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Picture of Last Cosmology, The

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“I was born at the beginning of the Showa Era. There was a great war during my boyhood and then I lived during the period of re-construction and growth and now I slowly approach the evening of life. Through these photographs the cosmology is an illusion of the firmament at the same time it includes the reality of an era and also the cosmology of a changing heart.” Kikuji Kawada

Astrology, once a scholarly tradition, binds astronomical phenomena to events of the human world. The Last Cosmology reveals Kikuji Kawada’s preoccupation with the cosmos, and his fleeting empathy for the abating custom of divination. Inspired by the apocalyptic sky-scapes of the painter Emil Nolde, Kawada photographed abnormal and calamitous weather conditions – gales that configure coiling cloud-patterns, electrical storms, or rain striking glass. Captured between 1980 and 2000, the work is part of ‘The Catastrophe Trilogy’, a chronicle which ties together the dramas of the skies with the end of two historical eras on earth: the Showa Era in Japan, ending with the death of the Emperor in 1989, and 20th century’s close. Kawada says, “I imagine the era and myself as an implicitly intermingling catastrophe... I want to spy on the depths of a multihued heart that is like a Karman vortex.”

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 240 x 320 mm

86 pages, 67 tritone plates

Kikuji Kawada
The Last Cosmology reveals Kikuji Kawada’s preoccupation with the cosmos, and his fleeting empathy for the abating custom of divination.
£40.50

Picture of Lee Miller

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Lee Miller (1907–1977) began her artistic career in 1929 as a Surrealist photographer in Paris. She produced images, often in collaboration with Man Ray, in which she alienated motifs by means of tight framing and experimental techniques, and in doing so rendering visible a paradoxical reality. The publication provides renewed access to her best works, including early Surrealist compositions as well as travel photos. At the end of World War II, Lee Miller traveled through Europe as a war reporter, producing harrowing photographs with historical significance. One of her most spectacular pictures originated in late April 1945 in Adolf Hitler’s city apartment at Prinzregentenplatz in Munich: Lee had a photo taken of herself standing naked in the dictator’s bathtub—not long after capturing on film the crimes committed in the concentration camps in Dachau and Buchenwald immediately after their liberation by the occupying forces, one of the first photographers to do so.

German, English

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 210 x 270 mm

160 pages., ca. 70 ills.

Lee Miller
The arrestingly uncompromising photographic legacy of a woman who knew no limits. With photographs taken in Vienna in 1945, being shown for the first time.
£24.29

Picture of Gardener, The SIGNED

Signed copies

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'The Gardener’, is the winning project of the inaugural Syngenta Photography Award. Photographed by Jan Brykczynski, it is an extension of his previous projects in which he travelled to the outer corners of Europe to explore the lives of people in rural areas. This new work looks at how city dwellers try to connect with nature.

The book documents urban gardens in Nairobi, New York, Warsaw, and Yerevan in Armenia. Brykczynski approaches it as if the world were a single village, whose inhabitants seek to meet similar, and very human, needs. His focus is on low-income communities where people respond to a basic need rather than any passing fad. When they create their gardens, improvisation is all. The residents of these neighbourhoods make use of what is available – often re-using materials entirely out of context and in truly original ways.

His particular interest is the way in which these spaces are arranged and in how structures for cultivation are created spontaneously. In some places these are an expression of group collaboration, in others they highlight individual imagination and the inventiveness of their creators. Yet there are surprising similarities across different continents, evidencing a collective consciousness and a common humanity.

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

Size: 290 x 200 mm

88 pages, 43 colour plates

Jan Brykczynski
'The Gardener’, is the winning project of the inaugural Syngenta Photography Award. The book documents urban gardens in Nairobi, New York, Warsaw, and Yerevan in Armenia.
£25.00

Picture of Mysterious Opacity of Other Beings, The

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Since the publication of Richard Misrach’s best-selling and critically acclaimed publication On the Beach, he has continued to photograph at the same location, building a body of work that has been exhibited as On the Beach 2.0—a reference to the technological and optical developments that have made the intensely detailed, exquisitely rendered depictions possible. The Mysterious Opacity of Other Beings focuses less on the abstraction of water, sand, and mote-sized figures, instead honing in on the gestures and expressions of bathers adrift in the ocean, at play or in poses ranging from relaxation to transcendence.

Misrach has rarely ventured into portraiture; this work is his first to focus exclusively on the human figure. Each photograph features one or more individuals crisply rendered from a distance, as they seem to levitate among turquoise waves, isolated from everything save the shifting patterns of the ocean. There is ambiguity and a sense of the uncanny in the figures suspended in the water: are they approaching the shore or moving away from it? Each image is presented both as full frame and as a series of enlarged details that enable the viewer to lin- ger on each individual’s complete surrender of their body to the sea—a seductive melding of human and nature.

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 12 7/8 x 17"

88 pages, 86 four-colour images

Richard Misrach
The Mysterious Opacity of Other Beings focuses less on the abstraction of water, sand, and mote-sized figures, instead honing in on the gestures and expressions of bathers adrift in the ocean, at play or in poses ranging from relaxation to transcendence.
£45.00

Picture of Saudade Moon:  Brazil Feel

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Saudade Moon is a wonderful and immersive journey across Brasil.

The images in this book penetrate the heart and soul, the very existence of this country. Photojournalist Paolo Marchetti captures events, landscapes and people and sees them in a romantic way as with “saudade”: a Portuguese word which means an emotional state related to nostalgia, melancholy, and bitter sweet longing. Through the photographer which filters reality into his own style we see Brasil and its people in an unprecedented, remarkable and penetrating way.

The photographs in this book individually and combined create an ephemeral visual poem that agitates the senses and ignites emotion.

Publisher: Postcart

Size: 270 x 240 mm

104 pages, 44 Photographs

Paolo Marchetti
Saudade Moon is a wonderful and immersive journey across Brasil.
£28.35

Picture of Voyages Italiens

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Bernard Plossu has been travelling the length and breadth of Italy for over forty years: “It’s a need, a passion, I feel good there. I go everywhere, on foot, by car, by train, from the mountains of Piedmont to Apulia, from Cuneo to Bari, from Turin to Palermo, from Bologna to Cagliari. All of it attracts me! Everywhere, I photograph the landscapes, people, atmospheres, architecture, present, past, future, poetry...”

Bernard Plossu has selected over 150 colour using Fresson processing (matt carbon prints) and black and white photographs for this book, many of which are published here for the first time. Far from the usual shots celebrating the high temples of Italy, Bernard Plossu alternates points of view between street scenes, deserted or buzzing marinas, landscapes taken from moving trains, majestic and serene landscapes from Lake Garda or the Maddalena Pass to wilder natural environments, particularly on islands.

Publisher: Editions Xavier Barral

Size: 190 x 240 mm

216 pages, 120 black & white and 50 colour photographs

Bernard Plossu
Bernard Plossu has been travelling the length and breadth of Italy for over forty years.
£35.25

Picture of Alvin Langdon Coburn

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A key American Pictorialist and a crucial innovator in abstract photography, Alvin Langdon Coburn is a fascinating but often neglected figure in the history of American modernism. As early as 1909, Coburn was making futuristic depictions of New York and Pittsburgh, anticipating modernist architectural photography's classic "bird's-eye" view. In 1912, in New York, working with the Cubist artist-poet Max Weber, he developed this idiom a step further, photographing New York from the pinnacles of skyscrapers. The following year he published Men of Mark, which featured portraits of authors, artists and statesmen, including Henri Matisse, Henry James, Mark Twain and Theodore Roosevelt. In 1914 Coburn relocated to London, participating in the British Vorticist movement, led by Wyndham Lewis and Ezra Pound; Coburn's series of multiple exposures and "Vortographs" were the first truly abstract photographs. So why is Coburn not better known today? After 1920 he deliberately withdrew from the photo world (though he never gave up photography) and retired to rural Wales, where he immersed himself in painting, music composition and Freemasonry. In the 1950s he was rediscovered and championed by Beaumont and Nancy Newhall of George Eastman House, to which he bequeathed almost 20,000 prints and negatives along with cameras, correspondence and ephemera. This beautiful volume, published to accompany a show at George Eastman House and drawing on a wide range of public and private collections, reveals his work and legacy for a new generation.

Publisher: Fundación Mapfre

Size: 8½ x 9¾"

296 pages

Alvin Langdon Coburn
A key American Pictorialist and a crucial innovator in abstract photography, Alvin Langdon Coburn is a fascinating but often neglected figure in the history of American modernism.
£49.75

Picture of Lightning Tree SIGNED

Signed copies

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Published on the occasion of the The One-Eyed Thief at the Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati.,September 12, 2014 - February 22, 2015, as part of the FOTOFOCUS Biennial 2014, Cincinnati.

'Trees are nature's grand manifestation of beauty and true chaos. Everything is connected to trees, history memory, past and future. One day we started looking into our archive like looking into a forest. This publication is one tree in this forest. The tree that was singled out and struck by lightning.' — Onorato & Krebs

Publisher: Tonk

Size: 300 x 420 mm

48 pages

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Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs
Trees are nature's grand manifestation of beauty and true chaos. Everything is connected to trees, history memory, past and future. One day we started looking into our archive like looking into a forest. This publication is one tree in this forest. The tree that was singled out and struck by lightning.
£18.75

Picture of Players (Special Edition)

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This special edition of The Players is limited to 25 copies with an original print (shown), numbered and signed by the artist and presented in a custom-made clamshell box.
LIMITED QUANTITY

Nazraeli Press is delighted to announce our newest monograph by Mark Steinmetz, The Players. This long-awaited publication presents 73 of Steinmetz’s photographs of adolescent and teenaged baseball players, on the field and in the dugout, focused on the game and lost in their own worlds. Made between 1986 and 1990, the photographs are classic Steinmetz: tenderness, humor, and humanism are all present here, as is Steinmetz’s exquisite use of natural light and attention to poetic detail.

“The kids in Steinmetz’s photographs are ages 6 to 13, with a few older boys. Steinmetz must remember how awkward and uncoordinated bodies that age can be. His empathy is evident throughout the series. Most of these kids are too young to have the grace, skill or concentration required and are too green to experience the sheer pleasure of knowing they are good, maybe really good, ballplayers in an unforgiving sport. These kids run into each other in pursuit of a fly ball. Hope drives their swings more than their awareness of the art of hitting...Steinmetz concentrates less on the players in the field than those outside the base lines who are waiting to play, or cooling off. He observes the managers as well as the spectators who love the game or one of the players, or who just have a free afternoon. He sees “high fives” as well as the “what were you thinking” moments. His photographs have all the skill and grace lacking in the players.” — from the Introduction by Anne Tucker

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 380 x 305 mm

80 pages, 47 four-colour plates  

With original print

Mark Steinmetz
This long-awaited publication presents 73 of Steinmetz’s photographs of adolescent and teenaged baseball players, on the field and in the dugout.
£585.00

Picture of Players, The (Signed Copy)

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Nazraeli Press is delighted to announce our newest monograph by Mark Steinmetz, The Players. This long-awaited publication presents 73 of Steinmetz’s photographs of adolescent and teenaged baseball players, on the field and in the dugout, focused on the game and lost in their own worlds. Made between 1986 and 1990, the photographs are classic Steinmetz: tenderness, humor, and humanism are all present here, as is Steinmetz’s exquisite use of natural light and attention to poetic detail.

“The kids in Steinmetz’s photographs are ages 6 to 13, with a few older boys. Steinmetz must remember how awkward and uncoordinated bodies that age can be. His empathy is evident throughout the series. Most of these kids are too young to have the grace, skill or concentration required and are too green to experience the sheer pleasure of knowing they are good, maybe really good, ballplayers in an unforgiving sport. These kids run into each other in pursuit of a fly ball. Hope drives their swings more than their awareness of the art of hitting...Steinmetz concentrates less on the players in the field than those outside the base lines who are waiting to play, or cooling off. He observes the managers as well as the spectators who love the game or one of the players, or who just have a free afternoon. He sees “high fives” as well as the “what were you thinking” moments. His photographs have all the skill and grace lacking in the players.” — from the Introduction by Anne Tucker

This first printing of The Players is limited to 1,000 casebound copies.

Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 380 x 305 mm

80 pages, 47 four-colour plates  

Mark Steinmetz
This long-awaited publication presents 73 of Steinmetz’s photographs of adolescent and teenaged baseball players, on the field and in the dugout.
£51.50

Picture of Nude Animal Cigar

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Paul Kooiker is among the most interesting conceptual photographers currently working in the Netherlands. Although his work consists entirely of photographic images, he is not so much a photographer as a sculptor and installation artist. His fascination with intriguing themes like voyeurism, innocence and clichés leads him to construct fictive collections of images that are of extremely uncertain origin, subject and significance. In his latest installation, Nude Animal Cigar, created at the invitation of the Hague Museum of Photography, Kooiker looks back over his twenty-year career in the visual arts. The result is a bewildering array of two hundred photographic works, in which images of nudes and of animals are interspersed with close-ups of the countless cigars he has smoked in his studio over the years.

Paul Kooiker (b. 1964) is not interested in creating the perfect photographic image. The value of his work lies not in his individual photographs (which are sometimes overexposed, blurred by camera movement or grainy), but in what he does with them postproduction – the subsequent process of selection and manipulation. In the initial phase of his creative process he is a deliberately ‘bad’ photographer, producing a mass of exploratory material that often runs to hundreds of images. He then approaches this material as a visual artist, creating ‘collections’ in the form of three-dimensional installations and photo books. These fictive collections look as if they have been found somewhere or have turned up in some ancient suitcase abandoned for decades in an attic. To ensure their credibility, Kooiker pays meticulous attention to internal consistency of form and style. This stands in sharp contrast to the contents of his series, which are often enigmatic and vaguely disturbing.

Browse through this book

Publisher: APE (Art Paper Editions) 

Size: 170 x 240 mm

385 pages

Paul Kooiker
Paul Kooiker is among the most interesting conceptual photographers currently working in the Netherlands. Although his work consists entirely of photographic images, he is not so much a photographer as a sculptor and installation artist.
£43.95

Picture of extra{ordinary}: Photographs of Britain by The Caravan Gallery

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The Caravan Gallery (Jan Williams & Chris Teasdale) document the unseen aspects of the way we live now. For 15 years their work has examined aspects of daily life and social change that the mainstream media frequently overlook.

The Caravan Gallery’s photographic practice is based on travel – near and far. The artists re-appropriate what has been called ‘the tourist’s gaze’ to see spaces, places and people that are seldom visited or thought worthy of ‘touristic’ attention.

The sites and sights that the artists document are often precisely those beneath a threshold of visibility. Like the very best travel writing, their work opens our eyes to those things already beneath our feet.

For Williams and Teasdale, the city itself is a kind of museum – a place of secret treasures – where one finds wonder, astonishment, moments of grace, and unexpected beauty.

Following the bestselling success of their Is Britain Great? trilogy, extra{ordinary} is a lavishly illustrated collection of the Caravan Gallery's most well-known photographs over the years.

Publisher: The Caravan Gallery

Size: 265 x 290 mm

132 pages, 86 colour illustrations

Jan Williams & Chris Teasdale
The Caravan Gallery (Jan Williams & Chris Teasdale) document the unseen aspects of the way we live now. For 15 years their work has examined aspects of daily life and social change that the mainstream media frequently overlook.
£22.50

Picture of Joel Meyerowitz: Sense of Time

Publisher's Description

Joel Meyerowitz counts, next to Stephen Shore and William Eggleston, as the most significant representatives of the American New Colour Photography from the 1960/70s.

Meyerowitz's street photographs of New York, achromatic light examinations on Cape Cod and his Aftermath series became icons of contemporary photography.

'This retrospective documentary gives an overview on nearly every series Meyerowitz made in the last 52 years. We were allowed to accompany the photographer over three years and went out on the streets of New York and Paris. We also followed his footsteps on Cape Cod, France and Italy.'

Publisher: Walther Koenig

Format: DVD (duration 60 mins)

Video intro

A Film by Ralph Goertz
'This retrospective documentary gives an overview on nearly every series Meyerowitz made in the last 52 years. We were allowed to accompany the photographer over three years and went out on the streets of New York and Paris. We also followed his footsteps on Cape Cod, France and Italy.
£17.10

Picture of Godrevy SIGNED

Signed copies

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Godrevy light flashes across St Ives Bay in Cornwall, England, warning ships of a treacherous submerged reef. Built in 1859, it has figured in paintings by several generations of the St Ives school of artists. It was an inspiration to the young Virginia Woolf, who visited it during childhood holidays and later used her memories in her novel, To the Lighthouse. Michael Marten’s photographs aim to place the lighthouse in the context of its landscape and seascape, its geology and weathers. He is interested in multiple approaches to a subject, as opposed to the idea that one particular moment and viewpoint can adequately portray a place or a scene. The book is based around a series of triptychs, which consist of separate photographs taken one after the other. The purpose is to get away from a »standard« panoramic landscape and surprise the viewer into
looking more carefully.

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

Size: 300 x 245 mm

64 pages, 77 colour illustrations

Sample images

Michael Marten
Godrevy light flashes across St Ives Bay in Cornwall, England, warning ships of a treacherous submerged reef. Built in 1859, it has figured in paintings by several generations of the St Ives school of artists. It was an inspiration to the young Virginia Woolf, who visited it during childhood holidays and later used her memories in her novel, To the Lighthouse.
£28.00

Picture of Anton Corbijn 1 - 2 - 3 - 4

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Representing the ultimate publication on the music photography of Anton Corbijn, one of the most important photographers and directors working today, this collection of images, many never before published, focuses on Corbijn’s evolving fascination with the music industry, from the 1970s to the present day.

Corbijn’s interest in music has been the engine of an illustrious decades-long career that most recently has veered to the making feature length films such as The American, A Most Wanted Man, and Life, due to be released later this year. This gloriously illustrated, oversized book pays homage to Corbijn’s obsession with rock and roll—an interest that has led to lifelong friendships with Bono, Michael Stipe, Dave Gahan, and other iconic musicians. Looking back over three decades, it features hundreds of creative, offbeat images that Corbijn was able to capture largely as a result of his close relationships with his subjects. Nearly every revered musician and band is represented in Corbijn’s archives: Nick Cave to Nirvana, U2 to R.E.M., the Rolling Stones to Siouxie and the Banshees. Many of the portraits are accompanied by their subjects’ own take on Corbijn’s distinct style and approach. Also included here are previously unpublished photos of the late Joe Cocker and the band Depeche Mode, who considered him an honorary member. A fitting tribute to an innovative and deeply passionate photographer, this book will rock the worlds of fans of music and photography.

Publisher: Prestel

Size: 240 x 290 mm

352 pages, 13 colour illustrations, 287 b/w illustrations

Anton Corbijn
Representing the ultimate publication on the music photography of Anton Corbijn, this collection of images, many never before published, focuses on Corbijn’s evolving fascination with the music industry, from the 1970s to the present day.
£45.00

Picture of Hollands Deep

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Known for his groundbreaking personal portraits of cultural protagonists of our time, Dutch filmmaker (Control; The American; A Most Wanted Man) and photographer Anton Corbijn presents a survey of his work of more than four decades. Designed by award-winning book designer Irma Boom, this exhibition catalog accompanies a major retrospective in The Hague. 

With essays by Franz Kaiser, Seán O'Hagan and Benno Tempel.

English/German edition.

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel

Size: 275 x 250 mm

240 pages, 241 colour and duotone plates. 

Anton Corbijn
A survey of Anton Corbijn's work of more than four decades. Designed by award-winning book designer Irma Boom.
£40.50

Picture of Mediterranean

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From 2010 to 2014, photographer Nick Hannes travelled the length and breadth of the Mediterranean shores, documenting various contemporary issues such as tourism, urbanisation and migration. While he was working on this project, the region continuously hit the headlines: crisis in Greece, the Arab Spring, boat refugees on Lampedusa, wars in Libya, Syria, and Gaza. One thing is for sure: the Mediterranean was centre stage once more.

Nick Hannes' images capture the paradoxes of this region and the spirit of the time most significantly. They put things into perspective. Serious and moving in one moment, hilarious and ironic in the next.

Publisher: Hannibal Publishing

Size: 215 x 290 mm
192 pages, 100 colour illustrations

Nick Hannes
The pictures in this book capture what is not usually seen when one is travelling around in the Mediterranean; it is a beautiful and intelligent portrait of an infamous region.
£27.00

Picture of Atlantic Wall

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During World War II, Adolf Hitler gave the order for a line of defence to be constructed along the coasts of the western front. Ranging from the French-Spanish border to the north of Norway, this Atlantic Wall is a series of bunkers, barricades and coastal batteries.

Over the past year, Stephan Vanfleteren photographed this 'wall' of more than 2600 kilometres in his well-known black-and-white style. He planted his tripod on various beaches in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, climbed cliff faces in France, sailed between the fjords of Norway and stood in the surf in Denmark to photograph the ruins of the largest military structure of the previous century.

Vanfleteren shows with this series of photos his wonder for the untamed architectural beauty of these concrete structures and he shows the power of nature as it slowly reclaims these structures that were once considered impenetrable.

Publisher: Hannibal Publishing

Size: 195 x 280 mm

200 pages, 200 illustrations

Stephan Vanfleteren
Unique and unseen pictures of the crumbling Atlantic Wall by awards winning photographer Stephan Vanfleteren.
£31.50

Picture of 4 Real & True 2! Landschaften. Photographien

Publisher's Description

Famous and unpublished highlights from Wenders’ acclaimed photo series Written in the West, Buena Vista Social Club, Once, Pictures from the Surface of the Earth, and Journey to Onomichi. A tribute on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Schirmer/Mosel. Edited by Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf. With texts by Hubertus von Amelunxen, Laura Schmidt and Beat Wismer and Haikus von Wim Wenders.

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel

Size: 135 x 200 mm

336 pages,240 colour and duotone plates

Wim Wenders
Famous and unpublished highlights from Wenders’ acclaimed photo series.
£25.20

Picture of This is England

Publisher's Description

As a freelance photographer in the early 1970s, Homer Sykes worked for magazines such as The Observer, The Telegraph, Time or Newsweek and covered the conflicts in the Middle East or Northern Ireland. But he quickly turned to his own country, questioning the British customs. The first twenty years of his career were for him a true immersion in the daily life, folklore and mutations of a society in crisis, beset by doubt and reinventing itself through a pop-rock culture.

Publisher: Poursuite Editions

Size: 160 × 220 mm

32 pages

Homer Sykes
As a freelance photographer in the early 1970s, Homer Sykes worked for magazines such as The Observer, The Telegraph, Time or Newsweek and covered the conflicts in the Middle East or Northern Ireland. But he quickly turned to his own country, questioning the British customs.
£10.80

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