10 December 2005

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HARVEST BY THE SEA
HARVEST BY THE SEA
Markey Robinson (1918-1999)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 302

Published Estimate: €4,000-5,000

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PINK ROSE IN A GLASS
PINK ROSE IN A GLASS
Padraig Lynch (b.1940)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 303

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €700


BOTTLES REFLECTED IN A MIRROR
BOTTLES REFLECTED IN A MIRROR
Brian Ballard RUA (b.1943)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 304

Published Estimate: €4,000-5,000

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VASE OF BLUE FLOWERS
VASE OF BLUE FLOWERS
Markey Robinson (1918-1999)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 305

Published Estimate: €1,800-2,200

Price Realised: €2000


A COLLECTION OF MANUSCRIPT POEMS, LETTERS AND SIGNED BOOKS
A COLLECTION OF MANUSCRIPT POEMS, LETTERS AND SIGNED BOOKS
Thomas Bodkin (1887-1961)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 306

Published Estimate: €3,000-4,000

Price Realised: €2000

  • An interesting collection of manuscript poems, letters and signed books relating to one of the foremost figures in the world of Irish art and cultural policy. The collection is comprised as follows: (1) A manuscript book of original love poems by Thomas Bodkin to his wife Aileen. A gift to his wife on the occasion of her twenty-first birthday, 22 October 1917, and added to over the years up until 1930. Twenty of the poems are written directly into the book and a further twenty-three are loosely inserted. Some of the poems were written simply to mark Valentine’s Day or Christmas; others refer to their daughters Mary and Anne, whilst a couple reflect on the tumultuous events of 1916. Also loosely inserted are two pen and ink sketches and a sample invitation card to their daughter Anne’s wedding at Brompton Oratory. (2) Two signed manuscript letters to Bodkin, one each from brothers Jack and William Butler Yeats. Jack Yeats’ letter was hand-delivered and the envelope has his personal monogram stamped on it. Written on the letterhead of the United Arts Club, 3 Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin, and dated 13 September 1945, it refers to a meeting between Yeats and Bodkin. The letter from W. B. Yeats is addressed to Bodkin at 3 Wilton Terrace, Dublin, with the envelope post-marked 4 October 1928. Written on WBY's headed notepaper at 42 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin, he apologises to Bodkin for missing a meeting. (3) Thomas Bodkin, Hugh Lane and His Pictures, Pegasus Press for the Government of the Irish Free State, Dublin, August 1932. Limited to 400 copies of which this is copy no. 1, inscribed by Bodkin: “The first copy for Emma with Tom's love / Lane was a real nice man - he liked you too”. Half green morocco over marbled boards in slipcase. (4) Thomas Bodkin, The Noble Science: John Leech in the Hunting Field, with an introduction by Sir Alfred Munnings, illustrated in colour and black and white. Inscribed by Bodkin: “For Emma with Tom’s Love, to go with the rest of them”. Oblong folio; original cloth boards and dust-jacket. (5) Thomas Bodkin, May It Please Your Lordships: Reproductions of Modern French Poems, limited edition of 560 copies of which this is no. 4, inscribed by Bodkin: “To my father and mother with my love, Tom”, and later reinscribed: “To my daughter Anne with my love Daddy 1935”. Dedicated in print “to my wife”, under which he has added “and Anne” in ink. (6) Thomas Bodkin, The Importance of Art to Ireland: A Lecture Delivered at Trinity College Dublin, June 1935, Three Candles Press, Dublin, 1935, original wrappers. (7) Thomas Bodkin, Report on the Arts in Ireland, Government Stationary Office, Dublin, 1949. (8) Desmond Ryan, Remembering Sion: A Chronicle of Storm and Quiet, Bodkin’s own copy, with his ownership signature and notes on the preliminary pages. (9) C. J. Cox, An Address Entitled ‘The Lawyer in Literature’ delivered at the Inaugural Meeting of the Thirtieth Session of the Solicitors’ Apprentices’ Debating Society of Ireland on the evening of Wed. 29th Oct. 1913, author’s presentation copy to Bodkin, signed and inscribed on the front cover.

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Walter Shaw Sparrow, John Lavery and his Work
Walter Shaw Sparrow, John Lavery and his Work
Sir John Lavery RA RHA RSA (1856-1941)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 307

Published Estimate: €800-1,000

Price Realised: €850

  • Kegan, Paul et al, London, [1904]. The special folio size edition, limited to 160 copies of which this is no. 66. In the original quarter vellum and grey papered boards blocked in gilt at spine, and with a protective slipcase.

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Killarney's Lakes and Fells: Twelve Mezzotint Engravings by Francis S. Walker. With some Accounts
Killarney's Lakes and Fells: Twelve Mezzotint Engravings by Francis S. Walker. With some Accounts
Francis S. Walker RHA RE (1848-1916)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 308

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: 

  • Downey & Co., London, 1902. First edition. Oblong folio; original green cloth with gilt titles over bevelled boards. Contains twelve mezzotint engravings with captioned tissue guards. Francis Walker was born in Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath, where his father was master of the workhouse. He studied at the RDS and RHA schools and showed over 100 works at the RHA (see Snoddy, pp. 685-6). He illustrated several books on Irish landscape. The present work is very scarce.

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Plays for An Irish Theatre, With Designs by Gordon Craig
Plays for An Irish Theatre, With Designs by Gordon Craig
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 309

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €520

  • A. H. Bullen, London and Stratford-Upon-Avon, 1911. First edition thus. Publisher's presentation copy to poet Percy Withers, dated Christmas 1911 and with Withers’ bookplate on the front pastedown. Tall octavo; quarter cloth over brown papered boards, with paper spine label. Also with this lot, Yeats’ The Hour-Glass, Cathleen Ni Houlihan, The Pot of Broth: Being Volume Two of Plays for An Irish Theatre, A. H. Bullen, London, 1904; first edition; green cloth at spine, pages uncut. Plus, Yeats’ A Vision, Macmillan & Co., London, 1937; first trade edition, of which 1,500 copies were printed; black cloth at spine with patterned boards and original dust-jacket. Also two further Yeats volumes: The Shadowy Waters, Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1901; second edition; in the original ribbed blue cloth over bevelled boards with gilt lettering at spine and Yeats’ personal motif of the rose on upper board; and The Land of Heart's Desire, Thomas B. Mosher, Portland, Maine, 1906; sixth edition; papered boards and engraved bookplate of George Downing Hartley on front pastedown. (5)

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Life in the West of Ireland Drawn and Painted by Jack B. Yeats
Life in the West of Ireland Drawn and Painted by Jack B. Yeats
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 310

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €3700

  • Maunsel and Co., Dublin and London, 1912. First edition, limited to 150 copies, of which this is an un-numbered, out of sequence copy. Unlike the vast majority of the copies that now appear for sale, it boasts the original dust-jacket with a vignette of an Irish round tower on the front and the price 5 shillings printed at spine. Contains eight tipped-in colour plates, thirty-two block-printed line drawings and sixteen photogravure reproductions from paintings by Yeats. A lovely livre d'artiste.

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Life in the West of Ireland, Drawn and Painted by Jack B. Yeats
Life in the West of Ireland, Drawn and Painted by Jack B. Yeats
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 311

Published Estimate: €1,000-1,500

Price Realised: €2100

  • Maunsel and Co., Dublin and London, 1912. First edition. Contains eight tipped-in colour plates sixteen tipped-in black and white plates and thirty-two block printed line drawings. Quarto. Rebound in blue cloth with original spine and upper board retained.

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Stories of Old Ireland and Myself
Stories of Old Ireland and Myself
Sir William Orpen RA RHA (1878-1931)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 313

Published Estimate: €1,200-1,500

Price Realised: €1200

  • Williams and Norgate, London, 1924. The very rare large paper edition, limited to 100 copies of which this is no. 87. Signed by the author. Large octavo; original white linen boards with gilt lettering at spine and both boards. Top edge gilt. Illustrated throughout. A collector's item.

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John M. Synge, The Playboy of the Western World
John M. Synge, The Playboy of the Western World
Seán Keating PRHA (1889-1977)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 314

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: €300

  • George Allen and Unwin, London, 1927. Edition de Luxe, with ten colour plates by Seán Keating. Limited to 1000 copies of which this is no. 224. Large octavo, in original green papered boards with linen at spine. A now rarely seen publication.

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Transition: An International Quarterly for Creative Experiment, American Number, no. 13, 1998
Transition: An International Quarterly for Creative Experiment, American Number, no. 13, 1998
Eugene Jolas (ed.) 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 315

Published Estimate: €50-70

Price Realised: €50

  • Published by Shakespeare & Co., Paris, 1928. Avant-garde art and literary journal, with contributions from Joyce, Gertrude Stein and others; also reproductions of Picasso and Man Ray. Original wrappers printed in blue with a cover illustration by Picasso. Scarce.

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Gaetano de Gennaro Pastels and Paintings
Gaetano de Gennaro Pastels and Paintings
Gaetano de Gennaro 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 316

Published Estimate: €80-100

Price Realised: €240

  • Sign of the Three Candles Press, Dublin 1945. Limited to 1000 copies of which this is no. 118, Signed by the author. Introduction by Kees Van Hoek. With 36 tipped-in colour and b&w plates. Quarter cloth over papered boards. An increasingly difficult item

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Stranger in Aran, written and illustrated by Elizabeth Rivers
Stranger in Aran, written and illustrated by Elizabeth Rivers
Elizabeth Rivers (1903-1964)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 317

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €550

  • Cuala Press, Dublin, 1946. Limited edition of 280 copies of which this is no. 70. Illustrated throughout, with four of the illustrations handcoloured by the artist. Original papered boards with linen and title-label at spine.

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The Artist's Vision: Lectures and Essays on Art
The Artist's Vision: Lectures and Essays on Art
Mainie Jellett (1897-1944)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 318

Published Estimate: €180-220

Price Realised: €200


Patric Dickinson (ed.), Soldiers' Verse, illustrated by William Scott
Patric Dickinson (ed.), Soldiers' Verse, illustrated by William Scott
William Scott CBE RA (1913-1989)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 319

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €900

  • Frederick Muller Ltd, London, 1945. First edition. Scott was commissioned to do twelve lithographs for the volume. These were specially printed in colour then bound in the leaves of the text, which were printed separately. Octavo; pictorial cloth covers, printed to war-time economy standards. An interesting example of William Scott’s youthful modernism and an extremely difficult item to find.

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Lou Klepac (ed.), William Scott: Drawings
Lou Klepac (ed.), William Scott: Drawings
William Scott CBE RA (1913-1989)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 320

Published Estimate: €50-70

Price Realised: €150

  • David Anderson, New York, 1975. With a foreword by Alan Bowness and an introduction by William Scott. First edition. Contains 64 full-page illustrations. Original papered boards in matching dust-jacket and in a black slip-case.

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Hockney's Alphabet
Hockney's Alphabet
David Hockney RA (b.1937)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 321

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €800

  • Faber & Faber, London, for the Aids Crisis Trust, 1991. Drawings by David Hockney and written contributions edited by Stephen Spender. Signed by Hockney and Spender. The written contributors include Arthur Miller, Ted Hughes, Iris Murdoch, Kazuo Ishiguro, Julian Barnes, Gore Vidal, Norman Mailer, V. S. Pritchett, Susan Sontag, Doris Lessing, Seamus Heaney, William Golding and T. S. Elliot - a veritable literary “who's who”. Bound in yellow buckram and in an elegant grey slipcase. A collector’s treat.

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Thomas Kinsella (trans.), The Táin
Thomas Kinsella (trans.), The Táin
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (b.1916)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 322

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €620

  • Dolmen Press, Dublin, 1969. LIMITED EDITION of 1750 copies. Thomas Kinsella’s translation of the prose epic, Táin Bó Cuailnge, “the longest and most important of the Ulster cycle of heroic tales”, with illustrations - or “brush drawings” - by le Brocquy. This was a seminal work for le Brocquy, resulting in a series of tapestries and prints on the same theme. Tall octavo in decorated black cloth, facsimile dust-jacket and slipcase with papered boards.

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John M. Synge, The Playboy of the Western World
John M. Synge, The Playboy of the Western World
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (b.1916)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 323

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €580

  • Printed at the Dolmen Press for the Imprint Society, Barre, Massachusettes, 1970. With six colour illustrations by Louis le Brocquy. Signed by le Brocquy and by the printer Stanley Sultan. Number 79 in a limited edition of 1950 copies, bound in gilt-stamped cloth, in slipcase.

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Samuel Beckett, Poems 1930-1989
Samuel Beckett, Poems 1930-1989
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (b.1916)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 324

Published Estimate: €1,500-2,000

Price Realised: €1500

  • Calder Publications, London, 2002. Bound with an original signed lithograph by le Brocquy, titled Image of Samuel Beckett. No.81 of a limited edition of 100. Bound in quarter goatskin, with raised bands at spine, hand-tooled. Top edge gilt; marbled boards with matching slipcase. Mint.

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Jeremy Madden-Simpson, The No Word Image
Jeremy Madden-Simpson, The No Word Image
Louis le Brocquy HRHA (b.1916)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 325

Published Estimate: €600-800

Price Realised: €600

  • Eason & Sons, Dublin, [no date, circa 1986]. Limited to 400 copies, each with an original signed lithograph by the author's brother-in-law, Louis le Brocquy. Octavo, in original wrappers with dust-jacket and promotional wrap-around flyer. Scarce.

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Ulick O'Connor, Irish Tales and Sagas, with illustrations by Bewick
Ulick O'Connor, Irish Tales and Sagas, with illustrations by Bewick
Pauline Bewick RHA (b.1935)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 326

Published Estimate: €300-500

Price Realised: €300

  • Granada Publishing, London, 1981. Signed by both author and artist and with a sketch by Bewick on the front free endpaper. First edition. Octavo in original green cloth and dust-jacket. With colour illustrations throughout. An attractive item.

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Rita Kelly and Pauline Bewick, Kelly reads Bewick
Rita Kelly and Pauline Bewick, Kelly reads Bewick
Pauline Bewick RHA (b.1935)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 327

Published Estimate: €200-300

Price Realised: €200

  • Arlen House, Galway, 2001. Signed by both author and artist. Poet Rita Kelly interprets fifty of Bewick’s paintings, each of which is reproduced with a full-page plate. Also with this lot, John Maguire, People: A Poem for Children, illustrated by Pauline Bewick and signed by her, Collins Press, Cork, 2001. Both first editions, hardback folio-sized books, as issued. (2)

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Eamonn Mallie (ed.), Blackshaw
Eamonn Mallie (ed.), Blackshaw
Basil Blackshaw RHA RUA (b.1932)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 328

Published Estimate: €400-600

Price Realised: €450

  • Privately published, printed by Nicholson and Bass, Belfast, 2003. Limited to 1,000 copies including 100 hors commerce copies. This copy is no. [CHECK] and is signed by Blackshaw and Mallie on title-page. With essays by Brian Fallon and Dr Jamshid Mirfenderesky. Illustrated with over 200 full-page colour reproductions, many of paintings in private collections and rarely seen. Square quarto in black cloth stamped blind, dust-jacket and matching slipcase. A handsome production, essential for any Irish art reference library.

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Eamonn Mallie (ed.), Blackshaw - limited edition book
Eamonn Mallie (ed.), Blackshaw - limited edition book
Basil Blackshaw RHA RUA (b.1932)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 329

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €650

  • Another copy; this is no. 104 of 1,000. Also with this lot, James White, Gerard Dillon: An Illustrated Biography, Wolfhound Press, Dublin, 1994; Brian Lynch (ed.), Tony O'Malley, Scholar Press, London, 1996; and Dorothy Walker, Louis le Brocquy, Ward River Press, Dublin, 1981. All hard-back copies in original dust-jackets and all first editions. (4)

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Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
Séan Scully (b.1945)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 330

Published Estimate: €2,000-3,000

Price Realised: €4000

  • Limited Editions Club, New York, 1992. Copy no. 55 of a limited edition of 300, illustrated by Seán Scully and numbered and signed by him on the colophon. With eight colour etchings by Scully - four full-page and four half-page - printed by Mohammad O. Khalil on all-cotton stock made in Pescia, Italy, and protected by tissue guards. Text hand set and printed on Lana Royale at the Wild Carrot Letterpress. Large quarto, hand sewn and bound in full Nigerian goatskin lettered in 22-karat gilt at spine. In the original black linen “clamshell” case with gilt lettered leather spine label. A magnificent collector’s item.

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Hilary Pyle, Jack B. Yeats: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings - three volume set
Hilary Pyle, Jack B. Yeats: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings - three volume set
Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 331

Published Estimate: €1,000-1,200

Price Realised: €1300

  • Andre Deutsch, London, 1992. Limited to 1550 copies, of which this is copy 1268. The definitive work, published in three volumes, bound in dark green cloth with gilt lettering, in a matching slipcase.

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A small collection of artist's monographs, many signed by the author or artist
A small collection of artist's monographs, many signed by the author or artist
 Irish art monographs, 20th/21st century 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 332

Published Estimate: €300-400

Price Realised: €400

  • Includes Hughie O'Donoghue: Painting Memory Myth, Merrell, London, 2003, signed by the artist; Donald Teskey: Tidal Narratives, Gandon Editions and the Limerick City Gallery of Art, 2005, signed by the artist; and Alice Maher, Necklace of Tongues, Coracle Publishing, Clonmel, 2001, limited edition of 660 copies, signed by the artist. Also Hilary Pyle, Jack B. Yeats: A Biography, Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 1970, signed by the author; plus Dorothy Walker’s Louis le Brocquy and Brian Fallon’s Edward McGuire, RHA. All first editions, all hardback in dust-jackets as issued. (6)

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Irish Arts Review, Volumes 1-20 1984-2003
Irish Arts Review, Volumes 1-20 1984-2003
Irish art and artists Irish Arts Review, Vol.s 1-20 1984-2003 

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 333

Published Estimate: €1,200-1,500

Price Realised: €1150

  • A continuous run of volumes comprising: the first 16 slim line volumes issued from Spring 1984 - Winter 1987. These consist of Vol. 1. No. 1 to Vol. 4 No. 4. The larger volumes started in 1988 and consist of Vol. 5 1988 – Vol. 18 2002. Volumes 6 and 7 (1989/90 and 1990/91) were double years. In addition there are five slim volumes which were reverted to again in the summer of 2002 and these five volumes bring the run up to Vol. 20 Nos. 1 and 2 as far as summer 2003. Thirty five issues in total. A consecutive run complete from 1984 to summer 2003 and a required reference for collectors and specialist dealers in Irish art.

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A FOLIO OF FIFTEEN DRAWINGS
A FOLIO OF FIFTEEN DRAWINGS
John Kingerlee (b.1936)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 334

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €440


James Joyce, Dubliners
James Joyce, Dubliners
Robert Ballagh (b.1943)

Auction Date / Lot No.: 10 December 2005 / 335

Published Estimate: €500-700

Price Realised: €500

  • Limited Editions Club, New York, 1986. With an introduction by Thomas Flanagan and six black and white photogravure plates by Robert Ballagh (opposite the title page and pp. 22, 74, 148, 228 and 290), featuring Ballagh’s brooding photographs of Dublin scenes. No 950 in an edition of 1,000, SIGNED on colophon by Flanagan and Ballagh. Printed at the Wild Carrot Letterpress and Heritage Printers on handmade watermarked paper. Quarto; bound in quarter green morocco over beige linen, in matching slipcase.

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