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  • PRINCETON ENCYCLOPEDIA OF POETRY AND POETICS: Enlarged Edition. by Alex Preminger, editor, with Frank J. Warnke and O.B. Hardison, Jr.
    Alex Preminger, editor, with Frank J. Warnke and O.B. Hardison, Jr.
    PRINCETON ENCYCLOPEDIA OF POETRY AND POETICS: Enlarged Edition.

    Edition: First thus.

    Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, (1974) dj. Hardcover - Includes scholarly articles on every aspect of poetry by 215 contributors including William Carlos Williams, Samuel Hazo, Louis Untermeyer, O. B. Hardison and others. This expanded edition adds dozens of new entries, including several reflecting either current trends like rock lyrics or computer poetry and others giving more attention to ethnic minorities such as Puerto Rican poetry and geographic areas like African poetry. List of contributors. xxiv, 992 pp. ISBN: 0-691062803.

    Condition: Near fine in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84573
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  • MODERN AFRICAN AMERICAN WRITERS: Essential Bibliogaphy of American Fiction. by (Baldwin, James; Wright, Richard; Ellison, Ralph; Toomer, Jean; Walker, Alice; Morrison, Toni; Hurston, Zora Neale; Reed, Ishmael and Chesnutt, Charles W.) Bruccoli, Matthew J. and Baughman, Judith S., editors.
    (Baldwin, James; Wright, Richard; Ellison, Ralph; Toomer, Jean; Walker, Alice; Morrison, Toni; Hurston, Zora Neale; Reed, Ishmael and Chesnutt, Charles W.) Bruccoli, Matthew J. and Baughman, Judith S., editors.
    MODERN AFRICAN AMERICAN WRITERS: Essential Bibliogaphy of American Fiction.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Facts on File, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Bibliographies for nine 20th century African American writers - James Baldwin, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, Jean Toomer, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurston, Ishmael Reed, and Charles W. Chesnutt, Foreword by Keneth Kinnamon, checklist for students of American fiction and index. 92 pages. ISBN: 0-8140-2998-9.

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

    Book ID: 17161
    Keywords: Reference Books
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  • BIBLICAL QUOTATIONS: Provides Quickly an Apt Bible Quotation to Fit Any Human Experience. by Bechtel, John H.
    Bechtel, John H.
    BIBLICAL QUOTATIONS: Provides Quickly an Apt Bible Quotation to Fit Any Human Experience.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1920 (c 1911). Hardcover - Thousands of quotations arranged alphabetically by subject. 80 pp plus 12 pp publisher's ads for the Popular Hand-Books Series.

    Condition: Very good in green cloth with white lettering and black illustrations (foxing to endpapers, toning to pages. front hinge starting)

    Book ID: 79205
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  • THINGS WORTH KNOWING: A Treasury of Useful Information, Answering Thousands of Questions . by Bechtel, John H.
    Bechtel, John H.
    THINGS WORTH KNOWING: A Treasury of Useful Information, Answering Thousands of Questions .

    Edition: Early printing.

    Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1918. Hardcover - The complete subtitle is "A treasury of useful information answering thousands of questions and adapting itself to the needs of men and women in every walk of life". Among the topics are emergencies, ailments and remedies, vital statistics, care of house animals, the bedroom (?), postal regulations, sick diet, how to clean, etc. 279 pp. plus 8 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good overall in light green cloth with darker green lettering and decorations (some tonng and foxing to the pages)

    Book ID: 79810
    Keywords: Reference Books
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  • [Bibliography] Miller, Elizbeth W.
    THE NEGRO IN AMERICA: A Bibliography.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1966. dj. A listing of over 3,500 books, documents and articles, mostly published after 1954., arranged topically, and including an index of authors. Foreword by Thomas Pettigrew. 190 pages.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual stamps, but a tight clean copy in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 14778
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  • THE NEGRO IN AMERICA: A Bibliography. by [Bibliography] Miller, Elizbeth W.
    [Bibliography] Miller, Elizbeth W.
    THE NEGRO IN AMERICA: A Bibliography.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1966. A listing of over 3,500 books, documents and articles, mostly published after 1954., arranged topically, and including an index of authors. Foreword by Thomas Pettigrew. 190 pages.

    Condition: Some soiling to the covers, but contents are clean - overall good condition.

    Book ID: 52964
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  • Blessing, Patrick J.
    THE IRISH IN AMERICA: A Guide to the Literature & the Manuscript Collections.

    Edition: First printing.

    Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - Three main sections focusing on Bibliography by topics (war and military, women, biographies, politics, religion, labor, etc.), Manuscript Collections, and Government Manuscripts & Publications, Statistical Overview, Index.347 pp. . ISBN: 0-8132-07312.

    Condition: Fine (as new) indark green full cloth, with gilt lettering, no dustjacket as issued.

    Book ID: 27466
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  • THE MYSTERY LOVER'S COMPANION. by Bourgeau, Art.
    Bourgeau, Art.
    THE MYSTERY LOVER'S COMPANION.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Crown, (1986) dj. Hardcover - Describes and rates over 2,500 mysteries, detective stories and suspense thrillers arranged by type (English mystery, police procedural) and by author, alphabetically. 311 pp. ISBN: 0-517-556022.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61151
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  • THE MYSTERY LOVER'S COMPANION. by Bourgeau, Art.
    Bourgeau, Art.
    THE MYSTERY LOVER'S COMPANION.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Crown, (1986) dj. Hardcover - Describes and rates over 2,500 mysteries, detective stories and suspense thrillers arranged by type (English mystery, police procedural) and by author, alphabetically. 311 pp. ISBN: 0-517-556022.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61966
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  • Bourgeau, Art.
    THE MYSTERY LOVER'S COMPANION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - Describes and rates over 2,500 mysteries, detective stories and suspense thrillers arranged by type (English mystery, police procedural) and by author, alphabetically. 311 pgs. Hardcover. ISBN: 0-517-556022.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61967
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  • ARIZONA IN LITERATURE: A Collection of the Best Writings of Arizona Authors from Early Spanish Days to the Present Time. by Boyer, Mary G.
    Boyer, Mary G.
    ARIZONA IN LITERATURE: A Collection of the Best Writings of Arizona Authors from Early Spanish Days to the Present Time.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Haskell House Publishers, 1970. Hardcover - Originally published in 1934, so "present time" refers to the early 1930s. When it was published, it was the only extensive listing of Arizona literature. Arranged topically - adventurers, novels, poetry, biography, legends, translations from Spanish, etc - this includes brief biographical notes on each author and a selection from their work. Index, 574 pp. ISBN: 0-838311687.

    Condition: Very near fine in turquoise boards with gilt lettering on the spine (upper corner bumped).

    Book ID: 79846
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  • HISTORICAL DICTIONARY OF THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT. by Buchanan, Ian and Bill Mallon
    Buchanan, Ian and Bill Mallon
    HISTORICAL DICTIONARY OF THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT.

    Edition: First edition.

    Lanham, Maryland & London: Scarecrow Press, (1995.). Hardcover first edition - Includes a Chronology of the Olympic Movement; The Olympic Games and Olympic Winter Games; Introduction to the Olympic Movement plus the actual dictionary of the Olympic Movement; a bibliography and much more. lxxv, 246 pp plus 16 pp of photographs. ISBN: 0-8108-30620.

    Condition: Ex-library with very few markings, appears almost unread in red cloth with gilt lettering.

    Book ID: 56881
    Keywords: Reference Books, sports
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  • Cawthorn, James and Michael Moorcock; Tim Powers, signed.
    FANTASY: THE 100 BEST BOOKS.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Carroll & Graf, (1991). SIGNED - Brief essays about each of 100 Best Fantasy novels from Gulliver's Travels by Swift in 1726 through Shelley's Frankenstein, Lewis's Monk, T. H. White's The Once and Future King, The Haunting of Hill House by Jackson to Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd in 1985, selected by Cawthorn & Moorcock. SIGNED by Tim Powers at the essay on his 1979 book, The Drawing of the Dark. Introduction by Cawthorn and Moorcock. Index. 206 pp. ISBN: 0-881847089.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (remainder line).

    Book ID: 89348
    Keywords: Reference Books
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  • FOLKLORE FROM AFRICA TO THE UNITED STATES. by Coughlan, Margaret N..
    Coughlan, Margaret N..
    FOLKLORE FROM AFRICA TO THE UNITED STATES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1976. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An annotated bibliography of 190 African folklore books for both adults and children, including 40 from the United States - one which was "undertaken to reveal African sources of many familiar tales found in this country and the West Indies." Foreword by Virginia Haviland. A presentation copy, INSCRIBED on the title page "To... with all my best wishes and affection. Peggy" Illustrated. Index. x,161 pp. Publisher's press release is laid in.

    Condition: Very near fine in yellow and black cloth with traditional African motifs.

    Book ID: 87455
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  • Denny, Grace G.
    FABRICS.

    Edition: Eighth edition.

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, (1962.) dj. Hardcover - The classic book on the subject, originally published in 1923 and updated to keep up with changes in the industry, so it still remains the standard reference in the field, a well-illustrated (with photographs and drawings) alphabetical listing of technical and non-technical terms related to fabrics, including definitions of different types fabrics, practical textile tests, classification, etc. Includes a list of registered trade names. 163 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 32688
    Keywords: Reference Books
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  • EMILY DICKINSON. A BIBLIOGRAPHY 1850 TO 1966. by [Dickinson, Emily 1830-1886] Clendenning, Sheila T.
    [Dickinson, Emily 1830-1886] Clendenning, Sheila T.
    EMILY DICKINSON. A BIBLIOGRAPHY 1850 TO 1966.

    Edition: First edition.

    Ohio: Kent State University Press, (1968). Hardcover first edition - From the preface: "this new bibliography aims to be a complete catalogue of: (1) editions of Emily Dickinson's writings, (2) first or early printings of her poems, (3) books, chapters in books, and parts of chapters, (4) bibliographies and bibliographical discussions, (5) unpublished doctoral dissertations and important M.A. and undergraduate theses, (6) essays and parts of essays published in periodicals, both scholarly and popular, (7) review articles, operationally defined as reviews extending to three or more pages. Though completeness is claimed only for items from the United States, England, and Canada, numerous foreign publications are included. And though the scope of the bibliography is nominally from 1850 to 1966, many 1967 contributions are included." Index of poetry explications and of authors. xxx, 145 p

    Condition: Fine in red cloth with gilt lettering on spine, no dust jacket as issued for most copies.

    Book ID: 89140
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  • A DICTIONARY OF DAYS. by Dunkling, Leslie.
    Dunkling, Leslie.
    A DICTIONARY OF DAYS.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Facts on File, (1988.) dj. Hardcover - "The curious stories behind more than 850 named days celebrated in literature and real life.' Arranged alphabetically and by the calendar, illustrated with a vignette at the head of each letter. Square format. 136 pp. ISBN: 0-8160-19169.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55446
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  • THE EBONY SUCCESS LIBRARY: 3 Voume Set (includes Volume 1: 1,000 Successful Blacks; Volume 2: Famous Blacks Give Secrets of Success; Volume 3: Career Guide. Opportunities and Resources for You. by Editors of Ebony.
    Editors of Ebony.
    THE EBONY SUCCESS LIBRARY: 3 Voume Set (includes Volume 1: 1,000 Successful Blacks; Volume 2: Famous Blacks Give Secrets of Success; Volume 3: Career Guide. Opportunities and Resources for You.

    Edition: First printings.

    Nashville, TN: The Southwestern Company, 1973. Hardcover first edition - Volume One - 1,000 Successful Blacks - contains brief biographical entries accompanied by photographs of most of the men and women profiled. Volume 2 - Famous Blacks Give Secrets of Success - is a look at those in education, the arts, sports, government and more - among those profiled are Shirley Chisholm, Leontyne Price, Charley Pride, Barbara Jordan, Carl T. Rowan, Naomi Sims, Moms Mabley and many others. Volume 3 - Career Guide. Opportunities and Resources for You - looks at those in many different careers, in addition to extensive resources, index. All volumes are extensively illustrated with photographs. Large format, bound in black leatherette with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. 341, 310 , 278 pp respectively.

    Condition: Near fine (corners very slightly bumped, but overall tight and clean copies, no markings, sturdy binding) Excellent reference books.

    Book ID: 81436
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  • EMERSON: AN ANNOTATED SECONDARY BIBLIOGRAPHY. by [Emerson, Ralph Waldo 1803-1882] Burkholder, Robert E. and Joel Myerson
    [Emerson, Ralph Waldo 1803-1882] Burkholder, Robert E. and Joel Myerson
    EMERSON: AN ANNOTATED SECONDARY BIBLIOGRAPHY.

    Edition: First edition.

    Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1985. Hardcover first edition - Tthe first comprehensive annotated secondary bibliography of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Includes over 5600 critical and biographical works and almost 200 miscellaneous works. A title in the 'Pittsburgh Series in Bibliography'. Index. xiv, 842 pp. ISBN: 0-822935023.

    Condition: Fine in dark blue cloth with silver lettering (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 74548
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  • PROVINCES AND PROVINCIAL CAPITALS OF THE WORLD. by Fisher, Morris.
    Fisher, Morris.
    PROVINCES AND PROVINCIAL CAPITALS OF THE WORLD.

    Edition: Second edition.

    Metuchen, NJ & London: Scarecrow Press, 1985. Hardcover - A concise one-volume reference which lists and indexes the thousands of states, provinces, and provincial capitals of the world. ix, 248 pp. ISBN: 0-810817586.

    Condition: Fine in brown cloth with white lettering (as new)

    Book ID: 72219
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  • Floercky, Herbert Edward.
    VISUAL GEOGRAPHY OF CALIFORNIA: The History, Products, General Points and Features of Interest: Also United States Comparisons on State Areas, Population - Foreign Commerce.

    Edition: First edition.

    Sacramento, CA: California State Board of Education, (1933.). Hardcover first edition - California State Series. Illustrated with many photographs, maps & charts. Map endpapers. Large format, 85 pp.

    Condition: Ex-school library with a few stamps,but overall good condition in blue cloth with black lettering.

    Book ID: 30639
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  • Funk, Charles Earle.
    THEREBY HANGS A TALE: Stories of Curious Word Origins.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1950.) dj. Hardcover - An explanation of how words came to be used - from 'abet' to 'Yankee.' Index. xii, 303 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean, no dj.

    Book ID: 45222
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  • VESTA'S WHO'S WHO OF NORTH AMERICAN POETS. by Gill, Stephen, editor.
    Gill, Stephen, editor.
    VESTA'S WHO'S WHO OF NORTH AMERICAN POETS.

    Edition: First edition.

    Ontario: Vesta Publications, 1990. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Brief biographical listings of over 2000 poets, listed alphabetically and focusing on the publications and awards of each poet. In order to be considered for this volume, the poet must have had at least two collections of poetry published. Compiled and edited by this Indo/Canadian author and poet. INSCRIBED to Rosemary Wilkinson, one of the poets included, by Stephen Gill with the comment "a poet I vastly admire" and dated in the year of publication. Large format. 489 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in black cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine.

    Book ID: 84737
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  • Greer, Carl Richard.
    ADVERTISING AND ITS MECHANICAL PRODUCTION.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Crowell, 1931. Hardcover first edition - A very comprehensive discussion of techniques applicable to the development of advertisin, with chapters on topics ranging from selection of paper, use of color to in-house organs, commercial art, advertising agencies and more. Full color frontispiece and many illustrations - both in the text and as black and white and full-color plates (the title page states 175 illustrations). Appendix, glossary and index. 474 pp. Slightly oversized format.

    Condition: Very good+ in cloth covered boards, black spine, gold lettering on spine (gift inscription.)

    Book ID: 25380
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  • Haege, Glenn (edited by Kathy Stief.)
    HAEGE'S HOMESTYLE ARTICLES : The Detroit News, 1995-99

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Royal Oak, MI: Master Handyman Press, (2001.). First edition - A wealth of practical, clear, concise but sufficiently detailed articles on every facet of home maintenance and repair. List of recommended companies and websites. Index. 595 pp. ISBN: 1-880615649.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 32212
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  • A GUIDE TO SOURCE MATERIALS FOR THE STUDY OF BARBADOS HISTORY 1627-1834. by Handler, Jerome S.
    Handler, Jerome S.
    A GUIDE TO SOURCE MATERIALS FOR THE STUDY OF BARBADOS HISTORY 1627-1834.

    Edition: First edition, second printing.

    New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press in association with the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the John Carter Brown Library, 2002. Hardcover - Originally published in 1971, this edition includes 270 new entries not included in the original volume. Frontis map of Richard Ford's Barbados, circa 1675. Index. xvi, 205 pp plus errata list. ISBN: 1-584560649.

    Condition: Near fine in maroon cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88615
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  • CORNERSTONES OF CONFEDERATE COLLECTING. by Harwell, Richard Barksdale.
    Harwell, Richard Barksdale.
    CORNERSTONES OF CONFEDERATE COLLECTING.

    Edition: Third limited edition, of 500 numbered copies, of which 100 were signed by the author.

    Charlottesville, VA: The University of Virginia Press for the Bibliographical Society of University of Virginia, (1982) 1953. Hardcover - Although this copy retains the title page of the second revised edition of 1953, it was actually published in Wendell, North Carolina in 1982. Includes a foreword by Clifford Dowdey, informative text and a checklist of the cornerstones followed by facsimiles of title pages. #5 out of 100 copies SIGNED and bound by hand, 35 pp plus 20 pp of facsimile title pages and colophon.

    Condition: Very near fine in wheat-colored cloth with pasted on title label on the spine, small illustration of a Confederate soldier on the front cover.

    Book ID: 35161
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  • NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE: A Reference Bibliography, 1900-1971; With Selected Nineteenth Century Materials by [Hawthorne, Nathaniel] Ricks, Beatrice, Joseph D. Adams, and Jack O. Hazlerig, compilers.
    [Hawthorne, Nathaniel] Ricks, Beatrice, Joseph D. Adams, and Jack O. Hazlerig, compilers.
    NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE: A Reference Bibliography, 1900-1971; With Selected Nineteenth Century Materials

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: G. K. Hall, 1972. Hardcover first edition - Includes a master list of 2596 bibliographic entries and a subject index. v, 337 pp. ISBN: 0-816110212.

    Condition: Very near fine in royal blue buckram with gilt lettering on the spine. Uncommon and especially so in this condition.

    Book ID: 74569
    Keywords: Reference Books
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  • SCRIPOPHILY: The Art of Finance. by Hollender, Keith.
    Hollender, Keith.
    SCRIPOPHILY: The Art of Finance.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Museum of American Financial History, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which both assists the collector of financial stocks - bonds and stock certificates - and provides a synopsis of worldwide financial history. Illustrated throughout in both full color and black and white. Bibliography, index. Slightly oversized format, printed on glossy stock throughout. 157 pp. ISBN: 0-96426-3009.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56148
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  • CURIOUS FACTS: Interesting and Surprising Information Regarding the Origin of Familiar Games, Words, Sayings And Customs. by Howard, Clifford .
    Howard, Clifford .
    CURIOUS FACTS: Interesting and Surprising Information Regarding the Origin of Familiar Games, Words, Sayings And Customs.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1920 (c 1905). Hardcover - A book full of information regarding the history of family and geographical names, words, phrases and customs - ranging from "apple-pie order" to Christmas customs, croquet and more. Index. Small volume, 199 pp plus 6 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good in green cloth with white lettering and black illustrations (foxing to endpapers, toning to pages)

    Book ID: 79204
    Keywords: Reference Books
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