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Item Description: 2016. Softcover. Book Condition: New. 180 Lang: - Latin, Pages 180, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2016 with the help of original edition published long back[1662]. This book is Printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Soft Cover {HARDCOVER EDITION IS ALSO AVAILABLE}, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. (Any type of Customisation is possible). Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Language: Latin. Bookseller Inventory # PB1111004593571

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Item Description: 2016. Softcover. Book Condition: New. 194 Lang: - lat, Vol: - Volume c.1, Pages 194, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2016 with the help of original edition published long back [1664].This book is Printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Soft Cover {HARDCOVER EDITION IS ALSO AVAILABLE}, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. (Any type of Customisation is possible). Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Volume c.1 Language: lat. Bookseller Inventory # PB1111006901931

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Descartes, René (1596-1650).

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Item Description: ReInk Books, 2017. Softcover. Book Condition: New. Reprinted from 1662 edition. Language: Latin. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. 180. Bookseller Inventory # 150412424

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Item Description: 2016. Softcover. Book Condition: New. 197 Lang: - Latin, Pages 197, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2016 with the help of original edition published long back[1662]. This book is Printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Soft Cover {HARDCOVER EDITION IS ALSO AVAILABLE}, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. (Any type of Customisation is possible). Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Language: Latin. Bookseller Inventory # PB1111004630379

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Descartes, René (1596-1650).

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Item Description: ReInk Books, 2017. Softcover. Book Condition: New. Reprinted from 1662 edition. Language: Latin. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. 197. Bookseller Inventory # 150249629

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Descartes, Rene?, 1596-1650,Schuyl, Florentius, 1619-1669,History of Medicine Collections (Duke University) NcD

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Item Description: ReInk Books, 2017. Softcover. Book Condition: NEW. Reprinted from 1664 edition. Volume: c.1 Language: lat. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Original Publisher: Lugduni Batavorum : Ex officina? Hackiana 194 pages Volume: c.1. Bookseller Inventory # 457718345

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Item Description: 2016. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 180 Lang: - Latin, Pages 180, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2016 with the help of original edition published long back[1662]. This book is Printed in black & white, Hardcover, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Dust Cover, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. (Any type of Customisation is possible). Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Language: Latin. Bookseller Inventory # 1111004593571

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Item Description: 2016. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 194 Lang: - lat, Vol: - Volume c.1, Pages 194, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2016 with the help of original edition published long back [1664].This book is printed in black & white, Hardcover, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Dust Cover, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. (Any type of Customisation is possible). Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Volume c.1 Language: lat. Bookseller Inventory # 1111006901931

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Item Description: 2016. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 197 Lang: - Latin, Pages 197, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2016 with the help of original edition published long back[1662]. This book is Printed in black & white, Hardcover, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Dust Cover, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. (Any type of Customisation is possible). Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Language: Latin. Bookseller Inventory # 1111004630379

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Descartes, Rene (1596-1650).

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Item Description: ReInk Books, 2014. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Reprinted from 1662 edition. Hardback. NO changes have been made to the original text. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes than this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This hardback book is SEWN perfect bound, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of hardback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal hardbacks. This book is printed on demand on acid-free paper. 197 pages. Bookseller Inventory # HB150249629

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Item Description: ReInk Books, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1662. This is a scanned reprint. As the original book was very old, it may contain imperfections such as black dots, missing or flawed pages. No changes has been made to the original. Printed on Demand in paperback. 180. Bookseller Inventory # 150131492

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Descartes, René (1596-1650)

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Item Description: Chapitre.com - Impression à la demande. Paperback. Book Condition: NEUF. - Nombre de page(s) : 180 - Genre : philosophie - philosophie occidentale moderne Print on Demand. Bookseller Inventory # 8264735271933

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DESCARTES, Rene.

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Item Description: Franciscum Moyardum & Petrum Leffen, Leyden, 1662. [xxxvi] 121 [1] pp. Illustrated with nine inserted anatomical engraved plates (there should be ten of them), one with overlays; another, the heart plate, apparently lacking its overlays; 6 full-page engravings in the text and 26 smaller engravings; 21 small cuts; and one diagram. Small 4to, later binding. First edition, unauthorized. G-M 574. Tchemerzine IV, p. 308. A few plates shaved; some worn at edges; joints neatly reinforced using the Japanese tissue method; binding quite worn. Bookseller Inventory # 29856

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DE HOMINE FIGURIS, et Latinitate donatus a: DESCARTES, RENE.

DESCARTES, RENE.

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Item Description: Leiden Ex Officina Hackiana, 1664. SECOND EDITION, Latin text, 1664, small 4to, 200 x 150 mm, 8 x 6 inches, engraved pictorial printer's device to title page, 12 engraved plates, some folding, 54 illustrations in the text of which 5 full page, 2 overlay flaps to unnumbered plate at page 9 and 1 overlay flap to plate LIV, pages: (36), 121, (ie 123), (1), as in all copies page numbers 111-112 are repeated , no duplication, collated and guaranteed complete, bound in half leather over marbled sides, rebacked to match with narrow gilt bands and gilt lettering. Edges of covers darkened, corners worn, couple of small dents to leather next to spine, marbled paper slightly rubbed, hand coloured armorial book-plate of Thomas Hare with neat old ink provenance next to it, title page lightly browned, occasional small pale mark in the margins, 4 one word ink notes in the margins, 2 small closed edge tears to 1 folding plate, repaired on blank side, not affecting image. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. "Descartes considered the human body a material machine, directed by a rational soul located in the pineal body. This book was the first attempt to cover the whole field of "animal physiology". The work was really a physiological appendix to his Discourse on Method." Wellcome Medical Library Volume 2, page 453; Garrison and Morton 574; Waller 2376; Krivatsy, 3121. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. Bookseller Inventory # 20100

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De homine figuris et latinitate donatus a: Descartes, Rene

Descartes, Rene

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Item Description: Officina Hackiana, Leiden, 1664. Descartes, Rene (1596-1650). De homine figuris et latinitate donatus a Florentio Schuyl. 4to. [36], 121 [i.e., 123], [1]pp. 10 engraved plates; overlay flaps present. Leiden: ex officina Hackiana, 1664. 205 x 160 mm. Vellum ca. 1664, title in ink on spine, a few tiny holes along hinges. Lower margin of title restored not affecting text, minor foxing and toning, but very good. 20th century bookplate of Dr. Robert Sonnenschein. Second Latin edition of the first European textbook of physiology, and "the first attempt to present systematically a coherent description of bodily responses in terms of actual-or hypothetical-neuro-muscular structures" (Fearing, Reflex Action [1964], pp. 18-28). In the first two parts, "On the bodily machine," and "How the machine moves itself," Descartes puts forth his theory of bodily automatism-the origin of the "machine man" or "robot" concept. Although he originally conceived De homine as a physiological appendix to the Discours sur la methode (1637), Descartes suppressed the work, together with his Le monde . . . (1664), after the trial of Galileo before the Holy Office (1633). What was heretical about Descartes' views was his assertion that the body of man, like that of lower animals, could be understood as a machine, and that what distinguished man from lower animals was the presence of an immortal soul, the location of which Descartes argued was in the pineal body. More than any other physiological treatise, Descartes' De homine first expressed concepts of neuro-muscular function which are acceptable in their major outlines to present day physiologists. Descartes is usually credited with making in De homine "the first descriptive statement of involuntary action which bears a recognizable resemblance to the modern concept of reflex action" (Fearing). Other historians, such as Brazier, in The Historical Development of Neurophysiology, definitely credit Descartes with the invention of the reflex concept, although his first use of the actual term "reflex" appears in the Traité des passions de l'âme (1649). Norman, Grolier Medical Hundred, 31 (first ed.). Garrison-Morton 574 (first ed.). Guibert, Descartes, pp. 199-200. Bookseller Inventory # 43848

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DESCARTES, René (1596-1650)

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Item Description: Petrus Leffen and Franciscus Moyardus, Leiden, 1662. red morocco. Book Condition: Buone. Red morocco by Marc Olivier, gilt spine, gilt morocco label, speckled edges. (36),121,(1). Printer's woodcut device on title, 10 engraved plates, one with overlays showing the interior regions of the heart, numerous engravings andwoodcuts in text.FIRST EDITION of the first European textbook of physiology ‘the work was based upon Descartes’ concept of “l’homme machine”, an automaton constructed by God to approximate real men as closely as possible’ (Norman, I 627). Occasional light browning and top margin of title lightly soiled, otherwise nice copy. Provenance: Draycot House, Wiltshire - Theodore Besterman - Arnaud de Vitry. Bookseller Inventory # 1670

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DESCARTES, RENATUS. - [THE FIRST TEXTBOOK OF PHYSIOLOGY]

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Item Description: Lugduni Batavorum (Leyden), Apud Petrum Leffen & Franciscum Moyardum, 1662. 4to. Bound in an exquisite recent pastiche-binding of full mottled calf with a richly gilt spine. Five raised bands and red gilt title-label. A very nice, clean, and fresh copy, with some light occasional browning. (36), 121, (1) pp. + 10 plates. Complete with all 56 woodcut and engraved text-illustrations (many of which are full-page) and the 10 full-page engraved plates (several folded), one of which is the heart-plate with the 6 moveable parts, the Cardiac-flaps. A very good copy with good margins. First edition of Descartes' seminal treatise on man, the first European textbook of physiology, constituting an epochal work of modern thought, defining the mechanism of man as it does. "In the Treatise of man, Descartes did not describe man, but a kind of conceptual models of man, namely creatures, created by God, which consist of two ingredients, a body and a soul. "These men will be composed, as we are, of a soul and a body. First I must describe the body on its own; then the soul, again on its own; and finally I must show how these two natures would have to be joined and united in order to constitute men who resemble us"." (SEP). This highly influential work was the first to present a coherent description of bodily responses in neurophysiological terms that are still, to a wide extent, accepted today. In his attempt to solve the central question around which almost all philosophical thought had revolved since the time of Aristotle, what the relation between the soul and the body actually is, Descartes came to create a milestone work of physiology which changed the entire trajectory of modern physiological conceptions. "Without Descartes, the seventeenth-century mechanization of physiological conceptions would have been inconceivable." (DSB). He believed that the relationship between the soul and the body was mediated by the brain and the nervous system, and his seminal attempts to explain neural mechanisms drew a great deal on the engineering developments of his time (eg. the hydraulic automata that had been installed at the Versailles). He developed a hydro-mechanical theory of how the soul controlled the contraction of muscle through the intermediary of the pineal and the cerebral ventricles, and he produced an explanation of how it received, through the nerves from the periphery, signals that gave rise to sensation. Descartes' theories quickly spread throughout Europe, and the work in which he had developed them, his "De Homine" became extremely influential. This posthumously published work was actually written in the 1630's, but after the condemnation of Galilei in 1633, Descartes did not dare publish it; "although it thus had to await posthumous publication in the 1660's, his writing of the Traité de l'homme proved extremely important in the further maturation of Descartes's physiological conceptions." (D.S.B. p.62). "Some time after Descartes's death in 1650, his French manuscript, copies of which had circulated among his friends and correspondents, was edited and published. The first version was a Latin translation (De homine) by Florentius Schuyl in 1662, the second the now better known 'original' French version (Traité de l'homme) edited by Descartes's self-appointed literary executor Claude Clerselier in 1664. In the seventeenth century the 1662 Latin version was probably much more widely read than the French text. There were problems for the editors of both versions. Firstly, there were differences between the manuscripts: Clerselier in Paris claimed that his version was Descartes's own, that the others were 'corrupt' and that Schuyl had been 'misled' by them. However, a more important difficulty was raised because it was clear that the text was intended to be illustrated - Descartes refers to figures and to features within these labelled by letters. But no set of figures accompanied the manuscripts. Both editors have left quite detailed ac. Bookseller Inventory # 50480

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DESCARTES, RENATUS. - [THE FIRST TEXTBOOK OF PHYSIOLOGY]

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Item Description: Lugduni Batavorum (Leyden), Apud Petrum Leffen & Franciscum Moyardum, 1662. 4to. Contemporary full calf with gilt title-laebl to spine. (36), 121, (1) pp. + 10 plates. Complete with all 56 woodcut and engraved text-illustrations (many of which are full-page) and the 10 full-page engraved plates (several folded), one of which is the heart-plate with the 6 moveable parts, the Cardiac-flaps (of which only the smallest is missing). One folded plate cropped at fore-margin. First edition of Descartes' seminal treatise on man, the first European textbook of physiology, constituting an epochal work of modern thought, defining the mechanism of man as it does. "In the Treatise of man, Descartes did not describe man, but a kind of conceptual models of man, namely creatures, created by God, which consist of two ingredients, a body and a soul. "These men will be composed, as we are, of a soul and a body. First I must describe the body on its own; then the soul, again on its own; and finally I must show how these two natures would have to be joined and united in order to constitute men who resemble us"." (SEP). This highly influential work was the first to present a coherent description of bodily responses in neurophysiological terms that are still, to a wide extent, accepted today. In his attempt to solve the central question around which almost all philosophical thought had revolved since the time of Aristotle, what the relation between the soul and the body actually is, Descartes came to create a milestone work of physiology which changed the entire trajectory of modern physiological conceptions. "Without Descartes, the seventeenth-century mechanization of physiological conceptions would have been inconceivable." (DSB). He believed that the relationship between the soul and the body was mediated by the brain and the nervous system, and his seminal attempts to explain neural mechanisms drew a great deal on the engineering developments of his time (eg. the hydraulic automata that had been installed at the Versailles). He developed a hydro-mechanical theory of how the soul controlled the contraction of muscle through the intermediary of the pineal and the cerebral ventricles, and he produced an explanation of how it received, through the nerves from the periphery, signals that gave rise to sensation. Descartes' theories quickly spread throughout Europe, and the work in which he had developed them, his "De Homine" became extremely influential. This posthumously published work was actually written in the 1630's, but after the condemnation of Galilei in 1633, Descartes did not dare publish it; "although it thus had to await posthumous publication in the 1660's, his writing of the Traité de l'homme proved extremely important in the further maturation of Descartes's physiological conceptions." (D.S.B. p.62). "Some time after Descartes's death in 1650, his French manuscript, copies of which had circulated among his friends and correspondents, was edited and published. The first version was a Latin translation (De homine) by Florentius Schuyl in 1662, the second the now better known 'original' French version (Traité de l'homme) edited by Descartes's self-appointed literary executor Claude Clerselier in 1664. In the seventeenth century the 1662 Latin version was probably much more widely read than the French text. There were problems for the editors of both versions. Firstly, there were differences between the manuscripts: Clerselier in Paris claimed that his version was Descartes's own, that the others were 'corrupt' and that Schuyl had been 'misled' by them. However, a more important difficulty was raised because it was clear that the text was intended to be illustrated - Descartes refers to figures and to features within these labelled by letters. But no set of figures accompanied the manuscripts. Both editors have left quite detailed accounts in their long prefaces - little treatises in themselves. Here I consider only Schuyl, the editor of the. Bookseller Inventory # 52487

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DE HOMINE Figuris et Latinitate Donatus a: DESCARTES, René.
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Item Description: Inclytae Urbis Sylvae-Ducis Senatore, & ibidem Philosophiae Professore. Lugduni Batavorum: Apud Franscicum Moyardum & Petrum Leffen, 1662 In 4.º. De 21,5 cm. Com [36], 121, [1] págs. Ilustrado com 10 gravuras. Encadernação em pergaminho rígido da época. Exemplar em bom estado geral de conservação, apenas com acidez em poucos fólios e um corte de traça marginal no final do volume. Raríssima primeira edição deste importantíssimo texto de René Descartes onde o filósofo desenvolve o seu conceito de dualismo corpo-mente e o automatismo animal no homem, considerado por muitos como um apêndice fisiológico do seu Discurso do Método. A primeira edição em francês apareceu 2 anos depois, em 1664. Nesta obra Descartes defende que o corpo humano seria como uma máquina sujeita às leis da natureza e de que a alma, pelo contrário, era imaterial e portanto, não seguia as leis naturais. A obra está ilustrada com 10 gravuras impressas em separado (algumas com caracteres móveis) e mais 54 gravuras no texto, muitas de página inteira, representando partes do corpo humano. In 4º (21,5 c m). [36], 121, [1] pag. Ilustrated with 10 engravings. Binding: Contemporary parchment. Rare first edition of this important René Descartes text where the philosopher develops his concept of mind - body dualism and the animal automatism in man, and considered by many as a physiological appendix on his Discourse on Method. The first edition in French appeared two years later, in 1664. In this work Descartes advocates that the human body would be like a machine subject to the laws of nature. On the other hand, the soul was immaterial and therefore did not follow the natural laws. The work is illustrated with 10 engravings hors text and 54 more in the text, many full page, representing parts of the human body. Location/localizacao: 6-AF-E. Bookseller Inventory # 1507JC029

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