Sources in the Rare Book Transaction History

The following is a list of auction records, bibliographies, and certain historically important bookseller catalogues in the Rare Book Transaction History database, followed by the number of records in each source.
Click the source name for a description of that particular resource.

No. Source Name Total Records
1 25 Blythe Road 852
2 AbeBooks Most Expensive 70
3 Adams Amsterdam Auctions 3543
4 Adams Amsterdam Book and Print Auctions 1178
5 Addison and Sarova 3490
6 Ader 41086
7 Aguttes 9315
8 Alain and Evelyne Morel de Westgaver 17779
9 Alaska Auction 1452
10 ALDE 49915
11 Alderfer Auction Company 1218
12 Alexander Autographs 10515
13 Alexander Historical Auctions 10997
14 AltaCal OL 250
15 American Art Association 99060
16 American Bibles 1480
17 American Book Auction Catalogues 10619
18 Americana Beginnings 679
19 Anderson Galleries 722517
20 Anderson Galleries 1604 622
21 Anderson Galleries 1642 672
22 Anderson Galleries 1685 300
23 Anderson Galleries 1686 1171
24 Anderson Galleries 70 Nuggets 71
25 Anteo Subastas 0
26 Antiquarian Auctions 11643
27 AntiquarianAuctions.com 13402
28 Antiquariat Peter Kiefer 4571
29 Antiques Estate Auctioneers Appraisers 980
30 Arader Galleries 4052
31 Archives International Auctions 12579
32 Artcurial 39290
33 Asher 367
34 Aspire Auctions 1992
35 Auction Explorer Books 17337
36 Auctionata 11343
37 Audap and Mirabaud 5175
38 Australian Book Auctions 24441
39 Autographes Encheres 1198
40 Auxerre Encheres Estimations 4639
41 Bakker Boccelli Fine Art 1
42 Baltimore Book Auction 8796
43 Bangs 91508
44 Bauer 528
45 Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood 6154
46 Beaussant Lefevre 3158
47 Bent White Mountains 823
48 Bernard Quaritch 25960
49 Bibliopathos 568
50 Bibliotheca Munselliana 2331
51 Binoche et Giquello 9662
52 Blacksparrow 864
53 Bloomsbury Auctions 170703
54 Bloomsbury Book Auctions 56009
55 Boisgirard Provence Cote DAzur 346
56 Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions 8918
57 Bolaffi SPA 758
58 Bonhams 138547
59 Books by the Falls 667
60 Booth & Williams 352
61 Bradford 6239
62 Braislin 1997
63 Brinley 9138
64 Britwell Court 1916 493
65 Brunk Auctions 1133
66 Bruun Rasmussen 32507
67 Bubb Kuyper 144746
68 Burgersdijk and Niermans 36213
69 Butterfield 1319
70 Carlsen Gallery 315
71 Case Antiques, Inc. 593
72 Castner Auction 29
73 CD David 128
74 CDowning Auctions 293
75 CF Libbie 34633
76 Charles Hamilton 29959
77 Charles Heartman 3033
78 Charles Wood 33965
79 Charlton Hall 611
80 Check List American Railroads 2707
81 Chinese Question 498
82 Chiswick Auctions 1355
83 Christian Hesse Auktionen 4380
84 Christies 233371
85 Church 1433
86 Clars Auction Gallery 12935
87 Claude Aguttes 233
88 CNY Book Auctions 219
89 Cohasco 263
90 Collection MC 72
91 Comic Connect 100
92 Connecticut Book Auctions 175
93 Copley Fine Art Auctions 919
94 Cornette de Saint Cyr 2351
95 Cottone 98
96 Coutau Begarie 4692
97 Cowans Auctions 12383
98 Cowans Historic Americana Auctions 1902
99 Dallas Auction Gallery 123
100 Dargate Auction Galleries 420
101 Dawson Book Shop 1189
102 De Baecque and Associes 8230
103 Decker 11230
104 Delvaux 348
105 Dirk Soulis Auctions 5739
106 Dominic Winter Book Auctions 122986
107 Dora Hood 85126
108 Dorotheum 36551
109 Dorothy Sloan Rare Books 6344
110 Doyle New York 17467
111 DSloan 4295
112 Du Mouchelles 180
113 Dupont 255
114 Dush 863
115 Early American 5196
116 Eberstadt 21456
117 Edward Lefkowicz 1402
118 Eldreds 8194
119 ERA Encheres 1798
120 EV Thompson 614
121 Evans 32214
122 Ferraton 34517
123 Field 1703
124 Field Auction 4879
125 Florence Number Nine 37
126 Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers 5536
127 Forum Auctions 6084
128 Forum Auctions in Italy 1692
129 Francis Edwards 166736
130 Francis Harper 73
131 Freemans 21943
132 Freemans Historic USS Constitution Colors 13
133 Galerias Louis Morton 6161
134 Galerie Bassenge 107149
135 Galerie Koller Auctions 9901
136 Gateway Gallery Auction 384
137 George Littlefield 16134
138 Gibson Auction Inc. 391
139 Goelet 895
140 Goldberg Coins and Collectibles 2493
141 Goldschmidt 49633
142 Gonnelli Casa DAste 11672
143 Goodspeed 233888
144 Gowans 309
145 Grays Auctioneers 3539
146 Grogan and Company 267
147 Guernseys 5235
148 Guillaumot Richard 402
149 Gulf Coast Book Auctions 394
150 Harmsworth 5068
151 Hartung and Hartung 31862
152 Hauff and Auvermann 39415
153 Hauswedell and Nolte 24873
154 HBradley Martin 48
155 Henkels 6698
156 Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions 16739
157 Heritage Auction Galleries 24901
158 Heritage Auctions 462742
159 Heritage Map Museum 109
160 Hessney Auction Company 2
161 HNestler 3022
162 Holabird Associates 1527
163 Holabird Kagin Americana 15914
164 Holliday 1233
165 Howell 8059
166 Howes US IANA 11600
167 HRS Alabama 1807 to 1840 345
168 HRS Arizona 1860 to 1890 161
169 HRS California 489
170 HRS Chicago Ante Fire 1877
171 HRS Idaho 1839 to 1890 180
172 HRS Iowa 1837 to 1860 195
173 HRS Kansas 1854 to 1876 2034
174 HRS Kentucky 1787 to 1810 812
175 HRS Kentucky Imprints 591
176 HRS Minnesota 1849 to 1865 656
177 HRS Missouri 1808 to 1850 705
178 HRS Nebraska 1847 to 1876 503
179 HRS Nevada 1859 to 1890 522
180 HRS Nevada 1859 to 1890 Add 9
181 HRS New Mexico 1784 to 1876 300
182 HRS Ohio 1796 to 1820 591
183 HRS Tennessee 1793 to 1840 469
184 HRS TN Nashville 481
185 HRS TN Nashville AppA 4
186 HRS TN Nashville AppB 20
187 HRS TN Nashville AppC 10
188 HRS TN Pamphlets and Broadsides 797
189 HRS Utica NY 1799 to 1830 572
190 HRS West Virginia 1791 to 1830 106
191 HRS Wisconsin 569
192 HRS Wisconsin 1850 to 1854 549
193 HRS Wisconsin 1855 to 1858 724
194 HRS Wisconsin 1859 to 1863 712
195 HRS Wisconsin 1864 to 1869 931
196 HRS Wyoming 1866 to 1890 168
197 Huntington1269 308
198 Huntington1309 330
199 Huntington1406 245
200 Huntington1698 1015
201 HV Jones Sale 580
202 HVJones 304
203 HVJones Check List 1746
204 Il Ponte 2084
205 JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung 5087
206 Jacksons Auction 453
207 James D Cyr Auctioneer 1311
208 James D Julia Auctioneers 1586
209 JandS 13489
210 Jasper52 112
211 JellyFishTree 1435
212 Jenkins 628
213 Jeschke Greve and Hauff 823
214 Jeschke Hauff und Auvermann 13821
215 Jeschke van vliet Buch und Kunstauktionen GmbH 24824
216 JMW Auction Gallery 1780
217 John Bellman Auctioneers 1489
218 John Howell Books Americana 718
219 John McInnis Auctioneers 3712
220 Johns Western Gallery 2826
221 Johnson 1415
222 Kapandji Morhange 13221
223 Kedem Auction 11639
224 Kenneth Karmiole 12221
225 Kenneth Nebenzahl 5907
226 Keno Auctions 15
227 Kestenbaum and Company 3881
228 Ketterer Kunst Doerling 38496
229 Keys Fine Arts Auctioneers 74500
230 Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionen 264143
231 KLeach 5502
232 Knotty Pine Auction Service 8039
233 Kolbe and Fanning Numismatic Booksellers 4289
234 Kraus 569
235 Laird Park 394
236 Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society 11797
237 Lathrop Harper 14598
238 Laurence Witten Rare Books 1645
239 Lawrences Auctioneers 1917
240 Le Libraire Alain Ferraton 29331
241 Leekley 373
242 Leland Little Auctions 459
243 Leonard and Company 1
244 Leslie Hindman Auctioneers 18524
245 LF Robinson 1304 701
246 Librairie Loeb Larocque 1212
247 Light Horse Auctions 169
248 Littell 1141
249 Longs 11280
250 Ludewig 1220
251 Lyon and Turnbull 16023
252 MacManus 65020
253 Madigan 213
254 Maggs 60208
255 Maggs VI 542
256 Maître Bernard GALATEAU 0
257 Map World 422
258 Marc van de Wiele Auctions 15250
259 Marshall 1044
260 McLemore Auction Company 63
261 Mealys Auctioneers 13093
262 Merwin Clayton Sales Company 181206
263 Merwin Sales Company NY 0
264 Michaans Auctions 1942
265 Michael Brown 781
266 Michael Treloar 810
267 Mid Hudson Auction Galleries 4473
268 Midland 64251
269 Minerva Auctions Roma 11010
270 Moreshet Auctions 968
271 Morton Casa de Subastas 14491
272 Mossgreen 0
273 MS Rare Books 34295
274 Murphy 3307
275 NAMagazines 255
276 National Art Galleries 1932 157
277 National Book Auctions 59838
278 Neal Auction Company 3190
279 Neret Minet and Tessier 28463
280 New England Auctions 2142
281 New England Book Auctions 15928
282 Norris 4311
283 Northeast Auctions 1533
284 Nosbüsch & Stucke 11370
285 Nye & Company Auctioneers 92
286 OGER et CAMPER 720
287 OGER et DUMONT 100
288 OGER et SEMONT 531
289 Old World Auctions 49207
290 One Of A Kind Collectibles 0
291 OSENAT 5010
292 OShaughnessy 26643
293 Otto Lange 23114
294 Paige Auction 1092
295 Pandolfini 1498
296 Parke Bernet 242074
297 Paulo Adams Auction Service 118
298 PBA Galleries 141459
299 PC Petersburg 1786 to 1876 637
300 Pennypacker943 6707
301 Penrose 365
302 Philobiblon Auctions 2552
303 PIASA 38104
304 Picard Audap Solanet Velliet Teissedre 424
305 Pierre Berge and Associes 8093
306 Pilling 5532
307 Plaza Art Auction Galleries 129
308 PosterConnection Inc. 0
309 Potomack Company 975
310 Potter and Potter Auctions 9692
311 Poulin Antiques Auctions 1077
312 Profiles in History 25075
313 Purcell Auctioneers 2366
314 Quagga Rare Books and Art 396
315 Rachel Davis Fine Arts 6639
316 Rago Arts and Auctions 1867
317 Ralph Kristiansen 966
318 Randall and Windle 4447
319 Reiss and Sohn 59367
320 Remy Le Fur and Associes 197
321 RENAUD GIQUELLO ASSOCIES 374
322 Rice 2645
323 RJM Autographs and Antiques 630
324 RM Smythe 923
325 Robert Brown 163
326 Robert Hayman 9117
327 Robert Siegel Galleries 4981
328 Robinson 9390
329 Romantic Agony Book and Print Auctions 47203
330 Rosenbach 8252
331 Rossini 8043
332 Royka Auctioneers Appraisers 176
333 RR Auction 77154
334 RW Olivers 550
335 Sabin 106729
336 Sabin Handy Bib 995
337 Sawyer 34396
338 Scott & O'Shaughnessy 4087
339 Scribner 14048
340 Shapiro Auctioneers 5
341 Shapiro Auctions 184
342 Sheppards Irish Auction House 264
343 Siebert 1084
344 SJ Winslow Associates 5949
345 Skinner 17223
346 Soler Y Llach 1322
347 Soliday 5224
348 Sotheby Parke Bernet 15509
349 Sothebys 1040725
350 Southern 9651
351 Spink Shreves Galleries 1294
352 Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers 3433
353 Stockholms Auktionsverk 1953
354 Streeter 4423
355 Swaen Map Auction 10376
356 Swann Galleries 378192
357 Tajan 11595
358 Terry Part I 361
359 Terry Part II 370
360 Terry Part III 444
361 The Antiquarian Book 47
362 The Written Word Autographs 3109
363 Thomas Scheler 116
364 Thomaston Place Auction Galleries 1755
365 Three Rivers Auction Company 437
366 TN Luther Books 35327
367 Tooveys 14624
368 Trafford Books 629
369 Treadway Gallery 0
370 Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books 521
371 Trotting Hill Park Books 267
372 UP James 6491
373 Valley Auctions 453
374 Venator and Hanstein 23801
375 Vermot de Pas 15886
376 Vinson 112
377 Waddingtons 877
378 Walpole Galleries 53757
379 Watkins Americana 184
380 Waverly Auctions 21905
381 Webbs 546
382 William Allen 13871
383 William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals 496
384 William Parkinson 505
385 William Salloch 11786
386 William Schab 4827
387 Winners Auctions and Exhibitions 1190
388 Winter Associates 971
389 Witten 109
390 Woolley and Wallis 1128
391 Wright Howes 12365
392 Yeshiva Ahavas Torah Baranovich 355
393 Zamorano Eighty 80
394 Zisska and Kistner 22702
395 Zisska and Lacher 9616
396 Zisska and Schauer 28797
  • <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Magnificent Botanical Library of D. F. Allen. October 26, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Redouté, Pierre Joseph, and Claude Antoine Thory. <i>Les Roses</I>. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1817–1824. Est. $225,000 to $325,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Trew, Jakob Christoph. <i>Hortus Nitidissimis Omnen Per Annum Superbiens Floribus</i>… Nuremberg: Johann Joseph Fleischmann, 1750 [–1786]. Est. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Trew, Christoph Jakob, and Benedict Christian Vogel. <i>Plantæ Selectæ</i>…[Nuremberg:] 1750–1773; Supplement, [Augsburg:] 1790 [–1792]. Est. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Magnificent Botanical Library of D. F. Allen. October 26, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Jacquin, Nikolaus Joseph von. <i>Plantarum Rariorum Horti Caesarei Schönbrunnensis Descriptiones Et Icones.</i>Vienna; London; Leiden, 1797–1804. Est. $180,000 to $250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Weinmann, Johann Wilhelm. <i>Phytanthoza Iconographia; Sive Conspectus Aliquot Millium, Tam Indigenarum Quam Exoticarum</i>… Regensburg, 1735–1737–1745. Est. $120,000 to $180,000
  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Exodus 10:10 to 16:15. Complete Biblical scroll sheet in Hebrew, a Torah scroll panel. Middle East, ca. 10th or 11th century.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Copernicus Refuted. (Astronomy.). Scientific manuscript of a course of studies at Collège de la Trinité, Lyon. 1660s.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. 58 photographs presented to Israel Ber, IDF officer and later convicted spy.
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man. Autograph Letter Signed [to Henry Denny]. Down, Kent, June 1, [1844].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Classic Image of American Slavery. Kimball, M. H. <i>Emancipated Slaves</i>. New York: George Hanks, 1863.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Underground Railroad.) Scaggs, Isaac. Important Runaway Slave Poster: $500 Reward Ran away, or decoyed from the subscriber…
  • <b>Results from Bonhams’ sale of <i>Fine Books & Manuscripts Featuring Exploration and Travel</i></b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Columbus. De Insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis. Basel, 1494. SOLD for $751,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cook in Tahiti. [Playbill]. [Germany, c.1840.] SOLD for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Aa, Pieter van der. Naaukeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en land-reysen. Leyden, 1706-8. SOLD for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Dürer. Underweysung der messung [and two more]. Nuremberg, 1525-8. SOLD for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cortes, Hernan. A Pleito signed by Antonio de Mendoza in the case of Hernan Cortes. 1542. SOLD for $8750
    <b>Results from Bonhams’ <i>The Air and Space Sale</i></b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Russian Kholod 5D67 HFL Rocket Engine. SOLD for $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Neil Armstrong Apollo Era Training Glove. SOLD for $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Full Scale Sputnik-1 EMC/EMI Lab Model. SOLD for $847,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> SOLRAD GREB Spy Satellite Engineering Dummy. SOLD for $10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Soviet LK-3 Lunar Lander Model. SOLD for $25,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s Paris: Books & Manuscripts. 30 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> MARCEL PROUST. Du côté de chez Swann. Grasset, 1913. First edition. One of 5 copies on Japan paper, inscribed by the author to Louis Brun. Est. €400,000 - 600,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> Saint-Exupéry. <i>25 Autograph Illustrated Letters to his Friend Charles Sallès</i>. Est. €30,000-50,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> French Revolution, 1793. Déclaration des droits de l’Homme. 2,55 x 1,30m. A monumental wallpaper poster of the 1793 version, with hand-colored highlights. Unique copy. Est. €100,000 - 150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> GIAMBATTISTA PIRANESI. <i>Vedute di Roma</i>, 1748-1775. 107 etchings. An exceptional copy, printed and bound before 1780. Est. €50,000 - 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> Picasso, Pablo -- Fernando de Rojas. LA CÉLESTINE. [PARIS, EDITIONS DE L'ATELIER CROMMELYNCK, 1971.] One of the 30 copies hors commerce (n° X). 66 original etchings by Picasso. Signed. Est. €30,000 - €35,000
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  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b><br><i>The Centenary Edition of the Works of Ian Fleming</i>, one of 26 lettered sets, 18 volumes, London, 2008. $25,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> William Faulkner, <i>The Marble Faun</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed to Dorothy Wilcox by Faulkner & Phil Stone, Boston, 1924. $18,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Maurice Sendak, <i>Where the Wild Things Are</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed to William Archibald, New York, 1963. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Anne Frank, <i>Het Achterhuis</i>, first edition, in first state jacket, Amsterdam, 1947. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Roald Dahl, <i>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory</i>, first edition, signed, New York, 1964. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b><br>Ray Bradbury, <i>Fahrenheit 451</i>, first limited edition bound in Johns-Manville Quinterra, New York, 1953. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Benjamin Graham, <i>The Intelligent Investor</i>, first edition, in original dust jacket, New York, 1949. $4,500 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Anna Sewell, <i>Black Beauty</i>, first edition, inscribed, London, 1877. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Arthur Conan Doyle, <i>A Study in Scarlet</i>, first American edition, Philadelphia, 1890. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> James Fenimore Cooper, <i>The Last of the Mohicans</i>, first edition, two volumes, Philadelphia, 1826. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Amelia Earhart, <i>20 hrs. 40 mins. Our Flight in Friendship</i>, limited first edition, signed, New York, 1928. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Philip K. Dick, <i>World of Chance</i>, first edition, signed, London, 1956. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s London: Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part I: Music. 26 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Beethoven, Ludwig van. Autograph Manuscript of the Canon "Ewig Dein" Woo 161, signed at the end ("...[Ewig] Dein...Freund Ludwig Van Beethowen"). Est. £120,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Brahms, Johannes. Autograph Manuscript of the "Geistliches Wiegenlied", Op.91 No.2, for Contralto, Viola And Piano, the original version of 1864, signed and inscribed at the end by the composer. Est. £200,000 to £250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Chopin, Frédéric. Autograph Manuscript of the Opening of the Étude Op.25 No.2, in A-Flat Major, signed and dated ("Paris Ce 28 Avril F. Chopin"). Est. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part I: Music. 26 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Haydn, Joseph. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jos Haydn[Paraph]"), to the Baden Choirmaster Anton Stoll, 30 July 1802. Est. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Autograph Working Manuscript of a scene from Ernani. Est. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Highly Important Series of Thirty-Six Autograph Letters Signed to The Librettist Salvadore Cammarano, written between 1844 And 1851, the greater part unpublished and unrecorded. Est. £250,000 to £300,000
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