Poetry

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  • 1 off the rist: by CHILDISH, Billy
    CHILDISH, Billy
    1 off the rist: new poems.

    London: 2016. Scarce. Limited edition, number 84 of only 100 copies. Published by Tangerine Press. Book is hardback in hand sewn and handmade marbled paper covered boards with a Japanese Silk spine. The front cover artwork is embossed in black with Heritage book white archival quality, Fourdrinier made, acid-free text paper on the inside and Hahnemuhle Ingres endpapers. 24 pages. The limitation is numbered in red, and signed by Billy Childish in blue pencil, with Hangman gallows stamp. In fine / as new condition.

    Book ID: 3902
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  • A Book of Modern Ballads. by Havers, Alice (Illustrator)
    Havers, Alice (Illustrator)
    A Book of Modern Ballads.

    London: Hildesheimer & Faulkner, 1892. First edition. Brown cloth binding with gold and silver blocked design and titles to front. Fully illustrated with charming chromolithographs, some full-page. All edges gilt. Boards a little bumped and scuffed, pages age toned and with some foxing, but overall in good shape. Features poems by (among others) Rossetti, Swinburne, Browning, Shelley, Weatherly, and Gilbert.40 pp. 250 x 190 mm (9¾ x 7½ inches).

    Book ID: 2497
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  • A bound collection of The Literary Miscellany. by COLLINS, William. et. al.
    COLLINS, William. et. al.
    A bound collection of The Literary Miscellany.

    London: G. Nicholson, 1802. The bound collection comprises 9 pamphlets with poems and essays, all published in the same format by G. Nicholson. These are published as part of "The Literary Miscellany: or Extracts and Selections Classical and Scientific." Each has an engraved title page, and an engraving on the final page. White hardback (paper covered boards). Leather label to spine with gilt title "Poems 1" which implies a second unknown collection. The white boards are a little marked and darkened, but still presentable. Internally slightly darkened, but overall in very good condition. To each of the items, is a penciled number on the title, presumably giving a publication number (?) The advert to the rear of the book…

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    London: G. Nicholson, 1802. The bound collection comprises 9 pamphlets with poems and essays, all published in the same format by G. Nicholson. These are published as part of "The Literary Miscellany: or Extracts and Selections Classical and Scientific." Each has an engraved title page, and an engraving on the final page. White hardback (paper covered boards). Leather label to spine with gilt title "Poems 1" which implies a second unknown collection. The white boards are a little marked and darkened, but still presentable. Internally slightly darkened, but overall in very good condition. To each of the items, is a penciled number on the title, presumably giving a publication number (?) The advert to the rear of the book indicates that around 100 such pamphlets were produced (or intended). Text in English. The collection comprises: La collection reliée comprend 9 brochures avec des poèmes et des essais, tous publiés dans le même format par G. Nicholson. Ceux-ci sont publiés dans le cadre de "The Literary Miscellany: or Extracts and Selections Classical and Scientific". Chacun a une page de titre gravée et une gravure sur la dernière page. Couverture cartonnée blanche (planches recouvertes de papier). Etiquette en cuir au dos avec titre doré « Poèmes 1 » qui sous-entend un deuxième recueil inconnu. Les planches blanches sont un peu marquées et assombries, mais toujours présentables. Intérieur légèrement noirci, mais dans l'ensemble en très bon état. Pour chacun des articles, est un numéro au crayon sur le titre, donnant vraisemblablement un numéro de publication (?) L'annonce à l'arrière du livre indique qu'environ 100 de ces brochures ont été produites (ou prévues). Texte en anglais. La collection comprend :
    COLLINS, William. (1802) Poems. With the author's life. vi, 30pp.
    JENYNS, Soame. (1802) Poems, Containing the Art of Dancing and other Pieces. With the Author's life. 38pp
    DYER, George, ROBINSON, Mrs, BARBAULD, A.L. & OGILVIE, J. (no date) Odes. 62pp.
    Didactic Poetry: Chiron to Achlles; The Highwayman's Soliloquy (1802) 38pp.
    CUMBERLAND, R. (1812) Humourous: The History of Nicholas Pedrosa and other pieces. 36pp.
    PHILLIPS, Sarah (1802) Moral Tale (from the French of de Saint Lambert). 26pp.
    Moral Tales (undated) La Roche; Wolemar and his Dog; Veracity of a Moor. 24pp.
    Moral Tales (1805) The Grateful Turk; Androcles and the Lion; The Horse; Phillis and Damaris. 24pp.
    PRATT, FRANKLIN, DE GENLIS &c. (1805) On Education. 40pp. Adverts 2pp.

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    Book ID: 3516
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  • A Day in a Child's Life by GREENAWAY, Kate (illustrator) FOSTER, Myles B. ( music)
    GREENAWAY, Kate (illustrator) FOSTER, Myles B. ( music)
    A Day in a Child's Life

    London: George Routledge & Sons, [1881]. First Edition. Hardback. Green cloth spine with light green paper covered bevelled boards. Beautifully illustrated throughout with colour vignettes, words and music to nine charming songs. Boards are rubbed and book has been dropped at some point so top right corner has some creasing, otherwise good and clean. 29 pages. 250 x 215 mm (9¾ x 8½ inches).

    Book ID: 2863
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  • A Soggarth's Last Verses by RUSSELL, Matthew. SJ
    RUSSELL, Matthew. SJ
    A Soggarth's Last Verses

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Burns & Oates, 1911. A very nice copy of this First edition. Soggarth (derived from sagart), is an Irish word for a Priest. The blue cloth is clean and tidy, with no marking. The gilt is clean and bright. There is just a touch of bumping to the edges of the cloth. Internally clean and tidy, with a little darkening / foxing to the page edges. Bookplate from Syon Abbey in Chudleigh. Original blue cloth, with gilt titles. Rough cut pages. xii, 95, [v] pp.
    Matthew Russell (1834-1912), was an Irish Roman Catholic priest, and Jesuit. He was the author of several books and collections of poetry - and was the founder and editor of "Catholic Ireland"…

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    London: Burns & Oates, 1911. A very nice copy of this First edition. Soggarth (derived from sagart), is an Irish word for a Priest. The blue cloth is clean and tidy, with no marking. The gilt is clean and bright. There is just a touch of bumping to the edges of the cloth. Internally clean and tidy, with a little darkening / foxing to the page edges. Bookplate from Syon Abbey in Chudleigh. Original blue cloth, with gilt titles. Rough cut pages. xii, 95, [v] pp.
    Matthew Russell (1834-1912), was an Irish Roman Catholic priest, and Jesuit. He was the author of several books and collections of poetry - and was the founder and editor of "Catholic Ireland" Which became the literary journal "Irish Monthly" this "discovered" several prominent Irish authors, including Oscar Wilde.

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    Book ID: 1201
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  • Alphabet van Viervoetige Dieren. by [Anon]
    [Anon]
    Alphabet van Viervoetige Dieren. Met 24 gekleurde plaatjes

    Gouda: G. B. van Goor Zonen, 1844. First edition. Softback with paper covers. 24 letters of the alphabet (the letters Q and X being the exceptions) are assigned an animal illustration, examples of how to write that letter, and a short verse of poetry about the animal in Dutch. Illustrations are hand coloured. A charming children's book. 220 x 140 mm (8¾ x 5½ inches).

    Condition: The covers are detached, but present. These are fragile, with some loss to the lower corners on one side. This damage follows throughout the inside of the book as a closed tear. Otherwise the internal pages are in a good condition and the illustrations are bright and clean.

    Book ID: 2545
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  • An Old Olive Tree. by MACLEOD, Joseph
    MACLEOD, Joseph
    An Old Olive Tree.

    Edinburgh: M. Macdonald, 1971. First edition. Softback with original card dust jacket. The dust jacket is very slightly sun faded in spine area. Neat ex libris to front endpaper. Otherwise the book and contents are spotless.
    Joseph Todd Gordon Macleod (1903–1984) was a British modernist poet, actor, playwright, theatre director and historian, and also a BBC newsreader. He sometimes published poetry under the pseudonym Adam Drinan. Whilst studying at Rugby School, Macleod was a close friend of Adrian Stokes, and at Oxford he was a close friend of Graham Greene. This is his final poem sequence, entirely autobiographical, containing poems which meditate upon his friendships and familial ties, and the process of aging.
    37 pages. 220 x 150 mm (8¾ x 6 inches).

    Book ID: 3865
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  • Annus Mirabilis. The Year of Wonders MDCLXVI an Historical Poem by DRYDEN, John.
    DRYDEN, John.
    Annus Mirabilis. The Year of Wonders MDCLXVI an Historical Poem also a poem on the happy restoration and return of His late Sacred Majesty, Charles the Second, likewise a panegyrick on his coronation : together with a poem to my Lord Chancellor, presented on New-Years-Day, 1662

    London: Printed for Henry Herringman, and sold by Jacob Tonson, 1688. Later marbled hardback boards, with buckram spine. No titles. Boards are a little rubbed but sound. Contains reprints of Three of Dryden's poems. All three poems have separate title pages (all dated 1688).
    A example of Dryden's publisher's issuance of volumes made up from various separate printings of his poems. (according to Worldcat). Probably missing A1 (Blank end paper). So our copy begins with the Title page. Binding falls open to the title page (although secure). Pages are slightly darkened, and have minor flaws to the edges. Overall a decent copy of a scarce collection of works (No copies of any of the poems printed before 1800…

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    London: Printed for Henry Herringman, and sold by Jacob Tonson, 1688. Later marbled hardback boards, with buckram spine. No titles. Boards are a little rubbed but sound. Contains reprints of Three of Dryden's poems. All three poems have separate title pages (all dated 1688).
    A example of Dryden's publisher's issuance of volumes made up from various separate printings of his poems. (according to Worldcat). Probably missing A1 (Blank end paper). So our copy begins with the Title page. Binding falls open to the title page (although secure). Pages are slightly darkened, and have minor flaws to the edges. Overall a decent copy of a scarce collection of works (No copies of any of the poems printed before 1800 are available at the time of listing). No rear end paper, so book ends with page 116. The printing of the title page of the Panegyrick is particularly dark, and has bled through to the verso.

    Despite the poem's name (Annus Mirabilis), 1666 had been one of great tragedy, including the Great Fire of London and the Plague. Perhaps the title was suggesting that things could have been worse ! The poem was written at Charlton in Wiltshire, where Dryden was sheltering from the Plague.

    [20], 98-116. pp Firstsearch (Worldcat) ref: OCLC: 12347731. 200 by 150mm (7¾ by 6 inches). Wing; D2240; Variant of; D2244 (Astraea redux); Variant of; D2386 (To His Sacred Majesty); Variant of; D2387 (To my Lord Chancellor).

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    Book ID: 4009
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  • Ariel by PLATH, Sylvia
    PLATH, Sylvia
    Ariel

    London: Faber & Faber, 1965. A good + copy of this first edition in a Good + wrapper. Wrapper (now in mylar protection sleeve) has a little nicking to the head and tail of the spine. 3 cm closed tear to the top of the rear panel, and with creasing to the edge of this. A little marking to the rear panel, and darkening to the spine. Still an attractive copy. Boards are in clean condition, with a touch of bumping to the bottom edge. Slight fading to the bottom edge, particularly to the rear board. See pictures for wrapper and book. Internally very nice, fractionally darkened pages. To the inside board is an owner's signature for David S.…

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    London: Faber & Faber, 1965. A good + copy of this first edition in a Good + wrapper. Wrapper (now in mylar protection sleeve) has a little nicking to the head and tail of the spine. 3 cm closed tear to the top of the rear panel, and with creasing to the edge of this. A little marking to the rear panel, and darkening to the spine. Still an attractive copy. Boards are in clean condition, with a touch of bumping to the bottom edge. Slight fading to the bottom edge, particularly to the rear board. See pictures for wrapper and book. Internally very nice, fractionally darkened pages. To the inside board is an owner's signature for David S. Miall. dated April 17th. 1965. Then aged 18, he later became professor of English at the University of Alberta. 86 pages. 220 by 140mm (8¾ by 5½ inches).

    . Un bon exemplaire de cette première édition dans un bon emballage. La couverture (maintenant dans une pochette de protection en mylar) présente quelques entailles à la tête et à la queue de la colonne vertébrale. Une déchirure fermée de 3 cm en haut du panneau arrière, avec des plis sur le bord de celui-ci. Un peu de marquage sur le panneau arrière et un assombrissement du dos. Il s'agit néanmoins d'un bel exemplaire. Les planches sont en bon état, avec un petit choc sur le bord inférieur. Légère décoloration sur le bord inférieur, en particulier sur le panneau arrière. Voir les photos de la couverture et du livre. L'intérieur est en très bon état, les pages sont légèrement assombries. La signature du propriétaire, David S. Miall, datée du 17 avril 1965, figure à l'intérieur du livre. 1965. Alors âgé de 18 ans, il devint plus tard professeur d'anglais à l'Université d'Alberta. 86 pages. 220 x 140 mm

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    Book ID: 4085
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  • Biography. by VAYENAS, Nasos; BURNS, Richard
    VAYENAS, Nasos; BURNS, Richard
    Biography.

    Cambridge: 1978. An attractive slim volume of poetry. Printed by the National Poetry Centre for Lobby Press. Green paper covers. Clean and without edgewear, but a touch of fading to the spine. Internally clean and tidy throughout. 19 poems by the Greek author Nasos Vayenas. 200 by 140mm (7¾ by 5½ inches).

    . Un petit volume de poésie attrayant. Imprimé par le Centre national de poésie pour Lobby Press. Couvertures en papier vert. Propre et sans usure des bords, mais avec une légère décoloration du dos. L'intérieur est propre et bien rangé. 19 poèmes de l'auteur grec Nasos Vayenas. 200 x 140 mm

    Book ID: 4173
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  • Birthday Wishes card by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    Birthday Wishes card

    London: Marcus Ward & Co, 1878. First Edition. Small colour birthday card, with gilt full-page illustrations, to front and back. These are the same illustrations as the Spring and Summer seasons of the calendars attributed to the illustrator Kate Greenaway, but we are not sure these illustrations are hers. They are beautiful though! Circa 1878. Inside is a hand written birthday message, dated 1879, and a printed poem by Horatius Bonar. In fine condition. 100 x 70 mm (4 x 2¾ inches)

    Book ID: 4235
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  • Book of Ballads. by GAULTIER, Bon
    GAULTIER, Bon
    Book of Ballads.

    Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1884. Fourteenth Edition. Hardback in green cloth with red title and gilt illustration to front board and spine. Some minor spine and edge rubbing and light soiling. Complete with full page frontis and many b/w in text illustrations. 292 pages. 175 x 120 mm (7 x 4¾ inches).

    Book ID: 2846
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  • Chimes: A Benedictine Quarterly Review by Monks of Buckfast Abbey
    Monks of Buckfast Abbey
    Chimes: A Benedictine Quarterly Review Volume III (3) Number XI. July 1923

    Edition: First Edition

    Buckfast, Devon: Buckfast Abbey, 1923. First edition. A very nice copy of this Benedictine Quarterly Journal. Full of period Catholic adverts, articles, book reviews and poetry. Front illustration of Buckfast Abbey in 1829. A decent copy. The paper covers are a little darkened and marked. The yapped edges are slightly nicked and have a few small closed tears. Internally clean and tidy throughout. [viii], 141-208., [vi] pp.

    Book ID: 1102
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  • Chimes: A Benedictine Quarterly Review by Monks of Buckfast Abbey
    Monks of Buckfast Abbey
    Chimes: A Benedictine Quarterly Review Volume III Number 3. New Series July- September 1929

    Edition: First Edition

    Buckfast, Devon: Buckfast Abbey, 1929. First edition. A very nice copy of this Benedictine Quarterly Journal. Full of period Catholic adverts, articles, book reviews and poetry. Pale blue paper covers with silver decoration to the front cover. Frontis illustration of the Bishop of Plymouth (Bishop Barrett) Articles include a translation of the original document of "The Surrender of Buckfast Abbey". There is also a photograph of detail from the Buckfast choir stalls tipped in. To the rear is an attractive colour illustrated folding advert for a clerical outfitters in Exeter. A decent copy. The paper covers are a little faded to the edges. The yapped edges are slightly bruised. Internally clean and tidy throughout. 111-162., [xi] pp.

    Book ID: 1103
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  • Chimes: A Benedictine Quarterly Review by Monks of Buckfast Abbey, Devon
    Monks of Buckfast Abbey, Devon
    Chimes: A Benedictine Quarterly Review Volume III (3) Number XII. October 1923

    Edition: First Edition

    Buckfast, Devon: Buckfast Abbey, 1923. First edition. A very nice copy of this Benedictine Quarterly Journal. Full of period Catholic adverts, articles, book reviews and poetry. Frontis illustration of Dom Vonier (second Abbot of Buckfast). A decent copy. The paper covers are a little faded. The yapped edges are slightly nicked and have a few small closed tears. Internally clean and tidy throughout. The binding of the paper wrapper is coming away to the top edge, but is still holding. [vii], 209-282., [vi] pp.

    Book ID: 1105
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  • Collected Poems 1935-1946. by GILBEY, Jack
    GILBEY, Jack
    Collected Poems 1935-1946.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Burns, Oates and Washbourne Ltd, 1946. Original cream covered paper covers over cream boards. Titles to both boards and wrapper. There is a frontis photograph of Gilbey at work, and a facsimile of a letter from the Apostolic delegate with a message from the Pope accepting the dedication of the book to him. This book comprised the collected poems from Gilbey's six earlier volumes, and an additional 40 poems included here. frontis photograph Captain Jack (John Newman) Gilbey b.1888 was the older brother of Alfred Newman Gilbey, RC priest and long-time Catholic chaplain of Cambridge University. He was the author of several collections of devotional poetry. 228pp.

    Condition: The wrapper has a couple of small closed tears to it, and some foxing / marking, including faint water damage. There is also light water marking to the front board. Internally the book is clean and tidy throughout, with just a touch of foxing to the pages.

    Book ID: 1240
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  • "Come to Me all ye..." and Other Poems by GILBEY, Jack
    GILBEY, Jack
    "Come to Me all ye..." and Other Poems

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Burns, Oates & Washbourne Ltd: 1941. Original red / orange cloth with titles in gilt to the front board, with cream paper wrapper. Titles to the front cover and spine of the wrapper. The poet has written and additional unrecorded 8 line poem to the front end paper of the book and signed it here. black and white frontis photograph of the author at work 48pp.

    Condition: The wrapper is marked and damp stained to the rear panel. The front cover is in good shape with just a little marking. 1 inch closed tear to the top edge has been neatly repaired. There is a small chip to the middle of the wrapper spine. The spine of the book has faded, and there is a little damp staining to the inside boards. The rest of the book is clean and tidy, with a touch of foxing / darkening only. Some intermittent annotations in pencil (probably the date poems were read).

    Book ID: 1237
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  • De overwintering der Hollanders op Nova Zembla, in de jaren 1596 en 1597. by TOLLENS, H.
    TOLLENS, H.
    De overwintering der Hollanders op Nova Zembla, in de jaren 1596 en 1597.

    Leeuwarden: Hugo Suringar, 1873. Tiende druk. Boekje. Een gevierd gedicht over de Nederlanders die overwinteren in een houten hut. Zachte covers zijn delicaat en bijna los. 32 pagina's. 170 x 105 mm (6¾ x 4¼ inches).

    Book ID: 3719
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  • Dense Lens. by MARLEY, Brian & BENVENISTE, Asa
    MARLEY, Brian & BENVENISTE, Asa
    Dense Lens.

    London: Trigram Press, 1975. A very nice copy of this first edition volume of poetry. Limited to 550 copies - this one of the 500 trade edition. A collaboration between two authors, the book is divided in two halves. A green centre leaf separates the two halves. Stapled, with the staples somewhat rusty. Soft covers are clean and tidy, the glassine cover is very slightly darkened. Unpaginated, but 10 poems by each author, with printed on one side of the page only. 235 x 150 mm (9¼ x 6 inches).

    Book ID: 3162
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  • Drug Store. Avec quatre dessins de Marcel la Charité. by JEAN, André, & JEAN, Marcel
    JEAN, André, & JEAN, Marcel
    Drug Store. Avec quatre dessins de Marcel la Charité.

    Paris: Albert Delayance, 1929. First edition. With a lengthy gift inscription signed by André Jean to the title page. Original stiff card covers with black titles to front cover. Significant foxing to the covers. Some nicking to the spine, with a small chip to the top edge of the spine. Four full-page drawings by Marcel La Charité (Marcel Jean). Internally the pages are somewhat darkened, with foxing to the edges. Still an attractive work. From a total limitation of 100 copies, this is copy 22, being one of the 80 on Papier de Rives. 30 pages. 245 by 175mm (9¾ by 7 inches).

    . Avec une longue inscription cadeau signée par André Jean sur la page de titre. Couvertures…

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    Paris: Albert Delayance, 1929. First edition. With a lengthy gift inscription signed by André Jean to the title page. Original stiff card covers with black titles to front cover. Significant foxing to the covers. Some nicking to the spine, with a small chip to the top edge of the spine. Four full-page drawings by Marcel La Charité (Marcel Jean). Internally the pages are somewhat darkened, with foxing to the edges. Still an attractive work. From a total limitation of 100 copies, this is copy 22, being one of the 80 on Papier de Rives. 30 pages. 245 by 175mm (9¾ by 7 inches).

    . Avec une longue inscription cadeau signée par André Jean sur la page de titre. Couvertures originales en carton rigide avec titres noirs sur la couverture avant. Rousseurs importantes sur les couvertures. Quelques entailles au dos, avec un petit éclat sur le bord supérieur du dos. Quatre dessins pleine page de Marcel La Charité (Marcel Jean). A l'intérieur, les pages sont quelque peu assombries, avec des rousseurs sur les bords. Il s'agit néanmoins d'un ouvrage attrayant. Sur un tirage limité à 100 exemplaires, celui-ci est l'exemplaire 22, l'un des 80 sur Papier de Rives. 30 pages. 245 x 175 mm.

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    Book ID: 3918
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