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How can I reset the chapter number from zero with memoir?

Is it possible that the first time I use \chapter{} it starts at 17 instead of 1? There must be a way but I can't find one.

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marked as duplicate by Count Zero, Marco Daniel, yo', lockstep, Werner May 31 '12 at 16:34

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A chapter always starts with 1 not 0. – Marco Daniel May 31 '12 at 9:46
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I'd say a duplicate: http://tex.stackexchange.com/q/50344/7417 – Count Zero May 31 '12 at 9:49
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\setcounter{chapter}{16}
\chapter{...}
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