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Physician's Vade-Mecum
1809. HOOPER, Robert. THE PHYSICIAN'S VADE-MECUM : Containing the Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment of Diseases. Accompanied by a Select Collection of Formulae, and a Glossary of Terms. From the London Copy. This Philadelphia Edition is improved by a translation of all the Latin prescriptions, and is enlarged by an alphabetical list of all medicines now in use, with their names in both Latin and English : And by other valuable addenda. Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by James Humphreys, 1809. 347 pp. 12mo. Contemporary leather binding is worn and scuffed overall, with some chipping at heel and crown. One board is detached; the other is nearly detached. Contemporary pencil and (some) ink notes intermittently throughout, including a couple of formulae. Paper quality is mostly good except for a couple of gatherings of inferior paper. Housed in a utilitarian grey cloth clamshell box with a leather spine label. Robert Hooper (1773-1835) was a successful London physician whose writings included works on botany, anatomy and epidemiology. This title was first published in London in 1809; American editions were printed the same year in Philadelphia and Albany, NY. (Austin 942; Shaw & Shoemaker 17774). .
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Book number: 79362
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Positive Medical Agents
1855. [AMERICAN CHEMICAL INSTITUTE]. POSITIVE MEDICAL AGENTS: Being a Treatise on the New Alkaloid, Resinoid and Concentrated Preparations of Indigenous and Foreign Medical Plants. New York: Charles B. Norton, 1855. 8vo. 304pp. Brown cloth, blindstamped to front and back and stamped in gilt to spine. Ex-library with stamps to front pastedown and title page. Bookplate and ownership in ink to ffep. Corners lightly bumped. Spine chipped at heel and crown. Interior somewhat toned with light dampstaining. .
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Book number: 89536
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 JACQUIN, NIKOLAUS JOSEPH, BARON VON, Selectarum Stirpium Americanarum Historia in Qua Ad Linnaeanum Systema
Selectarum Stirpium Americanarum Historia in Qua Ad Linnaeanum Systema
1763. CURIOUS FLORA OF THE WEST INDIES JACQUIN, Nikolaus Joseph, Baron von ("Nicolai Josephi Jacquin"). SELECTARUM STIRPIUM AMERICANARUM HISTORIA IN QUA AD LINNAEANUM SYSTEMA DETERMINATAE DESCRIPTAEQUE SISTUNTUR PLANTAE ILLAE, QUAS IN INSULIS MARTINICA, JAMAICA, DOMINGO, ALIIQUE, ET IN VICINIAE CONTINENTIS PARTE, OBSERVAVIT RARIORES; ADJECTIS ICONIBUS IN SOLO NATALI DELINEATIS. Vindobonae [Vienna], ex officina Krausiana, 1763. First edition. a-b4, c-c2, [1] - 284, [1] leaf, 184 engraved plates plus frontispiece: Frontis. plates 1-183, plate 37 with additional plate 37*. Complete. Six plates (86, 179-183) are double-page. Jacquin (1727-1818) studied medicine and was court physician to Empress Maria Theresa. He became enamored of the Schoenbrunn gardens, and was appointed by Francis I as a member of an expedition to the West Indies 1755-1759, gathering botanical specimens. This book, together with his Enumeratio systematica plantarum (1760) was among the first books using the Linnaean binomial system of taxonomy by someone other than Linnaeus or his pupils, and is the first recorded nomenclature of many of these plants. Linnaeus himself, upon hearing of the expedition, began a lifelong correspondence with Jacquin. Frontispiece to plates is an ornate design with a West Indian man and woman, holding a map of the West Indies (bordered by Mexico, N. Grenada and Florida), surrounded by Caribbean flora and seashells, with a bird in flight overhead. The banner above them reads "Selectarum Stirpium Americanarum Icones". quarter leather, spine mostly missing with modern gilt morocco spine label, front board and ffep detached, rear hinge cracked. Dampstaining to bottom edge throughout, not affecting most images. A few plates have neat light pencil annotations (binomial taxonomy). Ffep adhered to front pastedown at bottomn edge. Ex-library with minimal markings, some in ms. Johnston, Jr. 463; Nissen 979,Pritzel 362, Sabin 35521, As is. .
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Book number: 89544
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 JAMES, ROBERT, Pharmacopoeia Universalis: Or, a New Universal English Dispensatory
Pharmacopoeia Universalis: Or, a New Universal English Dispensatory
1752. JAMES, R[obert]. PHARMACOPOEIA UNIVERSALIS: OR, A NEW UNIVERSAL ENGLISH DISPENSATORY. Containing, I. An account of all the natural and artificial implements and instruments of pharmacy .. II. Dissertations on the various classes of simples .. III. Catalogues of all the medicinal simples .. IV. The preparations and combinations of drugs .. With a Copious INDEX to the Whole. London, Printed for J. Hodges, 1752. Second edition, "with very large and useful additions, and improvements." viii, 758, [36] pp. Text printed in double columns and the index in triple columns. 20 x 12.5 cm. Octavo, old and worn calf, repaired. Early nineteenth-century ink ownership of Henry Morgan, of Cardiff, on front pastedown and title-page. Ex library, with a few ink stamps (front pastedown, half-title, and page v), a label on rear pastedown, and evidence of a shelf label on spine. The upper board has been re-hinged and is a replacement that doesn't match the original (lower) board. However, it is a serviceable job that doesn't draw attention. Rear endpapers renewed. The text is clean; and the volume is very good overall. From the title-page, the text contains "all the compositions directed in the London and Edinburgh Pharmacopoeias; together with others selected from the most celebrated writers in pharmacy and physic." (Wellcome III, p. 343). .
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Book number: 89740
USD 350.00 [Appr.: EURO 290.25 | £UK 261 | JP 36573]
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 KING, GEORGE, Manual of Cinchona Cultivation in India
Manual of Cinchona Cultivation in India
1876. KING, George. A MANUAL OF CINCHONA CULTIVATION IN INDIA. Calcutta: Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, 1876. [4], 80, 3 pp. + 1 plate of an apparatus used in the preparation of Cinchona alkaloids. First edition. Bound with: DESCRIPTION OF THE PROCESS AT PRESENT USED FOR MANUFACTURING "CINCHONA FEBRIFUGE" AT THE SIKKIM PLANTATIONS, by C. H. Wood, Government Quinologist. [Calcutta: Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, 1876]. 3 pp. Folio, 32.5 x 20.5 cm, cloth-backed paper boards with King's title printed to upper board. Ex-library, with all of the usual markings. Binding is only good plus: worn and scuffed, with boards chipped and backstrip starting. Text is clean but with several dog-eared leaves, but the text is very good overall. Scarce. This publication is from early in the distinguished career of the botanist Sir George King (1840-1909), written just as he was transitioning out of military-medical positions within the British Army in India. In 1871, before he had begun work on his monumental survey of the flora of the Malayan peninsula (1889), and before he was appointed the (first) Director of the Botanical Survey of India (1890) or had been awarded the Linnean Medal (1901), King was appointed superintendent of the Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta, and of cinchona cultivation in Bengal. As manager of the cinchona department King substituted quinine-yielding cinchonas for the poorer kinds previously grown, inaugurated in 1887 an economic method of separating quinine, and established in 1893 a self-supporting method of distributing the drug at a low price. The humane services which King rendered in connection with quinine were acknowledged by the French who bestowed the grade of officier de l'instruction publique, and by the gift of a ring of honor from Tsar Alexander III. (David Prain, `King, Sir George (1840-1909)', rev. Andrew Grout, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004). .
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Book number: 88086
USD 275.00 [Appr.: EURO 228 | £UK 205.25 | JP 28736]

Nature's Hygiene: A Series of Essays on Popular Scientific Subjects
1880. KINGZETT, C. T. NATURE'S HYGIENE: A SERIES OF ESSAYS ON POPULAR SCIENTIFIC SUBJECTS WITH SEPCIAL REFERENCE TO THE CHEMISTRY AND HYGIENE OF THE EUCALYPTUS AND THE PINE. London: Balliere, Tindall and Cox, 1880. viii + 192 pp. 8vo. maroon cloth with gilt spine lettering and black decoartivecover border. Ex-library with usual markings. Faint dampstain to top edge of front board, light soil to cloth. Disinfectant properties of pine and eucalyptus; malaria and eucalyptus treatment; oxygen, ozone and peroxide of hydrogen in nature; contagious disease and antiseptics; more. .
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Book number: 79873
USD 57.00 [Appr.: EURO 47.25 | £UK 42.75 | JP 5956]
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 KNOOP, JOHANN HERMANN, Fructologia, of Beschryving Der Vrugtbomen En Vrugten
Fructologia, of Beschryving Der Vrugtbomen En Vrugten
1763. KNOOP, Johann Hermann. FRUCTOLOGIA, OF BESCHRYVING DER VRUGTBOMEN EN VRUGTEN DIE MEN IN DE HOVEN PLANT EN ONDERHOUD: Waar by derzelver differente Benamingen, Groey-plaatzen, Voortteeling, Cultuur, en Huishoudelyk Gebruik, als mede het Confyten en meer andere Toebereidingen der Vrugten, enz. nauwkeurig aangewezen worden.. Leeuwarden: Gedrukt by Abraham Ferwerda en Gerrit Tresling, boekverkopers, 1763. First edition, with unfolded plates. 19 hand-colored engraved plates of fruits and berries numbered I - XIX. The title is printed within a red border. Folio. *2,A-Kk2. 37 x 26 cm. [4],132 pp. Page 36 is misnumbered 43. In a later (perhaps early twentieth-century) binding of green cloth-backed marbled boards which is worn at the crown. The bookblock is split immediately after the title-page and is starting in a couple of other places; and the first five plates are sprung and laid-in at the appropriate places. The color has been applied heavily to some plates. Text leaves and plates are clean and very good overall, showing only some occasional light toning or light foxing. But, because of the split bookblock, it is offered as is. Johann Hermann Knoop (1700-1769) was a teacher in mathematics and head gardener to the Dowager Princess of Orange at Marienburg, near Leeuwarden. (Brunet 3.861; Johnston, Cleveland..Collections 465). .
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Book number: 84683
USD 1950.00 [Appr.: EURO 1616 | £UK 1454.25 | JP 203766]

Seiyô Söka Zufu
1917. [BOTANICAL] Tanigami Knan, artist. Seiy SKA ZUFU. Kyoto: Unsodo, Taisho 6 [1917]. 5 volumes. Orihon folding albums, each 27.8 x 18.8 cm, in boards with printed paper title labels. There are two "Spring" volumes, bound separately, two "Summer" volumes, then "Fall" & "Winter" are bound together, each with the publisher's title slip. Each season has a table of contents listing the prints [in English, kana and kanji, where appropriate]. This complete set consists of 125 (each image size 22.4 x 33.1cm) double-page prints. There is no mention of this book in any of the standard Western references (a fact which illustrates again the need for an Unsodo bibliography!). These "Seiyo", i.e. "Western", flowers are depicted in a realistic fashion and printed in lovely rich colors with a great deal of skill. Unlike some other botanicals, no bald descriptive text intrudes upon the print itself. The captions are banished to the margin. In the case of the SEIY ZUFU, the very earliest impressions are on delicate paper which weakens a bit at the fold. The covers are a bit worn, but the impressions are very good, the internal condition good (with some paper browning and some folds starting a bit) and the colors lovely. It is one of the nicer examples of this important botanical that we have seen. .
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Book number: 88024
USD 4250.00 [Appr.: EURO 3521.75 | £UK 3169 | JP 444106]
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 LEMERY, NICOLAS, Dictionaire Ou Traite Universel Des Drogues Simples
Dictionaire Ou Traite Universel Des Drogues Simples
1727. LEMERY, Nicolas. DICTIONAIRE OU TRAITE UNIVERSEL DES DROGUES SIMPLES. Rotterdam: Jean Hofhout, 1727. Quarto. [xx], 590, [58] pp. + 25 ff. Fourth edition, with corrections and many additions by the author. Contains twelve large folding plates, each with 16 individual engravings of plants, corals, and a little hippo. Nicolas Lemery (1645-1715), "the most celebrated pharmacist of France in the 17th century," gave popular and fashionable lectures on chemistry and pharmacy at his store in Paris until 1683, when he had to leave France for religious reasons. He was allowed to continue his practice only after converting to Catholicism in 1686, and then published the first edition of this "Dictionaire" in 1697. Early calf, spine gilt in five compartments, quite rubbed, and worn at head of spine. Faint damp mark to top edge, not affecting printed area. Fore-edge speckled, spotting edge of some plates, also not affecting print. Library markings. On the whole a good copy. (Haller p. 579; Pritzel 4211; LaWall pp. 276, 303-5; Ferguson II, p. 21). .
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Book number: 87036
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 LEMERY, NICOLAS, Pharmacopoeia Lemeriana Contracta: Lemery's Universal Pharmacopoeia Ab
Pharmacopoeia Lemeriana Contracta: Lemery's Universal Pharmacopoeia Ab
1700. LEMERY, Nicolas. PHARMACOPOEIA LEMERIANA CONTRACTA: LEMERY'S UNIVERSAL PHARMACOPOEIA ABRIDG'D, in a collection of recepe's and observations compar'd with the London and with Bates's Dispensatories, and also with Charas's Royal Pharmacy: to which are added some remedies recommended by the members of the French Royal Academy of Science, most collected out of the history of that society lately published by John Baptista du Hamel. London: Printed for Walter Kettilby, 1700. Small 12mo. 14 x 7.8 cm. [12], 167, [1] pp. A list of errata is printed at the bottom of p. 167, with a publisher's advertisement on the verso; however, this copy is bound without the index (12 unnumbered pages signed I6) that should follow. In a much worn, contemporary Cambridge-style calf binding, with a red morocco spine label. The upper joint has been carefully strengthened at some point in time with Japanese tissue, and there is shallow loss at heel and crown. Contemporary ink ownership (Tho. Knight, 1707) on verso of ffep. with a Latin proverb and exhortation ("Contra vim mortis, non est modicamen in Hortis; -- Fides in Christum") on recto of rear free endpaper. The name `Boyl [sic] Godfrey' is also written in an early/contemporary hand on the ffep. (Boyle Godfrey, 1683-1753, was the eldest son of Ambrose Godfrey Hanckwitz, who was assistant to Robert Boyle for a time, after whom he named his son. Much to his father's annoyance, Boyle Godfrey became an alchemist and ruined himself financially in the prosecution of costly and futile experiments.--DNB) There are many small `pointing fingers' drawn in ink in margins for emphasis, with some occasional light pencil underlining in text. Ex library, with ink stamp on front pastedown, title-page and pages [1], 1, 50-51, and perforated stamp on title-page and page 1. Rare. (BMC 547.b.32; Bradley III, p. 251; Wing L1042). .
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Book number: 86983
USD 3750.00 [Appr.: EURO 3107.5 | £UK 2796.25 | JP 391858]
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 LINNAEUS, CARL, Species Plantarum, Exhibentes Plantes Rite Cognitas Ad Genera Relatas
Species Plantarum, Exhibentes Plantes Rite Cognitas Ad Genera Relatas
1764. LINNAEUS, Carl. SPECIES PLANTARUM, EXHIBENTES PLANTES RITE COGNITAS AD GENERA RELATAS, CUM DIFFERENTIIS SPECIFICIS, NOMINIBUS TRIVIALIBUS, SYNONYMIS SELECTIS, LOCIS NATALIBUS, SECUNDUM SYSTEMA SEXUALE DIGESTAS .. EDITIO TERTIA. Vindobonae [Vienna]: Joannis Thomae de Trattner, 1764. Two volumes. I: )( 5, [2], 784; II: 785- 1682, [66]. Ink ownership to title pages: "Chas. C. Williams no. 148." Manuscript notes in Latin throughout. Ex-library with spine labels to paper jackets (modern) and paper labels to marbled paper covers. Front covers detached, title page - p. 801, 1681-1682, [1-66] Vol. II detached. Pp. 1073-1074 slight loss to fore-edge, small loss of margin text. Vol. II includes Index and Errata. Pages clean with some dog-ears. Third edition of the first work to classify species with binomial nomenclature; Linnaeus' taxonomy was the foundation for scientific classification as we know it today. References: Wellcome III, p. 525; Soulsby (London, 1907), p. 11. .
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Book number: 89587
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 HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF LONDON, Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London. Volume 2 [Only]
Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London. Volume 2 [Only]
1818. HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF LONDON. TRANSACTIONS OF THE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF LONDON. VOLUME 2. London: Printed by W. Bulmer & Co. Cleveland Row; Sold by J. Hatchard, Picadilly, 1815. Second edition. Engraved title-page and 32 plates, of which three are folding. 31 plates are engraved and one is a b&w lithograph. Of the engraved plates, 16 are color plates, a combination of stipple engraving with hand coloring, mostly of fruit but for "Monopsis Conspicua," "The Large Vegetable Marrow" and a beautiful folding plate of "The Double-Sweet-scented Chinese Peony." Uncolored plates are mostly of plans and structures but for a couple of plants. Many of the b&w plates have the engravers' and artists' names, while only one of the color plates does ("Monopsis Conspicua" printed and engraved by W. Hooker, after R. A. Salisbury). However, according to Gordon Dunthorne, William Hooker (no relation to Sir William) did the majority of the plates in the first five volumes, "including many fine fruit plates which outnumber those of flowers [..] the fruit prints in particular comparing with the best of Hooker's work." Quarto. 28 x 21.5 cm. [2], XXIV, VIII, 186, 185*-186*, 187-369, 372-410, 10, [28] pp. Disbound: Bookblock is sound, with old marbled boards detached yet present, but lacking the ffep. and backstrip. Some light foxing to engraved title-page and a few of the other b&w plates, with offsetting to facing text pages; otherwise the plates and text are quite clean. Ex library, with minimal markings, only a cancelled bookplate on front pastedown and a blind embossed seal on p. 1 of text, and none to plates. A complete copy in very good condition that needs to be rebound. Published between 1807 and 1848, the Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London are esteemed for the very high standard of their production, especially in their plates, and for their interesting and useful content. References: Dunthorne, FLOWER AND FRUIT PRINTS, #142; Sitwell, GREAT FLOWER BOOKS, pp. 58 & 160. Ill.: Hooker, William.
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Book number: 87985
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 LOWE, E. J., Beautiful Leaved Plants
Beautiful Leaved Plants
1861. LOWE, E. J. with the assistance of W. Howard. BEAUTIFUL LEAVED PLANTS; being a Description of the Most Beautiful Leaved Plants in Cultivation in this Country; to which is added an Extended Catalogue. London: Groombridge and Sons, 1861. 60 color wood-engraved plates printed by Benjamin Fawcett after designs by Aleaxander F. Lydon, + line illustrations in text. [6], ii, 144 pp. Tall 8vo. publisher's cloth binding, stamped in blind all over with gilt lettering on spine and a vignette on upper board, coated endpapers. Contemporary gift inscription, dated 25 March 1862, from Ann Mary Pemberton (Mrs. R. L. Pemberton), of Castlegate House, York, with her bookplate on front pastedown. The cloth binding was once a brilliant purple; however, the fugitive color has faded to tan almost everywhere but for a small patch on the lower board. Otherwise it is a sound binding with just a bit of spotting and slightly darkened on spine. Some sporadic light foxing to text leaves. However, the plates are clean and bright, presenting the leaves of ornamental plants with great fidelity to their form and natural color in a series of beautiful illustrations. Very good. (Nissen 1247, Pritzel 5642). .
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Book number: 87319
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 MARTYN, THOMAS, Thirty-Eight Plates with Explanations
Thirty-Eight Plates with Explanations
1788. MARTYN, Thomas. THIRTY-EIGHT PLATES WITH EXPLANATIONS intended to illustrate Linnaeus' System of Vegetables, and particularly adapted to the Letters on the Elements of Botany. London: B. White and Son, 1788. First edition. Octavo. vi, 72 pp. + XXXVIII ff. Published after requests by some readers for illustrations to Martyn's Letters on the Elements of Botany (1785, Pritzel 5927). The 38 copper plates, drawn and engraved by F. P. Nodder, are beautifully hand-colored. Martyn mentions Nodder in his Advertisement (pp.iii-iv), and gave him a place on the title-page of later editions (1799 and 1817). Thomas Martyn, like his father before him, was Professor of Botany at Cambridge, holding the position for 63 years. Light spot to Plate XXIII, otherwise internally fine, in very worn leather-backed boards with detached front cover. (Pritzel 5928; Nissen 1292). Ill.: Nodder, F.P.
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Book number: 87046
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 [MATERIA MEDICA], Berlinisches Jahrbuch Fur Die Pharmacie Und Fur Die Damit Verbundenen
Berlinisches Jahrbuch Fur Die Pharmacie Und Fur Die Damit Verbundenen
1795. [MATERIA MEDICA] BERLINISCHES JAHRBUCH FUR DIE PHARMACIE UND FUR DIE DAMIT VERBUNDENEN WISSENSCHAFTEN. Berlin: Ferdinand Oehmigke; G.H. Stoltze; Wilhelm Meissner, 1795-1840. A total of 22 vols. bound in 21. 1795-1802 (8 vols. bound in 7).With additional title: NEUES BERLINISCHES JAHRBUCH FUR DIE PHARMACIE. 1803-1806. With additional title: DEUTSCHES JAHRBUCH FUR DIE PHARMACIE, 1815-1818; 1822-1824; 1827-1829. (14 vols.) 12 mo. 15 with b/w frontis engraving of notable figures in the field of pharmacy. 30 plates (8 b/w, 22 color), mostly botanical illustrations. Mottled brown paper-covered boards with red leather title labels stamped in gilt to spine. Uniform blue leather labels stamped in gilt with the number "54" to spine. Paper library labels on spine covered over with brown ink. Moderate wear to extremities. One volume missing spine label, another has front hinge sprung. Overall , very good. .
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Book number: 89455
USD 950.00 [Appr.: EURO 787.25 | £UK 708.5 | JP 99271]
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