio, Very Fine, St. Egreve, Mosquito, 2015, 1st, 978-2-35283-291-1, 12 inches, 9.2 inches, 160 pages, color, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

An incredible collection of "sketches, drawings and etchings" by the master. From the publisher: Sergio Toppi passed away in August 2012, we wanted to...

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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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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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Berni Wrightson, Wrightson, Berni, Near Fine (page edges slightly yellowed, light shelfwear), Fantagraphics, Westlake Village, 1988, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, xiii, 136 pages, black & white, softcover, French wraps, English

A complete collection of Wrightson's comic stories for the fanzines (1967-71). 124 pages of early black & white stories & 16 pages of...

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The Mutants
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Berni Wrightson, Wrightson, Berni, Near Fine (very light wear to the covers, some light spotting to fore edge and bottom edge, very flat with sharp corners, no thumb dents), Mother of Pearl, Brooklyn, 1980, 1st, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 96 pages, black & white, color cover, softcover, color wraps, English

Behind the classic painting "Taking No Chances", 15 early Wrightson stories: Dark comedy by Bruce Jones, Mother Toad, The Task, Limstrel, The Game That...

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John Baeder's Road Well Taken
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Jay Williams, John Baeder, Williams, Jay, Baeder, John, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, New York, Vendome Press, 2015, 1st, 978-0-86565-319-1, 10 inches, 10 inches, 272 pages, over 300 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A thick monograph on the photorealist painter. Over 300 color illustrations. From the publisher: A fascinating trip through the evocative remnants of...

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Gorey Games
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Larry Evans, Edward Gorey, Evans, Larry, Gorey, Edward, Near Fine (only light shelfwear, very flat, tight, bright), Troubador Press, San Francisco, 1979, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 64 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the back cover: Featuring the fascinating, humorous, macabre characters of the master of mini-mystery stories, Edward Gorey. Gorey Games is packed...

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Betty Ballantine, Frank Frazetta, Ballantine, Betty, Frazetta, Frank, Very Good+ (mild rubbing to spine ends and covers, light bump to corners, several thumbdents, flat, tight), Peacock Press/Bantam, New York, 1980, 1st, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 96 pages, color and black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

41 color paintings reproduced as full-page illustrations, numerous b&w pen and ink drawings and pencil sketches.

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The Art of Rafael DeSoto
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David Saunders, Rafael DeSoto, Saunders, David, DeSoto, Rafael, Limited to 900 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Illustrated Press, Decatur, IL, 2019, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, over 300 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: This is the ultimate book on the life and work of pulp, paperback, and men's adventure magazine artist Rafael DeSoto. This...

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Virgin Cay - Signed 1st
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Basil Heatter, Robert McGinnis, Heatter, Basil, McGinnis, Robert, Signed by the artist on cover in ink, Near Fine (slight reading crease on cover--no color break, off-white pages), Fawcett Gold Medal, New York, 1963, 1st, 7 inches, 4.25 inches, 142 pages, Softcover, color wraps, English

Signed by cover artist Robert McGinnis on the cover.

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Stanley Meltzoff: Picture Maker
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Stanley Meltzoff, Meltzoff, Stanley, Limited to 900 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Illustrated Press, Decatur, IL, 2020, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, over 250 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Out of Print! A comprehensive book on the life and work of magazine illustrator, paperback cover artist, and fish painter Stanley Meltzoff. The text...

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Ed Emberley
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Todd Oldham, Caleb Neelon, Ed Emberley, Oldham, Caleb Neelon, Todd, Emberley, Ed, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, AMMO Books, Los Angeles, 2014, 9781623260385, 9.25 inches, 12.25 inches, 288 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Ed Emberley shies away from calling himself an artist and instead likes to say that "he draws pictures for a living." Now in his...

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Painting People
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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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The Art of Saul Tepper
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Daniel Zimmer, Saul Tepper, Zimmer, Daniel, Tepper, Saul, Limited to 900 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Illustrated Press, St. Louis, 2020, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Another top notch monograph from The Illustrated Press! The first collection of the editorial and advertising illustrations by Saul Tepper. An artist...

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Berni Wrightson, Wrightson, Berni, Very Fine, Warren, New York, 1979, 1st, 11 inches, 8 inches, 68 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

The all-Wrightson issue with seven classic stories from the height of his career: The Muck Monster, Clarice, Cool Air, A Martian Saga, The Pepper Lake...

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Carolina Shout! - Signed First
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Alan Schroeder, Bernie Fuchs, Schroeder, Alan, Fuchs, Bernie, Signed by the artist, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, Dial, New York, 1995, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.8 inches, 32 pages, 3 double-page and 13 full-page color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Sixteen Fuchs oil paintings illustrate this children's picture book about street vendors' songs in 1930s Charleston.

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Stephen Krensky, Bernie Fuchs, Krensky, Stephen, Fuchs, Bernie, Inscribed by the artis, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 2001, 1st, 11 inches, 9.9 inches, 32 pages, 5 double-page, 9 full-page and 7 smaller color illustrations, hardcover, boards, English

Fuchs' oil paintings illustrate this children's picture book. Inscribed by the artist: "To Mitch, Bernie Fuchs"

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The Wolves - Signed First
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Brian J. Heinz, Bernie Fuchs, Heinz, Brian J., Fuchs, Bernie, Inscribed by the artis, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, New York, Dial Books for Young Readers, 1996, 1st, 0803717350, 11.25 inches, 8.8 inches, 32 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Fuchs' oil paintings on canvas illustrate this children's picture book. It recounts how a wolf pack struggles to survive in the frozen North and...

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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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Drawn From New England
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Tasha Tudor, Fine/Fine, Tudor, Bethany, Tudor, Tasha, Philomel, 1979, Later, cloth spine, English

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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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Very Fine, George & Eileen Soper, Soper, George & Eileen, Chris Beetles, 1995, 0871136466, Softcover, wraps, English

537 prints by George Soper (1870 - 1942) and 166 by Eileen Soper (1905 - 90).

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Printing Panorama
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VG+ (light shelfwear), 1951, 1st, cloth

"Illustrating the comprehensive Printing and Binding services of Hazell Watson & Viney Ltd., Sun Printers Ltd., and their Associated Companies." A...

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Virgil Partch, VF, Partch, Virgil, The Answer Is, 1978, 1st, pictorial cloth

Amour and sexual relations in unusual locations or circumstances made into silly risque cartoons by Vip.

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Saul Steinberg
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Saul Steinberg, VG+/VG+ (moderate shelf wear, small nick to bottom edge), Rosenberg, Harold, Steinberg, Saul, Knopf, 1978, 1st, cloth, English

Steinberg's first career retrospective. Steinberg was born in 1914. He studied philosophy and architecture. During the 1930s, Steinberg cartoons began...

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Wallace Tripp's Wurst Seller
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Fine in VG+ dust jacket, Wallace Tripp, Tripp, Wallace, Sparhawk, 1981, 1st, 9.5 inches, 8.25 inches, 48 pages, 12 full-page color and over 100 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

After 40 children's books, this was Tripp's first picture book for adults. A wonderful collection of richly illustrated cartoons showcasing his singular...

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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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Los Elegidos
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Very slight surface nicks otherwise VF, Dibbuks, 2004, 1st, pictorial boards, Spanish

A collection of the best illustrations to appear in the magazine Training & Development Digest in its fifty first issues. This book reflects almost a...

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Seres Extraordinarios
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Tino Gatagán, Fine, Gatagán, Tino, Dibbuks, 2006, 1st, French wraps, Spanish, French, English

A collection of outstanding works by this Spanish illustrator of over 100 books worldwide. Works in acrylic, pastel, and mixed media. Text in English,...

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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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Successful Drawing
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Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Very Fine in Very Fine Dustjacket, London, Titan, 2012, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 160 pages, over 200 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

The illustrator Andrew Loomis is revered amongst artists for his mastery of drawing technique and his clean, realist style. His hugely influential series of...

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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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Fun with a Pencil
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Very Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, 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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Limited to 1250 copies, Fine, Frank Bellamy, Butterworth, Michael, Bellamy, Frank, Book Palace Books, 2009, 1st, 9781907081002, Softcover, stiff oversize wraps, English

From the publisher: For the first time ever, Michael Butterworth's epic series of articles recounting the history of the First World War collected...

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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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Very Good+ (moderate shelfwear, rubbing at the corners, flat, tight, and unread), 1994, 1st, Softcover, wraps

"Crimes 'n' Gals in the USA: A Pictorial History 1930s-1960s." An excellent collection of pin-up art. Chapters on comic strips (55 illus), comic books (63...

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John Canemaker, Mary Blair, Canemaker, John, Blair, Mary, Very Fine in Very Fine Dustjacket, Walt Disney Family Foundation Press, San Francisco, 2014, 9781616287931, 10 inches, 12.5 inches, Hardcover, cloth, English

Beloved Disney designer Mary Blair has charmed generations with her vibrant, whimsical creations, from stunning art direction for Cinderella and Peter Pan...

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Alastair Crompton, Frank Hampson, Frank Hampson, Crompton, Frank Hampson, Alastair, Hampson, Frank, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, PS Publishing, London, 2010, 1st, 11 inches, 9 inches, 216 pages, color illustrations, softcover, boards

A full colour illustrated biography of Frank Hampson, with the best of his original artwork finally printed as it was meant to be seen! The book is...

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