Science, Medicine and Technology

[Printed with MS. additions] Indenture of Declaration of Trust [The Radium Institute, London]

Author: 
[Sir Frederick Treves, Ernest Cassel, R.J. Strutt (Lord Rayleigh), Lord Iveagh, J.J. Thomson et al]
Indenture of Declaration of Trust [The Radium Institute, London]
Publication details: 
20 March 1914.
£950.00
Indenture of Declaration of Trust [The Radium Institute, London]

Vellum Deed, 11pp., 4to, sewn with green ribbon, formal and elaborate deed, fold mark, some staining, but text clear and complete. Lord Iveagh and Sir Ernest Cassel to The Honourable Walter Edward Guinness Felix Cassel Esq. K.C., M.P., Sir Frederick Treves, and Others re. trust premises, patronage of the King, investments, funds, brief, staff, appointments, administration, other clauses (total 14). With: Schedules giviing Particulars of the Leasehold Hereditaments, and the said Building Agreement above referred to ... Part II.

[Folder containing photographs entitled] Mauritius General Part Two Cyclone Damage March 1960. With another folder labelled by hand "Mauritius Roads and Bridges | Airport Sewerage".

Author: 
[Mauritius; photographs; cyclone]
Publication details: 
1960 and [1969-71].
£80.00

From the archives of Alexander Gibb & Partners, engineers. A. Mauritius Cyclone Damage, 1960: 26 b & w photographs, very good condition, 18 x 12cm, tipped in, with typed information at base (no.[1], for example: Cyclone Damage [space] 'Carol' [space] March 1960 | Government School MAPOU - Classroom roof blown off"). Subjects include: school Mapou (5); Scottish Church; School Calebasses (2); Mare Longue Reservoir (3); Mare aux Vacaos (4); bridge at Trianon Hill; East Coast Roads (9); B. Mauritius Roads and Bridge Airport Sewerage. 30 b & w.

Autograph Letter Signed to "Mr Crow" [W.B. Crow, author of "Contributions to the Principles of Morphology "], essentially reviewing Crow's book, but also givinf a Testament..

Author: 
Arthur H. Church, Chemist, Expert on Pottery and Stones
Arthur H. Church, Chemist, Expert on Pottery and Stones
Publication details: 
246 Iffley Road, Oxford, 2 April 1929.
£165.00
Arthur H. Church, Chemist, Expert on Pottery and Stones

Two pages, 4to, fold marks, four small closed tears. A difficult hand. He thanks Crow for his book, "Contributions to the Principles of Morphology", just published, suggesting that Crow must have enjoyed reviewing "older views", adding, "The Philosophy on which Biology has [?] based is much neglected ...I never came across any Botanist for example who thought the two [?] of Goethe, & his theory of meta-morphosis has been a great curse ... for 100 years. The mistake of [?] was, that we had no 'definitions' of a leaf to begin with. ...

Autograph Letter Signed ('E. O. Hoppé) from the Modernist photographer Emil Otto Hoppé to John Ebblewhite, regarding his memories of 'Saki' (H. H. Munro).

Author: 
Emil Otto Hoppé [E. O. Hoppé; E. O. Hoppe] (1878-1972), German-born British photographer ['Saki' [H. H. Munro; Hector Hugh Munro] (1870-1916), English author]
Autograph Letter Signed from the Modernist photographer Emil Otto Hoppé
Publication details: 
10 September 1965; on letterhead of the Triangle, Wildhern, near Andover, Hampshire.
£95.00
Autograph Letter Signed from the Modernist photographer Emil Otto Hoppé

12mo, 2 pp. 28 lines. With original envelope. Text clear and complete. Good, on lightly-aged paper. Regarding Saki's membership of two gentlemen's clubs - the Savage and the Author's - he has wished to refresh his memory before replying. Having heard back from both he admits he was mistaken; though he 'had drinks with him on several occasions at both he was never an actual member but, on and off, a guest only'. He recalls that Munro did not have 'any very close friends', but that he was 'much liked' by close acquaintance. 'Alas! I have no longer even a photograph of him'.

Autograph Letter signed "W.H. Sykes", Indian Army officer, statistician etc, to "Wm. Brown".

Author: 
Colonel William Henry Sykes, FRS (1790-1872), Indian Army officer, politician, ornithologist and statistician.
Autograph Letter signed "W.H. Sykes", Indian Army officer
Publication details: 
28 Marine Sq[uare], Brighton, 24 August 1861.
£125.00
Autograph Letter signed "W.H. Sykes", Indian Army officer

Two pages, 12mo, minor staining, mainly good condition.

Manuscript Note, UNSIGNED AND UNASCRIBED, possibly diary entry, concerning trial balloon "with carburetted hydrogen"

Author: 
[Charles Green, balloonist??]
[Charles Green, balloonist??]
Publication details: 
Place not given, 9 July 1821.
£350.00
[Charles Green, balloonist??]

One page, 23 x 9, edges obviously trimmed, except left margin, which is stained as if exposed at some time. Full text as follows: "Monday 9 July 1821. Sent off a Balloon with carburetted hydrogen Gas at 4 P.M. with the Wind about N.W. [O]n Saturday Evening the 4 July this Balloon was seen falling near Cranbrook in Kent and was found the following morning consequently was suspended in the Atmosphere about 124 Hours and had apparently travelled a Space of only [gap left for no.

[Printed] Copy of a Letter addressed to Her Majesty's Secretary of State for the Home Department by the General Board of Health, Dated 20th July 1854; with a Digest of the Information [...] with regard to [...] Inventions for the Consumption of Smoke

Author: 
General Board of Health, Whitehall [Tom Taylor, secretary; Inventions for the Consumption of Smoke; Victorian pollution]
Inventions for the Consumption of Smoke
Publication details: 
London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, Printers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty. For Her Majesty's Stationery Office. 1855.
£125.00
Inventions for the Consumption of Smoke

Folio, 29 + [i] pp. Disbound. Text complete and clear. Fair, on lightly-aged paper. Faint accession stamp at head of title. 'In accordance with the request of Viscount Palmerston, conveyed in Mr. Fitzroy's letter of the 31st day of October 1853, the Board have instituted very extensive inquiries among those acquainted with the means for the prevention of smoke, a great part of the evidence thus received being given in abstract in the Appendix to this Report.' The appendix runs from p. 11 to p. 29. Scarce: the only individual copy on COPAC at Southampton.

Autograph Letter Signed "R.L. Ellis" to R. Rothman, M.D., applying mathematics to a political economy issue.

Author: 
R.L. Ellis, English polymath (1817-1859), remembered principally as a mathematician and editor of the works of Francis Bacon.
R.L. Ellis, English polymath (1817-1859)
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£500.00
R.L. Ellis, English polymath (1817-1859)

Three pages, 8vo, good condition. He commences with a mathematical supposition (in formula terms) then proceeds with putting the suppositions of "the master" [Malthus, Ricardo or their like?) in mathematical terms, concluding a fall of price to "3/4d or one quarter", adding that "The suppositions he makes are incompatible with the ratio theory ...", doing sums which he concludes with the an answer he describes as "absurd".

[Printed Royal Society paper.] Journal of a Voyage to The East Indies, in the Ship Grenville, Captain Burnet Abercrombie, in the Year 1775. By Alexander Dalrymple, Esq. F.R.S. Communicated by the Honourable Henry Cavendish, F.R.S.

Author: 
Sir Henry Cavendish (1732-1804) [the voyage of the Grenville to the East Indies; Captain Burnet Abercrombie; Alexander Dalrymple]
Journal of a Voyage to The East Indies
Publication details: 
[London, 1778.]
£125.00
Journal of a Voyage to The East Indies

Thirty pages, on both sides of fifteen leaves of landscape folio, with each leaf folded in to give the item a 4to shape. Paginated 389 to 418, and printed in double column. Disbound. Stitched as issued, with uncut edges. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper. Excerpted from the Proceedings of the Royal Society, London, 1778. ESTC citation number N72283. The first two pages comprise an 'Explanation to the Columns' which form the rest of the paper, these being detailed meteorological tables.

[Pamphlet] Address of Alexander W. Williamson, President

Author: 
[Alexander W. Williamson, Chemist, President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science]
Address of Alexander W. Williamson, President
Publication details: 
[1873]
£95.00
Address of Alexander W. Williamson, President

27pp., 8vo, sewn as issued, good condition. Scarce. COPAC lists six copies, while WorldCat lists the Glasgow and Edinburgh copies but no American.

Folder compiled in 1958 by William E. Appleby, containing a plan, a list, photographs, and newspaper cuttings, relating to Appleby's model for the U.K. Atomic Energy Authority of the 'Zeta' fusion device at Harwell, for the Brussels Fair.

Author: 
William E. Appleby [ZETA nuclear fusion device; Harwell; U.K. Atomic Energy Authority; Museum of Model Engineering & Science, Westcliffe-on-Sea]
A plan, a list, photographs, and newspaper cuttings, relating to Appleby's model
Publication details: 
1958. All items laid down on pages headed 'Museum of Model Engineering & Science, Westcliffe-on-Sea'.
£350.00
A plan, a list, photographs, and newspaper cuttings, relating to Appleby's model

The collection is laid down on the rectos of 43 leaves of a 4to folder, on pages printed with borders and headed with the name of the Museum. Items in good condition, with the usual aging to newspaper cuttings, in worn folder. Folder in original buff wraps with, printed on front wrap, 'Compiled and Edited by WILLIAM E. APPLEBY', and with the subject given in manuscript as 'Atomic Models & Machines (MEL) Zeta.' Last page with note by Appleby: 'Zeta | Science Museum | Made by | [signed] William E Appleby'.

Signature and subscription from Autograph Letter, signed W.B. Carpenter, zoologist etc.

Author: 
William Benjamin Carpenter MD CB FRS 813–1885), English physician, invertebrate zoologist and physiologist.
William Benjamin Carpenter MD CB FRS 813–1885), English physician
Publication details: 
No place or date surviving.
£25.00
William Benjamin Carpenter MD CB FRS 813–1885), English physician

Paper, 11 x 5cm, faint traces on reverse of its origin in an album, 99 in bottom corner in another hand (number in collection), mainly good. Believe me to be, Dr Sir, yours most sincerely WB Carpenter.

Part of Autograph Letter Signed Caesar Hawkins, surgeon, to unknown correspondent.

Author: 
Caesar (or Cæsar) Henry Hawkins FRS (1798–1884), British surgeon.
Caesar (or Cæsar) Henry Hawkins FRS (1798–1884), British surgeon.
Publication details: 
31 Half Moon St, 21 July [no year].
£32.00
Caesar (or Cæsar) Henry Hawkins FRS (1798–1884), British surgeon.

Part of letter, 11 x 7cm, fold marks, slightly obscuring a letter or two, marked No. 100 in a collection. The item comprises to subscription and signature, as well, on the reverse, some text, I meant to have said that she might leave off both the [?Steel] & the alkaline drops, but if the irregularity of bowels from acidity should return, she may take the Drops without the [?Steel]. She will not do without the powders, but every fifth or sixth [rest lost].

Part of Autograph Note Signed,JB Owen, chemist, to unnamed correspondent.

Author: 
J.B. Owen, chemist
J.B. Owen, chemist
Publication details: 
No place or date given.
£23.00
J.B. Owen, chemist

Paper, 9 x 12cm, small closed tear, good condition, marked at top No. 296 in a collection, saying I wish you success in this & on this & every other [?] that you undertake.

Part of Autograph Letter Signed William Jenner, physician, to Mrs Lawford.

Author: 
Sir William Jenner, 1st Baronet (1815–1898), English physician, discovered the distinction between typhus and typhoid.
William Jenner, physician, to Mrs Lawford.
Publication details: 
No place, 20 April 1878
£28.00
William Jenner, physician, to Mrs Lawford.

Top third of a letter, staining of glue faintly on reverse, with subscription and signature Yours faithfully William Jenner, name of addressee, and, on reverse, surviving part of letter, Dear Madam, | I have received a letter from my friend & former pupil Dr [rest lost]. From a collection, No. 417 in another hand at top.

[Manuscript notebook of an anonymous English plane spotter, containing detailed entries of planes coming in to various airports in southern England between 1947 and 1950. In notebook containing publicity material for the Ingersoll-Rand Co. Ltd.]

Author: 
[British plane spotting in the 1940s; Ingersoll-Rand Co. (air compressors and pneumatic tools)]
British plane spotting in the 1940s
Publication details: 
Compiled between 1947 and 1950. [Ingersoll-Rand Co., Limited, 165, Queen Victoria St., London, E.C.4]
£450.00
British plane spotting in the 1940s

12mo, 133 pp. Hundreds of neat entries, in a small hand, written lengthwise on graph-paper pages in a red-cloth 'Memoranda' book ('Compliments of Ingersoll-Rand Co., Limited, 165, Queen Victoria St., London, E.C.4.'). Good: with text clear and complete on lightly-aged paper, in the original worn red binding. Many entries are dated (with a few also giving the dates on which various planes crashed), and among the airports referred to are Northolt, Yeovil, Radlett, Cowes, Rochester, Guernsey, Jersey, Peterborough, White Waltham, Hanworth Park, Elstree, Cranfield, Luton.

Six Autograph Letter Signed from 'W. B. Ferguson' (William Bates Ferguson) to Sir Henry Truman Wood, Secretary, Royal Society of Arts.

Author: 
William Bates Ferguson (1853-1937), author, lawyer and chemist, with an interest in photography [Royal Photographic Society; Sir Henry Truman Wood; Ferdinand Hurter; Vero Charles Driffield]
William Bates Ferguson (1853-1937), author, lawyer and chemist
Publication details: 
18 November to 19 December 1916; all on letterhead of 48 Compayne Gardens, South Hampstead, London N.W.
£150.00
William Bates Ferguson (1853-1937), author, lawyer and chemist

All in good condition on lightly-aged paper, and all but one (Letter Five) bearing the Society's stamp. Letters One, Two and Six docketed. Letter One (18 November): 12mo, 2 pp. Hoping that Wood, 'as an Ex President of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain', will 'help the Hurter and Driffield Memorial Fund [of which he is Honorary Treasurer] which is being got up [by the Royal Photographic Society] [...] to do honour to the memory of those famous workers in the Chemistry & Physics of Photography'. Letter Two (26 November): 4to, 2 pp.

[Pamphlet] On Aerial Locomotion

Author: 
M.P.W. Boulton
On Aerial Locomotion
Publication details: 
London: Bradbury & Evans, 11 Bouverie Street, 1864
£250.00
On Aerial Locomotion

Seven pages, 8vo, sewn as issued, very good condition, with additional leaf inserted (one printed page), edges staine. The insertion is a Postscript on gun cotton. Two copies on COPAC.

Handbills and other ephemera relating to the Great Northern Railway Company.

Author: 
[Irish Railways ephemera]
Ephemera relating to the Great Northern Railway Company
Publication details: 
[189-]-1941.
£125.00
Ephemera relating to the Great Northern Railway Company

Seven handbills, c.14x22cm, variyng condition from fair to good, some chipping and marking, mainly advertising cheap tickets to Dublin (1, Sept. 1940), Portadown (1, Nov. 1940), and Warrenpoint (2, 1940-41). With: a. Return of Passenger Traffic at [Newtownstewart](189-); b. [Card, c.7x11cm] "Shipping Goods to Belfast"; Form for answer choices to be ticked for Traffic Manager, Belfast (x2); blank cards for recording details of goods consigned (One headed "Live Stock", another "Important Goods".

Autograph Letter Signed to unnamed correspondent on medical matters, including vaccination.

Author: 
Henry Hallam, Historian, Friend of Tennyson.
Henry Hallam, Historian, Friend of Tennyson.
Publication details: 
67 Wimpole Street, March 19 [pencil note suggests 1857].
£75.00
Henry Hallam, Historian, Friend of Tennyson.

Three pages, 8vo, some damage, but text clear and complete, tear at fold of bifolium despite attempt to repair with sellotape., He has been asked by a friend to get an answer about the diseases of camels, quoting his enquiry in which one, Photoshootui (if I read the word right), is described, and referring to ancient sources and Native opinion. His correspondent is engaged in a popular treatise, or history, of vaccination. Hallam hopes for references to Western books that might give information.

[Printed pamphlet] The List of The Royal Society. MDCCLXXXI. [1781]

Author: 
The Royal Society [List of officers and members, 1781.]
The List of The Royal Society. MDCCLXXXI. [1781]
Publication details: 
1781. The Royal Society. [Printer not stated.]
£265.00
The List of The Royal Society. MDCCLXXXI. [1781]

4to, [16] pp. Drophead title. Disbound and with some leaves loose. Text clear and complete. On aged paper. From Patron King George III and President Sir Joseph Banks to the last of the 'Foreign Members' 'D. Eustatius Zanotti, Astronom. Bonon.' Scarce: the only copy on COPAC at the British Library.

Printed prospectus, with separate leaves of testimonials and illustration, for shares in 'The Universal Railway & Carriage Spring Company, Limited

Author: 
The Universal Railway & Carriage Spring Company, Limited [the Perry Green Gardiner Patent Elliptic and Sprial Spring; Victorian locomotives; nineteenth-century railways]
The Universal Railway & Carriage Spring Company, Limited [
Publication details: 
London: 1876.
£75.00
The Universal Railway & Carriage Spring Company, Limited [

The prospectus is folio, 3 pp, in a bifolium. Loosely inserted is a folio leaf, with the testimonials printed on one side, and a quarto leaf with four engraved illustrations: two of wheels under carriages, and two showing details of the springs on those wheels. The three items are on aged paper, with the illustrated leaf in good condition, and the other two items with chipping and closed tears. The texts and illustrations of all three items are clear and complete, apart from some loss to a footnote to the testimonials, caused by the page being printed too low on the leaf..

[Pamphlet] General Basis of Estimates for Labor and Material, as prepared by the United States Light-House Establishment.

Author: 
[From the papers of Montgomery Meigs, Jr, son of The Union Army's Quarter-Master-General] Anon.
United States Light-House Establishment
Publication details: 
1891
£250.00
United States Light-House Establishment

Pamphlet, 'Published for the Information of Officers of the Quartermaster's Department', 9pp.,12mo, original grey printed wraps, good, on aged paper, in worn and stained wraps, tiny cross shape neatly punched through the leaves in bottom outer corner.

Eight Autograph Letters Signed from the Scottish anatomist Sir Arthur Keith to Grace Norbury, wife of Lionel Norbury, Professor of Surgery.

Author: 
Sir Arthur Keith (1866-1955), Scottish anatomist and anthropologist [Lionel Norbury (1882-1967)]
Sir Arthur Keith (1866-1955), Scottish anatomist and anthropologist
Publication details: 
Between 1948 and 1954. Six on his letterhead at Homefield, Downe, Farnborough, Kent; two on letterheads of Buckston Browne Research Farm.
£120.00
Sir Arthur Keith (1866-1955), Scottish anatomist and anthropologist

A total of twelve 12mo pages and two 4to pages. All texts clear and complete. Good, on lightly-aged paper. The first letter addressed to 'Mrs Norbury', and the others to 'Grace'. After a first letter of 1948, in which he complains that he is 'becoming more & more a home dweller', the correspondence continues in 1951, with Keith thanking Mrs Norbury for a gift of sugar ('Its arrival made my housekeeper Miss Holman quite elated'), and sending Lionel Norbury encouragement on his Hunterian Oration ('My heart goes out to the Orator & to his Better Half').

[printed draft copy] Dated 24th Day of September, 1883. Charing Cross Hospital. Royal Charter of Incorporation. Fladgate, Smith & Fladgate, 40, Craven Street, Street, Solicitors for the Hospital.

Author: 
[Charing Cross Hospital, London, Royal Charter of Incorporation, 1883]
Charing Cross Hospital, London, Royal Charter of Incorporation, 1883
Publication details: 
[London.] G. Norman and Son, Printers, Hart Street, Covent Garden. [Fladgate, Smith & Fladgate, 40, Craven Street, Solicitors for the Hospital.]
£125.00
Charing Cross Hospital, London, Royal Charter of Incorporation, 1883

Folio, 12 + [i] pp. Text clear and complete, with a few pencil underlinings. Aged and somewhat worn. Folded vertically in the centre to make the conventional long legal packet, with the right-hand side of the reverse of the last leaf (with is stamped in red with the number 273683) carrying the printed title, with the address of the solicitors altered in pencil to 18 Pall Mall SW1, and with two manuscript names deleted: 'Mr. Finlay. Q.C. | Mr. Rowland Gibson'. Unsigned draft copy. No copy of this historical item on COPAC.

Autograph Signature ('John P Gassiot') of the electrician John Peter Gassiot, FRS, on part of letter to J. C. Webster.

Author: 
John Peter Gassiot (1797-1877), electrician [James C. Webster, Secretary, the Athenaeum Club, London]
Autograph Signature ('John P Gassiot') of the electrician John Peter Gassiot, FR
Publication details: 
28 February 1857; on letterhead of 77 Mark Lane, E.C.
£35.00
Autograph Signature ('John P Gassiot') of the electrician John Peter Gassiot, FR

On piece of paper cut from letter, 4.5 x 10.5. With both sides lightly-sprinkled with ink dots. Reads 'Believe me | Yours | John P Gassiot'. Reverse, with printed letterhead, gives the beginning of the letter: 'Sir | I was informed Yday Evg. that <...>'. Docketed by Webster 'Sent List | 28/2/57'. From Webster's autograph collection.

[printed handbill] A Form of Prayer and Thanksgiving to Almighty God, Upon the Prospect of His Majesty the King's Recovery from His dangerous Sickness. To be used At Morning and Evening Service, After the General Thanksgiving.

Author: 
[madness of King George III; George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, the King's Printers]
[Madness of King George III]
Publication details: 
London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, Printers to the King's most Excellent Majesty. 1804.
£145.00
[Madness of King George III]

Small 4to, 3 pp. Paginated [1]-4. Good, on lightly-aged paper. Formerly a bifolium, but with the two leaves now separated and attached by a thin strip. Part of mount adhering to second leaf.

Printed 'List of Members' of 'The Automobile Club of Great Britain and Ireland, with which is incorporated The Self-Propelled Traffic Association', October 1901.

Author: 
[The Automobile Club of Great Britain and Ireland, list of members, 1901; Royal Automobile Club]
Automobile Club of Great Britain and Ireland, list of members, 1901
Publication details: 
October 1901. The Automobile Club of Great Britain and Ireland, 4 Whitehall Court, London, S.W. [Printers: F. KING & Co., Ltd., 62, St. Martin's Lane, London, W.C.']
£150.00
Automobile Club of Great Britain and Ireland, list of members, 1901

4to, 15 pp. In small type. Text clear and complete. On brittle green high-acidity paper, with chipping and loss to extremities and three of the leaves detached. Begins by listing 'General Council of the Automobile Club | (appointed to confer with the Club Committee on questions affecting Automobilism generally).' Headed by 'His Grace the Duke of Sutherland'; followed, on second page by Club Committee and officers, and then (pp. 3-10) the list of members in three columns, giving name, optional address, and date of election; ends (pp.11-15) with lists of 'Members of Affiliated Clubs'.

[Pamphlet/Offprint[?]] Three Cases of Tetanus, in which "Woorara" was used.

Author: 
T. Spencer Wells, Lecturer on Surgery, Surgeon
T. Spencer Wells, medical pamphlet
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£25.00
T. Spencer Wells, medical pamphlet

Pp.[1]-16, 8vo, disbound, numbered "13" in pencil, fold mark, spine showing wear, mainly good condition, inscribed "John Clay Esq | with the Author's | Kind regards".

Five mounted publicity sepia photographs of Great Eastern Railways dining facilities: showing the interior of restaurant cars in the first and third class compartments, the first class smoking saloon, the kitchen, and an exterior shot of the cars.

Author: 
[Great Eastern Railway; British railways]
5 publicity sepia photographs of Great Eastern Railways dining facilities
Publication details: 
Undated [circa 1910?].
£180.00
5 publicity sepia photographs of Great Eastern Railways dining facilities

The five photographs are all in sepia and 15 x 20 cm. Each is mounted, with a 17.5 x 22.5 white backing, on a piece of grey 25 x 30 cm card. Each is neatly captioned in black copperplate, with red underlining. The photographs are all in good condition, on discoloured and worn mounts. The items were clearly produced for display by the company, as they all have pinholes in their mounts. The captions read: 'G.E. Rly Restaurant Cars.' [exterior shot]; 'G.E. Rly Restaurant Car - Kitchen', 'G.E. Rly. Restaurant Car Third Class Compartment', 'G.E. Rly Restaurant Car.

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