Kelmscott Press

Kelmscott Press

Items in the National Library of Scotland (NLS) from an annotated list by S C Cockerell of Kelmscott Press volumes. Numbered according to A bibliography of the Kelmscott Press by William S Peterson.

  • Peterson A1
    Morris, William
    The story of the glittering plain. Which has been also called the land of living men or the acre of the undying.
    Dated 4 April, issued 8 May 1891. Sold by Reeves & Turner.
    Small 4to. Golden type. Border 1. 200 paper copies and 6 vellum. Bound in stiff vellum with washleather ties.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.d
    Note: This book was set up from nos. 81/4 of The English Illustrated Magazine; some chapter headings were rearranged and a few small corrections were made in the text. The Press's first printing was a trial page of the book in 31 January 1891 but the first sheet was not printed until the next month.
  • Peterson A2
    Morris, William
    Poems by the way.
    Dated 24 September, issued 20 October 1891. Sold by Reeves & Turner.
    Small 4to. Golden type. In black and red. Border 1. 300 paper copies and 13 vellum. Bound in stiff vellum.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.d
    Note: First book printed at Kelmscott Press in two colours and the first in which the small printer's mark appeared.
  • Peterson A3
    Blunt, Wilfred Scawen
    Love lyrics & songs of Proteus..., with the Love sonnets of Proteus by the same author now reprinted in their full text with many sonnets omitted from the earlier editions.
    Dated 26 January, issued 27 February 1892. London, sold by Reeves & Turner.
    Small 4to. Golden type. In black and red. Border 1. 300 paper copies. Bound in stiff vellum.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.d
    Note: The only book in which the initials are printed in red.
  • Peterson A4
    Ruskin, John
    The nature of gothic. A chapter of the stones of Venice. Preface by William Morris. Diagrams in text.
    Dated in preface 15 February, issued 22 March 1892. Published by George Allen.
    Small 4to. Golden type. Border 1. Diagrams. 500 paper copies. Bound in stiff vellum.
    NLS shelfmark: Pat.322
  • Peterson A5
    Morris, William
    The defence of Guenevere, and other poems.
    Dated 2 April, issued 19 May 1892. Sold by Reeves & Turner.
    Small 4to. Golden type. In black and red. Borders 2 & 1. 300 paper copies and 10 vellum. Bound in limp vellum.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.d
  • Peterson A6
    Morris, William
    A dream of John Ball and a King's lesson.
    Dated 13 May 1892, issued 24 September 1892. Sold by Reeves & Turner.
    Small 4to. Golden type. In black and red. Borders 2, 3a and 4. 300 paper copies and 11 vellum. Bound in limp vellum.
    NLS shelfmark: FB.s.752
  • Peterson A7
    VORAGINE, Jacobus de
    The golden legend. Translated by William Caxton. Edited by F S Ellis. Woodcuts designed by Sir E. Burne-Jones.
    Dated 12 September, issued 3 November 1892. Published by Bernard Quaritch. 3 vols.
    Large 4to. Golden type. Borders 5a, 5, 6a and 7. 500 paper copies. Bound in half-holland with paper labels printed in the Troy type.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.d
  • Peterson A8
    LEFEVRE, Raoul
    The recuyell of the historyes of Troy. Translated by William Caxton. Edited by H. Halliday Sparling.
    Dated 14 October, issued 24 November 1892. Published by Bernard Quaritch. 2 vols.
    Large 4to. Troy type with table of chapters and glossary in Chaucer type. In black and red. Borders 5a, 5 and 8. Woodcut title. 300 paper copies and 5 vellum. Bound in limp vellum.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.d
  • Peterson A9
    Biblia innocentium: being the story of God's chosen people before the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ upon Earth. Written anew for children by J W Mackail, sometime fellow of Balliol College, Oxford.
    Dated 22 October, issued 9 December 1892. Sold by Reeves & Turner.
    8vo. Border 2. 200 paper copies. Bound in stiff vellum.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.d
  • Peterson A10
    Caxton, William
    The history of Reynard the Foxe. Reprinted from his edition of 1481. Edited by H Halliday Sparling.
    Dated 15 December 1892, issued 25 January 1893. Published by Bernard Quaritch.
    Large 4to. Troy type with glossary in Chaucer type. In black and red. Borders 5a and 7. Woodcut title. 300 paper copies and 10 vellum. Bound in limp vellum.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.b
  • Peterson A11
    Shakespeare, William
    The poems of William Shakespeare. Printed after the original copies of Venus and Adonis, 1593, The rape of Lucrece, 1594, Sonnets, 1609, The lover's complaint. Edited by F S Ellis.
    Dated 17 January, issued 13 February 1893. Sold by Reeves & Turner.
    8vo. Golden type. In black and red. Borders 1 and 2. 500 paper copies and 10 on vellum. Bound in limp vellum.
    NLS shelfmark: Pat.319
  • Peterson A12
    Morris, William
    News from nowhere: or, An epoch of rest, being some chapters from a utopian romance. Woodcut engraved by W H Hooper from a design by C M Gere.
    Dated 22 November 1892, issued 24 March 1893. Sold by Reeves & Turner.
    8vo. Golden type. In black and red. Borders 9a and 4. 300 paper copies and 10 on vellum. Bound in limp vellum.
    NLS shelfmarks: L.180.g; H.S.1079
  • Peterson A13
    Order of chivalry. Translated from the French by William Caxton and reprinted from his edition of 1484. Edited by F S Ellis. And L'ordene de Chevalerie, with translation by William Morris. Woodcut designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones.
    Order of chivalry dated 10 November 1892, Ordene de Chevalerie dated 24 February 1893, issued 12 April 1893. Sold by Reeves & Turner.
    Small 4to. Chaucer type, in black and red. Borders 9a and 4. 225 paper copies and 10 on vellum. Bound in limp vellum.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.d
  • Peterson A14
    Cavendish, George
    Life of Thomas Wolsey, Cardinal Archbishop of York. Edited by F S Ellis from the author's autograph MS.
    Dated 30 March, issued 3 May 1893. Sold by Reeves & Turner.
    8vo. Golden type. Border 1. 250 paper copies and 6 on vellum. Bound in limp vellum.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.d
  • Peterson A15
    History of Godefrey of Boloyne and of the conquest of Iherasulam. Reprinted from Caxton's edition of 1481. Edited by H Halliday Sparling. With woodcut title.
    Dated 27 April, issued 24 May 1893. Published by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press.
    Large 4to. Troy type with list of chapter headings and glossary in Chaucer type. In black and red. Borders 5a and 5. 300 paper copies and 6 on vellum. Bound in limp vellum.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.b
  • Peterson A16
    More, Sir Thomas
    Utopia. Reprint of the 2nd edition of Ralph Robinson's translation, with a foreword by William Morris. Edited by F S Ellis.
    Dated 4 August, issued 8 September 1893. Sold by Reeves & Turner.
    8vo. Chaucer type with reprinted title in Troy type. In black and red. Borders 4 and 2. 300 paper copies and 8 on vellum. Bound in limp vellum.
    NLS shelfmark: Pat.320
  • Peterson A17
    Tennyson, Alfred, Lord
    Maud. A monodrama. With woodcut title.
    Dated 11 August, issued 30 September 1893. Published by Macmillan & Co.
    8vo. Golden type. In black and red. Borders 10a and 10. 500 paper copies and 5 on vellum. Bound in limp vellum.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.d
  • Peterson A18
    Morris, William
    Gothic architecture: a lecture for the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society.
    16mo. Golden type. In black and red. 1500 paper copies and 45 on vellum. Bound in half holland.
    NLS shelfmarks: Pat.448; L.179.f
  • Peterson A19
    Meinhold, William.
    Sidonia the sorceress. Translated by Francesca Speranza, Lady Wilde.
    Dated 15 September, issued 1 November 1893. Published by William Morris.
    Large 4to. Golden type. In black and red. Border 8. 300 paper copies and 10 on vellum. Bound in limp vellum.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.b
  • Peterson A20
    Rossetti, Dante Gabriel
    Ballads and narrative poems. With woodcut title.
    Dated 14 October, issued November 1893. Published by Ellis & Elvey.
    8vo. Golden type. In black and red. Borders 4a and 4. 310 paper copies and 6 on vellum. Bound in limp vellum.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.d
  • Peterson A20a
    Rossetti, Dante Gabriel
    Sonnets and lyrical poems. With woodcut title.
    Dated 20 February, issued 21 April 1894. Published by Elvis & Elvey.
    8vo. Golden type. In black and red. Borders 1a and 1. 310 paper copies and 6 on vellum. Bound in limp vellum.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.d
    Note: This book is uniform with No. A20, to which it forms a sequel.
  • Peterson A21
    Tale of King Florus and the Fair Jehane. Translated by William Morris from the French of the 13th century. With woodcut title.
    Dated 16 December, issued 28 December 1893. Published by William Morris.
    16mo. Chaucer type. In black and red. Borders 11a and 11. 350 paper copies and 15 on vellum. Bound in half-holland.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.f
  • Peterson A22
    Morris, William
    The story of the glittering plain which has been also called the land of living men or the acre of the undying. Written by William Morris. 23 designs by Walter Crane, engraved by A Leverett. Woodcut title.
    Dated 13 January, issued 17 February 1894. Published by William Morris.
    Large 4to. Troy type with list of chapters in Chaucer type. In black and red. Borders 12a and 12. 250 paper copies and 7 on vellum. Bound in limp vellum.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.b
  • Peterson A23
    Of the friendship of Amis and Amile. Done out of the ancient French by William Morris. Woodcut title.
    Dated 13 March, issued 4 April 1894. Published by William Morris.
    16mo. Chaucer type. In black and red. Borders 11a and 11. 500 paper copies and 15 on vellum. Bound in half-holland.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.f
  • Peterson A24
    Keats, John
    The poems of John Keats. Edited by F S Ellis. With woodcut title.
    Dated 7 March, issued 8 May 1894. Published by William Morris.
    8vo. Golden type. In black and red. Borders 10a and 10. 300 paper copies and 7 on vellum. Bound in limp vellum.
    NLS shelfmark: Pat.315
  • Peterson A25
    Swinburne, Algernon Charles
    Atalanta in Calydon: a tragedy.
    Issued 24 July 1894. Published by William Morris.
    Large 4to. Golden type + Greek type designed by Selwyn Image. In black and red. Borders 5a and 5. 250 paper copies and 8 on vellum. Bound in limp vellum with silk ties.
    Bought 22 July 2004 from Blackwell's for £3,000, in Birdsall blue morocco binding (2003 advertised in Heritage Book Shop catalogue for 36th California Antiquarian Book Fair at $15,000).
    NLS shelfmark: in process
  • Peterson A26
    The tale of the Emperor Coustans and of over sea. Done out of ancient French by William Morris. With woodcut titles.
    Dated 30 August, issued 26 September 1894. Published by William Morris.
    16mo. Chaucer type. In black and red. Borders 11a and 11, both twice. 525 paper copies and 20 on vellum. Bound in half holland.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.f
  • Peterson A27
    Morris, William
    The wood beyond the world. Frontispiece designed by Sir E Burne-Jones and engraved on wood by W Speilmeyer.
    Dated 30 May, issued 16 October 1894. Published by William Morris.
    8vo. Chaucer type. In black and red. Borders 13a and 13. 350 paper copies and 8 on vellum. Bound in limp vellum.
    NLS shelfmark L.179.d
  • Peterson A28
    Book of wisdom and lies. A book of traditional stories from Georgia in Asia. Translated by Oliver Wardrop from the original of Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani. With woodcut title.
    Finished 29 September, issued 29 October 1894. Published by Bernard Quaritch.
    8vo. Golden type. In black and red. Borders 4a and 4. 250 paper copies. Bound in limp vellum.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.d
  • Peterson A29
    Shelley, Percy Bysshe
    The poetical works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. In three volumes. Edited by F S Ellis. With woodcut titles.
    Not dated. Vol. 1 issued 29 November 1894, Vol. 2 issued 25 March 1895, Vol. 3 issued 28 November 1895. Published by William Morris.
    8vo. Golden type. Borders 1a and 1. 250 paper copies and 6 on vellum. Bound in limp vellum without ties.
    NLS shelfmark: Pat.316-318
  • Peterson A30
    Psalmi penitentiales. An English rhymed version of the Seven Penitential Psalms. Edited by F S Ellis.
    Dated 15 November, issued 10 December 1894. Published by William Morris.
    8vo. Chaucer type. In black and red. 300 paper copies and 12 on vellum. Bound in half holland.
    NLS shelfmarks: Cwn.551, L.179.d
  • Peterson A31
    Savonarola, Girolamo
    Epistola de contemptu mundi di Frate Hieronymo da Ferrara dellordine de Frati Predicatori la Quale Manda ad Elena Buonaccorsi Sua Madre, per consolarla della morte del Fratello, suo zio. Edited by Charles Fairfax Murray from the original autograph letter. Ready 12 December 1894.
    8vo. Chaucer type. In black and red. 150 paper copies and 6 on vellum. Bound in quarter holland (blue paper on boards). Privately printed for Charles Fairfax Murray and not for sale at the Kelmscott Press.
    Not held in NLS
  • Peterson A32
    The tale of Beowulf. Done out of the Old English tongue by William Morris and A J Wyatt.
    Issued 2 February 1895.
    4to. Main text in Troy type, the rest in Chaucer type. In black and red. Borders 14a and 14. 300 paper copies and 8 on vellum. Bound in limp vellum with green silk ties.
    Bought (27.7.04) from Peter Harrington, London for £3000
    NLS shelfmark: IN PROCESS
  • Peterson A33
    Syr Perecyvelle of Gales. Overseen by F S Ellis after the edition edited by J O Halliwell from the Thornton MS. in the Library of Lincoln Cathedral. Woodcut designed by Sir E. Burne-Jones.
    Dated 16 February, issued 2 May 1895. Published by William Morris.
    8vo. Chaucer type. In black and red. Borders 13a and 13. 350 paper copies and 8 on vellum. Bound in limp vellum.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.d
  • Peterson A34
    Morris, William
    The life and death of Jason. A poem. With two woodcuts designed by Sir E Burne-Jones and engraved on wood by W. Spielmeyer.
    Dated 25 May, issued 5 July 1895. Published by William Morris.
    Large 4to. Troy type, with a few words in Chaucer type. In black and red. Borders 14a and 14. 200 paper copies and 6 on vellum. Bound in limp vellum.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.b
  • Peterson A35
    Morris, William
    Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair. 2 vols. With woodcut title.
    Dated 25 July, issued 25 September 1895. Published by William Morris.
    16mo. Chaucer type. In black and red. Borders 15a and 15. 600 paper copies and 12 on vellum. Bound in half holland with labels printed in Golden type.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.f
  • Peterson A36
    Rossetti, Dante Gabriel
    Hand and soul. Reprinted from The Germ. With woodcut title.
    Dated 24 October, issued 12 December 1895. For Messrs. Way & Williams of Chicago.
    16mo. Golden type. In black and red. Borders 15a and 15. 300 paper copies and 11 on vellum for America. 225 paper copies and 10 on vellum for United Kingdom. Bound in stiff vellum without ties.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.f
  • Peterson A37
    Herrick, Robert
    Poems chosen out of the works of Robert Herrick. Edited by F S Ellis. With woodcut title.
    Dated 21 November 1895, issued 6 February 1896. Published by William Morris.
    8vo. Golden type. In black and red. Borders 4a and 4. 250 paper copies and 8 on vellum. Bound in limp vellum.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.d
  • Peterson A38
    Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
    Poems chosen out of the works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Edited by F S Ellis.
    Dated 5 February, issued 12 April 1896. Published by William Morris.
    8vo. Golden type. In black and red. Borders 13a and 13. 300 paper copies and 8 on vellum. Bound in limp vellum.
    NLS shelfmark: FB.s.104
  • Peterson A39
    Morris, William
    The well at the World's End. With 4 woodcuts designed by Sir E. Burne-Jones.
    Dated 2 March, issued 4 June 1896. Sold by William Morris.
    Large 4to. Double columns. Chaucer type. In black and red. Borders 16a, 16, 17a, 17, 18a, 18, 19a and 19. 350 paper copies and 8 on vellum. Bound in limp vellum.
    NLS shelfmark: X.148.b
  • Peterson A40
    Chaucer, Geoffrey
    The works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Edited by F S Ellis. Woodcut title and 87 woodcut illustrations designed by Sir E Burne-Jones.
    Dated 8 May, issued 26 June 1896. Published by William Morris.
    Folio. Chaucer type, with headings to the longer poems in Troy type. In black and red. Borders 20a to 26. 425 paper copies and 13 on vellum. Bound in half holland.
    NLS shelfmarks: F.5.a.19, L.179.a
  • Peterson A41
    Morris, William
    The earthly paradise. 8 vols.
    • Vol. 1. Prologue: The wanderers; March: Atalanta's race; The man born to be king. With woodcut title.
    • Vol. 2. April: the doom of King Acrisius; The proud king.
    • Vol. 3. May: the story of Cupid and Psyche; The writing on the image; June: the love of Alcestis; The lady of the land.
    • Vol. 4. July: the son of Croesus; The watching of the falcon; August: Pygmalion and the image; Ogier the Dane.
    • Vol. 5. September: the death of Paris; The land east of the sun and west of the moon; October: the story of Acontius and Cydippe; The man who never laughed again.
    • Vol. 6. November: the story of Rhodope; The lovers of Gudrun.
    • Vol. 7. December: the golden apples; The fostering of Aslaug; January: Bellerophon at Argos; The ring given to Venus.
    • Vol. 8. February: Bellerophon in Lycia; The hill of Venus; Epilogue: L'envoi.
    • Vol. 1 dated 7 May, issued 24 July 1896; vol. 2 dated 24 June, issued 17 September 1896; vol. 3 dated 24 August, issued 5 December 1896; vol. 4 dated 25 November 1896, issued 22 January 1897; vol. 5 finished 24 December 1896, issued 9 March 1897; vol. 6 finished 18 February, issued 11 May 1897; vol. 7 finished 17 March, issued 29 July 1897; vol. 8 finished 10 June, issued 27 September 1897. Vols 1-3 published by William Morris; vols 4-8 published at Kelmscott Press.
    • Medium 4to. Golden type. In black and red. Borders (vol. 1) 27a, 27, 28a and 28; (vol. 2) 29a, 29, 28a and 28; (vol. 3) 30a, 30, 27a, 27, 28a, 28, 29a and 29; (vol. 4) 31a, 31, 29a, 29, 28a, 28, 30a and 30; (vol. 5) 29a, 29, 27a, 27, 28a, 28, 31a and 31; (vol. 6) 27a, 27, 30a and 30; (vol. 7) 29a, 29, 31a, 31, 30a, 30, 27a and 27; (vol. 8) 28a, 28, 29a and 29. 225 paper copies and 6 on vellum (each volume). Bound in limp vellum.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.c
  • Peterson A42
    Laudes beatae Mariae Virginis. Latin poems taken from a psalter written in England about AD1220. Edited by S C Cockerell.
    Dated 7 July, issued 7 August 1896. Published by William Morris.
    Large 4to. Troy type. In black, red and blue. 250 paper copies and 10 on vellum. Bound in half holland.
    NLS shelfmark: L.197.b
  • Peterson A43
    The floure and the leafe & The boke of Cupide, god of love, or the cuckow and the nightingale. Edited by F S Ellis.
    Dated 21 August, issued 2 November 1896. Published at the Kelmscott Press.
    Medium 4to. Troy type, with note and colophon in Chaucer type. In black and red. 300 paper copies and 10 on vellum. Bound in half holland.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.c
  • Peterson A44
    Spenser, Edmund
    The shepheardes calender: conteyning twelve aeglogues, proportionable to the twelve monethes. Edited by F S Ellis. With 12 full-page illustrations by A.J. Gaskin.
    Dated 14 October, issued 26 November 1896. Published at the Kelmscott Press.
    Medium 4to. Golden type. In black and red. 225 paper copies and 6 on vellum. Bound in half holland.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.c
  • Peterson A45
    Morris, William
    The water of the wondrous isles.
    Dated 1 April, issued 29 July 1897. Published at the Kelmscott Press.
    Large 4to. Chaucer type, in double columns, with a few lines in Troy type at the end of each of the seven parts. In black and red. Borders 16a, 17a, 18a, 19 and 19a. 250 paper copies and 6 on vellum. Bound in limp vellum.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.b
  • Peterson A46
    Froissart's Chronicles. Two trial pages of the projected edition of Lord Berner's translation.
    Dated September, issued 7 October 1897. Published at the Kelmscott Press.
    Not held in NLS. (unique item [? GIH] - held at National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum)
  • Peterson A47
    Sire Degrevaunt. Edited by F S Ellis after the edition printed by J O Halliwell. With a woodcut designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones.
    Dated 14 March 1896, issued 12 November 1897. Published at the Kelmscott Press.
    8vo. Chaucer type. In black and red. Borders 1a and 1. 350 paper copies and 8 on vellum. Bound in half holland.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.d
  • Peterson A48
    Syr Ysambrace. Edited by F S Ellis after the edition printed by J O Halliwell from the MS in the Library of Lincoln Cathedral, with some corrections. With a woodcut designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones.
    Dated 14 July, issued 11 November 1897. Published at the Kelmscott Press.
    8vo. Chaucer type. In black and red. Borders 4a and 4. 350 paper copies and 8 on vellum. Bound in half holland.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.d
  • Peterson A49
    Some German woodcuts of the Fifteenth Century. Being thirty-five reproductions from books that were in the library of the late William Morris. Edited, with a list of the principal woodcut books in that library by S C Cockerell.
    Dated 15 December 1897, issued 6 January 1898. Published at the Kelmscott Press.
    Large 4to. Golden type. In red and black. 225 paper copies and 8 on vellum. Bound in half holland.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.b
  • Peterson A50
    Morris, William
    The story of Sigurd the Volsung and the fall of the Niblungs. Two illustrations designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones.
    Dated 19 January, issued 25 February 1898. Published at the Kelmscott Press.
    Small folio. Chaucer type with title and headings to the four books in Troy type. In black and red. Borders 33a and 33. 160 paper copies and 6 on vellum. Bound in limp vellum.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.b
  • Peterson A51
    Morris, William
    The sundering flood. Overseen for the press by May Morris.
    Dated 15 November 1897, issued 25 February 1898. Published at the Kelmscott Press.
    8vo. Chaucer type. In black and red. Border 10 and map. 300 paper copies. Bound in half holland.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.e
  • Peterson A52
    Morris, William
    Love is enough, or The freeing of Pharamond: a morality. Two illustrations designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones.
    Dated 11 December 1897, issued 24 March 1898. Published at the Kelmscott Press.
    Large 4to. Troy type with stage directions in Chaucer type. In black, red and blue. Borders 6a and 7. 300 paper copies and 8 on vellum. Bound in limp vellum.
    NLS shelfmark: L.179.b
  • Peterson A53
    A note by William Morris on his aims in founding the Kelmscott Press. Together with a short description of the press by S C Cockerell & an annotated list of the books printed thereat. Woodcut designed by Sir E Burne-Jones.
    Dated 4 March, issued 24 March 1898. Published at the Kelmscott Press.
    Octavo. Golden type, with five pages in the Troy and Chaucer types. In black and red. Borders 4a and 4. 525 paper copies and 12 on vellum. Bound in half holland.
    NLS shelfmarks: L.179.d; Pat.321

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