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  • THROWN AWAY CHILD: A Neil Hockaday Mystery. by Adcock, Thomas.
    Adcock, Thomas.
    THROWN AWAY CHILD: A Neil Hockaday Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fifth novel in the Edgar award series featuring NYC police detective Neil Hockaday who has traveled to New Orleans, the hometown of his new wife, black actress Ruby Flagg. SIGNED on title page 340 pp. ISBN: 0-671519859.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81201
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  • DROWN ALL THE DOGS: A Neil Hockaday Mystery. by Adcock, Thomas.
    Adcock, Thomas.
    DROWN ALL THE DOGS: A Neil Hockaday Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third novel in the Edgar award series featuring NYC police detective Neil Hockaday who journeys to Ireland twith Ruby Flagg to try and get more information about his father who disappeared in World War II. He visits "his last remaining relative, terminally ill Uncle Liam. But as Neil and Ruby fly into Dublin airport, back home in Hell's Kitchen, explosive events occur. A retired priest, a family friend from Neil's youth, shoots himself; a young Irish copper plunges naked to his death from an apartment; and Neil's cop pal Davy Mogaill, being interrogated about the bombing death of his Irish wife, answers by placing his own handgun…

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    New York: Pocket Books, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third novel in the Edgar award series featuring NYC police detective Neil Hockaday who journeys to Ireland twith Ruby Flagg to try and get more information about his father who disappeared in World War II. He visits "his last remaining relative, terminally ill Uncle Liam. But as Neil and Ruby fly into Dublin airport, back home in Hell's Kitchen, explosive events occur. A retired priest, a family friend from Neil's youth, shoots himself; a young Irish copper plunges naked to his death from an apartment; and Neil's cop pal Davy Mogaill, being interrogated about the bombing death of his Irish wife, answers by placing his own handgun to his ear. While Hockaday dreams about a heroic father he never met (he died in WW II), his flesh-and-blood da's past is gradually revealed, disclosing how the Irish hatred for England allowed a group of wartime academics to embrace fascist principles." (PW) SIGNED on title page. 341 pp. ISBN: 0-671770411.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84170
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  • DEVIL'S HEAVEN. by Adcock, Thomas Larry.
    Adcock, Thomas Larry.
    DEVIL'S HEAVEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A gritty novel in the Edgar award series featuring NYC police detective Neil Hockaday who is now, he hopes, a recovering alcoholic. Still on furlough, he investigates a series of grisly murders in the gay community. SIGNED on title page 322 pp. ISBN: 0-671897780.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 81084
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  • LOVE IS HARD WORK: Memorias de Loisaida. by Algarin, Miguel.
    Algarin, Miguel.
    LOVE IS HARD WORK: Memorias de Loisaida.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    New York: Scribner's, (1997.). SIGNED first edition - A collection of poetry by the Afro-Puerto Rican founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe - both a personal memoir and a portrait of life in NY's Lower East Side (Loisaida.) INSCRIBED on the first page and dated in the year of publication. Introduction by Ishmael Reed. Index of first lines. 155 pp. ISBN: 0-684-825171.

    Condition: Good only in stiff illustrated wrappers (some curling and edgewear to the covers, stain to lower edge of textblock)

    Book ID: 57509
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  • ALOUD: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe. by Algarin, Miguel and Bob Holman, editors. Patricia Smith and Luis J. Rodriguez, signed.
    Algarin, Miguel and Bob Holman, editors. Patricia Smith and Luis J. Rodriguez, signed.
    ALOUD: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe.

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1994.). SIGNED first edition - Anthology containing the works of over 100 modern American poets, including Martin Espada, Paul Beatty, Sapphire, Ntozake Shange, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Luis Rodriguez, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, Thulani Davis, Victor Hernadez Cruz, Patricia Spears Jones, David Henderson, Sandra Maria Esteves and many others. SIGNED by TWO poets at their contributions: Patricia Smith at 'Skinhead" and Luis J. Rodriguez at "Meeting the Animal at Washington Square Park." The selected works were all first performed at New York City's Nuyorkian Poets' Cafe --- founded by poets Miguel Algarin, Miguel Pinero, and others. 1994 American Book Award Winner. Notes on the poets, 514 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-32576.

    Condition: Very good in stiff illustrated wrappers (binding cracking at p 176-177, but still holding).

    Book ID: 69721
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  • SINGING IN THE SPIRIT: African-American Sacred Quartets in New York City. by Allen, Ray.
    Allen, Ray.
    SINGING IN THE SPIRIT: African-American Sacred Quartets in New York City.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, (1991). First edition - An ethnomusicological study of the black 'spiritual entertainment' tradition in music, this is based on field recordings and interviews with dozens of local New York singers to tell the story of sacred quartet singing in New York City's African-American church community, as it evolved from 'a cappela' jubilee quartets in the 1920s to the exuberant gospel quartets of the 1950s and the smooth contemporary groups of the 1980s. It formed a symbolic bridge between the rural south and the realities of the urban north. A publication of the American Folklore Society. Photographs, notes at the end of each chapter, bibliography, index. xx, 268 pp. ISBN: 0-812213319.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (as new).

    Book ID: 84824
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  • IN THE MIDST OF WINTER. by Allende, Isabel.
    Allende, Isabel.
    IN THE MIDST OF WINTER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atria (Simon & Schuster), (2017) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which uses a madcap adventure involving three unlikely co-conspirators with illuminated the plight of undocumented immigrants and a transformation of three people who thought they were in the winter of their lives. It "opens with endearingly oblivious academic Richard Bowmaster, who is rattled after taking his cat to the vet, and rear-ends a car driven by Evelyn Ortega. Ortega is not in the country legally, its her bosss vehicle, and he's not the sort of person you want to cross (ask the dead body in the trunk)." Translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson. 340 pp. ISBN: 978-1501178139.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 82726
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  • IN THE MIDST OF WINTER. by Allende, Isabel.
    Allende, Isabel.
    IN THE MIDST OF WINTER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Atria (Simon & Schuster), (2017). First edition - A book which uses a madcap adventure involving three unlikely co-conspirators with illuminated the plight of undocumented immigrants and a transformation of three people who thought they were in the winter of their lives. It "opens with endearingly oblivious academic Richard Bowmaster, who is rattled after taking his cat to the vet, and rear-ends a car driven by Evelyn Ortega. Ortega is not in the country legally, its her bosss vehicle, and he's not the sort of person you want to cross (ask the dead body in the trunk)." Translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson. 340 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (toning to edge of textblock)

    Book ID: 82764
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  • CHARGE. . . ! by Amidon, Bill.
    Amidon, Bill.
    CHARGE. . . !

    Edition: First printing.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1971) dj. Hardcover first edition - The dust jacket flap describes this - Amidon's first and only novel - as the story of anti-hero Jesse Faulcom, "a long haired, dope-smoking, one-eyed lustful hippie living in New York's lower East Side in the 1960s." In his 2009 comments about this era for the NY Times, Ishmael Reed commented "The late Bill Amidon's novel Charge..! is the best novel written about that period. He was one of the writers who hung out at Stanleys, a bar where black and white writers and artists gathered in the 1960s, presided over by the owner, our uncle, benefactor and patron named Stanley Tolkin." 469 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some overall edgewear to the dust jacket)

    Book ID: 81455
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  • CHAINS: Seeds of America. by Anderson, Laurie Halse.
    Anderson, Laurie Halse.
    CHAINS: Seeds of America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - A young slave, sold to a Loyalist in New York City, spies for the revolutionaries in 1776, but does not get the freedom she is promised. A moving story of courage and determination. Finalist for the National Book Award for children's literature. 316 pp. ISBN: 9781416961444.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 61689
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  • HARLEM ON THE VERGE. by Attie, Alice; Introduction by Robin D.G. Kelley.
    Attie, Alice; Introduction by Robin D.G. Kelley.
    HARLEM ON THE VERGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Quantuck Lane Press, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - A photographic look at Harlem's disappearing landscape, as it becomes more gentrified and more "sanitized." Illustrated with almost 100 full color, full page and very evocative photographs. Introduction by Robin D.G. Kelley Large square format. 120 pp. ISBN: 0-971454876.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75290
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  • Auchincloss, Louis.
    A WORLD OF PROFIT.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1968. Hardcover first edition - Novel about an old New York family - leaders of society and wealth for 300 years. 265 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in blue cloth, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39231
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  • THE DARK LADY. by Auchincloss, Louis.
    Auchincloss, Louis.
    THE DARK LADY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel spanning three decades, from the 1930s to the McCarthy era of the 1950s, set in a New York where "birth and style count nearly as much as wealth" - the world that Auchincloss grew up in. 246 pp. ISBN: 0-395254027.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (small erasure spot on the front endpaper)

    Book ID: 76191
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  • STRIVERS ROW. by Baker, Kevin.
    Baker, Kevin.
    STRIVERS ROW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - The final novel in his 'City of Fire' trilogy begun with 'Dreamland.' This is set in 1943 Harlem and features a young Malcolm Little, the street hustler who would become the Civil Rights leader, Malcolm X. Glossary of names, words and expressions and notes on sources. 547 pp. ISBN: 9780060195830.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 58121
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  • THE DAKOTA WINTERS. by Barbash, Tom.
    Barbash, Tom.
    THE DAKOTA WINTERS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Ecco Press / Harper Collins, (2018). First edition - Novel by this award-winning author set in 1979, the story of a family living in New York CityÕs famed Dakota apartment building in the year leading up to John LennonÕs assassination- a family saga and a history of a critical time in New York city and the country at large. 324 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77010
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  • THE DAKOTA WINTERS. by Barbash, Tom.
    Barbash, Tom.
    THE DAKOTA WINTERS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Ecco Press / Harper Collins, (2018). SIGNED first edition - Novel by this award-winning author set in 1979, the story of a family living in New York CityÕs famed Dakota apartment building in the year leading up to John LennonÕs assassination- a family saga and a history of a critical time in New York city and the country at large. INSCRIBED on the title page. 324 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76103
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  • DRAWBACK TO MURDER: A Christopher Storm Mystery. by Barber, Willetta Ann and R. F. Schabelitz.
    Barber, Willetta Ann and R. F. Schabelitz.
    DRAWBACK TO MURDER: A Christopher Storm Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1947. dj. Hardcover first edition - Sixth mystery featuring Christopher "Kit" Storm, an unofficial artist-detective who uses his sketch pad to make drawings at the scene of the crime to assist the New York Homicide Squad solve a series of slayings among a group of young models and artists. Illustrated with more than 40 of his sketches. 292 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (previous owner's stamp on front endpaper, offsetting and toning to the endpapers and pages, some overall edgewear to the dj, original price of 2.50 still present)

    Book ID: 78122
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  • USER. by Benderson, Bruce.
    Benderson, Bruce.
    USER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, third book, set in the world of junkies, drug dealers, transvestites, transsexuals, and prostitutes who congregate in New York City's Time Square. "Careening through the center of this multilayerd story is Apollo, a wired, hypermasculine prostitute of mixed racial descent who, in a fit of existential rage, nearly kills Casio, the bouncer at a porno theater. . . Benderson's New York is a multicultural city of the damned populated by extraordinary characters: Baby Pop, the gifted son of two junkies who sleeps in an abandoned train in the tunnels underneath Grand Central Station clutching an algebra book and a Steven King novel; Abuela, Casio's superstitious Latino…

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    New York: Dutton, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, third book, set in the world of junkies, drug dealers, transvestites, transsexuals, and prostitutes who congregate in New York City's Time Square. "Careening through the center of this multilayerd story is Apollo, a wired, hypermasculine prostitute of mixed racial descent who, in a fit of existential rage, nearly kills Casio, the bouncer at a porno theater. . . Benderson's New York is a multicultural city of the damned populated by extraordinary characters: Baby Pop, the gifted son of two junkies who sleeps in an abandoned train in the tunnels underneath Grand Central Station clutching an algebra book and a Steven King novel; Abuela, Casio's superstitious Latino great-grandmother; Apollo's unnamed, "once preppy," HIV-infected friend and patron, who hovers at the seedy margins of the city preparing his 'death diary.' [His] supple and polyglot prose gives voice to a discordant chorus of characters.. he invests their oppressed lives with profound authenticity and horror." (Publisher's Weekly)" 227 pp. ISBN: 0-525937226.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84290
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  • Benioff, David..
    THE 25TH HOUR.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Benioff's first book, the story of the last night of freedom for Monty Brogan before he begins serving a seven-year jail term for drug dealing. Basis for the Spike Lee film starring Edward Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rosario Dawson, Brian Cox, and Anna Paquin. SIGNED on the title page. 230 pp. ISBN: 0-340822287.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. (usual light toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 61717
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  • RABBI ON FORTY-SEVENTH STREET: The Story of Her Father. by Birstein, Ann.
    Birstein, Ann.
    RABBI ON FORTY-SEVENTH STREET: The Story of Her Father.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, (1982) dj. Hardcover first edition - Biography of Bernard Birstein (1892-1959) by his youngest daughter - an account of his emigrant travels, his struggles and his growing family, and finally his years as a rabbi whose synagogue, close to Broadway in New York City, attracted many actors and performers from the nearby theaters xv, 202 pp. ISBN: 0-385274297.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (light remainder speckle to bottom edge, short tear to dj)

    Book ID: 83318
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  • Blauner, Peter.
    SLOW MOTION RIOT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book, an Edgar winning mystery - the story of an 18 year old determined to be the head of his own crack cocaine kingdom in Harlem. The only thing standing between him and his dream is his probation officer. Cover praise from such diverse writers as Katherine Dunn, Andrew Vachss and Oliver Stone, among others. 431 pp. ISBN: 0-688-100686.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 4215
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  • SLOW MOTION RIOT. by Blauner, Peter.
    Blauner, Peter.
    SLOW MOTION RIOT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1991. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first book, winner of the Edgar award for best first novel. The story of an 18 year old determined to be the head of his own crack cocaine kingdom in Harlem - the only thing standing between him and his dream is his probation officer. SIGNED on the title page. Cover praise from such diverse writers as Katherine Dunn, Andrew Vachss and Oliver Stone, among others. 431 pp. ISBN: 0-688-100686.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64622
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  • Blauner, Peter.
    SLOW MOTION RIOT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book, an Edgar winning mystery - the story of an 18 year old determined to be the head of his own crack cocaine kingdom in Harlem with the only thing standing between him and his dream is his probation officer. Cover praise from such diverse writers as Katherine Dunn, Andrew Vachss and Oliver Stone, among others. 431 pp. ISBN: 0-688-100686.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 37795
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  • EVEN THE WICKED. by Block, Lawrence.
    Block, Lawrence.
    EVEN THE WICKED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Matthew Scudder novel, set in New York City. SIGNED on the title page. 328 pp. ISBN: 0-688-141811.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48940
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  • EVEN THE WICKED. by Block, Lawrence.
    Block, Lawrence.
    EVEN THE WICKED.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Orion, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - True first edition (preceding the US edition) of this Matthew Scudder novel, set in New York City. SIGNED on the title page. 277 pp. ISBN: 0-752804375.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 74689
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  • BADGER GAME. by Bowen, Michael.
    Bowen, Michael.
    BADGER GAME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1989) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His second novel, first mystery, set in New York City in 1962. The title refers to an avant-garde work of art - one which is found slashed to pieces, and the artist dead. SIGNED and dated on the title page. 298 pp. ISBN: 0-312028644.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (some light toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 73936
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  • BADGER GAME. by Bowen, Michael.
    Bowen, Michael.
    BADGER GAME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - His second novel, first mystery, set in New York City in 1962. The title refers to an avant-garde work of art - one which is found slashed to pieces, and the artist dead. 298 pp. ISBN: 0-312028644.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (some light toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 82466
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  • BLESS THE BRIDE. by Bowen, Rhys.
    Bowen, Rhys.
    BLESS THE BRIDE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2011.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A title in her award winning series set in early 20th century New York and featuring the spunky recent Irish immigrant Molly Murphy. SIGNED on the title page. Historical note. 261 pp. ISBN: 978-0312628109.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 75008
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  • THE LAST ILLUSION. by Bowen, Rhys.
    Bowen, Rhys.
    THE LAST ILLUSION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2010.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A title in her award winning series set in early 20th century New York and featuring the spunky recent Irish immigrant Molly Murphy - in this book she is hired by Harry Houdini partly as an investigator, partly as a bodyguard. SIGNED on the title page. Historical note. 279 pp. ISBN: 978-0312628109.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 59987
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  • THE CHILDREN OF HAM. by Brown, Claude.
    Brown, Claude.
    THE CHILDREN OF HAM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Stein & Day, (1976.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of a group of teenagers who have been squatting for two years in an abandoned tenement in Harlem. A moving picture of some of the forgotten members of our society, including their battles with the drug addicts who infest the neighborhood, by the author of the acclaimed 'Manchild in the Promised Land.' His second book. 224 pp. In a first issue dust jacket. ISBN: 0-8012-18377.

    Condition: Near fine in a good dust jacket (corners slightly bumped, dj has some short tears, minor edgewear, price of 10.00 still present)

    Book ID: 51232
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