Art and Architecture

[Specimen copy for the Plates only] The Marchioness of Brinvilliers

Author: 
Albert Smith, illustrator John Leech
[Specimen copy for the Plates only] The Marchioness of Brinvilliers
Publication details: 
London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1886
£280.00
[Specimen copy for the Plates only] The Marchioness of Brinvilliers

pp.1-10 text, 15 detached plates with tissue-guards (as called for), text (concluding mid-sentence, bound in to grey-blue printed wraps, reinforced spine, 2 closed tear, chipped and sunned. Full quotation of title om front wrap: Specimen copy for the Plates only | The Marchioness of Brinvilliers | By | Albert Smith | Illustrated by John Leech | [Bentley insignia] | With fifteen spirited full-page Etchings on Steel, only once before printed from,* onthe first publication of the story, in its serial | form, about 1842. | *Besides twenty-seven impressions for the Leech Catalogue.

Original and unpublished drawing by 'E. W.' [for London wine merchants Saccone & Speed], entitled 'Silent Testimony', showing a vintner warming a bottle of wine over a candle in a wine cellar.

Author: 
'E. W.', artist [Saccone & Speed Ltd, London wine and spirit merchants]
'E. W.', artist [Saccone & Speed Ltd, London wine and spirit merchants]
Publication details: 
Undated [1920s?].
£175.00
'E. W.', artist [Saccone & Speed Ltd, London wine and spirit merchants]

Paper dimensions roughly 33 x 25 cm. The dimensions of the black and white pencil drawing are 30 x 21.5 cm. Very good, on lightly-aged paper. Stamped on otherwise-blank reverse: 'SACCONE & SPEED, LTD | 32, SACKVILLE STREET, | PICCADILLY, W.1'. Initialed 'E. W.' by the artist in bottom right-hand corner. Caption beneath drawing reads 'SILENT TESTIMONY.

Original seventeenth-century Dutch etching of man vomiting while onlookers hold their noses, attributed to Jan Both after his brother Andries Both, with caption beginning 'Seecker dat is geen Roy, wat mach dat varcken drinckien'.

Author: 
Jan Both [Jan Dirksz Both] (c. 1614-1652), Dutch engraver and painter, brother of Andries Both (c. 1612-1642)
Publication details: 
[Dutch, seventeenth century.]
£125.00

On a piece of watermarked laid paper, roughly 26.5 x 20 cm. Dimensions of image 18 x 13.5 cm. The image and text are clear and complete. Fair, on foxed and aged paper, with fraying to margin at edges. Complete text reads 'Seecker dat is geen Roy, wat mach dat varcken drincken | Die Reuck is niet heel moy, gans velten is dat stincken.' Depicts a group of five peasants in the countryside, one sitting on a tree stump vomiting, while another puts her hand on his head, and two hold their noses. The attribution is in the entry on the copy in the Wellcome Library (no.

Victorian silk devotional 'Stevengraph' bookmark, in colours, depicting Jesus and Jerusalem, with a scriptural passage, with printed backing label of 'Thomas Stevens, Coventry & London, Inventor and Manufacturer of Pure Silk Woven Book Markers'.

Author: 
Thomas Stevens, Coventry & London, Inventor and Manufacturer of Pure Silk Woven Book Markers [Stevengraph]
Victorian silk devotional 'Stevengraph' bookmark,
Publication details: 
Undated [1880s].
£75.00
Victorian silk devotional 'Stevengraph' bookmark,

In excellent condition. Pinned to grey printed backing label, headed with engravings of a row of 'the highest prize medals & diplomas' awarded to Stevens, and of the 'Stevengraph Works' in Coventry, and Stevens' trade mark. Folded horizontally three times. The bookmark is headed 'A BLESSING' and carries a picture of Jesus with arms outstretched, ascending over Holy Land rooftops. A scriptural passage follows (Matt. 28.5-6), with 'IHS' within a decorative pattern at the foot, which carries a yellow tassel. In rich colours: purple, lilac, green, blue and yellow.

Photographic reproduction of ink drawing by the English artist C. W. Furse, for an 1892 menu, titled 'GHOULS', and carrying an original signed inscription by Furse 'To my friend H[ercules]. [Brabazon] Brabazon. [signed] Charles W Furse.'

Author: 
C. W. Furse [Charles Wellington Furse (1868-1904); Hercules Brabazon Brabazon (1821-1906), English painter]
Ghouls [C.W. Furse].
Publication details: 
Dated as part of the design 25 January 1892 and 'C. W. FURSE ./ 92'.
£325.00
Ghouls [C.W. Furse].

Portrait: 34.5 x 20 cm. Laid down on a piece of paper of the same size. Good: a little dusty and with unobtrusive 1.5 cm closed tear to left margin, and minor traces of previous mounting on reverse. Very good reproduction, on photographic paper of a complex, ghostly scene in a moonlit graveyard, with a number of supernatural figures among the graves. Decorative border with elongated skeletons.

[Broadside; architectural proposals] Buckingham House [Extracted from the John Bull, of July 31, 1831].

Author: 
[F.W. Trench, M.P. for Cambridge]
Broadside; architectural proposals] Buckingham House
Publication details: 
[London, 1831].
£180.00
Broadside; architectural proposals] Buckingham House

Two pages, folio, 3 small closed tears, small part of a corner torn off, some marginal staining, mainly good condition. The article states that Trench some years since proposed forming a continuous quay along the nothern shore of the Thames, has published other proposals: A Proposition for the Disposal of Buckingham House, for a National Picture Gallery, A National Statue Gallery, and for the King's College; leaving one entire end of the Palace and one Wing, with the whole of the other Attics, for other public purposes.

Six Typed Letters and Notes Signed 'Cecil Harcourt Smith' (Director, V & A) to Sir Henry Truman, Royal Society of Arts. With additional copy letter from Somers Clarke.

Author: 
Cecil Harcourt Smith, sometime Director and Secretary of the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Six Typed Letters and Notes Signed 'Cecil Harcourt Smith'
Publication details: 
Victoria and Albert Museum, 1917-1919.
£120.00
Six Typed Letters and Notes Signed 'Cecil Harcourt Smith'

Total (Smith letters) 7pp., 8vo, RSA stamp on all, good condition. Subjects: (1917) letter from a Mr. W. Foxton; a word with a Mr. Kendrick about judging; reception of parcels for the Owen Jones Competition; (1918) measures taken because of possible increase of risk from attack by hostile aircraft; need for the RSA to take back some works deposited by them to make room in the basement for withdrawals from exhibition (pencil note attached about the deposit); arrangements for Mr.

Anonymous album containing 29 quarto pages of superior ink drawings of teddy bears and other stuffed toys in cartoonish and anthropomorphic style.

Author: 
[An album of strikingly original illustrations of teddy bears]
An album of strikingly original illustrations of teddy bears
Publication details: 
The album dates from the 1930s; the drawings are undated, and would appear to be slightly later.
£250.00
An album of strikingly original illustrations of teddy bears

4to album, with the 29 pages of drawings on 28 leaves (on the rectos, except on one leaf, where they are on both sides). The album gives evidence of having been re-used, but gives no evidence as to the identity of the artist. While the covers of the album are worn, with the spine becoming detached, and with its leaves of discoloured high-acidity paper, all the drawings are clear and complete, consisting of twenty-eight full-page studies, and the remaining page (the first) with three studies on it. A few of the illustrations are lightly- and tastefully-coloured in pastel watercolour.

Four ink drawings, portraits in the style of Daniel Maclise's illustrations to William Maginn's 'Gallery of Illustrious Literary Characters' in Fraser's Magazine, and possibly depicting John Nichols, Theodore Hook, Percival Bankes and William Jerdan.

Author: 
[Daniel Maclise; William Maginn; John Nichols; Theodore Hook; William Jerdan; Percival Bankes; Count D'Orsay; David Moir; James Fraser]
Four ink drawings, portraits in the style of Daniel Maclise
Publication details: 
London; 1820s and 1830s?
£450.00
Four ink drawings, portraits in the style of Daniel Maclise

Fraser's Magazine launched in London in February 1830, and to begin with its most popular feature was Maginn's 'Gallery of Illustrious Literary Characters', with illlustrations by Maclise (collected in book form in 1873). The four portraits, all busts, are somewhat reminiscent of those in that work, but must be earlier if the identification of John Nichol, who died in 1828, is correct. The four are on separate pieces of paper, laid down 2 X 2 (with the four sitters looking inwards towards the centre of the page) on a leaf torn from an album.

In excess of 500 original engravings, from the professional collection of the draughtsman Arthur F. E. Poley, and mainly done from his detailed illustrations, for advertising and other purposes, including armorial, natural history and other topics.

Author: 
Arthur F. E. Poley [Arthur Frederick Edward Poley, c. 1886-1968, English illustrator and engraver], RIBA
Arthur F. E. Poley , Designs
Publication details: 
Undated, but all English, and from the early part of the twentieth century, and mainly the 1920s.
£950.00
Arthur F. E. Poley , Designs

Poley was awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects Silver Medal for the 'Measured Drawings' which formed the basis of his book on St Paul's Cathedral in London, and his work is notable for its attention to detail. This collection (with very few exceptions his own work) gives a splendid indication of the nature and range of English commercial engraved illustration at the beginning of the twentieth-century. Around 150 loose 'pulls', varying in size from 18.5 x 14.5 cm to 4 x 6 cm. Including trade marks (The Cork Hat Company; Cook's World Travel Service; The Swifan; A. C.

[Pamphlet printed at Canterbury College of Art.] The Garden of Pleasure. Translated from "La Maison Rustique" by Charles Estienne, 1572. With linocuts by Jessie Kennett.

Author: 
Charles Estienne [Jessie Kennett, illustrator; Canterbury College of Art]
Charles Estienne [Jessie Kennett, illustrator; Canterbury College of Art]
Publication details: 
Canterbury College of Art, 1949.
£75.00
Charles Estienne [Jessie Kennett, illustrator; Canterbury College of Art]

Small 4to, 4 pp. Stitched. In original brown and black decorative wraps. Good, on lightly-aged paper. A pretty piece of printing, with the title-page printed in light blue and black, and the vignette on illustration on the reverse of the title leaf in the same light blue. The text covers two pages. Scarce: no copy on COPAC.

Autograph Letter Signed Jack Pritchard, furniture designer, to Molly [Rosemary (Molly) Cooke], his future wife, a sprightly letter with eccentric presentation about a book she apparently published anonymously .

Author: 
Jack Pritchard, British furniture designer (1899–1992).
Autograph Letter Signed Jack Pritchard, furniture designer
Publication details: 
Pembroke College, Oxford, [1921]
£225.00
Autograph Letter Signed Jack Pritchard, furniture designer

FURNITURE DESIGNER AUTOGRAPH CAMBRIDGE UNDERGRADUATE WOMEN POETRY POEMS

Signature (and subscription) only from letter, signed Lancelot Speed, book illustrator.

Author: 
Lancelot Speed (1860 – 1931), Victorian illustrator of books, usually of a fantastical or romantic nature
Lancelot Speed
Publication details: 
No place or date surviving.
£23.00
Lancelot Speed

Part of letter, 11 x 5cm, good condition, saying, yours try | Lancelot Speed.

Signature and subscription only, cut from letter, my dear Jenny | your affectionate Brother in law | Harrison Weir, book illustrator.

Author: 
Harrison Weir, book illustrator
Harrison Weir, book illustrator
Publication details: 
No place or date given.
£23.00
Harrison Weir, book illustrator

Paper, 11 x 4cm, incudes name of address, To Mrs Warner., formerly laid down in an album, some remnants of process on reverse, showing through faintly not impinging on the signature, mainly good condition.

Signature only, cut from letter, "Yrs truly | Henry Barraud", artist.

Author: 
Henry Barraud (1811-1874), English portrait, subject and animal painter
Henry Barraud (1811-1874), English portrait, subject and animal painter
Publication details: 
No place or date survivung.
£23.00
Henry Barraud (1811-1874), English portrait, subject and animal painter

Paper, 11 x 3cm, formerly laid down in an album, some remnants of process on reverse, otherwise good condition.

Five Autograph Letters Signed Gaspard Farrer, Art Patron, to Jean Inglis, artist and copyist.

Author: 
Gaspard Farrer, Merchant Banker (Barings) and Art Patron.
Gaspard Farrer, Merchant Banker (Barings) and Art Patron.
Publication details: 
7 St James's Square, SW1 (3) and The Salutation, Sandwich (2), 17 & 29 July and 15 Nov.1933.
£75.00
Gaspard Farrer, Merchant Banker (Barings) and Art Patron.

Total 10pp, 12mo, good condition. Subjects: (1) as executor of a lady who by her will directs that a copy should be made of the portrait of her husband by the late Sir George Reid to the Aberdeen Infirmary . . .; National Gallery suggested her; he wants to fix up appointment to discuss; (2) agrees to her terms; discusses the house being locked up by Sothebys who are conducting the sale; (3) commission discussed; (4) discusses the circumstances which lead to his asking he to copy the picture in his house; (5) Aberdeen Infirmary happy with her work.

Autograph Letter Signed from the English painter Adrian Allinson to fellow-artist Jean Inglis.

Author: 
Adrian Allinson (1890-1959), English artist [Jean Inglis]
Autograph Letter Signed from the English painter Adrian Allinson
Publication details: 
29 March 1956. Postmark of St John's Wood, London.
£56.00
Autograph Letter Signed from the English painter Adrian Allinson

4to, 2 pp. 46 lines. Clear and complete. Good, on aged paper. He thanks her for putting the commission of 'Mr Proger' his way, discussing the circumstances. 'Just 3 days before I received his letter, while Molly & I were making some sort of order in the Augean Stable which is my lower studio, workshop & general storage place I came across this little panel (a view of Burleigh) which I had thrown asside [sic] as a dud.

Autograph Letter Signed from the Shakespearian actor Balliol Holloway to the artist Jean Inglis.

Author: 
Balliol Holloway (1883-1967), English stage and screen actor, specialising in Shakespeare
Autograph Letter Signed from the Shakespearian actor Balliol Holloway
Publication details: 
24 June 1924; King's Theatre, Hammersmith.
£23.00
Autograph Letter Signed from the Shakespearian actor Balliol Holloway

4to, 1 p. Fourteen lines, in pencil. Text clear and complete. Good, on aged paper. In envelope addressed by Holloway to Inglis. He apologises for his 'rudeness' in not answering earlier: 'I plead rush of work'. He would be delighted to sit for her, but 'the trouble is that I may have to leave town on Monday to produce a play in the country and then on to S[tratford]-on-A[von] for the 7 weeks Festival'. Suggests a later meeting.

Autograph Letter Signed from English painter Henry Lamb, R.A., to fellow-artist Jean Inglis.

Author: 
Henry Lamb (1883-1960), R.A. English artist of the Camden Town Group [Jean Inglis]
Autograph Letter Signed from English painter Henry Lamb
Publication details: 
4 July 1944; St John's Cottage, Cambridge.
£125.00
Autograph Letter Signed from English painter Henry Lamb

Landscape 12mo. 12 lines. Text clear and complete. Good, on aged paper, in envelope addressed by Lamb to Inglis. On 'seeing the picture after that long interval' he was 'not ashamed of it', but 'when it was new my friends used to rag me about my "Morgue" pictures', there being 'a few others of similar gruesome import'. Now that he is 'far past youth' he is 'painting mostly scenes of sweetness & serenity'. He is sorry that she is 'denied the priviledge [sic] I have enjoyed all these sinister times', that of being able to paint.

Autograph Postcard Signed "R.S." (Randolph Schwabe) to Jean Inglis, Scottish artist.

Author: 
Randolph Schwabe, draughtsman and printmaker
Randolph Schwabe, draughtsman and printmaker
Publication details: 
Slade and Ruskin Schools of Art, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford [stamp], [1941]
£95.00
Randolph Schwabe, draughtsman and printmaker

C.14 x 9cm, calligraphic writing style, good condition. "Of course it's allright about the reference for the Pilgrims. I hope it comes off. W.M. Rothenstein, Walter Bayes and Hagedon have all worked for the Trust. | All pretty well here. It looks as if Alice and Bish may get married about Easter: no details yet. Our love to you -" Note: Entries referring to the Schwabes in Jean Inglis's diaries indicate a strong friendship involving meals, films and plays.

Photographic portrait by Nadar of the opera singer Christine Nilsson, with presentation inscription by her to 'Mr Montiguani'.

Author: 
Christina Nilsson (1843-1921), Countess de Casa Miranda, Swedish opera singer, inspiration for the character of Christine Daaé in Gaston Leroux's novel Phantom of the Opera [Nadar; 'Mr Monteguani']
Photographic portrait by Nadar of the opera singer Christine Nilsson
Publication details: 
"Edinburgh le 6 Décembre 1869.' On Nadar's carte de visite, 'Nadar | 35, Boulevart [sic] des Capucines | PARIS.'
£320.00
Photographic portrait by Nadar of the opera singer Christine Nilsson

Albumen printh, 8.5 x 5.5 cm, laid down on card, 10.5 x 6 cm. In fair condition: lightly faded on slightly-aged card. Card printed in red on both sides, with Nadar's address and facsimile signature on reverse, and his initial within the border containing the photograph on the other side. Head and shoulders shot of the singer, staring at the viewer in a dark dress attached at the neck.

Typed Letter Signed Fra. H. Newbery boldly, to Sir Henry Trueman Wood, Secretary, Royal Society of Arts

Author: 
Francis H. Newbery [Fra. H. Newbery], Director, The Glasgow School of Art
Typed Letter Signed Fra. H. Newbery
Publication details: 
[Headed] The Glasgow School of Art, 67 Renfrew Street, [Glasgow], 11 March 1914.
£85.00
Typed Letter Signed Fra. H. Newbery

One page, folio, fold marks, good condition. With RSA stamp. He's received a circular asking if I would like my name to be added to the list of the supporters of the Society. | In reply I beg to state that I am perfectly aware of the long and useful services rendered to the public by the Society but as I am not now a resident in London, and therefore should have but little opportunity of taking part in the transactions of the Society, I would rather not at present time, consider the question of Membership.

Part of an Autograph Letter, Third Person, to Richard Dighton, artist.

Author: 
[Prince of Wales; Albert Edward; Edward VII] W.Knollys, Private Secretary to the Prince of Wales
Letter, Third Person, to Richard Dighton, artist.
Publication details: 
Place and date not present.
£45.00
Letter, Third Person, to Richard Dighton, artist.

Two pages, 12mo, one stain, fold marks, sl. grubby, text clear, as follows: The Prince of Wales has at the same time desired Sir W. Knollys to tell My Dighton that H.R.H. thinks the likeness of the King of the Belgians would be much improved if he could make the nose a little longer and the beard a little darker -- The portrait shall therefore remain in Sir W. Knollys's room should nr Dighton wish to take it away with the view of making the improvements which the Prince has suggested. A list of names in pencil (Dighton's hand) has been added, including Thomas Baring and Combermere.

[Printed] Hand and Soul [Unbound sheets].

Author: 
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Publication details: 
"for private circulation only", Leonard Jay [1930]
£350.00
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Colophon: "Here endeth the story of Hand & Soul by Dante Gabrile Rossetti which has been set in eighteen-point Garamond type. Designed and printed by Leonard Jay; assisted by Vernon S. Ganderton, presswork; Henry S. Sands, decorative title page; A. Michael Fletcher and Frances Woof, lettering. Sixty-five copies only have been printed on an Hayle Milltoned paper in black, red, and green, for private circulation only." It's followed by Jay's Phoenix device.

Autograph Note Signed to "Eaton"

Author: 
George Scharf, National Portrait Gallery
Autograph Letter Signed from George Scharf
Publication details: 
[Headed] National Portrait Gallery Offices, 20 Great George Street, Westminster, S.W. [London], 4 April 1889
£65.00
Autograph Letter Signed from George Scharf

One page, 8vo, some marking but text clear and complete. "Iam glad that your messenger caught me here, & that the picture could at once be returned. There is nothing to bid fo. It is a wothless painting, clumsily touched upon to make high lights &c. & is in miserable condition might be any child of the period".

Two Autograph Letters Signed from Edward Le Bas to 'Miss Inglis'.

Author: 
Edward Le Bas (1904-1966), English painter and collector [Jean Winifred Inglis (1884-1959), artist]
Two Autograph Letters Signed from Edward Le Bas
Publication details: 
Letter One: 14 January 1934; 6 Fitzroy Square, London. Letter Two:4 August [1945?]; on letterhead of 53 Bedford Square, London.
£180.00
Two Autograph Letters Signed from Edward Le Bas

Letter One: 12mo, 2 pp. Good on lightly-aged paper. The 'delightful drawing' she left for him is a 'wonderful surprise'. He has been 'trying some life drawing direct with the brush' and is surprised that she was able 'to put it down like that!' Letter Two: 4to, 2 pp. Fair, on lightly-aged and creased paper. He apologizes for the delay in answering her letter and thanking her for sending one on by 'Bloggins'. He is 'an abominable letter writer though that does not mean a change of feelings to one's old friends'. He has received a letter f'rom C. B. himself about the Academy'.

Eight original silhouettes of eighteenth-century head and shoulder profiles of fashionable men and women.

Author: 
[Silhouettes; portraiture; eighteenth-century fashion]
Eight original silhouettes of eighteenth-century head and shoulder profiles
Publication details: 
[Undated.]
£85.00
Eight original silhouettes of eighteenth-century head and shoulder profiles

On eight pieces of 8vo paper, one of which has ha d a 3 cm horizontal strip cut away at the foot (not affecting the image). On a variety of different paper types, all wove. Good, on aged paper. Attractive images, ranging in height from 7 to 9 cm, of four women and four men, all clearly belonging to the eighteenth-century middle-classes. Executed in black ink using both pen and brush. Not full silhouettes: in some cases the hair is picked out in white. One of the images, of a young woman with curls and a bow, treated twice in slightly different styles.

Album containing 112 well-executed pen and ink drawings by the French nineteenth-century artist H. Du Chene de Vere [H. Duchene de Vere].

Author: 
H. Du Chene de Vere [H. Duchene de Vere], French nineteenth-century painter
H. Du Chene de Vere [H. Duchene de Vere], French nineteenth-century painter
Publication details: 
All undated [1850s?]. Captions may indicate that the drawings were executed in France, Italy and England.
£1,200.00
H. Du Chene de Vere [H. Duchene de Vere], French nineteenth-century painter

4to album of 33 leaves, with the 112 illustrations each on a separate piece of paper, and all laid down on 59 of the album's 66 leaves (the blank leaves of the album bearing traces of other illustrations having been removed). The illustrations range in size from 19 x 15.5 cm to 6 x 3 cm, with the average around 15 x 11 cm. The album's brown cloth covers are faded and worn, but internally the album is sound, with the illustrations themselves in good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Around twenty are signed, half with the spelling 'Duchene' and the other half 'Du Chene'.

Printed folio handbill headed 'Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce. Adelphi, May 27, 1817. The Rewards adjudged by the Society will be presented this day [...] in the following order.'

Author: 
Arthur Aikin, Secretary, Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce [Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, President; Royal Society of Arts]
Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce
Publication details: 
Printed by T. WOODFALL, (Assistant Secretary to the Society,) 10, Taylor's Buildings, Chandos Street. [Adelphi, May 27, 1817.]
£85.00
Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce

Folio, 1 p. Text clear and complete. Fair, on lightly-aged paper. The heading states that the presentation will take place 'at Free Masons' Hall, Great Queen Street, to the respective Candidates by His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex, President, in the following order.' The text, laid out in double column, lists a total of sixty-four successful candidates, numbered under five headings: Agriculture, Chemistry, Polite Arts, Manufactures, Mechanics.

Elegant ink drawings of fashionable young ladies, said to be unused illustrations by Edward Burney for his cousin Fanny Burney's 'Evelina'.

Author: 
Edward Burney (1760-1848), English artist, and cousin to the novelist Fanny Burney (1752-1840)
Edward Burney (1760-1848), English artist
Publication details: 
The first page of three drawings, young women posed separately,is dated in a contemporary hand '1815-16' and the other page, with four interacting figures is dated '1816-17'.
£1,200.00
Edward Burney (1760-1848), English artist

In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Dimensions are approximate. The three illustrations (1815-6), each 8.5 x 4 cm, form three panels on a 10 x 13.5 cm piece of paper.

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