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1 Answers to Mr. Macaulay's Criticism in The Edinburgh Review on Mr. Croker's Edition of Boswell's Life of Johnson. Selected from Blackwood's Magazine. Second Edition.
John Murray Albemarle Street, London 1856 Soft cover Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
A 16-page pamphlet version of an article formerly published in Blackwood's Magazine. Sewn binding at the spine. Macaulay's criticism of Croker's edition of Boswell's Life of Johnson sparked a bitter feud between the two men. From the Prefaratory note inside the front cover: 'The republication, in a cheap form, for railway reading, of Mr. Macaulay's bitter and unjust article on Mr. Croker's edition of Boswell's Life of Johnson, has induced Mr. Murray to issue in a cheap form a series of replies to the assertions and criticism of that article.' Worn and torn; there is a tear, approx one inch, in the foredge of every page and another tear to the top edge of the front cover / title page. 307703 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
16 Challenge to Adventure
Atkinson, M. E. ; illustrated from drawings by Stuart Tresilian John Lane The Bodley Head London 1942 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Tresilian, Stuart 
Hardback, lacks dust jacket. Original red boards have some grey / discolouration marks. Previous owner's bookplate on the half-title page. Some pale grubby / greyish marks to outer closed textblock page edges. The binding is firm and text pages are clean. pp. 288. 309256 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
2 Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. CXXV January to June 1879
William Blackwood & Sons Edinburgh and London 1879 Half Leather Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Handsomely bound in half brown leather with gilt tooling to the spine, 5 raised bands, red title panel and black volume spine label. Some rubs to edges and corners. Marbled boards, endpapers and all edges. The binding is nice and firm. In very good condition. Joints and hinges all very good. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine was a long running monthly literary journal. It began in April 1817 and, when it moved HQ to London in 1905, it became simply Blackwood's Magazine. A number of notable authors published their novels and other writings in Blackwood's; for example, George Eliot, Anthony Trollope, Margaret Oliphant, Thomas Hardy, Joseph Conrad, and many others. It ceased publication in 1980. This volume contains the concluding parts of Anthony Trollope's John Caldigate, which first appeared in print in Blackwood's between April 1878 - June 1879. pp. 1-780. HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to orders with a delivery address outside the UK mainland, as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK mainland; small charge likely for highlands, islands and N. Ireland. 105244 
Price: 57.00 GBP

 
17 Brief Lives by John Aubrey
Aubrey, John ; a selection based upon existing contemporary portraits edited by Richard Barber The Folio Society London 1994 Hardcover Very Good No Slipcase Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
8th printing of this Folio Society edition. In very good, clean condition but lacks slipcase. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Printed on Hamilton Wove paper and bound in Berkeley cloth blocked with a design by Malcolm Harvey Young. pp. 324. 305513 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
3 Punch, Or The London 1892, Vols 102 and 103 [The full year bound in one single volume]
Published at The Office London and Glasgow 1892 Half Leather Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Comprises Punch volumes 102 and 103 bound together in one volume - the full year of 1892. Half tan calf binding. Spine gilt in six compartments, with raised bands. Marbled boards. Some rubs to the edges and some surface rubs to the boards. All four corners are lightly bumped. The top two corners are rubbed, just exposing board at the corner tips. The joints are good but there are superficial surface cracks to the leather at the spine ends of the lower board. Inner hinges are very good. Lovely brown marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. Very small binders mark for John Bumpus, Oxford Street. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Pale staining to the spine edges and to the bottom edges of both boards, next to the spine. Pale stain to the bottom edges next to the spine of the first couple and last couple of pages (minor marks). A handsome copy. pp. iv, [34 - Punch's Almanack for 1892], 324 [Jan 2 - July 2], iv, 312 [July 2 - Dec 31]. A VERY HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK mainland as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. Small surcharge may apply to UK highlands and islands and N. Ireland; larger surcharge for overseas destinations. NO additional charges for sending within the UK mainland. 106899 
Price: 44.00 GBP

 
18 Northanger Abbey and Persuasion [Oxford English Novels]
Austen, Jane ; edited with an introduction by John Davie ; textual notes and bibliography by James Kinsley Oxford University Press London 1971 0192553437 / 9780192553430 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original red boards. Lacks dust jacket. Top corner of the front board is rubbed, exposing the board beneath. There is a discard, or damage stamp (red triangle) on the title page. Otherwise very good. Clean. No names or inscriptions. Pages clean and binding firm. pp. xix, 479. 104720 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
4 Punch, Or The London 1895, Vols 108 and 109 [The full year bound in one single volume]
Published at The Office London and Glasgow 1895 Half Leather Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Comprises Punch volumes 108 and 109 bound together in one volume - the full year of 1895. Half tan calf binding. Spine gilt in six compartments, with raised bands. Marbled boards. Some rubs to the edges, light surface rubs and scratches. A bump to the bottom corner of the lower board. Large scratch / scuff to the leather top corner of the upper board. Joints are good. There are stains to the bottom corners of both boards, next to the spine and the first approx. 6 pages and last approx. 6 pages have a pale water-type stain and a little wrinkling to the bottom edge, near the spine. Some light foxing. The binding is sturdy. Inner hinges are very good. Lovely brown marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. Very small binders mark for John Bumpus, Oxford Streeet. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. A handsome copy. pp. iv, [27 - Punch's Almanack for 1895]; 312 [Jan 5 - June 29], iv, 312 (July 6 - Dec 28]. A VERY HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK mainland as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. Small surcharge may apply to UK highlands and islands and N. Ireland; larger surcharge for overseas destinations. NO additional charges for sending within the UK mainland. 106897 
Price: 44.00 GBP

 
19 A Ladybird Book - Vehicles: A Vintage Gift Edition
Ayton, Robert; Berry, John; Carey, David; et al. (illustrated by) Ladybird Books | Penguin London 2017 0241301149 / 9780241301142 First Thus Hardcover New New Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
New hardback with dust jacket, in excellent fine condition. First impression. Help young children learn the names of all the key things that go with this beautiful gift book, featuring iconic original Ladybird artwork from the 1950s and 60s and in the classic Ladybird format with one clear word on the left page, and image on the right. Taken from favourite vintage Ladybird books such as The Story of Flight, Underwater Exploration and Merchant Ships, each of the stunningly detailed 26 pictures will delight adults and children alike. Vehicles featured include car, train, aeroplane, ship, submarine, rocket and lorry. Slim unpaginated children's picture book. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 306771 
Price: 11.69 GBP

 
 
5 Punch, Or The London 1896, Vols 110 and 111 [The full year bound in one single volume]
Published at The Office London and Glasgow 1896 Half Leather Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Comprises Punch volumes 110 and 111 bound together in one volume - the full year of 1896. Half tan calf binding. Spine gilt in six compartments, with raised bands. Marbled boards. Some rubs to the edges and corners have light bumps.. A scratch to the surface leather of the top corner of the lower board. The spine joints are firm but there are some cracks: superficial surface cracks to the leather at the top and bottom of the lower board joint; a deeper crack to the top of the upper board joint. Inner hinges are very good. Lovely brown marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. A stain to the bottom corner of both boards, next to the spine and corresponding small pale water stain to the first and last couple of pages in the bottom corner next to the spine. Some light foxing. The binding is firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Very small binders mark for John Bumpus, Oxford Street. A handsome copy. pp. iv, [27 - Punch's Almanack for 1896], 312 [Jan 4 - June 27], iv, 312 [July 4 - Dec 26]. A VERY HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK mainland as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. Small surcharge may apply to UK highlands and islands and N. Ireland; larger surcharge for overseas destinations. NO additional charges for sending within the UK mainland. 106898 
Price: 40.00 GBP

 
20 The Chinese Girl
Baker, John Victor Gollancz London 2000 0575070161 / 9780575070165 Soft cover New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New. Paperback. RRP. 9.99. 230pp. 303887 
Price: 8.99 GBP

 
 
6 Punch, Or The London 1898, Vols 114 and 115 [The full year bound in one single volume]
Published at The Office London and Glasgow 1898 Half Leather Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Comprises Punch volumes 114 and 115 bound together in one volume - the full year of 1898. Half tan calf binding. Spine gilt in six compartments, with raised bands. Marbled boards. Some rubs to the edges and corners have light bumps. The spine joints are firm but there are some cracks: a light superficial surface cracks to the leather at the top and bottom of the upper board joint; deeper cracks to the top and bottom of the lower board joints and to the bottom of the front board joint. Inner hinges are very good. Lovely brown marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. A pale stain visible to the leather spine edges of both boards. Some light foxing. The binding is firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Very small binders mark for John Bumpus, Oxford Street. A handsome copy. pp. iv, [29 - Punch's Almanack for 1898], 312 [Jan 8 - July 2], iv, 312 [July 9 - Dec 31]. A VERY HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK mainland as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. Small surcharge may apply to UK highlands and islands and N. Ireland; larger surcharge for overseas destinations. NO additional charges for sending within the UK mainland. 106909 
Price: 40.00 GBP

 
21 Edinburgh, Lothians and the Borders : Exploring Scotland's Heritage
Baldwin, John The Stationery Office Edinburgh 1997 0114952922 / 9780114952921 Soft Cover New 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
New soft back RRP. 10.99. 228pp. 043235 
Price: 10.99 GBP

 
 
7 Punch, Or The London Charivari 1893, Vols 104 and 105 [The full year bound in one single volume]
Published at The Office 85 Fleet Street, London 1893 Half Leather Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Comprises Punch volumes 104 and 105 bound together in one volume - the full year of 1893. Half tan calf binding. Spines gilt in six compartments, with raised bands. Marbled boards. Some rubs to the edges, light rubs, a scratch to the surface leather of the top corner of the upper board. All four corners are lightly bumped; the top two corners are rubbed, exposing board at the corner tips. The joints are good and sturdy but there are superficial surface cracks to the upper joint, at the head and tail. Both hinges are very good. Lovely brown marbled endpapers. Very small binders mark for John Bumpus, Oxford Street. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Pages are in lovely, bright and clean, condition. A very little foxing to the top margin of the first c. 20 pages or so. A handsome copy. pp. iv, [+33 - The Christmas number of Punch], 312 [Jan 7 - July 1]; iv, 312 [July 8 - Dec 30]. A VERY HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK mainland as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. Small surcharge may apply to UK highlands and islands and N. Ireland; larger surcharge for overseas destinations. NO additional charges for sending within the UK mainland. 104578 
Price: 44.00 GBP

 
22 Martin Rattler
Ballantyne, R. M. John F. Shaw & Co., Ltd [c. 1910] London 1910 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Decorative cloth, attractive art nouveau style design to the boards. Publication date not stated but this edition is estimated to be c. 1910. Illustrated with a few colour plates. The boards are lightly bruised at the spine ends, with a small bump to the top edge of the front board. The binding is firm. A few light cracks to inner hinges but binding not compromised. A gift inscription written in pencil on the reverse of the frontispiece illustration (dated 1913). Some quite heavy foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges and to the title page; occasional spots to pages. Some grubby brownish marks in the margins of a few pages (p. 112-113, 220-222. pp. 224, plates. 308837 
Price: 12.50 GBP

 
 
8 A Study of the Bronze Age Pottery of Great Britain and Ireland and its associated grave-goods. Complete 2 Volume set.
Abercromby, The Hon. John Oxford at the Clarendon Press | Oxford University Press 1912 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book Folio - over 12 - 15" tall 
Burgundy red buckram library bindings. Top edges gilt. Complete in 2 volumes. Ex-municipal reference library volumes, i.e. these volumes were held in the library for reference only, not for loan. Library bookplate on the front pastedowns and shelf classification marks at the top edges of the front pastedowns. Blind embossed oval library identification stamp to many pages, mostly to the top margins. Plate II in Volume I has a repaired tear to the top edge; repaired with what looks like a conservation grade paper repair tissue. Contents complete - meet collation. pp. 163 [+ Plates I-LXI]; 128 [+ Plates LXII-CX]. Plates printed in sepia tones, showing numbered artefacts and with descriptions at the bottom of each plate. 33.5cm tall. Please contact us if you would like to see further photographs of these volumes - we can email them to you upon request. Large and heavy volumes. DELIVERY: The cost of sending these within the UK MAINLAND is included in the price. An extra fee may be necessary for UK islands and highlands, including N. Ireland. INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY: please contact us before ordering. May be available but at significant extra costs. A discount on postage is available for collection from our shop premises in Banbury, Oxfordshire - please enquire. 105357 
Price: 245.00 GBP

 
23 British Myths and Legends [3 Volume set in slipcase]. I Marvels and Magic; II Heroes and Saints; III History and Romance.
Barber, Richard (edited and introduced by); illustrations by John Vernon Lord The Folio Society London 2005 Hardcover Near Fine Slipcase Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
7th Folio Society printing of the complete 3 volume set. They are in excellent condition. Volume III has faint imprints left from a previous bookseller's pencilled price mark on the title page. No other marks. The slipcase is very near fine - the paper covering of the slipcase is just lifting ever so slightly from one edge. HEAVY set- a significant postage surcharge will apply to orders with a delivery address outside the UK, as this set costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK. 102772 
Price: 23.00 GBP

 
 
9 Sir Roger de Coverly
Addison, Joseph ; Steele, Sir Richard ; Budgell, Eustace ; edited by John Hampden, with wood engravings by Richard Shirley Smith The Folio Society London 1968 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback. 2nd impression of this Folio Society edition. In very good condition. This is an ex-Folio Society file copy - on the front pastedown is a sticker with publication date, edition, number of copies printed (2500) and cost per copy. 158pp. No other marks. Lacks slipcase. 103764 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
24 Woodland Birds [King Penguin 74]
Barclay-Smith, Phyllis ; illustrations and cover design by Peter Shepheard Penguin Books | King Penguin ; printed by John Swain and Son Ltd 1955 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Shepheard, Peter 
Hardback with dust jacket. Patterned boards with matching dust jacket. First edition. Some foxing to the dust jacket, pastedowns, endpapers, prelims and outer closed textblock page edges. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The binding is firm. Inner hinges and spine very good. Just light rubs to the dust jacket edges and a c. 1cm tear at the top edge of the front cover. Pale stain to the top edge of the rear flap of the dust jacket. Spine of the dust jacket slightly faded. Front flap not price clipped. pp. 31, plates. 106761 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
10 The Urgent West: An Introduction to the Idea of the United States
Allen, Walter John Baker 1969 0212998293 / 9780212998296 First Edition Hardcover Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original green boards; some rubs to the boards. Otherwise in nice, clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Dust jacket not price clipped. 244pp. 305194 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
25 Pope: The Critical Heritage
Barnard, John (edited by) Routledge and Kegan Paul London and Boston 1985 0710205163 / 9780710205162 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Lightly used. Some foxing to the top outer closed textblock edge. No names, inscriptions or other marks inside. Clean and tight paperback. pp. xvi, 544. 103406 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
 
11 William Allingham: The Diaries
Allingham, William ; edited by H. Allingham and D. Radford with an introduction by John Julius Norwich The Folio Society 1990 Hardcover Near Fine Slipcase Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Both the book and slipcase are in excellent fine condition. The slipcase is very slightly faded at the edges and has a mark to one side from what looks like a previous price sticker. 351pp. A HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to international orders as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK. 102400 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
26 The Liar: An Essay on Truth and Circularity
Barwise, Jon ; Etchemendy, John Oxford University Press 1989 0195059441 / 9780195059441 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Soft back. The covers are faded at the spine. Otherwise clean and tight. No names or inscriptions. A very good copy. pp. xii, 194. 308691 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
12 The Art of Florence [2 Volume set]
Andres, Glenn M. ; Hunisak, John M. ; Turner, A. Richard ; with principal photography by Takashi Okamura Artabras | Abbeville Publishing [c. 1994] 1994 0896601110 / 9780896601116 Hardcover Fine Slipcase Fine Book Folio - over 12 - 15" tall 
2 volumes in slipcase. Both volumes and the slipcase are in excellent, fine condition. Beautifully illustrated throughout. More than 700 color images and another 854 duotones and architectural drawings have been reproduced with a meticulous care worthy of the Renaissance craft tradition. 1312 pages. This important and uncommonly beautiful publication analyzes the history of Florentine art in terms of the distinctly Florentine and Tuscan influences that shaped it-an approach never before employed in a study of this breadth and complexity. The fascinating and lucid text by Glenn Andres, John Hunisak, and Richard Turner gracefully links Florentine architecture, sculpture, and painting to the rich social fabric and the dramatic political life of the city. Woven into this compelling history is the most luxurious and comprehensive visual documentation available of Florence's unrivaled treasures. n.d. but this copy is a c. 1994 printing. This set is VERY LARGE AND HEAVY - a significant surcharge will apply to international orders as this set will cost a great deal more to send than our standard rate will cover. Shipping to some destinations may not be available - please enquire before ordering. NO additional charges for sending within the UK mainland. UK highlands, islands and N. Ireland may incur an additional charge. A discount on postage is available for collection from our North Oxfordshire shop premises. 306650 
Price: 70.00 GBP

 
27 Camberwick Green Time For Bed Stories
Based on the characters created by Gordon Murray for the BBC TV Programme ; stories and illustrations by John Leeder Dean and Son 1975 0603015999 / 9780603015991 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9> - 12" tall 
Glazed pictorial boards. Sewn binding, which is slightly weakened at the base of the spine. No names or inscriptions. The front pastedown has a small grubby mark and a biro line mark, about one inch long. The book has a musty odour. Children's picture book. Unpaginated. 103167 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
13 Sketches For Friends
Ardizzone, Edward ; chosen and introduced by Judy Taylor John Murray London 2000 0719557305 / 9780719557309 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 24mo - over 5 - 5" tall Ardizzone, Edward 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. In very good, clean condition. A minor binding fault - The front pastedown was poorly glued at manufacture, resulting to the front endpaper and half-title pages being slightly too short and opening on the angle when you open the book; though they sit square with the textblock when the book is closed. A minor fault. Otherwise VG. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Front dust jacket flap not price clipped. pp. 128. 106724 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
28 Rail Gun
Batchelor, John ; Hogg, Ian John Batchelor Limited Broadstone, Dorset 1973 0852423284 / 9780852423288 Hardcover Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Blue boards. A dent in the middle of the rear board and dust jacket. The white dust jacket is discoloured, particularly at the edges. The binding is firm and pages clean; no previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp. v, 61. 308366 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
 
14 There Was No Yesterday
Arey, John Stuart Eyre & Spottiswoode London 1944 Hardback Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
Original green cloth binding. Slightly bumped corners. Lacks dust jacket. Second reprint; first published November 1943. The binding is firm and pages in clean condition. 208pp. 051803 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
29 General-At-Sea: Robert Blake and the Seventeenth-Century Revolution in Naval Warfare
Baumber, Michael John Murray London 1989 0719547067 / 9780719547065 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Publisher's original red boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good, clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Binding tight. DJ not price clipped. Spine of the dust jacket very slightly faded. 284pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 304745 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
15 The Picture of Cricket [King Penguin 73]
Arlott, John Penguin Books | King Penguin 1955 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. Printed pictorial boards with matching dust jacket. The binding is nice and firm. Boards are clean. A few minor foxing spots to the dust jacket. Some foxing to endpapers and pastedowns, and lightly to pages. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The dust jacket is a little rubbed at the head of the spine and has a couple of short nicks to the edges. Front flap not price clipped. pp. 32, plates. 106763 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
30 The School of Night
Bayard, Louis John Murray 2011 1848542186 / 9781848542181 First Edition Hardcover New New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New first edition, first printing. Not previously owned. Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, fine condition. RRP. 17.99. 338pp. A shared quest and a mysterious cabal, four centuries apart. When Henry Cavendish attends the funeral of an old friend, the last thing he expects is to be given a business proposition. A handsome sum to retrieve a document that was in his friend's possession when he died - a letter from Sir Walter Raleigh. Henry accepts the challenge, despite severe misgivings about his sinister new employer. Four centuries earlier, in Elizabethan England, another quest is playing out. Thomas Harriot, once a member of the mysterious School of Night, a group whose members included the toast of Elizabethan society, has shut himself off from the world. Working day and night, he devotes himself secretly to his experiments. As both searches deepen, the two men realise that there are forces at work against them. Harriot's work is threatened by discovery and Henry's search becomes a deadly one, when someone close to him dies in mysterious circumstances. The School of Night is the story of a quest that spans centuries, of alliances forged in unexpected circumstances and of men who will stop at nothing to get what they want. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 300726 
Price: 11.69 GBP

 
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