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The natural history of Washington territory, with much relating to Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oregon, and California, between the thirty-sixth and forty-ninth parallels of latitude, being those parts of the final reports on the survey of the Northern Pacific railroad route, containing the climate and physical geography, with full catalogues and descriptions of the plants and animals collected from 1853 to 1857

Cooper, J. G. (James Graham), Suckley, George, Cooper, William, Gibbs, George, Gray, Asa, LeConte, John L. (John Lawrence), United States. War Dept. Reports of explorations and surveys, to ascertain the . route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean

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Item Description: 2013. Book Condition: New. ***This is the EBook version (.pdf format) of the 1859 edition. Scanned from the original book !!** You will be receiving the text of this book via download. An email will be sent shortly to your email address containing the download instructions. This is an ebook. All sales final unless there is illegibility to text. Bookseller Inventory # 158852

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Teton Valley Lithograph General Report of the USPRR Expedition & Surveys 47th and 49th Parallel. Plate XXVIII circa 1855.

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Item Description: USPRR Expedition & Survey, New York, 1855. Plate Planche. Coloured lithographic plate measuring 28cm/11 inches by 22cm/8.5 inches. Please Feel free to inquire as to particulars and/or additional snapshots. Bookseller Inventory # 19577

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Item Description: Pacific Railroad Survey Map, 1853. Pamphlet. Book Condition: Very Good. (6 profiles on sheet), Hor. scale 1/120,000; Vert. scale 1/24,000, 20 x 30 inches, folded, VG (Wagner-Camp number 261:4 No 13). Bookseller Inventory # 013984

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Item Description: Washington, DC. Book Condition: Very Good. John Mix Stanley (illustrator). This tinted Pacific Railroad Expedition and Survey original view is from the time period of 1855 through 1861. 47th and 49th Parallels. Lithographed by Sarony, Major & Knapp. This lithographic image is about 6 inches by 9 inches on a sheet that is about 7 1/2 by 10 inches. There is very little foxing. Bookseller Inventory # 0110

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Item Description: Washington, DC. Book Condition: Very Good. John Mix Stanley (illustrator). This tinted Pacific Railroad Expedition and Survey original view is from the time period of 1855 through 1861. 47th and 49th Parallels. Lithographed by Sarony, Major & Knapp. This lithographic image is bout 6 inches by 9 inches on a sheet that is about 7 1/2 by 10 inches. There is very little foxing. Not Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 0111

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Item Description: Washington, DC. Book Condition: Very Good. John Mix Stanley (illustrator). This tinted Pacific Railroad Expedition and Survey original view is from the time period of 1855 through 1861. 38th and 39th Parallels. Lithographed by (Sarony, Major & Knapp) This lithographic image is bout 6 inches by 9 inches on a sheet that is about 7 3/4 by 11 inches. There is very little foxing. Not Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 0109

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Item Description: Washington, DC. Book Condition: Very Good. John Mix Stanley (illustrator). This tinted Pacific Railroad Expedition and Survey original view is from the time period of 1855 through 1861. 47th and 49th Parallels. Lithographed by (A. Hoen & Co.) This lithographic image is bout 6 inches by 9 inches on a sheet that is about 7 1/2 by 10 inches. There is very little foxing. Not Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 0108

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REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR COMMUNICATING THE SEVERAL PACIFIC RAILROAD EXPLORATIONS. IN THREE VOLUMES.

Pacific Railroad Surveys:

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Item Description: Washington:, 1855. 33d Cong., 1st Sess. HED129. 43pp, disbound with a bit of loosening and edge wear to title page. Good+. This is the introductory report by War Secretary Jefferson Davis ONLY. FIRST EDITION. Wagner-Camp 261:1. Howes P3. Bookseller Inventory # 20399

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Item Description: N.P.: U.S. Pacific Railroad Survey, 1855., 1855. First Edition. This single sheet color illustration by Stanley is Plate XXVIII of the General Report. A few minor preforations to top edge of sheet not affecting plate or caption, VG. Bookseller Inventory # 4894

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Item Description: Washington, DC. Book Condition: Very Good. John Mix Stanley (illustrator). This tinted Pacific Railroad Expedition and Survey original view is from the time period of 1855 through 1861. 47th and 49th Parallels. Lithographed by Sarony, Major & Knapp. This lithographic image is about 6 inches by 9 inches on a sheet that is about 7 1/2 by 10 inches. There is very little foxing. Bookseller Inventory # 0112

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ROCKY MOUNTAINS, GENERAL PROFILE FROM WESTPORT NEAR THE WESTERN BORDER OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI TO THE SEVIER RIVER (GREAT BASIN) [1853-54]

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Item Description: Pacific Railroad Survey Map, Wash, DC, 1853. Pamphlet. Book Condition: Good. Scale 15 miles=1 inch (vertical scale 2,000 Ft to 1 Inch), 13 x 93 inches folded, small tears at folds on left else G-VG, (Wagner-Camp number 261:4 No. 5) (Attractive strip map showing topographic profile of Rockies and Wasatch Mts). Bookseller Inventory # 013985

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REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR COMMUNICATING THE SEVERAL PACIFIC RAILROAD EXPLORATIONS. IN THREE VOLUMES.

Pacific Railroad Surveys:

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Item Description: Washington:, 1855. 33d Cong., 1st Sess. HED129. 43, 116, [1] pp. Disbound, light foxing, Good+. This is an offering of the introductory report by War Secretary Jefferson Davis, and the Humphreys-Warren report [volume1, introductory report plus section 1]. FIRST EDITION. Wagner-Camp 261:1. Howes P3. Bookseller Inventory # 20400

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Made under the direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-6. Vol. 9, part 2: General report upon the zoology of the several Pacific railroad routes.

Reports of explorations and surveys, to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean.

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Item Description: Washington 1858., 1858. 4to. LVI, 1005pp. Orig. blindstamped cloth. Front hinge partly cracked otherwise a very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 7499AB

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Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the . Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean -- Volume 1,

Pacific Railroad Survey - Vol. 1)

Published by A. O. P. Nicholson, Washington (1855)

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Item Description: A. O. P. Nicholson, Washington, 1855. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very good. Large 4to. Original half leather. Spine in 5 compartments with raised b ands. Dark green lettering label, blac. And with a contemporary hand-lettered paper label reading 'Pacific Railroad Survey Vol. VIII.' Contains reorts on the various routes for the railroad to the Pacific. Edges worn, corners bumped, else a very good copy. See Howes P3, Cowan, p. 152. House Document 91. Bookseller Inventory # 16980

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Item Description: A. O. P. Nicholson, Washington, 1857. Volume VII only, Large quarto. Illustrated with than 8 plates (one plate with torn upper margin, others fine) of scenery, 12 paleontology plates, 14 plates of geology, 2 coloured maps (folding): Geological Plan .San Francisco to Los Angeles and Geologic Plan.Rio Grande to Pimas Villages, and 8 botanical plates. . House of Representatives, 33rd Congress, 2nd Session, Executive Document 91.Jefferson Davis was Secretary of War at the time of the Survey expedition. A large number of issues surrounding the whole project existed still when he finally got appropriation to fund the project with the assistance of Senator Gwin, California. Some of the questions were: Where to build it? Where to begin and where to end? Which states to go through? As can be readily imagined the political and regional pressures were enormous. Finally, four routes were selected to be explored. The one most favoured by Jefferson Davis himself was the fourth route from Texas along the Gila River to San Diego; another supported by Senator Thomas Hart Benton followed the Kansas River to Arkansas to Salt Lake along the 37-39th parallels. Yet another proposed "middle route" ran from Arkansas through across New Mexico and Arizona and finally crossed the Mojave Desert in California. The northernmost route proposed came along the Missouri River across the Northern Rocky Mountains to Puget Sound, staying along the 47-49th parallels. In addition, of course, there were surveys on the west coast suggesting routes to link San Diego, San Francisco and the Pacific Northwest.When the reports were complete they encompassed much more than just a railroad survey, they also included natural history, topography and geology of the territories surveyed, and were amply illustrated with plates and maps. John M. Stanly was the most prominent of the eleven illustrators accompanying the expedition and he illustrated more plates than any of the others. The plates show scenery, native inhabitants, flora, fauna, archaeological interests, as well as numerous maps. There are also many plates of birds of all kinds. The reconnoisances made possible the first reasonably accurate topographical map of the West.Published by the Federal Government, these reports provide the single most important contemporary source of knowledge for the geography of the West. The set is a corner stone work in a Western Americana collection and is considered one of the most important works on the Transmississippi West for its published reports on the explorations and the data collected during the surveys. [Wagner-Camp The Plains and the Rockies, p. 262] Covers somewhat rubbed, front joint weak, interior clean black leather spine with green gilt lettered spine label, over marbled boards. Bookseller Inventory # 26006

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Item Description: Beverly Tucker, Washington, 1857. Volume VII only, Large quarto. Illustrated with than 8 plates of scenery, 12 paleontology plates, 14 plates of geology, 2 coloured maps (folding): Geological Plan .San Francisco to Los Angeles and Geologic Plan.Rio Grande to Pimas Villages (a little creased and with light tears where affixed), and 8 botanical plates. . Senate, 33rd Congress, 2nd Session, Executive Document 78.Jefferson Davis was Secretary of War at the time of the Survey expedition. A large number of issues surrounding the whole project existed still when he finally got appropriation to fund the project with the assistance of Senator Gwin, California. Some of the questions were: Where to build it? Where to begin and where to end? Which states to go through? As can be readily imagined the political and regional pressures were enormous. Finally, four routes were selected to be explored. The one most favoured by Jefferson Davis himself was the fourth route from Texas along the Gila River to San Diego; another supported by Senator Thomas Hart Benton followed the Kansas River to Arkansas to Salt Lake along the 37-39th parallels. Yet another proposed "middle route" ran from Arkansas through across New Mexico and Arizona and finally crossed the Mojave Desert in California. The northernmost route proposed came along the Missouri River across the Northern Rocky Mountains to Puget Sound, staying along the 47-49th parallels. In addition, of course, there were surveys on the west coast suggesting routes to link San Diego, San Francisco and the Pacific Northwest.When the reports were complete they encompassed much more than just a railroad survey, they also included natural history, topography and geology of the territories surveyed, and were amply illustrated with plates and maps. John M. Stanly was the most prominent of the eleven illustrators accompanying the expedition and he illustrated more plates than any of the others. The plates show scenery, native inhabitants, flora, fauna, archaeological interests, as well as numerous maps. There are also many plates of birds of all kinds. The reconnoisances made possible the first reasonably accurate topographical map of the West.Published by the Federal Government, these reports provide the single most important contemporary source of knowledge for the geography of the West. The set is a corner stone work in a Western Americana collection and is considered one of the most important works on the Transmississippi West for its published reports on the explorations and the data collected during the surveys. [Wagner-Camp The Plains and the Rockies, p. 262] Very minimal rubbing to lower edges, lower right corner a little bumped affecting all leaves, slight dampstain lower right affecting approx. first 20 leaves, endpapers with some foxing, occasional foxing throughout original black cloth decoratively stamped in blind, lettered in gilt on spine. Bookseller Inventory # 31149

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Item Description: Beverly Tucker, Washington, 1856. Volume III only, Large quarto. Illustrated with than 8 plates of scenery, 12 paleontology plates, 14 plates of geology, 2 coloured maps (folding): Geological Plan .San Francisco to Los Angeles and Geologic Plan.Rio Grande to Pimas Villages (a little creased and with light tears where affixed), and 8 botanical plates. . Senate issue, 33rd Congress, 2nd Session, Executive Document 78.Jefferson Davis was Secretary of War at the time of the Survey expedition. A large number of issues surrounding the whole project existed still when he finally got appropriation to fund the project with the assistance of Senator Gwin, California. Some of the questions were: Where to build it? Where to begin and where to end? Which states to go through? As can be readily imagined the political and regional pressures were enormous. Finally, four routes were selected to be explored. The one most favoured by Jefferson Davis himself was the fourth route from Texas along the Gila River to San Diego; another supported by Senator Thomas Hart Benton followed the Kansas River to Arkansas to Salt Lake along the 37-39th parallels. Yet another proposed "middle route" ran from Arkansas through across New Mexico and Arizona and finally crossed the Mojave Desert in California. The northernmost route proposed came along the Missouri River across the Northern Rocky Mountains to Puget Sound, staying along the 47-49th parallels. In addition, of course, there were surveys on the west coast suggesting routes to link San Diego, San Francisco and the Pacific Northwest.When the reports were complete they encompassed much more than just a railroad survey, they also included natural history, topography and geology of the territories surveyed, and were amply illustrated with plates and maps. John M. Stanly was the most prominent of the eleven illustrators accompanying the expedition and he illustrated more plates than any of the others. The plates show scenery, native inhabitants, flora, fauna, archaeological interests, as well as numerous maps. There are also many plates of birds of all kinds. The reconnoisances made possible the first reasonably accurate topographical map of the West.Published by the Federal Government, these reports provide the single most important contemporary source of knowledge for the geography of the West. The set is a corner stone work in a Western Americana collection and is considered one of the most important works on the Transmississippi West for its published reports on the explorations and the data collected during the surveys. [Wagner-Camp The Plains and the Rockies, p. 262] Some wear to spine and covers, occasional light foxing original black cloth decoratively stamped in blind, lettered in gilt. Bookseller Inventory # 27610

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Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the . Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean -- Volume 2,

Pacific Railroad Survey - Vol. 2)

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Item Description: A. O. P. Nicholson, Washington, 1855. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Large 4to. Original half maroon leather. Spine ruled in gilt with gilt titles. Marbled paper boards in a non-pareil pattern. Contains the reports on various routes, including the route from the Rio Grande and the Pimas as well as the route lying between the mouths of the San Pedro and Gila Rivers. Illustrated with colored aquatints. Some light foxing and occasional light damp staining. A good copy in a very good Binding. See Howes P3, Cowan, p. 512. House Document No. 91. Bookseller Inventory # 16983

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Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean Made under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-4.volume IV [4]

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Item Description: Washington, D. C. , A. O. P. : Nicholson, Printer [1854-1856], 1856. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 1 vol. (various pagings) : ill ; 30 cm. Subjects; Natural history - West (U. S. ) . Indians of North America - West (U. S. ) . Geology - California. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Professionally recased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans and additional detail on request. 3 Kg. 1 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 120572

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Reports Of Explorations and Surveys, To Ascertain The Most Practical And Economical Route For a Railroad From The Mississippi To The Pacific Ocean, Volume II

Pacific Railroad Survey, (author)

Published by War Department (U.S.A.), Publ., Washington, D. C., Pl. (1855)

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Item Description: War Department (U.S.A.), Publ., Washington, D. C., Pl., 1855. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. 4to - 11-3/4" x 8-3/4". PACIFIC RAILROAD REPORTS Quarto Edition Volume II (Ref. Wagner & Camp 4th ed. 262a, page 471). Half-leather over marbled boards, consists of seven reports, each paginated separately, about 608pp total including original endpapers & blank pages, plus 4 plates of b/w illustrations of fossils, 20 plates of botanical b/w illustrations and 2 fold-out maps in color "From the Red River to the Rio Grande;" the southern route favored by Sec. of War Jefferson Davis . There are TWO ANOMALIES between the W & C ref. and our copy: "33rd Congress 2d Session #91" -- ours states 3rd Session; "Beverly Tucker, printer" -- ours states A.O.P. Nicholson. The authors of the reports are: 1. Gunnison & Beckwith, 2. Beckwith, 3. Lander, 4. Pope, 5. Blake, 6. Parke, 7. Emory. (Blake's report is not included in "Contents of Volume II", p.viii.). William P. Blake also did the maps. A Report on the Botany of the Expedition by John Torrey and Asa Gray is included in Beckwith's 2nd report. Condition: Although complete, the book looks a bit rough as the leather backstrip has been replaced with wide brown tape, the corners are bare of the original leather and are worn, and the front inner hinge is broken through completely. The back hinge is intact and the binding still serviceable, text supple and quite readable. The text edges are faded & browned but the text is only slightly agetoned to a creamy white, however, two of the illustration plates are significantly browned, and the last one has some scattered light foxing along the fore edge and somewhat into the illustrion. The maps are clean, intact, strong and supple. The bookplate of Earle R. Forrest is affixed to the front pastedown, and he has rather liberally scattered a discreet rubber stamping of his name throughout the text, but not on any tables or illustrations. Mr. Forrest (1881-1971) was a noted author, fiction and non-, historian and newspaperman, living and working in the southwest and his native Pennsylvania. A few of his works include: The Snake Dance of the Hopi Indians, Missions and Pueblos of the Old Southwest, California Joe, Lone War Trail of Apache Kid, etc. 4to - 11-3/4" x 8-3/4". Association Copy. Bookseller Inventory # 013945

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Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean Made under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-4.volume IV [4]

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Item Description: Washington, D. C. , A. O. P. : Nicholson, Printer [1854-1856], 1856. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 1 vol. (various pagings) : ill ; 30 cm. Subjects; Natural history - West (U. S. ) . Indians of North America - West (U. S. ) . Geology - California. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Professionally recased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans and additional detail on request. 3 Kg. 1 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 120572

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Item Description: Washington. ., 1855. 127pp. plus 7 and 15 tinted or colored lithographic plates. Illus. Quarto. Contemporary half cloth and marbled boards, leather label. Several tears at head and toe of spine, tears in spine repaired, edgeworn, fraying at outer hinges, glue residue on endsheets, ink notes on endsheet. Some tanning and light foxing, relevant pencil notes in blank margin of some plates, else internally very good. An interesting hybrid, being Volume III, section 3 of the quarto series of the Pacific Railroad Survey reports, with fifteen added plates from Emory's boundary survey report and Ives' Colorado report, all of southwestern Indians. The attractive lithographic plates, many of them handsomely colored, are after drawings by Möllhausen and Schott. The plates depict members of various Indian tribes of the territories explored, their dwellings, handcrafts, etc. The Emory plates are the most striking and interesting ones to appear in that book, and include all of the Emory Indian plates. An unusual package. HOWES P3 (ref). WAGNER-CAMP 263:3 (ref). FIELD 1647. Bookseller Inventory # WRCAM 15076

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Item Description: Washington. 1855-1860., 1860. Twelve volumes bound in thirteen. Profusely illustrated with maps, lithographic plates, colored lithographic plates, profiles, etc. Collated complete with all the maps and plates called for in Wagner-Camp. Large, thick quarto. Modern black buckram, spines gilt. A nice, uniform set. Very good. The Senate issue of the Pacific Railroad Surveys. This large quarto set is the most important and massive compilation of exploration reports and data ever published about the trans-Mississippi West. Under the direction of Secretary of War Jefferson Davis, the Pacific Railroad survey in two years increased the contemporary knowledge of the geography, topography, geology, and natural history of the West by a quantum leap. Included herein are the reports of Humphreys, Stevens, Beckwith, Whipple, Warren, Williamson, Lander, et al, supplemented with reports on scientific observations, and numerous significant achievements in cartography, including Warren's "Map of the Territory of the United States from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean." (here present in the eleventh volume), which has been hailed as "the best cartographical work on the West up to its time." (Howes). The illustrative material (engraved and lithographed views, specimens of birds, fishes, and other animals) is of the highest quality, often in colored state, and encompasses thousands of illustrations, either in the text or as separate plates. This set includes fully seven reports listed by Wagner-Camp as separate items, and nine listed separately by Howes. Wheat devotes twenty-four pages of detailed discussion to the maps in this series of reports, singling out the Warren map as "among the great maps of the United States that preceded the Civil War." All things considered, this edition of the Pacific Railroad Surveys stands as a testament to one of the greatest government sponsored projects in our history, and is a foundation work for any collection devoted to Western Americana or cartography. It is quite difficult these days to find a set of the Railroad Surveys in a uniform Senate edition (as opposed mixed House and Senate volumes). HOWES P3, etc. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 822 through 824, 843 through 846, 852, 853, 864 through 867, 874, 875, 877 through 882, 898, 936 (23 in all). TWENEY 89, 59. WAGNER-CAMP 262 through 267. RITTENHOUSE 442. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 75. ZAMORANO SELECT 108. Bookseller Inventory # WRCAM 41089A

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