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  1.  
    1783
    ELLIS
    Title:
    A Native of King Georges Sound
    Date:
    C1795
    Artist:
    William Ellis
    Image Size:
    180mm x 105mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CAN 1783 ELLI (CT)
    Description:
    A native from Nootka Sound, from William Ellis, surgeons Mate on Cook's last voyage.

    From, “Authentic Narrative of a Voyage Performed by Captain Cook and Captain Clerke, in His Majesty's ships Resolution and Discovery, during years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780”, by William Ellis published in London.
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  2.  
    1784
    WEBBER
    Title:
    A Man of Nootka Sound.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    305mm x 240mm
    Condition:
    In good condition
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 2301 CAN (F27)
    Description:

    Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.

    Cook anchored in Resolution Cove (Bligh Island) and Hope Bay (Nootka Sound), carrying out much needed repairs to the ships and where Webber recorded the native peoples, habitations and scenery.

    'Their hair is black or dark brown, straight, strong and long, in general they wear it flowing, but some tie it up in a bunch on the crown and others twist it into large locks and add to it false hair, so that thier heads looks like a swab.'

    'Both sexes bore their ears, to which they hang various ornaments chiefly made of Copper...Besides these some have suspended to the ears long straps either of leather or plating that reach as low as the breast.. Both Men and Women paint their faces, their colours are black read and white...' Cook, Journals III, i, 311-314.

    Beddie 1743-38, p.341, Joppien 3.21A, ill. p.456

    From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere....

     

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  3.  
    1784
    WEBBER
    Title:
    A View of the Habitations in Nootka Sound.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    260mm x 405mm
    Condition:
    In good condition
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 2313 CAN (F27)
    Description:

    Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.

    Cook anchored in Resolution (Ship) Cove (Bligh Island) and Hope Bay (Nootka Sound) and made much needed repairs to the ships. Webber recorded the dwellings and peoples during the stay.

    It is possible that the houses depicted belong to the village of Yuquot, which Cook visited with Webber on 22 April 1778. 

    'their houses or dwellings are situated close to the shore. They consist in a long range of buildings, some of which are one hundred and fifty feet in length, twenty or thirty broad and seven or eight high from the floor to the roof, which in them all is flat and covered with loose boards. Cook Journals III, 1, 306 & 317.

    Beddie 1743-41, p.341, Joppien 3.199A, ill.p.442

    From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere.

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  4.  
    1784
    WEBBER
    Title:
    A Woman of Nootka Sound.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    300mm x 240mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 2303 CAN (F27)
    Description:

    Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.

    Cook anchored in Resolution Cove (Bligh Island) and Hope Bay (Nootka Sound), carrying out much needed repairs to the ships and where Webber recorded the native peoples, habitations and scenery.

    Portrait of a woman of Nootka Sound, wearing a cedar bark rain cape with a sea otter fur collar and a basketry rain hat with a bulbous top decorated with scenes of whale-hunting. Cook, Journals III, 2, 1325-6.

    'Both sexes bore their ears, to which they hang various ornaments chiefly made of Copper...Besides these some have suspended to the ears long straps either of leather or plating that reach as low as the breast.. Both Men and Women paint their faces, their colours are black, read and white...' Cook, Journals III, i, 311-314.

    Beddie 1743-39, p.341, Joppien 3.24A, ill. p.462

    From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere....

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  5.  
    1784
    WEBBER
    Title:
    The Inside of a House in Nootka Sound.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    265mm x 405mm
    Condition:
    In good condition
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 2317 CAN (F27)
    Description:

    Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.

    Cook anchored in Resolution (Ship) Cove (Bligh Island), Hope Bay (Nootka Sound) and made much needed repairs to the ships. Webber recorded the dwellings and peoples during the stay. It is possible that the houses depicted belong to the village of Yuquot, which Cook visited with Webber on 22 April 1778. 

     

    'After having made a general view of their habitations, I sought for an inside, which might furnish me with sufficient matter to convey a perfect idea of the mode in which these people live. Such was soon found. While I was employed, a man approached me with a large knife in his hand, seemingly displeased, when he observed that my eyes were fixed on two representations of human figures, which were placed at one end of the apartment, carved on planks, of a gigantic proportion, and painted after their custom . However, I took as little notice of him as possible, and proceeded to prevent which, he soon provided himself with a mat, and placed it in such a manner as to hinder my having any longer a sight of them. Being pretty certain that I could have no future opportunity to finish my drawing, and the object being too interesting to be omitted, I considered that a little bribery might probably have some effect. Accordingly, I made an offer of a button from my coat, which, being of metal, I thought they would be pleased with. This, instantly, produced the desired effect. For the mat was removed, and I was left at liberty to proceed as before. Scarcely had I seated myself, and made a beginning, when he returned and renewed his former practice, continuing it til l I had parted with every single button and when he saw that he had completely stripped me, I met with no farther obstruction'.

     

    'their houses or dwellings are situated close to the shore. They consist in a long range of buildings, some of which are one hundred and fifty feet in length, twenty or thirty broad and seven or eight high from the floor to the roof, which in them all is flat and covered with loose boards. Cook Journals III, 1, 306 & 317.

    Beddie 1743-42, p.341, Joppien 3.202A, ill.p.445

    From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere.

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  6.  
    1784
    WEBBER
    Title:
    Various Articles, at Nootka Sound.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    205mm x 280mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 2306 CAN (F27)
    Description:

    Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.

    All of the artifacts illustrated except for no.2 (Alaskan) are of decoys or head masks, used by the natives of Nootka. 

    1. A bird, made of wood hollow, with stones in the inside, which the natives shake when they dance. (Rattle)

    2. A seal's head, made of wood, worn upon the head. (Alaskan seal decoy)

    3. A bird's head, made of wood and feathers, also worn upon the head. (Bird mask)

    4. Another worn upon the head, and ornamented with green talc. (Bird mask)

    'The men on some occasions wore Masks of which they have many and of various sorts such as the human face, the head of birds and other Animals, the most of them both well designed and executed...The rattles are for the most part made in the shape of a bird, with a few pebble stones in the belly and the tail is the handle..' Cook's Journals III, i,314-315

    Beddie 1743-40, p.341, Joppien 3.231A, ill.p.469

    From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere....

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  7.  
    1784
    WEBBER
    Title:
    Views of the Land on the West Coast of America, to the Westward of Cook's River.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    230mm x 480mm
    Condition:
    In good condition
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 2410 ALASKA (F27)
    Description:

    Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.

    Coastal views of the north-west coast of North America (Alaska), made by John Webber when Captain James Cook explored the area, 16 to 22 June 1778.

    From top clockwise;

    View of the land to the N* of Foggy Island A bearing S.W. 1/2 W 7 leas. dist. and B. West 4 leas. dist. (Tigvariak Island)

    View of the land when Pinnacle Point bore N. 1/2 W. 6or 7 leas. dist. (Unga Island, Shumagin Islands)

    View of the Land to the Westd. of Pinnacle Point when the Point bore N.W. 5 or 6 leagues dist. (Unga Island, Shumagin Islands)

    View of the coast of America when Halibut Head bore N. 43 W. dist. 3 leas. (Sanak Island)

    View of the islands and Main Land on the N. of Schumagin's Strait when passing them. (Shumagin Islands)

    View of the Land on the Coast of America when the Volcano bore N.N.E. 1/2 E. and the Sou. part of Oonemak N. 40 W. dist. 7 leas. (Unimak Island)

    View of the Land N. of Round Hill Island the Island N.W. 1/2 W. dist 5 leas. (Akhiok Island)

    View of Gore's Island when Cape Upright bore N.N.W. 3 miles dist. (Saint Matthew Island, Behring Sea, Alaska)

    Pinnacle's island (Pinnacle Island)

    From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere....

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  8.  
    1784
    WEBBER
    Title:
    Views on the west coast of America.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    220mm x 460mm
    Condition:
    Two small repairs at left hand side sheet edge, otherwise in good condition with folds as issued.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 2258 CAN (F27)
    Description:

    Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.

    Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Coastal views of the northwest coast of North America made by John Webber when Captain James Cook explored the area 29 March to 26 April 1778.

    View when Table Hill bore E b[y] N 1/2 N
    Alaska - View when Mount Edgecumbe bore NW b[y] N, 8 lea[gue]s dist.
    Vancouver Island, Canada - View of the Entrance of Nootka Sound when the N. point of the Entrance bore E., dis. 4 miles
    Alaska - View when Mount St. Elias bore N.W. b W, 20 leagues
    Alaska - View of Kayes Island the S. End bearing W.S.W., 8 or 9 leags.
    Alaska - View of Kaye's Island bearing from S.W. b W to N.W. 1/2 distant from the nearest part, 3 1/2 leagues
    Alaska - View of Kaye's Island when the S. End bore N., 2 miles dist. ; NB.a, in the last three views, is the same island
    Alaska - View of the Land of Prince Williams Sound taken from the first anchoring to the northward of Cape Hinchingbrook.

    From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere....

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  9.  
    1785
    WEBBER
    Title:
    Divers Ouvrages des Habitans de L'Entree de Nootka.
    Date:
    C1785
    Artist:
    John Webber (1775-1793)
    Image Size:
    240mm x 305mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, fold as issued, and small hole repaired top right of centre fold.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03F 040 CAN (F28)
    Description:
    Rare engraving of various articles, at Nootka Sound.
    1. A musical instrument to shake, hollow bird with stones.
    2. A seal head mask.
    3. A birds head mask, wood and feather.
    4. A birds head mask, wood and feather.
    From the French edition of Cook's voyages.
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  10.  
    1785
    WEBBER
    Title:
    Loutre De Mer
    Date:
    C1785
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    175mm x 240mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Original copper engraving
    Stock Number:
    CK03F 043 CAN (F32)
    Description:
    Rare engraving of a sea otter, Nootka Sound. From the French edition of Cook's voyages. 
  11.  
    1785
    WEBBER
    Title:
    Un Homme De L'Entree De Nootka.
    Date:
    C1785
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    240mm x 180mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03F 038 CAN (F28)
    Description:

    Rare engraving from the French edition of Cook's voyages. 

    Cook anchored in Resolution (Ship) Cove (Bligh Island), Hope Bay (Nootka Sound) and made much needed repairs to the ships. Webber recorded the dwellings and peoples during the stay. It is possible that the houses depicted belong to the village of Yuquot, which Cook visited with Webber on 22 April 1778.

    'After having made a general view of their habitations, I sought for an inside, which might furnish me with sufficient matter to convey a perfect idea of the mode in which these people live. Such was soon found. While I was employed, a man approached me wi th a large knife in his hand, seemingly displeased, when he observed that my eyes were fixed on two representations of human figures, which were placed at one end of the apartment, carved on planks, of a gigantic proportion, and painted after their custom . However, I took as little notice of him as possible, and proceeded to prevent which, he soon provided himself with a mat, and placed it in such a manner as to hinder my having any longer a sight of them. Being pretty certain that I could have no futur e opportunity to finish my drawing, and the object being too interesting to be omitted, I considered that a little bribery might probably have some effect. Accordingly, I made an offer of a button from my coat, which, being of metal, I thought they would be pleased with. This, instantly, produced the desired effect. For the mat was removed, and I was left at liberty to proceed as before. Scarcely had I seated myself, and made a beginning, when he returned and renewed his former practice, continuing it til l I had parted with every single button and when he saw that he had completely stripped me, I met with no farther obstruction'.

    'their houses or dwellings are situated close to the shore. They consist in a long range of buildings, some of which are one hundred and fifty feet in length, twenty or thirty broad and seven or eight high from the floor to the roof, which in them all is flat and covered with loose boards. Cook Journals III, 1, 306 & 317.

    This engraving is from, Cook & King, Troisieme voyage de Cook, ou journal d'une expédition faite dans la Mer Pacifique du Sud & du Nord, en 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 & 1780. Traduit de l'anglois.Paris, Pissot & Laporte, 1782. 

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  12.  
    1785
    WEBBER
    Title:
    Vue De L'Interieur D'Une Maison De L'Entree de Nootka.
    Date:
    C1785
    Artist:
    John Webber (1775-1793)
    Image Size:
    240mm x 375mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, fold as issued.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03F 042 CAN (F28)
    Description:

    French edition of Webbers 'The inside of a house in Nootka Sound'.

    Cook anchored in Resolution (Ship) Cove (Bligh Island), Hope Bay (Nootka Sound) and made much needed repairs to the ships. Webber recorded the dwellings and peoples during the stay. It is possible that the houses depicted belong to the village of Yuquot, which Cook visited with Webber on 22 April 1778. 

    'After having made a general view of their habitations, I sought for an inside, which might furnish me with sufficient matter to convey a perfect idea of the mode in which these people live. Such was soon found. While I was employed, a man approached me with a large knife in his hand, seemingly displeased, when he observed that my eyes were fixed on two representations of human figures, which were placed at one end of the apartment, carved on planks, of a gigantic proportion, and painted after their custom . However, I took as little notice of him as possible, and proceeded to prevent which, he soon provided himself with a mat, and placed it in such a manner as to hinder my having any longer a sight of them. Being pretty certain that I could have no future opportunity to finish my drawing, and the object being too interesting to be omitted, I considered that a little bribery might probably have some effect. Accordingly, I made an offer of a button from my coat, which, being of metal, I thought they would be pleased with. This, instantly, produced the desired effect. For the mat was removed, and I was left at liberty to proceed as before. Scarcely had I seated myself, and made a beginning, when he returned and renewed his former practice, continuing it til l I had parted with every single button and when he saw that he had completely stripped me, I met with no farther obstruction'.

    'their houses or dwellings are situated close to the shore. They consist in a long range of buildings, some of which are one hundred and fifty feet in length, twenty or thirty broad and seven or eight high from the floor to the roof, which in them all is flat and covered with loose boards. Cook Journals III, 1, 306 & 317.

    Beddie 1743-42, p.341, Joppien 3.202A, ill.p.445

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  13.  
    1785
    WEBBER
    Title:
    Vue Des Habitations De L'Entree de Nootka.
    Date:
    C1785
    Artist:
    John Webber (1775-1793)
    Image Size:
    222mm x 360mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, with centre fold as issued.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CKF 03041 CAN (F28)
    Description:
    Rare engraving from the French edition of Cook's voyages. 

    Cook had anchored at Resolution Cove (Bligh Island), within Hope Bay (Nootka Sound) and made much needed repairs to the ships. Webber recorded the dwellings and peoples during the stay.

    It is possible that the houses depicted belong to the village of Yuquot, which Cook visited with Webber on 22 April 1778.

    'their houses or dwellings are situated close to the shore. They consist in a long range of buildings, some of which are one hundred and fifty feet in length, twenty or thirty broad and seven or eight high from the floor to the roof, which in them all is flat and covered with loose boards. Cook Journals III, 1, 306 & 317.


    From, Cook & King, 
    Troisieme voyage de Cook, ou journal d'une expédition faite dans la Mer Pacifique du Sud & du Nord, en 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 & 1780. Traduit de l'anglois.Paris, Pissot & Laporte, 1782. 

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  14.  
    1836
    WEBBER
    Title:
    Bewohner von Nordwest - Amerika
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1775-1793) after
    Image Size:
    230mm x 110mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    ERDFCA 004 CAN (DRW015)
    Description:

    Lithographs of a men from Alaska and Canada based on images made on Captain Cooks third and final voyage.

    Top: 

    A Man of Prince William's Sound.

    Having found Controller Bay, Alaska which he had given the name Comptrollers BayPrince William Sound, Cook proceeded north and anchored at Snug Corner Cove repairing a leak 16-17 May 1778.

    'a fine bay or rather harbour...a very snug place. The land near the shoar is low, part clear and part wooded; the clear ground was covered two or three feet thich with Snow, but very little lay in the woods. ....The Men had Mittins made of the skins of bear paws, and high crowned conical straw caps… But I saw not a woman with a head dress of any kind, they had all long black hair a part of which was tied up in a bunch over the forehead. The men had beards though not large… and the women in some measure endeavoured to imitate them by tattowing or staining the chin.' Cook Journals III, 1, 346

    Bottom:

    A Man of Nootka Sound.

    Cook anchored in Resolution Cove (Bligh Island) and Hope Bay (Nootka Sound), carrying out much needed repairs to the ships and where Webber recorded the native peoples, habitations and scenery.

    'Their hair is black or dark brown, straight, strong and long, in general they wear it flowing, but some tie it up in a bunch on the crown and others twist it into large locks and add to it false hair, so that thier heads looks like a swab.' 

    'Both sexes bore their ears, to which they hang various ornaments chiefly made of Copper...Besides these some have suspended to the ears long straps either of leather or plating that reach as low as the breast.. Both Men and Women paint their faces, their colours are black read and white...' Cook, Journals III, i, 311-314.

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  15.  
    1872
    McFARLANE
    Title:
    Hindostan
    Date:
    C1872
    Artist:
    William Husband MacFarlane (1805-1875)
    Image Size:
    203mm x 130mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Hand coloured engraving.
    Stock Number:
    TGOG 2996 CAN (DRW 015)
    Description:
    Colour lithograph of a colonial Canadian walking in the snow.
  16.  
    BRUNSWICK
    1890
    Title:
    On the Miramichi: mending a rod.
    Date:
    C1890
    Artist:
    A. Forestier
    Image Size:
    125mm x 232mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Hand coloured engraving.
    Stock Number:
    ILN SP FISH 900830 (DRW06)
    Description:

    Superb fishing engraving from the original edition of The Illustrated London News.

  17.  
    NIAGRA
    1862
    Title:
    The Great International Railway Suspension Bridge over the Niagara River Connecting the New York Central and the Great Western of Canada Railways.
    Date:
    C1862
    Artist:
    Unknown
    Image Size:
    355mm x 510mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Original engraving.
    Stock Number:
    BRID 1862 UNKN (DRW)
  18.  
    NOVA SCOTIA
    1861
    Title:
    Regatta in Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia - Sailing Match for the Prince of Wales' Cup: the Winning Yacht Wave crossing the Bows of the St George.
    Date:
    C1861
    Artist:
    Unknown
    Image Size:
    239mm x 344mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Hand coloured engraving.
    Stock Number:
    ILN SP YACHT 610831 (DRW07)
    Description:
    Yacht racing at Halifax Harbour.

    From the original edition of The Illustrated London News
  19.  
    NOVA SCOTIA
    1877
    Title:
    An Angling Excursion in Nova Scotia.
    Date:
    C1877
    Artist:
    Unknown
    Image Size:
    303mm x 227mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Hand coloured engraving.
    Stock Number:
    TG SP FISH 771103 (DRW06)
    Description:

    This superb fishing engraving from the original edition of The Graphic.

  20.  
    OTTAWA
    1879
    Title:
    The Marquis of Lorne and the Princess Louise in Canada, tobogganing at Ottawa.
    Date:
    C1879
    Artist:
    Sydney Prior Hall (1842-1922)
    Image Size:
    297mm x 224mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    N/A
    Stock Number:
    TG SP SNOW 790201 (DRW07)
    Description:

    Engraving of a snow field with tobogganers.

    From the original edition of The Graphic.

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