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101 FREUCHEN, Peter HAMBRO, Johan, trans. Ice Floes and Flaming Water : A True Adventure in Melville Bay. 3rd US in dj.
Julian Messner, New York, 1955, 
FREUCHEN, Peter. Ice Floes and Flaming Water : A True Adventure in MelvilleBay. Translated from the Danish by Johan Hambro. New York : Julian Messner , (February 1955). Third printing. Pp 242. 8vo, blue cloth. Arctic Bibliography 34770. "Contains account of trip made by this writer and three Eskimosin late summer 1911 when they guided five lost whalers southward across Me lville Bay, northwest Greenland [...]. In addition to difficulties encountered on the trip, descriptions are given of earlier expeditions and adventures in the region, Eskimo characteristics, folklore, and methods of living off the land, and flora and fauna of the Thule region, etc." A.B. Freuchen'saccount of his participation in an attempt to rescue a crew of Portuguese whalers stranded in Greenland; a story of "greed, cannibalism, lust, bravery". Vg in price-clipped dj (wear to top of spine). 30.00

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102 FREUCHEN, Peter HAMBRO, Johan, trans. Ice Floes and Flaming Water : A True Adventure in Melville Bay. Second American Printing in dustjacket
Julian Messner, 1954, 1954 
FREUCHEN, Peter. Ice Floes and Flaming Water : A True Adventure in Melville Bay. Translated from the Danish by Johan Hambro. New York : Julian Messner, (1954). Second Printing. Pp 242. 8vo, blue cloth.

Lorenz Peter Elfred Freuchen (b. February 2, 1886, Nykøbing Falster, Denmark – d. September 2, 1957, Anchorage, Alaska).

Arctic Bibliography 34770. "Contains account of trip made by this writer and three Eskimos in late summer 1911 when they guided five lost whalers southward across Melville Bay, northwest Greenland [...]. In addition to difficulties encountered on the trip, descriptions are given of earlier expeditions and adventures in the region, Eskimo characteristics, folklore, and methods of living off the land, and flora and fauna of the Thule region, etc." A.B.

Freuchen's account of his participation in an attempt to rescue a crew of Portuguese whalers stranded in Greenland; a story of "greed, cannibalism, lust, bravery".

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103 FULLER, Joseph J., Capt.) American Maritime Library 9) BUSCH, Briton Cooper (ed. with an intro.) Master of Desolation. 1st US in dj. signed by the editor.
Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT, 1980, ISBN:0913372218 
FULLER, Joseph J. Master of Desolation : The Reminiscences of Capt. Joseph J. Fuller. Edited, with introduction and notes by Briton Cooper Busch. Mystic, CT : Mystic Seaport Museum, (1980). First Edition. Pp 349. 8vo, blue cloth in variant blue dj with illustration of man harpooning a sea-elephant on shore. Volume IX in The American Maritime Library. "Joseph J. Fuller (1839-1920) was a well-known whaling captain who sailed out of New London, Connecticut, for half a century after the Civil War. He worked his way up from greenhand to master in the specialized and little-known branch of the whaling industry that hunted sea elephants for oil, principally at Heard and Kerguelen "Desolation" Islands in the Indian Ocean." - from the dj. Vg in rubbed (blue) dj. Signed by the editor, Briton Cooper Busch. 60.00

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104 GARDI, Rene LOEW, Fernand, trans. Chasse a la Baleine. rebound in half-leather
Éditions Victor Attinger, 1948, 
GARDI, René. Chasse à la Baleine. Avec cinquante et une illustrations hors-texte. Traduit par Fernand Loew. Neuchatel/Paris : Éditions Victor Attinger, (1948). Pp 177. Illustrated. 8vo, green half-calf with marbled boards, with original illustrated card covers bound in. Contents : La baleine n'est pas un poisson; Le hasard m'amène chez les baleiniers; En route pour Hestnes sur l'île de Hitra; Première rencontre avec la baleine à Hestnes; Les pêcheries de baleines de Hestnes; La "vaisseau fantôme" remène une baleine; Une matinée au bureau avec Nesje; Renards argentés et visons; Un baleinier et son équipage; Elle souffle! Elle souffle! Là! Là! - A bord du Femern; D'étranges parcs de cétacésl Relâche à Hestnes; Malheur sur malheur; Une belle chasse; A bord du Femern, cap sur Hestnes; Appendice. Fine. 50.00

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105 GEMMING, Elizabeth Blow Ye Winds Westerly : The Seaports & Sailing Ships of Old New England.. ex-lib in dj.
Thomas Y. Crowell, New York, 1971, 
GEMMING, Elizabeth. Blow Ye Winds Westerly: The Seaports & Sailing Ships ofOld New England. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, (1971). Pp 183. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. A handsome souvenir of New England's close relations with the sea. The author considers the fisheries, whaling, the trade with China , and the coastwise trade in a text illustrated with dozens of contemporaryimages. Ex-library (pouch leavings, inkstamps, spine label), slightly rubb ed, else vg in dj. 25.00

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106 GIBSON, Gregory RONNBERG, Erik TONKIN, Gary Demon of the Waters. 1st US in dj.
Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 2002, ISBN:0316299235 
GIBSON, Gregory. Demon of the Waters : The True Story of the Mutiny on the Whaleship Globe . Illustrations by Erik Ronnberg and Gary Tonkin. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (2002). First US Printing. Pp. 308, frontis., + 8p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, white cloth spine with blue paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. An account of the mutiny on board the American whaleship Globe in 1824 in the middle of the Pacific, led by a Nantucket young man named Samuel Comstock. The volume is based largely from the handwritten journal by a young midshipman on board the Globe. Vg in dj. 20.00

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Red Hunters of The Snows. 1st Cdn , GODSELL, Philip H. GODSELL, Phillip H. (photographs) National Museum of Canada Department of the Interior
107 GODSELL, Philip H. GODSELL, Phillip H. (photographs) National Museum of Canada Department of the Interior Red Hunters of The Snows. 1st Cdn
Ryerson Press, 1938, 
GODSELL, Philip H.. Red Hunters of The Snows: An Account of Thirty Years' Experience with the Primitive Indian and Eskimo Tribes of the Canadian North-West and Arctic Coast, with a Brief History of the Early Contact between White Fur Traders and the Aborigines. Illustrations from photographs by the Author, The National Museum of Canada and the Department of the Interior. Toronto: Ryerson Press, (1938). First Canadian Edition. Pp. 324. Frontis. and [50] illustrations. 8vo, rebound in modern half red morocco, red cloth boards, raised bands, gilt lettering to spine, t.e.g. Arctic Bibliography 5850: "Account by a Hudson's Bay Co. official of his life, travels and friendsin the Indian country. Includes notes on the customs of Chipewyan, Yellowk nife, Dogrib, Hare, Slave and Nahanni Indians of the Northwest Territories,and on the Eskimos of the western Canadian Arctic; their relations with wh ite men, and changing conditions from the time of early fur-trading to the present." A fine copy in modern leather binding. 250.00

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An Act for further encouraging and regulating the Newfoundland, Greenland and Southern Whale Fisheries., Great Britain)
108 Great Britain) An Act for further encouraging and regulating the Newfoundland, Greenland and Southern Whale Fisheries.
Charles Eyre and Andrew Strahan, London, 1789, 1789 
(Great Britain). ... An Act for further encouraging and regulating the Newfoundland, Greenland, and Southern Whale Fisheries. London : Printed by Charles Eyre and Andrew Strahan, Printers to the King's most Excellent Majesty,1789. Pp (2),1147-1152. Tall 8vo, disbound.

With the heading : Anno vicesimo nono Georgii III. Regis, Cap. LIII.

O'Dea 239.

Full title : Anno regni Georgii III. regis Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hiberniæ, vicesimo nono. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the Eighteenth Day of May Anno Domini 1784, in the Twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. And from thence continued, by several Prorogations and Adjournments, to the Third Day of February 1789; being the Sixth Session of the Sixteenth Parliament of Great Britain.

The general title-page is present with its imprint and crest.

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109 GRIERSON, John Challenge to the Poles : Highlights of Arctic and Antarctic Aviation. First Edition in dustjacket
G.T. Foulis, London, 1964, 
GRIERSON, John. Challenge to the Poles : Highlights of Arctic and AntarcticAviation. With Foreword by Charles A. Lindbergh. London : G.T. Foulis & Co . Ltd, (1964). First Edition. Printed in Holland. Pp. (4),5-695,(1). With many b&w photos in the next, as well as maps. 8vo, white hardcovers, silver lettering in a blue field to spine. With map end-papers. John Grierson (b. January 2, 1909, Liverpool, England - d. May 21, 1977, Washington, D.C.). "John Grierson was born in 1909, the year Wellman had the second crash with his polar airship, but the year also in which Peary marched triumphantly tothe North Pole. In 1926, when Byrd succeeded in flying to the North Pole, Grierson, though still at school, was having his first flying lessons at Brooklands, prior to his entry into the Royal Air Force College at Cranwell. Following an unauthorized flight home from India in 1931, he became interested in longdistance flying and, during convalescence after a solo flight toSamarkand, decided to try a flight to the New World via the Arctic Air Rou te. As related herein, it took him two aeroplanes (which he crashed on three separate occasions) and 391 days to achieve his ambition of flying from England to Canada over Greenland. In the course of these journeys he met Charles and Anne Lindbergh in 1933 in Iceland where they had landed on their extensive Arctic survey. Later, after test-flying the earliest jet machines in England and America during the war, Grierson sailed south in charge of the first aeroplanes to operate seriously in the Antarctic with a whaling fleet. Since then he has made two other flights to the Arctic as aircraft captain, ana nown to Thule in North Greenland in 1962 to obtain information for his book. As a member of the Council of the Royal Geographical Society, and a committee member of the Scott Polar Research In stitute, John Griersonhas kept closely in touch with the ever-increasing scope of polar aviation , and has had drect access to some of the best historical sources of Arcticand Antarctic information, both through books and personal contacts. In th e course of his investigations, he flew to Rome to interview General Noble and to America to see Charles Lindbergh, whose personal interest and assistance have been invaluable." (from the dj). Very good in nicked, price-clipped dustjacket. 35.00

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110 HAGELUND, W. A. Whalers No More : A History of Whaling on the West Coast.. in dj.
Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, BC, 1987, ISBN:0920080022 
HAGELUND, W. A. Whalers No More: A History of Whaling on the West Coast. (Madeira Park, BC): Harbour Publishing, (1987). Pp (8),i-iv,1-211,(1). Illustrated with photos and diagrams to text. 8vo, blue paper covered boards. "Over 30,000 whales were killed in the Pacific Northwest between 1905 and 1972, [...] Whalers No More, is Hagelund's warm and personal history of the west coast whaling industry, an epic chapter in the story of whales and men." -from the dust jacket. Vg in rubbed dj (with price sticker remainder to rear panel). 20.00

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111 HAGELUND, W.A. Flying the Chase Flag. 1st Cdn in dj
Ryerson, 1961, 
HAGELUND, W.A. Flying the Chase Flag. Tor.: Ryerson Press, (February 1961).First Printing. Pp 194. 8vo, blue cloth. Dust jacket adds : The Last Cruis e of the West Coast Whalers. Vg in worn and chipped dj. 25.00

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112 HAGELUND, W.A. Flying the Chase Flag. 1st Cdn no dj
Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1961, 
HAGELUND, W.A. Flying the Chase Flag. Toronto: The Ryerson Press, (February1961). First Printing. Pp 194. 8vo, blue cloth. Dust jacket adds : The Las t Cruise of the West Coast Whalers. Contents: 1. The Junior Years; 2. The Navy Beckons; 3. S.S. Carmel; 4. North to the Queen Charlottes; 5. One Hundred Fathom Shelf; 6. Rammed from Below; 7. The Long Tow; 8. The End of an Era. Top edge spotted, else very good. Lacking dj. 12.50

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113 HALE, Amanda Sounding the Blood. proof
Raincoast Books, 2001, 
HALE, Amanda. Sounding the Blood. Vancouver: Raincoast Books, (2001). Uncorrected Proof. Pp. 256. 8vo, yellow printed card covers. "Five stranded souls bear their stories to the sea, relating a year in the life of a whaling camp on the Queen Charlotte Islands in 1915."-from the front cover. The author's debut novel. Vg. 20.00

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114 HALE, Amanda. Sounding the Blood. ill. card covers.
Raincoast,, 2001, ISBN:1551924846 
HALE, Amanda. Sounding the Blood. [A Novel by Amanda Hale]. Vancouver: Raincoast, (2001). Pp 325. 8vo, illustrated card covers. "[...] set in a 1915 whaling station on the southern tip of the Queen Charlotte Islands, invokes the spirits of five dreamers held hostage to time, place and memory." -fromthe cover. Vg. 15.00

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115 HALEY, Nelson Cole Whale Hunt : The Narrative of a Voyage by Nelson Cole Haley, Harpooner in the Ship Charles W. Morgan 1849-1853
Washburn, New York, 1948, 
HALEY, Nelson Cole. Whale Hunt : The Narrative of a Voyage by Nelson Cole Haley, Harpooner in the Ship Charles W. Morgan 1849-1853. New York : Ives Washburn, (1948). Second US Printing. Pp 304. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. Vg. 35.00

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116 HALEY, Nelson Cole Whale Hunt: The Narrative of a Voyage by Nelson Cole Haley Harpooner in theShip Charles W. Morgan 1849-1853. in dj.
Ives Washburn, New York, 1948, 
HALEY, Nelson Cole. Whale Hunt: The Narrative of a Voyage by Nelson Cole Haley Harpooner in the Ship Charles W. Morgan 1849-1853. NY: Ives Washburn, (1948). Pp 304. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. The Charles W. Morgan, berthedat Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, is last last vessel extant from the gold en age of American whaling; Haley's contemporary account tells of a four years' cruise in her during this heroic period. Vg in rubbed, nicked dj. 48.00

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117 HAMMOND, Walter STACKPOLE, Edward A., foreword Mystic Seaport True Maritime Adventure Series Mutiny on the Pedro Varela : The adventures of a Twentieth Century Whaleman.
Pequot Press, Chester, CT, 1977, ISBN:0871060825 
HAMMOND, Walter. Mutiny on the Pedro Varela : The adventures of a TwentiethCentury Whaleman. Chester, CT : The Pequot Press, (1977). Pp (4),5-79,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated white card covers, lettered in black. In the Mystic Seaport True Maritime Adventure Series. Originally published as Mar ine Historical Association, Mystic, Conn. Publication no. 30 (1956). "The mutiny on board the New Bedford whaling schooner Pedro Varela is the only one of its type yet uncovered in the history of whaling." - p.5. Contents : Foreword (by Edward A. Stackpole); In Memory of My Husband, Walter Hammond (by Ethel B. Hammond); 1. I Decide to Go To Sea. 2. The Pedro Varela and herCrew. 3. Sailing Day. 4. A Greenhorn Goes Aloft. 5. We Catch a Whale. 6. C utting In - Trying Out - But for Men as Well as Whales. 7. We Clean Up Ship, Go through a Storm, and Become Further Acquainted. 8. Our Gam with the Morning Star - Trouble in the Offing! 9. Mutiny Aboard the Pedro Varela. 10. The Mutineers in Chains. 11. We Head for Fayal and Lose Some Crew Members. 12. A Short Cruise - I Attempt to Swim for Help. 13. The American Consul and My Bill of Particulars. 14. The End of the Voyage. Small owner's stamp onfirst page, else very good. 15.00

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118 HAND, Douglas Gone Whaling : A Search for Orcas in Northwest Waters. pbk.
Sasquatch Books, Seattle, 1996, ISBN:1570610703 
HAND, Douglas. Gone Whaling : A Search for Orcas in Northwest Waters. Seattle: Sasquatch Books, (1996). Pp. [1]-223,(1). 8vo, illustrated green card covers with brown spine. A survey of killer whale communities in the PacificNorthwest, from aquariums to the Queen Charlotte Islands. Vg. 12.50

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119 HANSEN, Thorkild MUNK, Jens. MCFARLANE, James, trans. LYNCH, John, trans. North West to Hudson Bay : The Life and Times of Jens Munk. First Edition
Collins, 1970, 
HANSEN, Thorkild. North West to Hudson Bay : The Life and Times of Jens Munk. Translated by James McFarlane and John Lynch. London : Collins, 1970. First Edition. Pp (8),9-348,(4). Illustrations in the text. Maps. 8vo, grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Thorkild Hansen (b. January 9, 1927, Ordrup,Denmark – d. February 4, 1989 in the Caribbean). A full biography of the g reat Danish explorer interweaving his persistent, fruitless quest for the northern passage to India with the political intrigues of the Danish court. "For centuries the ice-floes of the Arctic claimed as victims countless intrepid explorers who vainly searched for the North-West Passage. Of the manywho failed in the attempt, few escaped alive. Jens Munk was one of these, and his diary of the months he lay trapped in the ice while his crew died around him is the basis of this exceptional biography. Jens Munk was born in1560, the illegitimate son of a disgraced Danish nobleman. The sea was his ruling passion: he sailed to America as a cabin boy, survived a shipwreck and lived for some years in Bahia. On his return to Copenhagen in 1598, he found that his father had committed suicide in prison and that his inheritance was forfeit. From then on Munk was obsessed by the consuming desire to clear his family honour. A man of action and a dreamer, Munk went in pursuit of his dream in the onlv way possible. Whether fighting the Swedes, whaling, policing the Danish seas or exploring the Arctic waterways for a shorter passage to India, Munk displayed supreme qualities as a sailor. But the sought-after reward eluded him. A blunt, professional man, he was constantlyoutwitted by the quixotic King of Denmark, Christian IV. In his eyes, no a chievement could redeem Munk's honour: the fatal flaw of illegitimacy remained. Munk, then, became a tragic hero fighting his private fate in the lonely wastes or the sea, preferring to risk death at the helm than to suffer humiliation at the hands of the Danish nobility. But Munk did not die at sea. He lived through the final and most terrible voyage of his career to faceignominy and despair on his return. In a race with a compatriot to India, he chanced everything on a final attempt to find the North-West Passage. Once more victory eluded him. But if the dream remained an illusion, Munk iett a moving personal testimony of unquenchable courage and faith which is asreal as anything can be." (from the dj). Contents : 1. The Journal. 2. Thr ee Cocks' Gules upon a Field Azure. 3. Dreams of the New World. 4. Can We See by Night? 5. Larder and Cellar. 6. Hafnia Metropolis et Portus Celeb errimus Daniae. 7. "What care I for the moon, while the sun is shining?" 8. A Certain Christian Frederiksen. 9. The Ships in Krabbekokke Bay. 10. Captainin the Royal Navy. 11. The Storming of Elfsborg. 12. The Neighbor's Daught er. 13. The First Retort. 14. Ove Giedde. 15. Almighty God in Heaven. 16. The Wintry Road. 17. Munk Haven. 18. The Days Grow Longer. 19. The Lamprey. 20. The Captain and the King. Index. Scuffing to front cover, else vg. 40.00

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North West to Hudson Bay : The Life and Times of Jens Munk.  First Edition in dustjacket., HANSEN, Thorkild MUNK, Jens. MCFARLANE, James, trans. LYNCH, John, trans.
120 HANSEN, Thorkild MUNK, Jens. MCFARLANE, James, trans. LYNCH, John, trans. North West to Hudson Bay : The Life and Times of Jens Munk. First Edition in dustjacket.
Collins, London, 1970, 
HANSEN, Thorkild. North West to Hudson Bay : The Life and Times of Jens Munk. Translated by James McFarlane and John Lynch. London : Collins, 1970. First Edition. Pp (8),9-348,(4). Illustrations in the text. Maps. 8vo, grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Thorkild Hansen (b. January 9, 1927, Ordrup,Denmark – d. February 4, 1989 in the Caribbean). A full biography of the g reat Danish explorer interweaving his persistent, fruitless quest for the northern passage to India with the political intrigues of the Danish court. "For centuries the ice-floes of the Arctic claimed as victims countless intrepid explorers who vainly searched for the North-West Passage. Of the manywho failed in the attempt, few escaped alive. Jens Munk was one of these, and his diary of the months he lay trapped in the ice while his crew died around him is the basis of this exceptional biography. Jens Munk was born in1560, the illegitimate son of a disgraced Danish nobleman. The sea was his ruling passion: he sailed to America as a cabin boy, survived a shipwreck and lived for some years in Bahia. On his return to Copenhagen in 1598, he found that his father had committed suicide in prison and that his inheritance was forfeit. From then on Munk was obsessed by the consuming desire to clear his family honour. A man of action and a dreamer, Munk went in pursuit of his dream in the onlv way possible. Whether fighting the Swedes, whaling, policing the Danish seas or exploring the Arctic waterways for a shorter passage to India, Munk displayed supreme qualities as a sailor. But the sought-after reward eluded him. A blunt, professional man, he was constantlyoutwitted by the quixotic King of Denmark, Christian IV. In his eyes, no a chievement could redeem Munk's honour: the fatal flaw of illegitimacy remained. Munk, then, became a tragic hero fighting his private fate in the lonely wastes or the sea, preferring to risk death at the helm than to suffer humiliation at the hands of the Danish nobility. But Munk did not die at sea. He lived through the final and most terrible voyage of his career to faceignominy and despair on his return. In a race with a compatriot to India, he chanced everything on a final attempt to find the North-West Passage. Once more victory eluded him. But if the dream remained an illusion, Munk iett a moving personal testimony of unquenchable courage and faith which is asreal as anything can be." (from the dj). Contents : 1. The Journal. 2. Thr ee Cocks' Gules upon a Field Azure. 3. Dreams of the New World. 4. Can We See by Night? 5. Larder and Cellar. 6. Hafnia Metropolis et Portus Celeb errimus Daniae. 7. "What care I for the moon, while the sun is shining?" 8. A Certain Christian Frederiksen. 9. The Ships in Krabbekokke Bay. 10. Captainin the Royal Navy. 11. The Storming of Elfsborg. 12. The Neighbor's Daught er. 13. The First Retort. 14. Ove Giedde. 15. Almighty God in Heaven. 16. The Wintry Road. 17. Munk Haven. 18. The Days Grow Longer. 19. The Lamprey. 20. The Captain and the King. With Index. Very good in dustjacket. 70.00

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