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Campbell's illustrated monthly

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Title from cover.

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CHMEXRF copy v.4:no.1 (1894:June) [39088015674161] has bookplate: Donated by the Larry Zim World's Fair Collection.

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Contribucion al conocimiento de los mamiferos fosiles de la República Argentina. : Obra escrita bajo los auspicios de la Academia nacional de ciencias de la República Argentina para ser presentada á la Exposicion universal de Paris de 1889 / por Florentino Ameghino

Smithsonian Libraries
Each plate accompanied by leaf with explanatory letterpress.

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KELL copy 39088015622723 book and atlas are bound into 1 volume.

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Letters from high latitudes : being some account of a voyage in the schooner yacht "Foam," 85 o.m. to Iceland, Jan Mayen, & Spitzbergen, in 1856 / by Lord Dufferin

Smithsonian Libraries
"London: Printed by Richard Clay"--Verso of half title.

Title vignette.

P. 425 is a folded table of temperatures.

Errata: p. [x], 1st paging group.

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SCNHRB copy (39088015053291) has p. xv misbound before p. [1].

SCNHRB copy has bookplate: Library of the Department of State.

SCNHRB copy half bound in sheepskin and marbled paper boards, title in gilt on spine, stamped at foot of spine: Department of State, marbled endpapers.

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Journal of a residence and travels in Colombia, during the years 1823 and 1824 / by Capt. Charles Stuart Cochrane ; in two volumes

Smithsonian Libraries
"London: Printed by S. and R. Bentley"--Verso of half titles.

Plates are hand-colored.

Errata: p. 517, v. II.

Sabin 14072

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SCNHRB copy (39088015704646, 39088015704687) imperfect: most of map lacking in v. I.

SCNHRB copy inscribed in ink at head of title of v. II: U.S. Department of State. 30 Oct. 1825. Bookplates: Library of the Department of State.

SCNHRB copy has pencilled markings.

SCNHRB copy half bound in calf and marbled paper boards, title in gilt on spine, stamped at foot of spine: State Department; book binder's ticket: Jas. N. Berryman, book binder, Washington City.

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A topographical description of the province of Lower Canada : with remarks upon Upper Canada, and on the relative connexion of both provinces with the United States of America / by Joseph Bouchette ; embellished by several views, plans of harbours, battles, &c

Smithsonian Libraries
"T. Davison, London"--Verso of t.p.

Errata: p. [2], 4th page group.

Includes index.

Lande Coll. 1591

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SCNHRB copy (39088015707755) bound in black library buckram; title in gilt on spine, at foot of spine: Dept. of State.

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Histoire naturelle, civile et geographique de l'Orenoque, et des principales riviéres qui s'y jettent : dans laquelle on traite du gouvernement, des usages & des coûtumes des Indiens qui l'habitent, des animaux, des arbres, des fruits, des résines, des herbes & des racines médicinales qui naissent dans le Païs : on y a joint le détail de plusieurs conversions remarquables & édifiantes / par le Pere Joseph Gumilla ..

Smithsonian Libraries
First ed., Madrid, 1741, published under title: El Orinoco ilustrado, historia natural, civil y geográfica de este Gran Río.

Tome 1: xviij, [8], 388, [4] p., [2] leaves of plates (1 folded); t. 2: [2], 334, [4] p., [1] leaf of plates; t. 3: [2], 332, [4] p.

Woodcut title vignettes, head- and tail-pieces, initials; side-notes.

Imprint varies slightly: t. 3: A Avignon, et se vend à Marseille chez Jean Mossy ...

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SCNHRB copy (39088015704398, 39088015704430, 39088015704471) imperfect: lacking [4] p. at end of t. 1 and all plates.

SCNHRB copy has unidentified armorial bookplate.

SCNHRB copy has bookplate of the Library of the Department of State.

SCNHRB copy three-quarters bound in red sheepskin and marbled paper boards, marbled endpapers; title in gilt on spine, at foot: Dept. of State.

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The kingdom and people of Siam : with a narrative of the mission to that country in 1855 / by Sir John Bowring

Smithsonian Libraries
Royal seals stamped in red on title pages.

"London: Savill and Edwards, printers"--Verso of t.p.s.

Also available online.

SCNHRB copy imperfect: lacking 1 plate in v. I, Sacred elephant of Siam.

SCNHRB copy written in ink on t.p.s: Department of State; in pencil: Recd April 7 1857.

SCNHRB copy bound in mustard-colored library buckram, title in gilt on spine.

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Polynesian researches, during a residence of nearly six years in the South Sea Islands : including descriptions of the natural history and scenery of the Islands, with remarks on the history, mythology, traditions, government, arts, manners, and customs of the inhabitants / by William Ellis ; in two volumes

Smithsonian Libraries
Colophon: London: Henry Fisher, Son, and P. Jackson, printers.

A later, expanded work published in 1831-1832 under title: Polynesian researches during a residence of nearly eight years in the Society and Sandwich Islands. Additional vols. relate the author's voyages to Hawaii and the Tubuai Islands.

UC San Diego. Hill Coll., no. 549

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SCNHRB copy (39088015704612, 39088015704653) stamped on front paste-downs: Library of the Department of State Jan 1984.

SCNHRB copy bound in dark blue library buckram with title in gilt on spine.

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Narrative of a tour through Hawaii, or Owhyhee : with observations on the natural history of the Sandwich Islands, and remarks on the manners, customs, traditions, history, and language of their inhabitants / By William Ellis

Smithsonian Libraries
"H. Fisher, Caxton, Printer to His Majesty"--Verso of t.p.

Colophon has variant printer's statement: "Printed at the Caxton Press by H. Fisher, Son, and Co."

First published in 1826.

Frontispiece portrait of author, with his facsimile signature.

UC San Diego. Hill Coll., no. 546

Rodiek, G., Mrs. Library of Hawaiiana, p.14

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Preliminary catalogue, pt. V, p. 32 (lists pagination as: vi, 480 p.)

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SCNHRB copy (39088015707615) imperfect: p. 457 & 463 torn, affecting text.

SCNHRB copy has gift presentation inscription on front free endpaper.

SCNHRB copy blind-embossed stamp on t.p.: Peabody Museum of Salem.

SCNHRB copy bound in brown-black faux leather binding, title in gilt on spine.

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On the natural history and classification of birds / by William Swainson

Smithsonian Libraries
Engraved title pages.

Colophon: London: Printed by A. Spottiswoode.

Also available online.

SCNHRB has two copies, both imperfect: copy 1 lacking letterpress t.p.s., copy 2 is of v. 2 only.

SCNHRB c. 1 (39088015703523, 39088015703564) stamped on engraved t.p.'s: Library, U.S. National Museum Smithsonian Institution Apr 1888 [ms. acc. no.] 131495.

SCNHRB c. 1, v. 2 has ink ms. bibliographical note tipped-in following p. vi.

SCNHRB c. 1 bound in brown library buckram, title in gilt on spine, marbled edges and endpapers.

SCNHRB c. 2 (39088015703606) has 8 p. of publisher's advertisements bound in front of v. 2.

SCNHRB c. 2 stamped on letterpress t.p.: Smithsonian Institution National Museum [ms. acc. no.] 266469.

SCNHRB c. 2 bound in green library buckram, title in white on spine.

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Herrn von Buffons Naturgeschichte der Vögel

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Volumes 8-21 (?) published, Wien : F.A. Schrämbl, 1790-1793.

Plates are hand-colored.

Nissen, C. Zoologische Buchillustration, Bd. 1, no. 713

Also available online.

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SCNHRB copy incomplete, 2 v. only: Bd. 17 & 21 (39088015703531, 39088015703572).

SCNHRB copy stamped on t.p.'s: Furstlich Oettingen-Wallerstein Bibliothek in Seyfriedsberg.

SCNHRB copy bound in plain light blue paper boards, title in gilt within leather spine label.

Livres de malacologie et de conchyliologie formant partie de la bibliothèque de Mr. J.G. Hidalgo : 1 de juillet de 1888

Smithsonian Libraries
"Ma bibliothèque conchyliologique est composée de 603 écrits, comprenant 162,527 pag. de texte (exceptées celles des Dict. scienc. nat., Claus et Proceed. Zool. Soc.) avec 11,150 planches, dont 7,116 coloriées et 4,034 noires"--P. 32.

Bookseller's advertisement on verso of t.p.

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SCNHRB copy 39088015628316 imperfect: the title leaf and the final leaf (p. 31-32) are chipped around the edges and clumsily repaired, not affecting the text.

SCNHRB copy has bookplates: 1. Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Purchased from the Cullman Endowment; 2. Smithsonian Libraries Adopt-a-Book Program: Adopted by James G. Mead.

SCNHRB copy has a gilt-tooled modern gray half-cloth binding with marbled paper boards.

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A synopsis of the Accipitres (diurnal birds of prey) : comprising species and subspecies described up to 1920, with their characters and distribution / by H. Kirke Swann

Smithsonian Libraries
Limited ed. of 28 copies privately printed on large paper, each having 22 coloured plates of eggs reproduced directly from photographs.

Issued in 4 parts (pt. 1 on 28 Sept. 1921; pt. 2 on 3 Jan. 1922; pt. 3 on 16 Feb. 1922; and pt. 4 on 20 May 1922).

A revised ed. of Swann's Synoptical list of the Accipitres (1920).

"For this second edition I have had the advantage of consulting Mr. W. Sclater's MS. list of the Accipitres ..."--Preface to 2nd ed.

Swann also drew on Richard Bowdler Sharpe's Catalogue of the Accipitres in the collection of the British Museum (1874) and Gray's Genera of birds (1844-1849) in writing this synopsis, as stated in the preface.

Some entries are marked to indicate that Swann's own collection included specimens of those species.

"Identical with the regular second edition in 8vo of the same date ... except for the size of the paper and the inclusion of a half-title, the colored plates, and the leaf of explanation of the latter ..."--Zimmer.

Plates color-lithographed by André & Sleigh, Ltd.

The final group of pages includes addenda and errata leaves and the description of the plates.

Includes index.

Nissen, C. Illustrierten Vogelbücher, 916

Anker, J. Bird books, 497

Zimmer, J.T. Ayer Lib., p. 618-619

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SCNHRB copy 39088015628514 is no. 15 of the limited ed.

SCNHRB copy has bookplates: 1. (armorial) John Colebrook-Robjent, with motto: Servato fidem; 2. Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Purchased from the Cullman Endowment.

SCNHRB copy has a contemporary red half-morocco leather binding with red cloth-covered boards, raised bands, gilt-lettered spine, and top edge gilt. The original printed cream-colored paper wrappers are bound in at the end of the volume.

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Seeley Brothers : manufacturers of Averill paint, ready for use

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At head of title: Offices: New York, Boston, Chicago.

"This book of illustrations is issued solely for the accommodation of our customers, and is the property of Seeley Brothers [location]. Loaned to [distributor's name] while handling our goods, and to be returned, at our expense, when requested [accession number and date]"--Label on p. [2] of cover.

Printer: "Sackett Wilhelms & Betzig, 45-51 Rose St. NY."

Lithographed plates.

Includes one leaf with mounted paint chip samples.

The preliminary pages (including advertisements) are printed in red and black.

Two of the color plates are advertisements for paints from the Alabastine Co.

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CHMRB copy 39088015652795 has the label on p. 2 with ms. ink additions, to read as follows: "This book of illustrations is issued solely for the accommodation of our customers, and is the property of Seeley Brothers [New York]. Loaned to [Drake & King of Stanhope, N.J.] while handling our goods, and to be returned, at our expense, when requested. No. [1178], [May 19 188[6]."

CHMRB copy is imperfect: there is a small, repaired hole in the center of the first leaf of descriptive text (for plate [1]), with the text slightly affected.

CHMRB copy has bookplate: Maurice Robert des Marais [probably the member of the American Institute of Architects].

CHMRB copy has the original embossed brown cloth binding with gilt-stamped cover title and decorated endpapers.

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Trade literature.

Conchology, or, The natural history of shells : containing a new arrangement of the genera and species, illustrated by coloured engravings executed from the natural specimens, and including the latest discoveries / by George Perry

Smithsonian Libraries
There is also an issue from the same publisher without the date on the title page.

"The plates are engraved and [hand] coloured after the original drawings by Mr. John Clarke"--Introd., page 4 (2nd page group).

Each leaf of plates has a facing leaf with descriptive letterpess printed on the recto side only. These letterpress leaves are included in the pagination statement, including last leaf of "Index to the plates and genera."

Plates 5, 6, 23, 54 misnumbered 3, 4, 5, and 3 respectively.

Colophon: London: printed by J. M'Creery.

For a description of some of the different printings of this work identified on the basis of watermarks, see "Miscellaneous notes" by A. Tindell Hopwood in Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London, volume 26 (1944/45), pages 152-153. Hopwood writes of this work, "Were it not for the fact that Perry introduced a number of new names, the volume would have been forgotten long ago, except as a curiosity."

Catalogue of the books, manuscripts, maps and drawings in the British Museum (Natural History) v. 4, p. 1551

Nissen, C. Zoologische Buchillustration, no. 3134

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SCNHRB has two copies; CHMRB has one copy.

SCNHRB copy 1 (39088015709215) imperfect: lacking half title.

SCNHRB copy 1 has bookplate of William Healey Dall, Divison of Mollusks Sectional Library.

SCNHRB copy 1 bound in green library buckram, title in gilt on spine; booklabel: This book was bound through the generosity of the National Capital Shell Club.

SCNHRB copy 2 (39088015709256) has bookplate of William Healy Dall.

SCNHRB copy 2 has leaf of typescript tipped-in at beginning, "'Perry's Arcana'--an overlooked work by Gregory M. Mathews and Tom Iredale. Reprinted from the 'Victorian Naturalist', vol. XXIX, no. 1". Pencilled bibliographcal note on front free endpaper. Occasional pencilled ms. notes in text.

SCNHRB copy 2 bound in green library buckram, title in gilt on spine; measures 46 cm.

CHMRB copy (39088009150392) has text leaves with the watermark of H. Smith, 1818; the plates are not watermarked.

CHMRB copy has accession no. 11855; also a note penciled on front free endpaper: Robert W. Chambers bequest, 1933.

CHMRB copy has bookplate: Purchased by the Mary Stuart Book Fund ... Cooper Union Library.

CHMRB copy is bound in later gilt-tooled full red morocco leather; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt. Housed in a later linen-covered clamshell box.

CHMRB copy 39088009150392 has bookplate: Smithsonian Libraries Adopt-a-Book program. Adopted by Suzanne M. Storr on November 7, 2017.

Illustrations of the American ornithology of Alexander Wilson and Charles Lucian Bonaparte : with the addition of numerous recently discovered species and representations of the whole sylvae of North America. / by Captain Thomas Brown

Smithsonian Libraries
T.p. signed: Designed & engraved by James Turvey. Dedication page, to the Earl of Airlie, also engraved. Plates are variously signed.

Plates are hand-colored.

Plates are not numbered sequentially.

Faxon, W. "A rare work on American ornithology," The Auk, v. 20, p. 236-241

Zimmer, J.T. Ayer Lib., p. 102

Nissen, C. Illustrierten Vogelbücher, 152

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SCNHRB copy (39088015708811) has bookplate: Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Smithson Society purchase, 1982.

SCNHRB copy bound in three-quarters red goatskin and cloth, title in gilt within black goatskin spine label, marbled endpapers; binding by Bernard Middleton.

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Histoire naturelle des oiseaux de l'Amérique Septentrionale : contenant un grand nombre d'espèces décrites ou figurées pour la première fois / par M. L.P. Vieillot

Smithsonian Libraries
"The work was published in different issues, -- with figures in black and white, with plates printed in colour, 'cartonnés à la Bradel' and on 'Grand papier colombier vélin'; of the last named only twelve copies are said to have been produced"--Cf. Anker, p. 207.

Errata: at foot of p. iv, t. 1 and p. ii, t. 2.

Plates signed Prêtre pixt., Langlois imp., Bouquet sculpt.

Zimmer, J.T. Ayer Lib., p. 654-655

Anker, J. Bird books and bird art, no. 515

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SCNHRB has two copies that appear to be different issues.

SCNHRB c. 1 (39088015708803, 39088015708845) has hand-colored plates.

SCNHRB c. 1 is the gift of Marcia Brady Tucker; with the Tucker Library's pencilled collational note on t.p's.

SCNHRB c. 1 three-quarters bound in recent blue goatskin and blue cloth, title in gilt on spine, marbled endpapers; uncut.

SCNHRB c. 2 (39088015708886, 39088015708928) without the map.

SCNHRB c. 2 plates are uncolored.

SCNHRB c. 2 stamped on t.p.'s: Library, U.S. National Museum Smithsonian Institution Apr 1888 [ms. acc. no.] 131480 [and] Deposit of S.F. Baird.

SCNHRB c. 2 has pencilled ms. notes.

SCNHRB c. 2 bound in brown library buckram, title in gilt on spine.

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Wild scenes and song-birds / by C.W. Webber ; illustrated with twenty-five colored lithographs, drawn by Mrs. C.W. Webber and Alfred J. Miller

Smithsonian Libraries
"Stereotyped by Thomas B. Smith, N.Y., printed by Billin, Brothers"--Verso of t.p.

Title and text within ruled border.

Also issued by same publisher in same year with sub-title: "with twenty illustrations, printed in colors, from drawings by Mrs. C.W. Webber and Alfred J. Miller." Despite the "twenty-five" cited in the title, there are also only 20 plates in this issue.

Chromolithographs signed: "L.N. Rosenthal's Cromo Lith. Philada."

Plates accompanied by guard tissue sheets.

Includes index.

Nissen, C. Illustrierte Vogelbücher, 974

Wild scenes and song-birds / by C.W. Webber ; with twenty illustrations, printed in colors, from drawings by Mrs. C.W. Webber and Alfred J. Miller

Smithsonian Libraries
"Stereotyped by Thomas B. Smith, N.Y., printed by Billin, Brothers"--Verso of t.p.

Wood in Vertebrate zoology cites "London" in the imprint.

Title and text within ruled border.

Also issued by same publisher in same year with sub-title: "Illustrated with twenty-five colored lithographs, drawn by Mrs. C.W. Webber and Alfred J. Miller."

"This is probably the first edition of a collection of chapters on nature-study, most of them about birds. With the exception of some trivial changes in the title-page the 1858 edition ... is identical with the above."--Wood, p. 621.

Chromolithographs signed: "L.N. Rosenthal's Cromo Lith. Philada."

Plates accompanied by guard tissue sheets.

Includes index.

Nissen, C. Illustrierte Vogelbücher, 974

Wood, C. Vertebrate zoology, p. 621

A familiar history of birds / by the late Edward Stanley

Smithsonian Libraries
"Published under the direction of the Committee of General Literature and Education appointed by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge."

Title vignette (birds).

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SCNHRB copy (39088015709546) in ink on verso of front free endpaper: Georgio H. Palmer D.D. ... Eton ...

SCNHRB copy has on second front free endpaper a colored drawing of Marcia Brady Tucker bird watching, with two owls on a tree branch; inscribed: for Marcia Tucker's collection ... from the John Gavits, 1934.

SCNHRB copy bound in polished calf, blind-embossed decorated spine, title in gilt within leather spine label, marbled edges and endpapers.

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Les robes de Paul Poiret / racontées par Paul Iribe

Smithsonian Libraries
Illustrations: 11 photomechanical prints: reproduction of drawings, hand-colored (pochoir); chiefly full-page. Most signed in medium: Paul Iribe.

"Achevé d'imprimer le XX octobre MDCCCCVIII ... par la Société générale d'impression"--Colophon.

One of 250 copies printed.

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CHMRB copy 39088015653215 has a presentation inscription by Poiret on front free endpaper: "A Monsieur Max Meyer, un Américain bien pausière, qui aime et comprené touts les belles choses. Paul Poiret." (Former owner Max Meyer has been tentatively identified as an agent for the raw silk trade (Mitsui & Co.) who lived in Jersey City, NJ, and whose obituary appears in v. 33, p. 63 (1914) of the American silk journal).

CHMRB copy has Iribe's name scratched out in ms. ink on each plate. There is a small hole in the first two plates, slightly affecting the images; the bottom margin of the third plate has been cropped.

CHMRB copy is unnumbered.

CHMRB copy has the original red- and black-printed brown paperboard binding, with some repairs along the gutter; in a clear polyester sleeve for preservation.

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Le Râmâyana de Vâlmîki / traduit .. par Albert Roussel

Smithsonian Libraries
Also available online.

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Our own birds, or, A familiar natural history of the birds of the United States / by William L. Baily

Smithsonian Libraries
Also available online.

SCNHRB copy (39088015712235) stamped on t.p.: S.F. Baird.

SCNHRB copy stamped on t.p.: Library, U.S. National Museum Smithsonian Institution Feb 9 1882 [ms. acc. no.] 124295.

SCNHRB copy bound in original bright blue publisher's cloth binding, blind-embossed, title in gilt on spine, yellow endpapers.

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