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  • 1895 FEMALE INSURANCE AGENT'S FARM POLICY KITS w/ Issued Policies NORTHERN CALIFORNIA by Abby C. Sturgeon 1895 FEMALE INSURANCE AGENT'S FARM POLICY KITS w/ Issued Policies NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    Abby C. Sturgeon

    Two Large Format Sales Agent's Policy Kits / Books, with receipts for policies sold and with information for the agent regarding pricing and issuing policies. Hartford Fire Insurance, 1895 and 1896. The sales agent that owned these policy portfolios was a woman, Abby C. Sturgeon of Newman, Stanislaus County, California. Her territory, deduced from the bound in written policies, was apparently Stanislaus and Merced Counties, California, including Modesto and surrounding areas. The two portfolio type kits / books measure 12.5 x 18 inches. They open to show Hartford Company Rules for Agents pasted on the inside front and rear covers. Also bound inside the portfolios are the stubs for policies that have been issued and full policy issuing sheets. One…

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    Two Large Format Sales Agent's Policy Kits / Books, with receipts for policies sold and with information for the agent regarding pricing and issuing policies. Hartford Fire Insurance, 1895 and 1896. The sales agent that owned these policy portfolios was a woman, Abby C. Sturgeon of Newman, Stanislaus County, California. Her territory, deduced from the bound in written policies, was apparently Stanislaus and Merced Counties, California, including Modesto and surrounding areas. The two portfolio type kits / books measure 12.5 x 18 inches. They open to show Hartford Company Rules for Agents pasted on the inside front and rear covers. Also bound inside the portfolios are the stubs for policies that have been issued and full policy issuing sheets. One of the portfolios has 12 stubs that are filled in with names and other relevant issuing information. This portfolio has no blank policy forms remaining to be used. The other portfolio has 5 stubs with filled in info and has 14 policy sheets that remain unused, unissued. The two portfolio policy books are only in FAIR condition, the covers are soiled, have stains and sunning, and are shaky; internally some of the items tipped onto the inside covers are creased and wrinkled. Nonetheless these vintage insurance items are original and all the printing and handwriting is clear and legible. Some interesting genealogy from 19th Century Stanislaus County and Merced County, California. Interesting also is that this 1895 insurance sales agent of farm policies was a woman. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: These Two Portfolios are HEAVY and LARGE and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us in advance to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1909 The SANTA ROSA REPUBLICAN NEWSPAPER - Large Bound Collection of 130 ORIGINAL ISSUES 1909 The SANTA ROSA REPUBLICAN NEWSPAPER - Large Bound Collection of 130 ORIGINAL ISSUES

    Bound Collection of approximately 130 issues of THE SANTA ROSA REPUBLICAN Newspaper, July 1, 1909 through December 31, 1909. Complete Six Month Run of approximately 130 Issues, eight pages per issue. Published five days a week, Monday through Saturday, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California. The issues were presumably bound together by the CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY. There is a Bookplate of the California State Library on the front pastedown and California State Library ink stamps on many of the issues throughout. VERY LARGE and HEAVY, 15 x 22 inches, 20 pounds packed for shipping. Condition, the front cover has water staining and the rear cover has some water staining, the inner pages have light shorelining at their margins, have toned…

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    Bound Collection of approximately 130 issues of THE SANTA ROSA REPUBLICAN Newspaper, July 1, 1909 through December 31, 1909. Complete Six Month Run of approximately 130 Issues, eight pages per issue. Published five days a week, Monday through Saturday, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California. The issues were presumably bound together by the CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY. There is a Bookplate of the California State Library on the front pastedown and California State Library ink stamps on many of the issues throughout. VERY LARGE and HEAVY, 15 x 22 inches, 20 pounds packed for shipping. Condition, the front cover has water staining and the rear cover has some water staining, the inner pages have light shorelining at their margins, have toned with age, have some creases here and there, a few issues that were printed in a larger size have been neatly folded to fit in the volume, and the very last leaf (pages 7 and 8 of the December 31, 1909 issue) has holes and tears, otherwise the pages are solid with just general light signs of use and wear, the printing is bright and clear, and the issues are tightly bound. A well preserved set of these historic newspapers. An interesting, day by day look at SANTA ROSA, SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, as it was in 1909, at the beginning of the 20th century. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This collection of newspapers is very large and very heavy and will require substantial additional shipping costs.

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  • 1910 FRANZ JUNGHUHN Botanist Geographer in Java GEDENKBOEK FESTSCHRIFT w/ PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATES by FRANZ JUNGHUHN 1910 FRANZ JUNGHUHN Botanist Geographer in Java GEDENKBOEK FESTSCHRIFT w/ PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATES
    FRANZ JUNGHUHN

    FRANZ JUNGHUHN : GEDENKBOEK (Festschrift) 1809-1909. A Book of Tributes and Remembrances by Junghuhn's Colleagues and Friends, published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Junghuhn's birth. Includes a chronological biography of Junghuhn's life. F. JUNGHUHN, 1809-1864, was a noted Dutch / German Botanist and Geographer, known especially for his works on the botany and geography of Java. Published by Martinus Nijhoff, S-GRAVENHAGE (THE HAGUE), The Netherlands, 1910. First Edition. TEXT in DUTCH. Hardcover Book, cloth covered boards, embossed gilt decorations on the front cover show scenes of Java including one of its volcanos, gilt titling to the front cover and spine, top page edges stained green, front and bottom deckled page edges, dark green endpapers, 6.5x9.5", x + 361 pages,…

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    FRANZ JUNGHUHN : GEDENKBOEK (Festschrift) 1809-1909. A Book of Tributes and Remembrances by Junghuhn's Colleagues and Friends, published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Junghuhn's birth. Includes a chronological biography of Junghuhn's life. F. JUNGHUHN, 1809-1864, was a noted Dutch / German Botanist and Geographer, known especially for his works on the botany and geography of Java. Published by Martinus Nijhoff, S-GRAVENHAGE (THE HAGUE), The Netherlands, 1910. First Edition. TEXT in DUTCH. Hardcover Book, cloth covered boards, embossed gilt decorations on the front cover show scenes of Java including one of its volcanos, gilt titling to the front cover and spine, top page edges stained green, front and bottom deckled page edges, dark green endpapers, 6.5x9.5", x + 361 pages, plus unnumbered pages of plates. Illustrated with 17 plates, 2 portraits including frontispiece, 2 facsimiles (1 folded). Contents (by various Dutch scholars, in Dutch as taken from the book): Franz Junghuhn's Leben. Junghuhn's levensbeschouwing. Junghuhn en het Veluwe-landschap bij Harderwijk. Die Battalander auf Sumatra. Junghuhn als topograaf der Bataklanden. Junghuhn's Ansichten uber die versteinerungsfuhrenden Sedimente von Java. Junghuhn als geoloog. Over zandonderzoek. Junghuhn als klimatoloog. Junghuhn als ethnograaf. Plantae Junghuhnianae ineditae, IV. Junghuhn's verdiensten voor de kina-cultuur op Java (1856-1864). Round embossed blind stamp of OAKES AMES LIBRARY OF SCIENCE on the title page, but NO other library markings. VERY GOOD condition: The covers are rubbed at their edges and folds, the front bottom corner is bumped, and the spine gilt is slightly faded, but overall the covers are and the front cover gilt designs are brilliant; internally the pages are tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, lovely copy. About FRANZ WILHELM JUNGHUHN (from Wikipedia): ******Friedrich Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn (1809-1864), was a German-Dutch Botanist and Geologist. Junghuhn settled on Java, where he made an extensive study of the land and its people. He discovered the Kawah Putih crater lake south of Bandung in 1837. He published extensively on his many adventurous expeditions and his scientific analyses. Among his works is an important description and natural history in many volumes of the volcanoes of Java, BIJDRAGEN TOT DE GESCHIEDENIS DER VULKANEN IN DEN INDISCHEN ARCHIPEL (1843). He completed DIE TOPOGRAPHISCHEN UND NATURWISSENSCHAFTLICHEN REISEN DURCH JAVA (TOPOGRAPHIC AND SCIENTIFIC JOURNEYS IN JAVA) in 1845 and a first anthropological and topographical study of Sumatra, DIE B√ĄTTALANDER AUF SUMATRA (BATAK LANDS OF SUMATRA). in 1847. In 1849, ill health forced his return to the Netherlands, where he married Johanna Louisa Frederika Koch on January 23, 1850, and had a son. While in the Netherlands, Junghuhn began work on a four volume treatise published in Dutch and translated into German between 1850 and 1854: JAVA, DESZELFS GEDAANTE, BEKLEEDING EN INWENDIGE STRUKTUUR (in German: JAVA, SEINE GESTALT, PFLANZENDECKE, UND SEIN INNERER BAU). Junghuhn was an avid humanist and socialist. In the Netherlands he published anonymously his free thinking manifesto LICHT EN SCHADUWBEELDEN UIT DE BINNENLANDEN VAN JAVA (IMAGES OF LIGHT AND SHADOW FROM JAVA'S INTERIOR) between 1853 and 1855. The work was controversial, advocating socialism in the colonies and fiercely criticizing Christian and Islamic proselytization of the Javanese people. Junghuhn instead wrote of his preference for a form of Pandeism (pantheistic deism), contending that God was in everything, but could only be determined through reason. The work was banned in Austria and parts of Germany for its denigrations and vilifications of Christianity, but was a strong seller in the Netherlands where it was first published pseudonymously. Junghuhn returned to Java in 1855 and remained there until his death from liver disease in 1864.******

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  • 1913 SILICON VALLEY POLO Antique Bay Area Sporting Life EQUESTRIAN SPORT PHOTOS by D.A. Raybould 1913 SILICON VALLEY POLO Antique Bay Area Sporting Life EQUESTRIAN SPORT PHOTOS
    D.A. Raybould

    PENINSULA POLO ANNUAL: An ILLUSTRATED RECORD of the SEASON of 1912-13 in San Mateo, Hillsborough and Burlingame. By D.A. Raybould.

    Published by Charles Glendower Ellicot, San Mateo, California, [1913]. First Edition.

    Includes information on matches, players, club members etc.

    Hardcovers, illustrated paper covered boards, 5x7 inches, 78 pages plus 6 pages of ads. Illustrated with 27 b&w photographs (some on their own page, some two to a page, some in-text) of polo matches, polo players, and related. Also illustrated with some really cool ads of the day.

    Condition: Covers are worn through at the corners, scraped at the edges and spine folds, and there is a 1/2 inch chip at the top of the spine, else the covers are…

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    PENINSULA POLO ANNUAL: An ILLUSTRATED RECORD of the SEASON of 1912-13 in San Mateo, Hillsborough and Burlingame. By D.A. Raybould.

    Published by Charles Glendower Ellicot, San Mateo, California, [1913]. First Edition.

    Includes information on matches, players, club members etc.

    Hardcovers, illustrated paper covered boards, 5x7 inches, 78 pages plus 6 pages of ads. Illustrated with 27 b&w photographs (some on their own page, some two to a page, some in-text) of polo matches, polo players, and related. Also illustrated with some really cool ads of the day.

    Condition: Covers are worn through at the corners, scraped at the edges and spine folds, and there is a 1/2 inch chip at the top of the spine, else the covers are bright and solid. The binding is somewhat shaky but holding well. Internally, there is some light soiling to the margins of a few pages, otherwise the pages are complete, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    RARE. I have never seen another copy. No copies are listed in OCLC/WorldCat.

    The Sporting Life in Silicon Valley when Orchards and Polo Fields instead of Tech Campuses marked the landscape.

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  • 1919 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - E. H. EDWARDS "WIRE ROPE" CO. of SAN FRANCISCO by Alphonse Sutter, C.P.A. 1919 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - E. H. EDWARDS "WIRE ROPE" CO. of SAN FRANCISCO
    Alphonse Sutter, C.P.A.

    ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT - E. H. EDWARDS CO. - December 31, 1919.

    Financial Statement Prepared by ALPHONSE SUTTER, Certified Public Accountant, Nevada Bank Building, San Francisco.

    Paper covers, 8.5x11 inches, 10 typed pages, bound with 3 brass brads. Includes the usual financials: Assets, Liabilities, Accounts Receivable, etc.

    Signed at the bottom of page 2 by the CPA, Adolph Sutter, a descendant of John Sutter of Sutter's Mill.

    FAIR condition: pages are toned, there is creasing and wear to the corners and edges, some closed tears, a few small stains, and general signs of handling and use, nonetheless a complete copy including its covers, and all pages are clear and fully legible.

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  • 1922-1926 CERES, CALIFORNIA AUTOGRAPH BOOK of SCHOOLGIRL MARIE BEIDLEMAN 1922-1926 CERES, CALIFORNIA AUTOGRAPH BOOK of SCHOOLGIRL MARIE BEIDLEMAN

    Autograph Book of MARIE BEIDLEMAN of CERES, STANISLAUS COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. Autograph Book, lacks covers, staple bound, 3.5x5.5 inches, 60 pages (30 leaves), 46 of the pages have inscriptions with signatures. The first inscription and signature is by the mother of Marie Beidleman and is dated June 7th, 1922. Most of the signatures / inscriptions seem to be from classmates from Ceres, California. Most have dates, beginning in 1923 with the last one being in 1926. Most have signed their full names, and a few put a place as CERES, CALIFORNIA. Marie Beidleman comes up as having been a student in CERES, CALIFORNIA. A quick Internet search found that some of the other names were also from kids in schools in…

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    Autograph Book of MARIE BEIDLEMAN of CERES, STANISLAUS COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. Autograph Book, lacks covers, staple bound, 3.5x5.5 inches, 60 pages (30 leaves), 46 of the pages have inscriptions with signatures. The first inscription and signature is by the mother of Marie Beidleman and is dated June 7th, 1922. Most of the signatures / inscriptions seem to be from classmates from Ceres, California. Most have dates, beginning in 1923 with the last one being in 1926. Most have signed their full names, and a few put a place as CERES, CALIFORNIA. Marie Beidleman comes up as having been a student in CERES, CALIFORNIA. A quick Internet search found that some of the other names were also from kids in schools in CERES, CALIFORNIA. Names in this autograph / inscription book include: Helen Lander, Dolores Nelson, Bernice Madden, Adele Bisher, Margaret Nyquist, Ethel Baldridge, Dorothy Keith, Lois Ertle, Alice Ertle, Nancy Tupman, Hazel Buerer, Evelyn McQueen, and many more. Condition: Lacking covers as noted above, a few pages are toned from offsetting, light corner creases and other signs of handling, overall still bound well with writing that is clean, clear and fully legible.

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  • 1929 BURLINGAME, California, PERSHING GRAMMAR SCHOOL Kindergarten Class FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH Cute Kindergartners 1929 BURLINGAME, California, PERSHING GRAMMAR SCHOOL Kindergarten Class FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH Cute Kindergartners

    1929 8x10 framed photograph of a Kindergarten class at PERSHING GRAMMAR SCHOOL,

    BURLINGAME CALIFORNIA. There is a sign in the photograph that reads PERSHING / GRAMMAR SCHOOL / BURLINGAME, CALIF. / SEPTEMBER 1929 / KINDERGARTEN. There is a 2x5 inch photograph of the school building inset on the larger photograph of the kindergarten class. September 1929. One month before the great stock market crash and the beginning of the great depression. Oh my. Very cute photo in a simple frame with glass front and cardboard backing. All the little girls have haircuts like Scout in the film To Kill a Mockingbird. Photo is fading in some areas, overall still bright and clear.

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  • 1929 ROYAL ARCH MASONS 75th Annual Convocation Masonic Temple, SAN FRANCISCO 1929 ROYAL ARCH MASONS 75th Annual Convocation Masonic Temple, SAN FRANCISCO

    GRAND CHAPTER of ROYAL ARCH MASONS of CALIFORNIA:

    Proceedings of the Seventy-Fifth Annual Convocation Held in MASONIC TEMPLE, SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 1929.

    Bound together with:

    Report on the Committee of Correspondence, 1929.

    Wrappers / Softcovers, 6x9 inches, 174 + 69 pages.

    GOOD MINUS condition, the covers have some small stains, a few marks, and wear at the spine ends; the pages have a crease to their upper corner tip, otherwise the pages are just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy.

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  • 1934-1937 ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER 200 ISSUES 4 YEARS PUBLISHED IN FRESNO, California 1934-1937 ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER 200 ISSUES 4 YEARS PUBLISHED IN FRESNO, California

    ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER. Published Weekly, Every Friday, in FRESNO, CALIFORNIA. Entirely in ARMENIAN (with a bit of English titling on the First Page Publisher's Banner). A nice run of issues for the years 1934, 1935, 1936 and 1937, bound together. Approximately 200 weekly issues. The January 1934 issues and the February 2, 1934 issue (6 issues) are lacking, the first issue is February 9, 1934 and then the issues run consecutively through the December 31, 1937 issue. Please Note:

    I have not counted every issue, but this is a weekly and unless a few are missing that I have not noticed, that would mean there are at least 200 issues. The issues are LARGE BROADSHEET FORMAT, with the pages measuring…

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    ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER. Published Weekly, Every Friday, in FRESNO, CALIFORNIA. Entirely in ARMENIAN (with a bit of English titling on the First Page Publisher's Banner). A nice run of issues for the years 1934, 1935, 1936 and 1937, bound together. Approximately 200 weekly issues. The January 1934 issues and the February 2, 1934 issue (6 issues) are lacking, the first issue is February 9, 1934 and then the issues run consecutively through the December 31, 1937 issue. Please Note:

    I have not counted every issue, but this is a weekly and unless a few are missing that I have not noticed, that would mean there are at least 200 issues. The issues are LARGE BROADSHEET FORMAT, with the pages measuring approximately 18x24 inches (46x61 cm). The issues have 4 pages. Therefore this bound set has approximately 800 large format pages. In the early 20th century, the FRESNO ARMENIAN community was the largest such community in California, and perhaps the entire U.S. These papers report on numerous issues of importance to Armenians, including International and California matters. CONDITION: The issues were bound in plain paper covers, but the covers are now completely missing with only a small remnant hanging on the rear, i.e. no covers. The spine covering has been mostly chipped off, but the titling remains. The newspapers are printed on fragile paper, and tear and shed easily. The last few pages are ragged with lots of tears, pieces missing, and creases, especially at their bottom halves; the first three issues are loose but present (Feb. 9, Feb. 16, Feb.23). Some issues have long tears across their center folds, but the issues are still complete. Most issues have some edge wear, including edge tears, chips, and general wear, but the text is almost always complete. The issues are age toned as normal. Nonetheless, most of the issues remain solid and are in generally good condition, especially given the fragile nature of the paper. The pages need to be opened and handled with care, even so expect some shedding. These newspaper issues were presumably bound together by the CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY. There are California State Library stamps here and there throughout. About the ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER (from Wikipedia): ******The ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER BEGAN PUBLICATION IN 1908 IN FRESNO, CALIFORNIA. In its early years the paper was published weekly. It eventually, decades later (1960s?), moved to Southern California when a large Armenian American community emerged there. ORIGINALLY AN ALL ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER, a regular English section was added in 1970.****** About ARMENIANS IN FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (from Wikipedia): ******The first Armenians to move to Fresno were the brothers Hagop and Garabed Seropian, who arrived in 1881. By 1894 the Armenian population in Fresno was 360, a number which grew rapidly with the onset of the Hamidian Massacres in 1895-96. During and after the genocide even more Armenians came until the restrictions on immigration in 1921 and 1924 brought this to a virtual end. Los Angeles also became a focus of Armenian immigration, and some Armenians from Fresno moved there as well. The number of Armenians in LA surpassed those in Fresno in 1930, partly because of the agricultural depression in the valley during the 1920s. The early immigrants were primarily involved with farming and agriculture. By 1930 Armenians owned 40% of the raisin acreage in Fresno County. Bigotry against Armenians was common. Fear of Armenian land ownership caused the passage of laws restricting their rights to freely buy land. This attitude towards the tight knit Armenian community led some to try to assimilate, while having the opposite effect on others. Today, the number of Armenians in the greater Fresno region is thought to number approximately 25,000.****** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This collection of Armenian Language Newspapers is very large and very heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges.

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  • 1938-1940 ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER 156 ISSUES 3 YEARS Bound Together PUBLISHED IN FRESNO, California 1938-1940 ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER 156 ISSUES 3 YEARS Bound Together PUBLISHED IN FRESNO, California

    ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER. Published Weekly, Every Friday, in FRESNO, CALIFORNIA. Entirely in ARMENIAN (with a bit of English titling on the First Page Publisher's Banner), FULL RUN FOR THE YEARS 1938, 1939, 1940, bound together. Approximately 156 weekly issues, beginning with the January 7, 1938 issue and ending with the December 27, 1940 issue. Please Note:

    I have not counted every issue, but this is a weekly and unless a few are missing (which I haven't noticed but certainly is possible) that would mean there are 156 issues. The issues are LARGE BROADSHEET FORMAT, with the pages measuring approximately 18x24 inches (46x61 cm). The issues have 4 pages. Therefore this bound set has over 600 large format pages. In the…

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    ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER. Published Weekly, Every Friday, in FRESNO, CALIFORNIA. Entirely in ARMENIAN (with a bit of English titling on the First Page Publisher's Banner), FULL RUN FOR THE YEARS 1938, 1939, 1940, bound together. Approximately 156 weekly issues, beginning with the January 7, 1938 issue and ending with the December 27, 1940 issue. Please Note:

    I have not counted every issue, but this is a weekly and unless a few are missing (which I haven't noticed but certainly is possible) that would mean there are 156 issues. The issues are LARGE BROADSHEET FORMAT, with the pages measuring approximately 18x24 inches (46x61 cm). The issues have 4 pages. Therefore this bound set has over 600 large format pages. In the early 20th century, the FRESNO ARMENIAN community was the largest such community in California, and perhaps the entire U.S. It was often referred to as Little Armenia. These papers report on numerous issues of importance to Armenians, including International and California matters. CONDITION: The issues are bound in plain paper covers. The plain paper covers are made of very cheap paper and are in poor condition, with lots of tears, holes, pieces missing, shedding and general wear. The newspapers are printed on fragile paper. The first page of the first issue has a large piece missing, a number of issues have large tears across their center folds but are still complete, there are edge tears, chips, and wear here and there throughout, and the issues have the expected age toning; nonetheless the bound in NEWSPAPERS are in generally good and complete condition, especially given the fragile nature of the paper. The pages need to be opened and handled with care, even so expect some shedding. These newspaper issues were presumably bound together by the CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY. There is a Bookplate of the California State Library on the inside front cover, and there are California State Library stamps here and there throughout. About the ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER (from Wikipedia): ******The ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER BEGAN PUBLICATION IN 1908 IN FRESNO, CALIFORNIA. In its early years the paper was published weekly. It eventually, decades later (1960s?), moved to Southern California when a large Armenian American community emerged there. ORIGINALLY AN ALL ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER, a regular English section was added in 1970.****** About ARMENIANS IN FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (from Wikipedia): ******The first Armenians to move to Fresno were the brothers Hagop and Garabed Seropian, who arrived in 1881. By 1894 the Armenian population in Fresno was 360, a number which grew rapidly with the onset of the Hamidian Massacres in 1895 and 1896. During and after the genocide even more Armenians came until the restrictions on immigration in 1921 and 1924 brought this to a virtual end. Los Angeles also became a focus of Armenian immigration, and some Armenians from Fresno moved there as well. The early immigrants were primarily involved with farming and agriculture, with the ultimate goal almost always that of land ownership. By 1930 Armenians owned 40% of the raisin acreage in Fresno County. They were pioneers in the melon and fig production as well. Bigotry against Armenians was common, and led many to Anglicize their names. In the 1890s Armenian Protestants were stripped of membership in local churches. Fear of Armenian land ownership caused the passage of laws restricting their rights to freely buy land. This attitude towards the tight knit Armenian community led some to try to assimilate, while having the opposite effect on others. Today, the number of Armenians in the greater Fresno region is thought to number approximately 25,000.****** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This collection of Armenian Language Newspapers is very large and very heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges.

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  • 1939 GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION SOUVENIR BOOKLET : TREASURE ISLAND and the WORLD'S GREATEST SPANS OF STEEL with Original Mailing Envelope 1939 GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION SOUVENIR BOOKLET : TREASURE ISLAND and the WORLD'S GREATEST SPANS OF STEEL with Original Mailing Envelope

    TREASURE ISLAND and the WORLD'S GREATEST SPANS OF STEEL - OFFICIAL SOUVENIR 1939 GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION.

    Published by The Crocker Company, San Francisco, in conjunction with the San Francisco Bay Exposition, 1939.

    Illustrated paper covers, side stapled, 7.5x10.5 inches, 32 unnumbered pages. Filled with b&w photographs of the exhibition and the City. Comes with its original, illustrated mailing envelope.

    The souvenir booklet is in VERY GOOD condition, just lightly used, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. The original illustrated mailing envelope is in FAIR condition, with some creases and tears.

    Lovely Copy, hard to find with its Illustrated Mailing Envelope.

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  • 1950-1951 ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER 208 ISSUES 2 YEARS PUBLISHED IN FRESNO, CA 1950-1951 ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER 208 ISSUES 2 YEARS PUBLISHED IN FRESNO, CA

    ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER. Published TWICE Weekly, Every Tuesday and Friday, in FRESNO, CALIFORNIA. Entirely in ARMENIAN (with a bit of English titling on the First Page Publisher's Banner), FULL RUN FOR THE YEARS 1950 and 1951, bound together. Approximately 208 twice weekly issues, beginning with the January 3, 1950 issue and ending with the December 25, 1951 issue (Armenians celebrate Christmas on January 6). Please Note:

    I have not counted every issue, but this is a weekly and unless a few are missing (which I haven't noticed but certainly is possible) that would mean there are 208 issues. The issues are LARGE BROADSHEET FORMAT, with the pages measuring approximately 15x22 inches (38x55 cm). The issues have 4 pages. Therefore this…

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    ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER. Published TWICE Weekly, Every Tuesday and Friday, in FRESNO, CALIFORNIA. Entirely in ARMENIAN (with a bit of English titling on the First Page Publisher's Banner), FULL RUN FOR THE YEARS 1950 and 1951, bound together. Approximately 208 twice weekly issues, beginning with the January 3, 1950 issue and ending with the December 25, 1951 issue (Armenians celebrate Christmas on January 6). Please Note:

    I have not counted every issue, but this is a weekly and unless a few are missing (which I haven't noticed but certainly is possible) that would mean there are 208 issues. The issues are LARGE BROADSHEET FORMAT, with the pages measuring approximately 15x22 inches (38x55 cm). The issues have 4 pages. Therefore this bound set has over 800 large format pages. In the early 20th century, the FRESNO ARMENIAN community was the largest such community in California, and perhaps the entire U.S. Later in the 20th Century Los Angeles hosted a larger Armenian community, with many Fresno Armenians moving south as a result of an agricultural depression. These papers report on numerous issues of importance to Armenians, including International and California matters. CONDITION: The issues are bound in plain paper covers. The plain paper covers are made of cheap paper and are in somewhat ragged condition, with tears, pieces missing, shedding and general wear. The newspapers are printed on fragile paper and there edge tears, chips, and wear here and there, some tearing along the center folds, and age toning, nonetheless all the bound in NEWSPAPERS are in generally good condition, looking as if they have been infrequently used (the fragile covers possibly being worn and torn when this heavy bound set of newspapers was moved!) These newspaper issues were presumably bound together by the CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY. There is a Bookplate of the California State Library on the inside front cover, and there are California State Library stamps here and there throughout. About the ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER (from Wikipedia): ******The ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER BEGAN PUBLICATION IN 1908 IN FRESNO, CALIFORNIA. In its early years the paper was published weekly. It eventually, decades later (1960s?), moved to Southern California when a large Armenian American community emerged there. ORIGINALLY AN ALL ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER, a regular English section was added in 1970.****** About ARMENIANS IN FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (from Wikipedia): ******The first Armenians to move to Fresno were the brothers Hagop and Garabed Seropian, who arrived in 1881. By 1894 the Armenian population in Fresno was 360, a number which grew rapidly with the onset of the Hamidian Massacres in 1895 and 1896. During and after the genocide even more Armenians came until the restrictions on immigration in 1921 and 1924 brought this to a virtual end. Los Angeles also became a focus of Armenian immigration, and some Armenians from Fresno moved there as well. The number of Armenians in LA surpassed those in Fresno in 1930, partly because of the agricultural depression in the valley during the 1920s. The early immigrants were primarily involved with farming and agriculture. By 1930 Armenians owned 40% of the raisin acreage in Fresno County. Bigotry against Armenians was common. Fear of Armenian land ownership caused the passage of laws restricting their rights to freely buy land. This attitude towards the tight knit Armenian community led some to try to assimilate, while having the opposite effect on others. Today, the number of Armenians in the greater Fresno region is thought to number approximately 25,000.****** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This collection of Armenian Language Newspapers is very large and very heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges.

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  • 1954 BEAULIEU VINEYARDS HEIRESS Tries to Get FIRE INSURANCE for her PERSONAL CHAMPAGNE & WINE COLLECTION in NAPA VALLEY Madame de Pins by Raymond Armsby, MARQUISE HELENE DE PINS 1954 BEAULIEU VINEYARDS HEIRESS Tries to Get FIRE INSURANCE for her PERSONAL CHAMPAGNE & WINE COLLECTION in NAPA VALLEY Madame de Pins
    Raymond Armsby, MARQUISE HELENE DE PINS

    1945 LETTER to MARQUISE HELENE DE PINS, PARIS, FRANCE, from RAYMOND ARMSBY, Mutual Life Insurance Company, San Francisco.

    The Marquise Helene de Pins was a French Aristocrat who inherited the BEAULIEU VINEYARDS of Rutherford, NAPA VALLEY.

    Raymond Armsby was a San Francisco socialite, Member of the BOHEMIAN CLUB, and, at the time, an Insurance agent for the rich and famous.

    Single Page Typed Letter, Signed by Armsby, on Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New York stationery. The letter is dated May 20, 1954. The letter comes with its original mailing envelope.

    In the letter Armsby suggests to Marquise de Pins that her property (i.e. wines) stored in an expensive to insure Champagne Cellar be moved to one…

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    1945 LETTER to MARQUISE HELENE DE PINS, PARIS, FRANCE, from RAYMOND ARMSBY, Mutual Life Insurance Company, San Francisco.

    The Marquise Helene de Pins was a French Aristocrat who inherited the BEAULIEU VINEYARDS of Rutherford, NAPA VALLEY.

    Raymond Armsby was a San Francisco socialite, Member of the BOHEMIAN CLUB, and, at the time, an Insurance agent for the rich and famous.

    Single Page Typed Letter, Signed by Armsby, on Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New York stationery. The letter is dated May 20, 1954. The letter comes with its original mailing envelope.

    In the letter Armsby suggests to Marquise de Pins that her property (i.e. wines) stored in an expensive to insure Champagne Cellar be moved to one of the buildings on her Vineyards where FIRE INSURANCE rates would be less expensive, implying that the$30,000 in insurance she currently held should be returned to a $50,000 level. From the letter: "...you desired only to insure the personal property stored in the Champagne Cellar for $30,000...It is unfortunate...that the property was moved from San Francisco for storage in a building on which the Fire Rating Bureau had placed such a high premium rate...I suggest you look over your buildings at the Vineyards, indicate to me the one in which you wish to place the property...a building with a low fire rate..."

    Condition: The letter has several folds from where it was folded to fit into a small envelope, and some corner tip creases. Overall the letter is tight, bright, clean. The envelope is well used, lots of postal stamps, a forwarding label, and wear from being opened, but still clearly shows the return address and the name of Marquise Helene de Pins.

    About the Marquise Helene de Pins, aka Madame de Pins, and the Beaulieu Vineyards (from Wikipedia):

    ******Marquise Helene de Pins, the widow of the Marquis de Pins and daughter of the late Georges de Latour, who founded Beaulieu Vineyard in 1900 after immigrating to the United States from the Perigord region of southern France, inherited the Beaulieu Vineyards after the death of her husband.

    In the 1950s and 1960s Beaulieu was considered one of the Big Four Napa Valley producers, along with Inglenook, Charles Krug, and Louis Martini.

    The winery was purchased by international conglomerate Heublein in 1969. Heublein was later acquired by RJR Nabisco, then sold to Grand Metropolitan in 1987. Grand Metropolitan became Diageo plc in 1997 through a merger with Guinness. In 2016 Diageo sold Beaulieu Vineyard to Treasury Wine Estates.******

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  • 1956 BODEGA BAY - TIMBER LEASE AGREEMENT Original Signed Detailed Document by Passalacqua 1956 BODEGA BAY - TIMBER LEASE AGREEMENT Original Signed Detailed Document
    Passalacqua

    An AGREEMENT between WILLIAM A. PASSALACQUA, et al., and P.O. PAYNE, "for the purpose of FALLING, BUCKING, LOGGING and HAULING of THEIR TIMBER unto the SPRINGFIELD MILL CO. at Lytton, California". SIGNED by two Passalacquas and a Payne on the last page. Document is dated April 17, 1956. It relates to timber land owned by the Passalacqua family in BODEGA BAY, California. Six page legal document, typed on 8.5" x 13" paper, folded into a blue legal paper folder dated April 1956. Document prepared by "Francis M. PASSALACQUA / Attorney At Law / Healdsburg, California" (as stated on the front of the folded folder). VERY GOOD condition, just light signs of handling.

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  • 1961 SAN FRANCISCO CHINATOWN ON PARADE Pictures and Story SIGNED & INSCRIBED by H. K. WONG 1961 SAN FRANCISCO CHINATOWN ON PARADE Pictures and Story SIGNED & INSCRIBED
    H. K. WONG

    SAN FRANCISCO CHINATOWN ON PARADE in PICTURES and STORY, edited by H. K. WONG.

    Published by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco, 1961.

    From the estate of Albert C. Lim, b.1909 d.1993. Albert C. Lim was a San Francisco Chinatown businessman, Chinatown store owner, and a pillar of the Chinatown community. He was on the Board of Directors of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce for many years, and on the Board of several Chinatown charities meant to better the lives of the people of Chinatown.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the editor H.K. WONG on the inside front cover to EVA LIM, who wrote one of the articles in the publication, and whose husband was Albert C. Lim.

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    SAN FRANCISCO CHINATOWN ON PARADE in PICTURES and STORY, edited by H. K. WONG.

    Published by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco, 1961.

    From the estate of Albert C. Lim, b.1909 d.1993. Albert C. Lim was a San Francisco Chinatown businessman, Chinatown store owner, and a pillar of the Chinatown community. He was on the Board of Directors of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce for many years, and on the Board of several Chinatown charities meant to better the lives of the people of Chinatown.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the editor H.K. WONG on the inside front cover to EVA LIM, who wrote one of the articles in the publication, and whose husband was Albert C. Lim.

    Softcovers / Wrappers, staple bound, 6x9.25 inches, 108 pages.

    GOOD condition, the cover folds are tender, one leaf consisting of pages 57/58 has a guitar pick size piece torn from its bottom edge affecting a few lines of text, there are a few small corner creases here and there, otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear.

    Lots of interesting articles, including one by the author of Flower Drum Song telling how San Francisco Chinatown was the birthplace of the book.

    SCARCE, especially so SIGNED and INSCRIBED.

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  • 1964 CATALOGUE of the TECHNION ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Haifa, ISRAEL 1964 CATALOGUE of the TECHNION ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Haifa, ISRAEL

    TECHNION : ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. CATALOGUE 1964. Published by the Institute, Haifa, Israel, April, 1964. Hardcover Book / Catalogue, blue cloth covered boards, gilt titling on the front cover and spine, 6.5x9 inches, 399 pages. VERY GOOD condition, some shelf rubbing to the covers, otherwise just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, nice copy.

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  • 1966 A HORSE BREEDER'S BINDER w/150-200 Handwritten & Official Sheets w/ information on MARES BRED by Russell Smith 1966 A HORSE BREEDER'S BINDER w/150-200 Handwritten & Official Sheets w/ information on MARES BRED
    Russell Smith

    Three Ring Binder filled with Handwritten Notes and Official Record Sheets on Mares Bred (Pacific Coast Quarter Horses) during 1965 and 1966. Horse names include: BLUE CACTUS, Jesse Bar, BLUE LEDGER, Blue Miller, BOLD MINUTE, (Copay?) Coleen, CAT SOX, and many many MORE. For each horse, or perhaps for each time a mare is bred, there is a page with some handwritten notes followed by what appears to be an official page filled with small boxes with handwritten code letters in many of the boxes (I assume breeders know what the code letters stand for). Approximately 150 - 200 total sheets, meaning 75-100 pages of notes with 75-100 official sheets with handwritten letter codes. There is no definitive information on…

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    Three Ring Binder filled with Handwritten Notes and Official Record Sheets on Mares Bred (Pacific Coast Quarter Horses) during 1965 and 1966. Horse names include: BLUE CACTUS, Jesse Bar, BLUE LEDGER, Blue Miller, BOLD MINUTE, (Copay?) Coleen, CAT SOX, and many many MORE. For each horse, or perhaps for each time a mare is bred, there is a page with some handwritten notes followed by what appears to be an official page filled with small boxes with handwritten code letters in many of the boxes (I assume breeders know what the code letters stand for). Approximately 150 - 200 total sheets, meaning 75-100 pages of notes with 75-100 official sheets with handwritten letter codes. There is no definitive information on the binder's owner, perhaps RUSSELL SMITH because there is a personal letter (apparently unrelated to horse breeding) laid-in the front on his letterhead which reads: "Russell Smith / R-S / Registered Quarter Horses / Paicines, California." Russell Smith was actively involved in the PCQHA, so it would make sense that the binder was his. However, the letter is dated 1955 and the horse information is from 1965-1966, so... GOOD condition, some of the pages have pulled away from the 3 rings and are torn at the holes, but they remain in their proper order; otherwise the pages are bright, clean, clear and fully legible. An interesting look at Quarter Horse Breeding in Northern California.

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  • 1968 NORTHERN WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT PLANS for SAN FRANCISCO w/ MAPS & PHOTOS by John S. Bolles Associates for the City Planning Commission of the City in cooperation with the San Francisco Port Authority 1968 NORTHERN WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT PLANS for SAN FRANCISCO w/ MAPS & PHOTOS
    John S. Bolles Associates for the City Planning Commission of the City in cooperation with the San Francisco Port Authority

    NORTHERN WATERFRONT PLAN.

    Produced by John S. Bolles Associates for the City Planning Commission of the City in cooperation with the San Francisco Port Authority, 1968.

    From the Introduction: "The City of San Francisco and the San Francisco Port Authority have determined that it is essential at this time to ensure full use of its waterfront in a manner consistent with the waterfront's position as a unique and irreplaceable resource of not only the City but the entire Bay Area.

    The purpose of the Northern Waterfront Plan is to guide future development in all areas on and contiguous to the harbor in a manner consistent with the interests of San Francisco. The plan must provide mechanisms and guidelines whereby public…

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    NORTHERN WATERFRONT PLAN.

    Produced by John S. Bolles Associates for the City Planning Commission of the City in cooperation with the San Francisco Port Authority, 1968.

    From the Introduction: "The City of San Francisco and the San Francisco Port Authority have determined that it is essential at this time to ensure full use of its waterfront in a manner consistent with the waterfront's position as a unique and irreplaceable resource of not only the City but the entire Bay Area.

    The purpose of the Northern Waterfront Plan is to guide future development in all areas on and contiguous to the harbor in a manner consistent with the interests of San Francisco. The plan must provide mechanisms and guidelines whereby public and private interests can work together to fulfill the social, economic and physical objectives with maximum benefit for all.

    The challenges posed by this study have been to integrate an authentic maritime atmosphere into the character and fabric of the City, and to capture in a strong and positive manner the unique opportunities for imaginative and dramatic development of San Francisco's waterfront."

    Hardcovers, no dustjacket as issued, 11x14 inches oblong, 146 pages.

    Contains 85 ILLUSTRATIONS including maps, drawings, photos and architectural renderings.

    GOOD condition, the covers are rubbed and scraped but still solid and doing their job well, there is some wear and a small hole to the front free endpaper, some of the inner hinges are cracked and a bit weak but still holding (this book is known for its weak glue binding), otherwise the inner pages are bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    This was the beginning of the transformation of San Francisco's waterfront from an ugly, elevated freeway framed, desolate area, into the techie mecca, sailboats and uber expensive lofts, and playgrounds for the rich, that it is today.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is large and heavy and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1972/1973 BART BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT - FIRST ANNUAL REPORT w/ Financials 1972/1973 BART BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT - FIRST ANNUAL REPORT w/ Financials

    FIRST ANNUAL REPORT of the only Partially Complete and Newly Opened BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM - BART. Published by the BART District, Oakland, California, 1973. Booklet, printed paper covers, side stapled, 8.5x11 inches, 20 pages. Contains financial statements. Illustrated with b&w photos. GOOD condition, a couple small pokes to the front cover (as if from a closed pen), light toning to the margins, overall still tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

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  • 1981 ATTRACTING HIGH-TECHNOLOGY to OAKLAND California REPORT & ACTION PLAN by Dow Associates, Inc. 1981 ATTRACTING HIGH-TECHNOLOGY to OAKLAND California REPORT & ACTION PLAN
    Dow Associates, Inc.

    ATTRACTING HIGH-TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY TO OAKLAND: A PLAN OF ACTION. Submitted TO the Office of Economic Development and Employment, City of Oakland, Oakland, California, BY Dow Associates, Inc., Berkeley, California, July 8, 1981, as revised July 27, 1981. Printed yellow paper covers, plastic spiral bound, 8.5x11 inches, iv, 67 pages, pages printed on one side only. From the opening Summary: "Dow Associates, Inc., presents herein the results of a three month study to (1) assess the potential of Oakland for attracting high growth, high technology companies and related labor intensive technical support companies and (2) prepare a Plan of Action to realize that potential. The work was directed toward identifying an optimal match between Oakland's resources and the needs of such…

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    ATTRACTING HIGH-TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY TO OAKLAND: A PLAN OF ACTION. Submitted TO the Office of Economic Development and Employment, City of Oakland, Oakland, California, BY Dow Associates, Inc., Berkeley, California, July 8, 1981, as revised July 27, 1981. Printed yellow paper covers, plastic spiral bound, 8.5x11 inches, iv, 67 pages, pages printed on one side only. From the opening Summary: "Dow Associates, Inc., presents herein the results of a three month study to (1) assess the potential of Oakland for attracting high growth, high technology companies and related labor intensive technical support companies and (2) prepare a Plan of Action to realize that potential. The work was directed toward identifying an optimal match between Oakland's resources and the needs of such companies." VERY GOOD condition, just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Oakland as a Hi-Tech Center for the San Francisco Bay Area? That was the idea back in 1981.

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