The Recognitions

by Gaddis, William

The Recognitions is a 1955 novel by American William Gaddis. It is widely praised, and also known for its complexity. The novel was poorly received initially, but Gaddis's reputation grew, twenty years later, with the publication of his second novel J R (which won a National Book Award), and The Recognitions received belated fame; it is usually placed at least on a par with the later novel. Time Magazine included The Recognitions in its TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005.

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The Recognitions

by William Gaddis

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MDS Books
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1955
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First
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New York: Harcourt Brace, 1955. First USA Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. Fine book in a near fine priced ($7.50) Dust Jacket. Signed and inscribed by the author on the front flyleaf. and dated " New York 10 Jan 1994". The dust jacket has some light toning to edges and wear to the light wear to the spine ends.
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The Recognitions

by Gaddis, William

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
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1955
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First Edition
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9780151759712
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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by William Gaddis on the title page. First edition in first state dust jacket with price of $7.50 present and publisher's address as 383 Madison Avenue on rear flap. [iv], 956 pp. Publisher's black cloth lettered in gilt. Very Good with well-rubbed spine lettering, hinges at front and… Read more
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The Recognitions.

by GADDIS, William.

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(1955).
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Uncorrected proof.
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NY: Harcourt, Brace, (1955).. Uncorrected proof.. 956 pp. Title and author penned to spine, else very good plus in printed wrappers. Dated (16 May 1967) and SIGNED by Gaddis. A very scarce proof, even more so signed.
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The Recognitions: A Novel [Inscribed]

by GADDIS, William

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Lorne Bair Rare Books
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1955
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First Edition
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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1955. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (22cm); black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and decorative elements embossed on front cover; dustjacket; [4],956pp. Inscribed on the title page: "For David, With Best wishes / William Gaddis / December 1982." Some trivial dustiness to rear cover, moderate pull to half-title page at… Read more
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The Recognitions.

by GADDIS, William.

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(1955).
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First edition.
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NY: Harcourt, Brace, (1955).. First edition.. 956. Very near fine in near fine dust jacket with two tiny edge-tears and faint sunning to the red lettering on spine.
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The Recognitions

by GADDIS, William

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1955
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Very Good
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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1955. Softcover. Very Good. Advance Reading Copy. Printed wrappers. A couple of tape shadows at the bottom of the spine near the rear panel, the original repair apparently to seal a short and unobtrusive tear, else a sound, very good or a little better copy. The author's uncommon and bulky first book,… Read more
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The Recognitions.

by GADDIS, William.

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(1955).
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Uncorrected proof.
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NY: Harcourt, Brace, (1955).. Uncorrected proof.. 956 pp. A small scuff along the bottom edge of the rear panel, else near fine in printed wrappers.
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The Recognitions

by Gaddis, William

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1955
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Harcourt Brace, NY, 1955. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Fine book. Near-fine dust jacket (light scuffing on spine). "The Recognitions' is a masterwork about art and forgery, and the increasingly thin line between the counterfeit and the fake. Gaddis anticipates by almost half a century the crisis of reality that we currently face, where the real and the virtual are combining in… Read more
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THE RECOGNITIONS

by Gaddis, William

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1st Edition
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HARCOURT publisher's printed wrappers. Advance Reading Copy stamped on half-title. First Edition. A unique copy of the author's first novel, which has been belatedly acknowledged to be one of the great books of the twentieth century.. 1st Edition. Very Good. Book.
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The Recognitions

by Gaddis, William

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Tulsa Books
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First Edition.
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NY: Harcourt, Brace & Company; (1955) Advance reading copy of the author's first book, very good in original printed wraps. The white spine is a little darkened and has some wrinkling in the paper (the spine is unprinted). There is a separation about 1" long at the top of the front gutter betweeen the front panel and the spine. The… Read more
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Recognitions

by William Gaddis

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Ergodebooks
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1955-06
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9780151759712
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Harcourt, 1955-06. Hardcover. Good.
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The Recognitions

by William Gaddis

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Moe's Books
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1955
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Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc, 1955. Soft cover. Good/No jacket. Advanced reading copy from the publisher, including small slip tipped in stating publication date. Spine bowed slightly inward, but binding is good. Light wear on edges of covers, moderate tanning from age especially on spine. Spine blank aside from author's name written in pen. Clean inside other than… Read more
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The Recognitions

by Gaddis, William

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Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA
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1955
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Advance Reading Copy
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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1955. Advance Reading Copy. Paperback. 956pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Printed wrappers. Very good.
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The Recognitions

by Gaddis, William

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curtis paul books inc.
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1955
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Very Good in Good+ dust jacket
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First Edition
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NY: Harcourt Brace. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Black cloth titled in gilt. Stated first edition. Spine ends softened and slightly sunned. Hinges loose, mesh showing in spots. Small section of pages have corner crease. Unmarked. The DJ in mylar is edgechipped/edgecreased and rubbed at folds. Flap price of $7.50 intact. ;… Read more
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The Recognitions

by William Gaddis

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Published
1955
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Good
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Harcourt Brace, 1955. Hardcover. Good. Not Ex-Library Copy. Hardcover Edition With Dustjacket.Text Unmarked.Binding Is Solid.Not Ex-Library Copy.D.J. Not Clipped.No Remainder Mark.Stated First Edition, First Printing.Small Neat Name On Fep.
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The Recognitions

by William Gaddis

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A Cappella Books
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January 1955
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Very Good
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First Edition
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Hartcourt, Brace and Company, January 1955. First Edition. Cloth . Very Good/Very Good. First edition (stated on copyright page) in bright jacket with mild rubbing; price clipped jacket. 2nd state jacket (Harcourt address listed as 757 Third Avenue). Clean, solid binding. Previous owner inked 'Ramsey' on front paste-down.
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The Recognitions

by Gaddis, William

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Bard Books. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. B001B87ODQ SIGNED and inscribed by author. : xxx with kind regards William Gaddis New York December 1975. First of this edition, June 1974, wrinkle to spine, top front cover with a few tiny nicks, other wise very good indeed! . Very Good.
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The Recognitions

by Gaddis, William

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1955
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1st Edition
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New York: Harcourt,Brace, 1955. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/Very Good +. New York: Harcourt,Brace, 1955. A solid square stated First Edition copy in a bright Later issue DJ with a closed tear at the bottom corner.. 1st Edition. Very Good +/Very Good +. Book.
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The Recognitions

by Gaddis, William

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1955-06-01
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First Edition
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9780151759712
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Harcourt, Brace & Co, 1955-06-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Stated First Edition. Bound in publisher's black cloth. Hardcover. No dust jacket. Shelf wear. Front gutter repaired with tape. 956 p., 22 cm. <br> "The Recognitions is a sweeping depiction of a world in which everything that anyone recognizes as beautiful or true or good emerges as anything but:… Read more
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The Recognitions

by GADDIS, William

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Published
1964
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Near Fine
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Book Club (BCE/BOMC)
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NY: Harcourt Brace & World, 1964. Bound in black cloth, stamped in gold with blind stamping to front panel. In brilliant dust jacket that is still bright white (does not have a price). It looks like a second printing with "B.4.64" on the copyright page, but it is in reality a Book Club Ediition with the indentation… Read more
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Recognitions

by William Gaddis

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Ergodebooks
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1974-06
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9780380000302
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Avon Books (Mm), 1974-06. Paperback. Good.
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The Recognitions

by GADDIS, William

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Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA
Published
1964
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New York: Harcourt Brace & World, 1964. Later printing. Hardcover. 956 pages. Book club edition of Gaddis' dense first novel. Gaddis went on to win the National Book Award for his second novel "Jr" and also for "A Frolic of His Own." A clean and tight near fine copy in a very good dust jacket that has some edge… Read more
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Recognitions

by Gaddis, William

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9780380000302
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Avon Books. Used - Very Good. Very Good condition. (Fiction, Philosophy) A copy that may have a few cosmetic defects. May also contain a few markings such as an owner’s name, short gifter’s inscription or light stamp.
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The Recognitions

by William Gaddis

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Rocking Chair Books
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1972
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First Meridian
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9780380000302
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Bard, 1972. First Meridian. Mass Market Paperback. Good. Signed by owner..
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Recognitions

by Gaddis, William

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acs books
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1955
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Good
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first
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Previous owners inscription front flyleaf Major ground breaking American novel all heavy hitters blurb rear cover which is dirty front cover is clean but not new looking Book has never been read no writing, no underlining no tears or mars.First paperback edition.
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The Recognitions

by Gaddis, William

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San Francisco Book Company
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1974
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Good
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Pocketbook
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9780380000302
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New York: Avon Books, 1974. Pocketbook. Pocketbook. Good. wraps, 1021 pp, staining to wraps and edges, creasing to spine, staining and sunning to inside covers and end papers.
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The Recognitions (New York Review Books Classics)

by Gaddis, William

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Russell Books Ltd
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9781681374666
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NYRB Classics. New. Special order direct from the distributor
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MESSIAH: His Redemptive Career

by COOPER, DAVID L

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Gian Luigi Fine Books Inc.
Published
1935
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VG
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FIRST EDITION
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LOS ANGELES, CA: DAVID L. COOPER/BIBLICAL RESEARCH SOCIETY, 1935. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. VG/ORIGINAL BROWN PAPER DJ.
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THE GUNSMITH'S MANUAL a Complete Handbook for the American Gunsmith

by STEELE, J.P. & WM. B. HARRISON

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2013
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THOMAS G. SAMWORTH, 2013. RE-ISSUE, 376 PAGES.. PAPERBACK. FINE.
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The Recognitions (Penguin Classics)

by William Gaddis

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Schwabe Books
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1993-05-01
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Acceptable
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9780140187083
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Penguin Classics, 1993-05-01. Paperback. Acceptable. 2.1000 8.4000 5.6000. Contains highlighting. Rip along front cover at spine.
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The Recognitions (Penguin Classics)

by Gaddis, William

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More Than Words Inc.
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THE COURT-MARTIAL OF COMMODORE PERRY

by RHODES, JAMES A. & DEAN JAUCHIUS

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Gian Luigi Fine Books Inc.
Published
1961
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VG
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FIRST EDITION
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INDIANAPOLIS, IN: THE BOBBS-MERRILL CO., 1961. CLEAN COPY.. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. VG/VG.
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The Recognitions

by Gaddis, William

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Used - Good
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9780140077681
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