Golden Age Illustrators

 
David Larkin, NF (light shelfwear), Larkin, David, Peacock Press/Bantam, 1975, 1st, wraps, English

A collection of illustrators' work showing how they responded to the theme of Christmas as set to them by others. Selections cover a period from...

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VF/VF in VF slipcase in publisher's printed cardboard clamshell box, Eyvind Earle, Earle, Eyvind, Eyvind Earle Publishing, 1996, 1st, Hardcover, pictorial cloth, English

Edited & designed by Earle himself, this exquisitely produced volume includes 833 high quality reproductions of Eyvind Earle's fabled Christmas card...

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William Lyon Phelps, Dean Cornwell, Phelps, William Lyon, Cornwell, Dean, Very Good (lower corners bumped and worn, upper corners worn, boards showing at all four corners, spine cloth and interior sound, 1926 gift inscription), Cosmopolitan, New York, 1926, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9 inches, 116 pages, 12 color plates, hardcover, cloth spine, English

A travelogue of the Holy Land illustrated with twelve color plates reproducing paintings by Dean Cornwell. Originally serialized in Good Housekeeping...

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Lin Bloomfield, Norman Lindsay, Bloomfield, Lin, Lindsay, Norman, Print run of 2000 copies, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (lower tips lightly bumped, book is otherwise Fine, dustjacket spine ends and back cover rubbed), Odana / Josef Lebovic Galleries, Sydney, 1998, 1st, 12.2 inches, 9.9 inches, 480 pages, over 500 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

"Over a period of eighty years Australian artist Norman Alfred Williams Lindsay (1897-1969) produced a prodigious amount of work -- pencil drawings, pen and...

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Lin Bloomfield, Norman Lindsay, Bloomfield, Lin, Lindsay, Norman, Print run of 2000 copies, Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Odana / Josef Lebovic Galleries, Sydney, 1998, 1st, 12.2 inches, 9.9 inches, 480 pages, over 500 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: Over a period of eighty years Australian artist Norman Alfred Williams Lindsay (1897-1969) produced a prodigious amount of work...

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Very Fine issued in Very Fine dustjacket packed in a Near Fine publisher's printed cardboard clamshell box, Eyvind Earle, Earle, Eyvind, Eyvind Earle Publishing, 1991, Revised 3rd printing 2010, Hardcover, cloth, English

A catalogue raisonne of the artist's early lithographs and limited editions. This volume covers his years of experimentation and the development of his iconic images: barns, trees, and rolling landscapes.

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Greg Theakston, Jack Kirby, Theakston, Greg, Kirby, Jack, Fine, Pure Imagination, New York, 1997, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 192 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

Kirby's first 125 pages of art and story, plus a biography and analysis of the work.

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Frank Brangwyn, VG+/VG (Previous owner's name on front end paper, dustjacket missing a piece at the spine tail), Furst, Herbert, Brangwyn, Frank, Dodd Mead, 1924, 1st, cloth

This volume focuses on Brangwyn's mural paintings with analyses of over a dozen commissions including Brangwyn's own comments. Very scarce in dustjacket.

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VG+/VG+ dustjacket (corners rubbed, boards showing, hinges cracked, otherwise covers quite clean & bright, binding tight, pages Fine, dustjacket spine torn with a small piece missing). An impressive copy. Rare with the Dustjacket, Frank Brangwyn, Gaunt, William, Brangwyn, Frank, The Studio, 1926, 1st, Hardcover, vellum spine, top edge gilt

A complete illustrated catalogue raisonné of Brangwyn's etchings completed between 1900 and 1926. Each of the 331 etchings is reproduced in...

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VG (vellum torn at the top & bottom of the spine, boards shelfworn, upper corners bumped and pages lightly creased from bump, hinges starting, covers & pages clean, binding sound), Frank Brangwyn, Gaunt, William, Brangwyn, Frank, The Studio, 1926, 1st, Hardcover, vellum spine, top edge gilt, English

A complete illustrated catalogue raisonné of Brangwyn's etchings completed between 1900 and 1926. Each of the 331 etchings is reproduced in...

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Gerry de la Ree, Virgil Finlay, de la Ree, Gerry, Finlay, Virgil, #100 of 1350 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Gerry de la Ree, Saddle River, NJ, 1979, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 128 pages, about 120 illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

This volume features Finlay's illus for Weird Tales 1936-39. Quality reproduction on slick paper from the original printer's proofs. From the dustjacket:...

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Harry Haenigsen, VG+ (top edge dusty), Chappel and Ridgely Hunt, George S., Haenigsen, Harry, Stokes, 1931, 2nd, cloth

Gluyas Williams-esque illustrations by Haenigsen, creator of Our Bill and Penny and a member of the Famous Artists Cartooning Course faculty.

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Dan Zimmer, Zimmer, Dan, Limited to 1000 copies, Very Fine/Very Fine, Illustrated Press, St. Louis, 2015, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, 218 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A big beautiful must-have book showcasing artworks from the Golden Age of Illustration, circa 1880-1950. Limited to 1000 copies. From the...

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Chesley Bonestell, VG+ (shelfworn), Johnson, Paul, Bonestell, Chesley, Chronicle, 1974, 1st, wraps

Creating a painting of each of the twenty-one California missions was a passion of Bonestell's. This book reproduces all 22 paintings as full-page color...

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Harry Rountree, Fine/VG+ price-clipped dust jacket (dust jacket corners rubbed), Darwin, Bernard, Rountree, Harry, Storey Communications, 1988, 1st thus, cloth

Rountree was an avid golfer and illustrated several golf books, however this title is his most famous golf book by far. A tour of Britain's golf courses...

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The Hawaiian Shirt
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H. Thomas Steele, VF, Steele, H. Thomas, Abbeville, 1984, 8th, pictorial boards


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The Idea + Story Without Words
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Frans Masereel, Fine in a VG+ box (box has rubbed edges), Masereel, Frans, Redstone Press, 1986, 2nd, cloth, English

Two of Frans Masereel's picture novels, back to back, in one handsome volume.

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The Illustration Collector #33
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Very Fine, Everett Shinn, Shinn, Everett, Illustration House, 1995, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 16 pages, 5 color and 35 black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Everett Shinn was a painter of the ash can school as well as an illustrator. 40 pieces from 1915-1920 fully described (with prices) and reproduced from...

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The Illustration Collector #38A
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Very Fine, Walter Baumhofer, Baumhofer, Walter, Illustration House, 1998, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 12 pages, 39 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

A nice cross-section of his work including quite a few romantic scenes a la Sundblom or Whitmore. 39 pieces fully described (with prices) and reproduced...

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Very Fine, W. Emerton Heitland, Heitland, W. Emerton, Illustration House, 1998, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 8 pages, 19 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

19 pieces from the twenties and thirties fully described (with prices) and reproduced from the original art.

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Rockwell Kent, VG+ (light wear), Johnson, Fridolf, Kent, Rockwell, Dover, 1976, 1st, wraps

An excellent collection of Kent's lesser known yet equally proficient commercial work for magazines and advertisements, includes a lot of material not...

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Fridolf Johnson, Rockwell Kent, Johnson, Fridolf, Kent, Rockwell, From the collection of Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity, Very Good+ (light shelfwear and rubbing to the lower front corner of the cover, interior Fine, flat, tight, clean), Dover, New York, 1976, 1st, 11.2 inches, 8.4 inches, xiv, 130 pages, 231 illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

From the collection of longtime Mad Magazine editor Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity "Madly Yours, From The Estate Collection of Nick Meglin"...

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Walt Reed, Reed, Walt, Very Fine/Near Fine (dustjacket edges slightly rubbed at spine otherwise Very Fine), New York, Watson-Guptill, 2001, 1st, 9780942604801, 0942604806, 12 inches, 9.25 inches, 452 pages, over 1000 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

The most comprehensive reference guide available detailing the history of modern American Illustration, researched and written by Walt Reed, founder of...

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Walt Reed, Reed, Walt, Near Fine/Near Fine (tips of boards lightly bumped, dustjacket edges slightly rubbed at spine), New York, Watson-Guptill, 2001, 1st, 9780942604801, 0942604806, 12 inches, 9.25 inches, 452 pages, over 1000 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

The most comprehensive reference guide available detailing the history of modern American Illustration, researched and written by Walt Reed, founder of...

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Signed by the author Walt Reed, Very Fine/Very Fine, Walt Reed, Reed, Walt, Watson-Guptill, 2001, 1st, 0942604806, Hardcover, cloth, English

Signed by the author Walt Reed. The latest revised edition expanded to cover four additional decades. This edition features entries for 647 artists and...

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Walt and Roger Reed, Fine/VG (dustjacket spine faded, two tears), Reed, Walt and Roger, Madison Square Press, 1984, 1st, cloth

Illustrations and biographies of 460 artists. The number one reference book in any illustration library. Recently revised and updated with almost entirely...

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The Kewpie Kutouts
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Rose O'Neill, VG (boards worn along edges, 1" split at spine tail, "Katherine Bane/January 2, 1915" written on the cover and "Katherine/from Father/January 2, 1915" written on the title page, interior sound), O'Neill, Rose, Frederick A. Stokes Co., 1914, 1st, pictorial boards

This copy includes the Kewpie Kutout paper dolls with color fronts and backs. 14 kewpies, six paper dolls, five dresses with fronts and backs. The...

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The Legendary Artists Of Taos
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Mary Carroll Nelson, Fine/VG (dustjacket tears, tape-repair), Nelson, Mary Carroll, Watson-Guptill, 1980, 1st, cloth

The founding of New Mexico's famous art colony, its pioneer artists, and the artists who followed.

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The Legendary Artists Of Taos
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Mary Carroll Nelson, VF/VG (several dustjacket tears), Nelson, Mary Carroll, Watson-Guptill, 1980, 1st, cloth

The founding of New Mexico's famous art colony, its pioneer artists, and the artists who followed.

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The Legendary Artists Of Taos
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Mary Carroll Nelson, NF/VG (one corner bumped, several dustjacket tears), Nelson, Mary Carroll, Watson-Guptill, 1980, 1st, cloth

The founding of New Mexico's famous art colony, its pioneer artists, and the artists who followed.

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The London Week-End Book
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Francis Marshall, VF, Marshall, Francis, Seeley Service, 1953, cloth, English

A guide to London written and illustrated by Francis Marshall.

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Stanislav Szukalski, Szukalski, Stanislav, Near Fine (covers rubbed, interior Fine), Sylmar/Chicago, Archives Szukalski / The Polish Museum of America, 1990, 1st, 0962623008, 6.7 inches, 6 inches, 120 pages, 52 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

"Stanislav Szukalski, Early Works (1913-1930) as photographed by the artist" A book of photographs of early, now lost sculptures created by Stanislav...

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David Larkin, Chris Mayger, Larkin, David, Mayger, Chris, Near Fine (mild wear to covers), Peacock Press, New York, 1976, 1st, 11 inches, 9 inches, 96 pages, 40 full-page color plates and 13 black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

40 full-page color plates and 13 black & white illustrations.

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The Metropolis of Tomorrow
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Hugh Ferriss, Ferriss, Hugh, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, New York, Princeton Architectural Press, 1986, 2nd 1998, 0910413118, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 200 pages, 64 full-page and 46 text illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Architectural illustrator Ferriss envisions future trends based upon his observations in the 1920s. Part One, Cities of Today. Part Two, Projected...

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The Most of John Held Jr.
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Mark Connelly, John Held Jr, Connelly, Mark, Held, Jr, John, Very Good+ in Very Good price-clipped dustjacket (holes and fading to the endpapers, interior clean, corners sharp, dustjacket is worn with closed tear, stains and a tape repair), Stephen Greene Press, Brattleboro, VT, 1972, 1st, 12 inches, 9.25 inches, 144 pages, 117 illustrations, 38 pages in color, hardcover, cloth, English

The best collection of this artist's work to date. This monograph covers all aspects of Held's stunning work: pen & ink, woodcuts, watercolors, &...

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The Mousetrap
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Near Fine (corners slightly rubbed, light thumbdents, otherwise flat, clean), Carl Macek & Associates, Yorba Linda, 1970, 1st, 12 inches, 8.75 inches, 74 pages, color and black & white, softcover, spiralbound with cardstock covers, English

The Mousetrap was published in 1937 by Ward Ritchie in a limited numbered edition of 500 for the Disney Studio. It was an unofficial in-house publication...

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Dave Stivers, Stivers, Dave, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Collector's Showcase, San Diego, 1986, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 143 pages, over 200 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A pictorial history of vintage Cream of Wheat advertising from the first half of the twentieth century. The founder of the company was an art connoisseur...

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The One Rose
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Rose O'Neill, NF/NF, Ruggles, Rowena Godding, O'Neill, Rose, 1974, 1st thus, cloth, English

"The One Rose: Mother of the Immortal Kewpies. "A Biography of Rose O'Neill and the Story of Her Work. "Second Edition with Supplemental Material." 213...

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Edmund Peel, Joaquin Sorolla, Peel, Edmund, Sorolla, Joaquin, Fine, London, Sotheby's Publications, 1998, 11.75 inches, 8.5 inches, 264 pages, 66 paintings and 30 oil sketches are reproduced in both color and black & white, plus 52 other illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

An excellent English-language monograph on Sorolla. This was the catalogue of the exhibition organized by the San Diego Museum of Art and the Instituto...

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Stephen D. Korshak, J. Allen St. John, Korshak, Stephen D., St. John, J. Allen, Very Fine, Vanguard, Lakewood, 2008, 1-887591-89-3, 12 inches, 9 inches, 160 pages, over 170 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

Over 170 paintings of "Tarzan", John Carter of "Mars", and more - many shot from original paintings. Vanguard's second volume devoted to the work of J....

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Sydney Ure Smith, Bertram Stevens, Norman Lindsay, Ure Smith, Bertram Stevens, Sydney, Lindsay, Norman, Limited to 2000 copies, Very Good+ (the covers are moderately worn along edges, some mild spotting to the top edge, internally sound, all the tissue guards between the plates are present, some small stains to pages), Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1918, 1st, 11.2 inches, 9 inches, 52 plates & 16 pages, 51 plates by NL (4 tipped-in), 1 by Lionel Lindsay of NL, softcover, stiff oversize wraps (rebound), English

51 plates by Norman Lindsay (4 tipped-in) and one plate by Lionel Lindsay of Norman Lindsay. Includes articles "Norman Lindsay" by Julian Ashton and "Norman...

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Alice Carter, Jessie Wilcox Smith, Violet Oakley, Elizabeth Shippen Green., Carter, Alice, Wilcox Smith, Violet Oakley, Elizabeth Shippen Green., Jessie, Lower corners lightly bumped otherwise Very Fine/Very Fine in publisher's shrinkwrap, Abrams, New York, 2000, 1st, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 216 pages, 60 color plates, 115 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

The story of brandywine illustrators Jessie Wilcox Smith, Violet Oakley, and Elizabeth Shippen Green. From the publisher: Illustrators Jessie Willcox...

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J. C. Leyendecker, Leyendecker, J. C., Very Good+ (stains and wear to the cloth covering the box, especially on the outside and along the seams, inside material in very sound condition, the scrolls function, turning key is present, and the outside lock functions), Chicago, Powers, Higley and Company, 1900, 17 inches, 16 inches, color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

For Leyendecker collectors, an exceedingly rare and very early work by J.C. Leyendecker (1874-1951). At the age of 19, he was given his first commercial...

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VG (edges rubbed, boards showing at corners, studio stamps on endpapers, internally VG+), Art Directors Club, 1923, 1st, cloth spine

245 entries from 124 artists, including: Ralph Barton,  Franklin Booth,  Charles Livingston Bull,  Dean Cornwell, ...

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The Second Book of Virgil Finlay
  $120.00
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Gerry de la Ree, Virgil Finlay, de la Ree, Gerry, Finlay, Virgil, #211 of 1300 copies, Fine in Near Fine price-clipped dustjacket, Gerry de la Ree, Saddle River, NJ, 1978, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 128 pages, over 120 illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

This volume features Finlay's 1940-1955 pulp illustrations. Quality reproduction on slick paper from the original artwork, the majority reproduced the same...

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The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss
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Dr. Seuss, Seuss, Dr., Fine/Near Fine, New York, Random House, 1995, Later, 0679434488, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 96 pages, 76 full-page and double-page color illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, English

A collection of Theodor Geisel's personal works: paintings, sculptures, and drawings. 76 full-color illustrations. With an introduction by Maurice Sendak...

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Charles Dana Gibson, Gibson, Charles Dana, Near Fine (no rubbing to spine ends or corners, covers are clean, binding is sound, a nice copy) in a Very Good box, R. H. Russell & John Lane, New York & London, 1902, 1st, 11.75 inches, 17.75 inches, 88 pages, 84 full-page black & white illustrations, hardcover, white cloth spine, pictorial boards, beveled edges & corners, English

Housed in its original printed box, this is a beautiful copy with bright white cloth binding and no wear to the spine, corners or edges. There is some...

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The Story Of The Southwest
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VG ex-library copy (spine ends worn, boards showing), C.H. DeWitt, McNeer, May, DeWitt, C.H., Harper & Brothers, 1948, Hardcover, decorative cloth, English

A title in a popular series of children's books profiling regions of the U.S.A. Color lithographed pages bring out the subtlety of C.H. DeWitt's artwork....

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