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book #79481
Author:      Vernon, Christopher
Title:       Considerations For regulating the Exchequer, In the more timely
             answering, better husbanding, and more orderly and safe conduct of
             the Revenues of the Crown into his Majesties Coffers, as hath been
             heretofore used by Sheriffes [etc.]. Wing V244
Publisher:   Printed by Tho. Harper, and are to be sold by [four others],
             London, 1642.
Description: First edition of the first legal treatise on the Exchequer,
             exposing considerable corruption in its practice, written by one
             of its officials, to whom a substantial grant had been made "in
             consideration of his service in discovering sundry abuses"
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered double blind ruled sheep, skillfully
             repaired and refurbished, quite clean and crisp, with the errata
             leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79481                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    economics, sheriffs, taxation
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book #79387
Author:
Title:       The Contentes of this boke. Fyrste the boke for a Justice of
             peace. The boke that teacheth to kepe a court Baron, or a lete
             [and] a courte hundred. The boke[s] called returna Brevium [and]
             Carta Foedi [and] the kynge's Escheker [etc.]. S.T.C. 14877
Publisher:   In aedibus Thomae Bertheleti [imprints vary], London, 1544.
Description: The collection of highly practical treatises designed for justices
             of the peace, sheriffs, bailiffs and other local officials, this
             being the edition selected by Holdsworth as representative, its
             contents termed "a useful handbook [and] essential"
Condition:   Modern speckled calf, all edges gilt, bound by Sangorski &
             Sutcliffe, Huntington Library duplicate, quite clean and even
             luscious; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79387                Price: $    6750.00
Category:    justices of peace, Every Man Law Books, courts, Exchequer, sheriffs, Forms & Form Books
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book #66012
Author:      Hale, Matthew
Title:       History of the Common Law [etc.] [with] An Analysis of the Civil
             Part of the Law. The Fourth Edition
Publisher:   Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall . . . for T. Cadell [etc.],
             London, 1779.
Description: The best early edition of Hale's classic works, prepared by
             Charles Runnington who (in Holdsworth's words) "prefixed a life of
             Hale, and added very extensive notes"; Hale's 'Analysis', though
             not called for by the title page, is appended
Condition:   Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, a bit embrowned, but sound
Book No.:    W-66012                Price: $     650.00
Category:    criminal law, witchcraft, sheriffs, justices of peace, poor law, English Law
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book #78708
Author:      Leach, William
Title:       First A Safegard and a Stay for Sheriffs, Bayliffs, Serjeants at
             Mace, and such Officers. Or Their Well doings Justified, and their
             Evill actings Abolished . . . Thirdty [sic] And for Honest
             Executors and Administrators from paying [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by E. Cotes, in the Year 1652, London, 1652.
Description: A rare tract written by the Middle Templar whose works "together
             outlined a programme for the reform of the entire English legal
             system", here focusing on local officials, executors,
             administrators, and maritime law; one copy in ESTC, none in the UK
Condition:   Recent 1/4 vellum interleaved, repairs to the lower margins, the
             text legible, with the Fairfax of Cameron bookplate; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78708                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    legal reform, sheriffs, Wills, maritime law
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book #79423
Author:      Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:       Loffice Et aucthoritie de Iustices de peace, in part collect per
             le iades tresreuerend iudge, Mounsieur A. Fitzherbert et ore
             enlarge per Richard Crompton, vn Apprentice de le common ley
             [etc.]. S.T.C. 10978; Beale T329
Publisher:   Imprinted at London by Richarde Tottill, London, 1583.
Description: First edition of Crompton's major expansion of Fitzherbert's
             classic work, his separate treatment of the justices, their
             jurisdiction and powers, anticipating Lambarde and Dalton; with
             for the only time the valuable index compiled by William West
Condition:   Modern calf, double blind ruled, gilt lettered, light browning,
             lacking one leaf (folio 177), else well preserved with good
             margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79423                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    justices of peace, coroners, criminal law, sheriffs
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book #79370
Author:      Hale, Matthew
Title:       Pleas of the Crown: In Two Parts. Or, A Methodical Summary of the
             Principal Matters relating to that Subject [and] three other
             Treatises . . . Of Sheriffs Accompts, Trial of Witches, and
             Provisions for the Poor. Second Part . . . by Giles Jacob
Publisher:   Printed by J[ohn] N[utt] Assignee of Edw. Sayer, Esq. [etc.],
             London, 1716.
Description: The sole collected edition of all four of these works by Hale,
             including the witchcraft trial at which he presided and which was
             to figure importantly in Cotton Mather's account, joined by the
             continuation of Hale's "Pleas" undertaken by Giles Jacob
Condition:   Modern calf, some browning, mainly lightish, the binding strained
             and beginning to crack about halfway through, otherwise sound; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79370                Price: $     950.00
Category:    criminal law, witchcraft, sheriffs, justices of peace, poor law
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book #79278
Author:      Sheppard [Shepard], William
Title:       A Sure Guide for His Justices of Peace: Plainly Shewing Their
             Duty, and the Duties of the several Officers of the Counties . . .
             Sheriffs, County-Treasurers, Bridewell-Masters, Constables,
             Overseers of the Poor [etc.]. Wing S3211
Publisher:   Printed for John Streater, for Henry Twyford [etc.], London, 1663.
Description: First edition of Sheppard's rigorous and much-needed critique of
             the Restoration settlement re-establishing the Church of England,
             an "excellent book [and] a forceful denunciation of the political
             abuses and technical shortcomings of [the] law"
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, quite worn, front joint cracking but sound,
             spine darkened and frayed, yet clean and usable, with the
             frontispiece; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79278                Price: $     750.00
Category:    justices of peace, sheriffs, poor law
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Author:
Title:       The Compleat Sheriff: Wherein is set forth, His Office and
             Authority . . . Likewise of Under-Sheriffs and Their Deputies . .
             . Together with the Learning of Bail Bonds . . . To which is
             added, The Office and Duty of Coroners. Wing C5653
Publisher:   Printed by the Assigns of R. and E. Atkyns [etc.], London, 1696.
Description: First edition of one of the few early works on the sheriff (and
             the coroner), praised by Holdsworth as "cover[ing] a great deal of
             ground", with separate chapters on the jury and on habeas corpus,
             and with a lengthy treatment of the law of escapes
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered calf, rubbed and a bit chipped, else quite
             clean, with the advertising leaf preceding the title; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79358                Price: $     850.00
Category:    sheriffs, coroners, habeas corpus, juries
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book #79761
Author:      Wilkinson, John
Title:       A Treatise Collected Out of the Statutes of this Common-wealth,
             and . . . the Lawes, Concerning the Office and Authorities of
             Coroners and Sherifes . . . To which is added the Return of
             Writts, by John Kitchin [etc.]. Wing W2246
Publisher:   Printed for the Company of Stationers [etc.], London, 1657.
Description: The first treatise by a named author on the coroner and on the
             sheriff, appearing in ten editions throughout the century, this
             one of two editions to contain Kitchin's tract (translated into
             English); with separate sections on both officials
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt, the title a bit darkened, else very clean, with
             the signature of Henry Streatfeild dated 1696 on the second blank;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79761                Price: $     850.00
Category:    coroners, sheriffs, courts
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book #79482
Author:      Wilkinson, John
Title:       A Treatise Collected ovt of the Statutes of this Kingdome, and . .
             . the Lawes, Concerning the Office and Authorities of Coroners and
             Sheriffes. Together with an easie . . . method for the keeping of
             a Court Leet, Court Baron, and Hundred Court. Wing W2244
Publisher:   No Publisher Stated, London, 1641.
Description: A rare edition of the first treatise by a named author on the
             coroner and on the sheriff, written by a Barnard's Inn attorney
             and appearing in ten editions throughout the century; with
             separate sections on each officer and court; two copies in ESTC
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over boards, somewhat rubbed and tightly bound and
             some light browning and foxing, ex Royal Historical Society; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79482                Price: $     950.00
Category:    coroners, sheriffs, courts
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book #79731
Author:
Title:       The Office of the Clerk of Assize: Containing the Form and Method
             of the Proceedings at the Assizes, and general Gaol-delivery, as
             also on the Crown and Nisi Prius side. Together with The Office of
             the Clerk of the Peace [etc.]. Wing W125
Publisher:   Printed for Henry Twyford in Vine Court, Middle Temple, London,
             1676.
Description: An elaborate guide for justices of the peace and their subordinate
             officers, primarily devoted to criminal and related matters at
             assizes and quarter sessions; with a section printing the 1666
             rules and orders for preventing the plague's spreading
Condition:   Modern calf, somewhat strained, the spine rubbed, ex-library, the
             title laid down and one gathering loose, minor marginal worming; a
             working copy only
Book No.:    W-79731                Price: $     450.00
Category:    criminal law, Procedure, justices of peace, sheriffs
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book #79590
Author:
Title:       The Contentes of This Boke. Fyrste the booke for a Justice of
             peace. The boke that teacheth to kept a court Baron, or a lete
             [and] a courte hundred. The boke[s] called returna Breuium [and]
             Carta foedi [and] the Kynges Escheker [etc.]. STC 14882; Beale
             T153
Publisher:   Imprinted at London . . . by Richard Tottil [etc.], London, 1559.
Description: The collection of highly practical treatises designed for justices
             of the peace, sheriffs, bailiffs and other local officials, this
             being the edition selected by Holdsworth as representative, its
             contents termed "a useful handbook [and] essential"
Condition:   Contemporary blind tooled unlettered calf, neatly repaired, quite
             rubbed, the colophon leaf in facsimile, else complete and very
             clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79590                Price: $    2250.00
Category:    justices of peace, Every Man Law Books, courts, Exchequer, sheriffs, Forms & Form Books
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book #56683
Author:      Mayo, Joseph
Title:       A Guide to Magistrates with Practical Forms for the Discharge of
             Their Duties Out of Court. To Which are Added Precedents For the
             Use of Prosecutors, Sheriffs, Coroners, Constables, Escheators,
             Clerks. . .Second Edition
Publisher:   Printed by Chas. H. Wynne, Richmond, 1860.
Description:
Condition:   Contemporary calf, much pencilling, embrowned; a working copy
Book No.:    W-56683                Price: $     125.00
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book #79515
Author:
Title:       The Compleat Sheriff: Wherein is set forth, His Office and
             Authority . . . Likewise of Under-Sheriffs and Their Deputies . .
             . Together with the Learning of Bail Bonds . . . To which is
             added, The Office and Duty of Coroners [etc.]. The Second Edition
Publisher:   Printed by John Nutt, Assignee of Edward Sayer [etc.], London,
             1710.
Description: Second edition of one of the few early works on the sheriff (and
             the coroner), praised by Holdsworth as "cover[ing] a great deal of
             ground", with separate chapters on the jury, on habeas corpus, and
             on escapes; uncommon, six copies in ESTC
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, a bit of minor staining, else
             clean and well preserved, with the advertising leaf; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79515                Price: $     550.00
Category:    sheriffs, coroners, juries, habeas corpus, criminal law
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book #78484
Author:      Dalton, Michael
Title:       The Office and Authorities of Sheriffs: Gathered out of the
             Statutes, and Books of the Common Laws of this Kingdom. To which
             is added an Appendix or Supplement, containing a Collection of the
             Statutes touching Sheriffs [etc.]. Wing D153. Folio in 4's
Publisher:   Printed by the Assigns of Richard Atkins [etc.], London, 1682.
Description: A late 17th century edition (much expanded) of the first work on
             the sheriff at English law, comprehensively treating writs,
             returns, executions and other processes, and the sheriff's
             relation to the jury, his accounts and subordinates, inter alia
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over cloth boards, lightly rubbed and light
             browning, else well preserved with particularly ample margins; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78484                Price: $     850.00
Category:    sheriffs
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book #79449
Author:      Pulton, Ferdinando
Title:       An Abstract of all the penall Statutes which be generall, in force
             and use . . . which doe threaten to the Offendours . . . Moreoeur
             the aucthoritie and duetie of all Justices of Peace, Shirifes,
             Coroners, Eschetors, Maiors, Baylifes [etc.]. S.T.C. 9526.7
Publisher:   Imprinted at London . . . by Richard Tottyl [etc.], London, 1577.
Description: First edition of Pulton's first work in a lifetime devoted to the
             editing of the English statutes, the first work in English on the
             criminal law of England, and the first work to attempt to digest
             or abstract that subject; six copies in S.T.C.
Condition:   Contemporary calf, centered blind lozenges, quite worn, ownership
             inscriptions and other notations on the title, else very clean;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79449                Price: $    6500.00
Category:    criminal law, Acts, Abridgements, justices of peace, coroners, sheriffs
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book #65998
Author:
Title:       The Contentes of this booke. Fyrste the Booke for a Iustice of
             peace. The boke that teacheth to kepe a courte Baron, or a lete.
             The booke teachynge to kepe a courte hundred. The boke called
             returna Brevium [etc.]. S.T.C. 14883; Beale T154
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . in Fletestreet . . . by Richard Tottil [etc.],
             London, 1559.
Description: The collection of highly practical treatises designed for justices
             of the peace, sheriffs, bailiffs and other local officials first
             printed by Pynson in 1505, including (as well as those above)
             Novae Additiones, Carta Foedi and Exchequer Ordinance
Condition:   Modern calf, extensive but unobtrusive worming, repairs; sound
Book No.:    W-65998                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    justices of peace, Every Man Law Books, courts, Exchequer
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book #79664
Author:      Booth, William
Title:       The Compleat Sollicitor, Performing His Duty: and Teaching his
             Clyent . . . in His Majesties Superior Courts at Westminster: As
             in the Mayors Court, Court of Hustings, and other Inferior Courts,
             both in the City of London, and elswhere [etc.]. Wing B3738A
Publisher:   Printed by John Streater, James Flesher, and Henry Twyford [etc.],
             London, 1666.
Description: First edition of the first substantial treatise expressly devoted
             to the English solicitor, with chapters on all royal courts, the
             Exchequer, the Court of Requests, the Sheriffs Court, the
             Marshalsea, the Star Chamber, and the Court of Admiralty
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt, signature effaced on the title, light browning
             and some staining, else sound, with the first blank (chipped); the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79664                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    courts, London, sheriffs, prisons, Star Chamber, admiralty, Bench and Bar
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book #78040
Author:      Hale, Matthew
Title:       Historia Placitorum Coronae. The History of the Pleas of the Crown
             . . . A New Edition . . . Together with an Abridgement of the
             Statutes Concerning Felonies Which Have Been Enacted Since the
             First Publication . . . by George Wilson [etc.]. Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed for T. Payne, P. Uriel, [et al], London, 1778.
Description: First octavo edition of the masterpiece of one of England's
             greatest judges and scholars of legal history, in Maitland's words
             "[n]o man of his age was better . . . equipped for the task [and]
             none had a wider or deeper knowledge of the materials"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, worn, two boards detached, spines varnished,
             else a sound working set, with the armorial bookplates of James
             Burrow in both volumes
Book No.:    W-78040                Price: $     250.00
Category:    criminal law, witchcraft, sheriffs, justices of peace, poor law
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Author:      Wilkinson, John
Title:       The Office and Authority of Coroners and Sheriffs. With Directions
             how and in what manner to execute the said Offices . . . with an
             easie and plain Method for the Keeping of Court Leets, Court
             Barons, and Hundred Courts. Fourth Edition. Wing W2246A
Publisher:   Printed by E. Flesher, J Streater, and H. Twyford [etc.], London,
             1675.
Description: Final edition of the first treatise by a named author on both the
             coroner and on the sheriff, written by a Barnard's Inn attorney
             and appearing in several editions throughout the century; with
             separate sections on each officer and on each local court
Condition:   Early calf, gilt lettered, all edges marbled, the spine rubbed,
             new endpapers, quite clean and well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79290                Price: $     850.00
Category:    coroners, sheriffs, courts
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Author:      Wingate, Edmund
Title:       Statuta Pacis: Or A perfect Table of all the Statutes (now in
             force) which any way concerne the Office of a Justice of Peace.
             Cleerly also setting down the severall duties of Sheriffes, Head-
             officers of Corporations . . .and other Officers &c. Wing W3023
Publisher:   Printed by M. Flesher and J. Young [etc.], London, 1644.
Description: The uncommon, only edition of Wingate's first legal compilation,
             offering as its justification Sir Edward Coke's view of the
             importance to England of its unique system of subordinate
             government; three copies in ESTC in North America
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered sheep, lightly rubbed, rebacked, the
             original spine laid down, new endpapers, quite crisp with good
             margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79699                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    justices of peace, sheriffs, criminal law, Abridgements
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book #79315
Author:
Title:       Anno Tertio Henrici VIII . . . at his parlyamente holden at
             westminster . . . hath, doo, to be ordeined, made, and enacted,
             certaine statutes and ordynaunces in manner and fourme folowinge.
             S.T.C. 9362.2 [this copy the Hetherington copy, there recorded]
Publisher:   Printed by T. Marshe?, London, 1575?.
Description: The final sixteenth century printing of the acts of this
             parliament [only, without the acts through year 7], including the
             act against mummers disguising their appearance [c.9] and that
             seeking to limit sheriff abuses directed toward juries [c.12]
Condition:   Modern 3/4 morocco over cloth boards, the inner margins
             strengthened and repaired, very light browning, else sound; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79315                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Acts, Religion, sheriffs, juries, legal reform
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Author:      Boynton, Sir Griffith
Title:       1771 Sheriff's Accounting
Publisher:
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-14737                Price: $     250.00
Category:    sheriffs
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book #76899
Author:
Title:       A Methodical Treatise of Replevins, Distresses, Avowries . . . To
             which are added, Divers Statutes touching the Office of Sheriffs .
             . . and also the Law concerning Elections and Returns of Members
             of Parliament [etc.]. The Second Edition
Publisher:   Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling . . . for J. Worrall,
             London, 1739.
Description: The second, expanded, and final edition of the first work on the
             ancient remedies of replevin and distress, the latter of which
             Holdsworth termed "the oldest form of self help" and which
             Maitland traced to the Laws of Ine, circa 700 A.D.
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over decorated boards, gilt lettered, some
             browning, mainly lightish, the front blank a bit chipped, else a
             good copy
Book No.:    W-76899                Price: $     650.00
Category:    landlord and tenant, sheriffs, Procedure, pleading, law of elections
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book #79096
Author:      Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:       In this booke is contayned the offyces of Shyriffes, Bayliffes of
             lybertyes, Escheatours, Constables, and Coroners, and sheweth what
             euery one of them may dooe by vertue of their offices [etc.]. Not
             in S.T.C., Beale, nor ESTC
Publisher:   Imprynted ay London, by Thomas Marshe, London, No date.
Description: A seemingly unrecorded edition of the first work devoted to the
             English law of the offices of sheriff, coroner, and other local
             officials, its title and colophon different from all other copies,
             and its running heads in black letter, not Roman
Condition:   Later calf, the title darkened and a bit chipped, as are the lower
             margins of several leaves, two leaves repaired (no text affected),
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79096                Price: $    5500.00
Category:    sheriffs, coroners
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book #79487
Author:
Title:       By the King and Queen. A Proclamation . . . That all Persons being
             Protestants . . . in the Offices of Sheriffs, Justices of the
             Peace [and other offices] shall hold themselves continued in the
             said Offices [etc.]. Wing W2522; Steele I, 3964
Publisher:   Printed by John Starkey and Awnsham Churchill [etc.], London,
             1689.
Description: The proclamation given on Feb 14 1689, two days after the Houses
             of Parliament had agreed on a Declaration of Rights and the day
             following William and Mary being offered and accepting the crown--
             as "the first stage of the Revolution was complete"
Condition:   Broadside about 8x11 inches, one vertical fold, light browning,
             else well preserved, the variant with the factotum containing
             flowers; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79487                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    English constitutional law, Religion, sheriffs, justices of peace
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book #79004
Author:      Hale, Matthew
Title:       Historia Placitorum Coronae. The History of the Pleas of the Crown
             . . . A New Edition . . . Together with an Abridgement of the
             Statutes Concerning Felonies Which Have Been Enacted Since the
             First Publication . . . by George Wilson [etc.]. Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed for T. Payne, P. Uriel, [et al], London, 1778.
Description: First octavo edition of the masterpiece of one of England's
             greatest judges and scholars of legal history, in Maitland's words
             "[n]o man of his age was better . . . equipped for the task [and]
             none had a wider or deeper knowledge of the materials"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, crimson morocco labels, gilt, rubbed, spines
             darkined, joints cracking, one front board detaching; a clean
             working set
Book No.:    W-79004                Price: $     200.00
Category:    criminal law, witchcraft, sheriffs, justices of peace, poor law
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