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Messrs. Frederick Warne & Co.-continued. towards the nationalisation of our older uniAunt Louisa's Toy Books, new series : the new versities has already received so large a share
and enlarged form of the re-issue of this of public approval--nearly a thousand students series will commence with (1) Cock Robin's having assembled at the ten days' inaugural Courtship, (2) The Zoological Gardens, (3) The meeting held last month in Oxford. May I Story of King David, (4) Country Pets. The add that the scheme especially commends special features will be varnished covers of itself to women of all classes, who until quite entirely new and striking designs, printed in recently have been practically excluded from colours, added to an increasedl size of the access to university teaching in any form. coloured plates.
In view of the Bunyan Bicentenary, Messrs. HOME READING CIRCLES Union. — Miss Cassell & Company will issue a
new and Mary C. Tabor, in a letter to the Standard, cheaper edition of their illustrated' Bunyan's directs attention to the new development of Pilgrim's Progress' and 'Holy War.' A new university extension work, which, under the Life of Bunyan has been prepared for this name of the Home Reading Circles Union, is popular edition by the Rev. John Brown, D.D., being established by the aid and under the Minister of Bunyan Meeting, Bedford. auspices of the Oxford and Cambridge University authorities. She says :—The object is to
Messrs. Eyre & Spottiswoode announce a encourage and direct home reading in such a
reprint of The Witches' Frolic,' from The way as to give zest and purpose to what is now
Ingoldsby Legends,' illustrated by E. M. to a great extent aimless, vapid, or without Jessop. adequate result. The system, though new in A third edition of Part 1 of 'Cathedrals, this country, has been in operation for some Abbeys, and Churches of England and Wales years in America, where it has worked with has already been called for. remarkable effect, more than 100,000 members
The work on the textual criticism of the being at the present time enrolled on the books Divina Commedia on which Dr. Moore, Prinof the Central Board. Briefly stated, it is cipal of S. Edmund Hall, Oxford, is known to this-1. To establish local home-reading circles, have been engaged for many years is now for systematic reading, wherever two or more approaching completion, and will shortly be students can be brought into association. 2. published at the Cambridge University Press. To provide for such circles carefully selected It will contain--(1) a critical account of the courses of reading, for simultaneous use, text of the Dirina Commedia ; (2) the collation planned so as to include the best books on the of 17 MSS. throughout the whole of the Insubjects taken up year by year for study. 3, ferno ; (3) the discussion of disputed readings By means of correspondence, lectures, students' of about 180 passages throughout the poem papers, printed memoranda, and a monthly which have been collated in about 250 MSS. ; journal
, to bring the members of these home- (4) appendices on families of MSS. and other reading circles under the direct personal guid, subjects bearing on the textual criticism. ance of men able and eminent in their several departments of teaching. 4. To make provi
Dr. Garnett has in the press a volume of sion for testing the work done by students and imaginative tales which will be issued by Mr. granting certificates of proficiency. 5. To Fisher Unwin under the title of “The Twilight
of the Gods.' arrange for an annual summer gathering in one of the older university towns, or some place! Her Majesty the Queen has been pleased of resort, where members of the various circles to accept from Mr. Alan Cole a copy of his may meet, to receive the certificates awarded, translation of M. Lefébure's new work on to feel the zest of associated work, and to 'Embroidery and Lace,' which has just been attend lectures by distinguished or represen- published by Messrs. H. Grevel & Co., King tative men on the subjects which have been Street, Covent Garden. studied during the year. By these means it Messrs. Walter Smith & Innes have in the is hoped that at the minimum of cost the advantage and stimulus of direct university History,' thoroughly revised and considerably
press a new edition of Mr. Keary's 'Dawn of teaching may be brought home to numbers by enlarged. The new edition will be free from whom it would be otherwise unattainable. the typographical inconvenience of the former What we need, more especially if the vast sums spent annually on national education are to yield their full harvest of result, is some large the coming season the authorised translation of
The same publishers will also issue during elastic organisation-efficient but inexpensive too--which shall spread itself like a network Garibaldi's Autobiography. The volumes will over the whole land, adapting itself to the con- contain several facsimiles of letters, and the ditions and requirements of all, and bringing will add materially to the historical value of
full appendices by Mme. Jessie White Mario with it guidance and encouragement to all
the book. rich or poor, who desire to turn to the best account the powers they already possess. Such Under the title of “Speculum Amantis,' an organisation the Home Reading Circles Mr. A. H. Bullen has completed an anthology Union, the details of which are in process of of love songs, chiefly of the seventeenth arrangement, is pre-eminently fitted to supply. century, and including a new poem of Sir W.
It is satisfactory to note that this fresh step Raleigh. The book is privately printed.
On the 19th ult. died Freiherr Carl von Notes
Cotta, head of the famous publishing house, Frederick the Noble, though dead, yet J. G. Cotta’sche Buchhandlung in Stuttgart. speaks in his Diary, some portion of which
The Buchhandlung first came into the has been given to the world in the pages of hands of the Cotta family in 1659, by the the Deutsche Rundschau. Whatever may be marriage of John eorge Cotta to the widow the result of the prosecution commenced of Philibert Brunn, of Tübingen, the managainst this periodical, it is nevertheless only agement of whose business Cotta undertook. At too true that the misfortunes of the Emperor his death in 1692, his only son John George Frederick did not end with his death; þut inherited the concern, which on his death in that the sad fate which accompanied his last 1712, fell to his son, also named John George. days disturbs the rest of the grave. As the French journal Le Temps observes : 'Scarcely
Already so far back as the life-time of his had the Emperor breathed his last than the great-uncle Christopher Frederick, who had German doctors began a most painful contro- founded a Court Book Printing Office in Stuttversy about his illness and the mode of gart, John Frederick, the youngest son of treatment adopted with his full consent, and John George, having dissolved partnership we await the publication next month of the de- with his father and other relatives, transferred fence of the specialist, who, although he the business to Stuttgart. After his death the possessed the confidence of the Emperor and management of the business fell to his only Empress, had the inexpiable fault of not having son John George, while that of the firm of been born (to use the words of the poet) “There, G. J. Göschen in Leipzig (G. J. Goschen where the harmonious German language is was grandfather of the present Chancellor heard' ('Wo die deutsche Zunge klingt').
of the Exchequer) and two other firms was The Berlin correspondent of Le Temps tele- (the fourth of this name) died on February 1,
John George Cotta
amalgamated with it. graphed on the 28th ult. that he had been 1863. He was succeeded by his youngest son informed that the person who handed over the Carl, and a son of his only sister and co-heiress Diary to the Deutsche Rundschau for public of the family estate, Hermann Albert Reication had been discovered, that he was a very schach, under whose management the three great personage and not a foreigner, but that businesses which had been amalgamated with his name was for the present kept secret.
that in Stuttgart were once more separated In this connection we note the appearance from it. Since 1876, when Hermann Albert of 'Fürst Bismarck unter drei Kaisern, 1884- Reischach died, Freiherr Carl von Cotta had 1888,' amongst the contents of which we find only conducted the business, and under his · Prince Bismarck and John Bull,” “ An Eng- management its enterprise and activity were lish Physician and Diplomatist," “ The Queen maintained and developed. The name of of England at Charlottenburg.
Cotta is a household word to all students of H. Loescher's Hofbuchhandlung, in Turin,
German literature, for most of the German announces the Recollections of the celebrated classical authors of the present and last cenItalian statesman Marco Minghetti, which are the Cotta imprint. We need but mention
tury were first made known to the public under said to form the most interesting autobiogra- such names as Auerbach, Fouqué, Richter, the phy which has appeared in Italy since the publication of the Memoirs of Count d'Azeglio. Schiller.
two Schlegels, Tieck, Uhland, Goethe, and
With the last-named writer The fifth chapter is devoted to Pius IX. and the events of the years 1846, 1847, and 1848.
correspondence was carried on by John Frede
rick Cotta, which has been published. Victor Hugo's posthumous work, ‘La Fin | de Satan,' will be published on the 9th inst., by the Bibliothèque Charpentier.
'Le Rêve,' the new romance by Émile Zola, will be issued by the same publishers on the
American News and Notes 15th ult.
The prospects of the coming publishing La dernière Maladie de Frédérick le Noble, season are equal to those of former years par le Dr. Morell Mackenzie,' heads the list of Many important works are in press at th the new publications of M. Paul Ollendorff, leading houses in New York, Boston, an who also announces a new novel by Georges Philadelphia. Every branch of literature wil Ohnet, entitled “Le Docteur Rameau ; Les be well represented ; even that of fiction show Vieux-Jeunes,' a novel by Guy de Maupas- ing but little diminution. From the variou sant; "Autour d'une Révolution, par le Comte 'lists that have already reached us we appen d'Herisson,' and 'Le Général Yusuf, par le the following :Colonel Trumelet.'
Messrs. Belford, Clarke & Co., Chicago M. Alphonse Lemerre has just published a will soon issue ‘Divided Lives,' a new novel b new volume (the third) 'Anthologie des Edgar Fawcett, author of 'A Gentleman Poètes Français du XIX. Siècle,' comprising Leisure' &c. 1842-1851.
Messrs. Dodd, Mead & Co., New Yor! Guillaumin & Co. announce, in their Petite announce for early publication ‘Mosby's W: Bibliothèque Economique, Lives of 'Ricardo,' Reminiscences,' by John S. Mosby, late Colon by Beauregard, of Malthus,' by Molinari, C.S.A., with illustrations by W. C. Jackson and of “Mill,' by Roquet.
• Blue Jackets of 1776,' for young people,
Willis J. Abbot, with full-page illustrations ; tions which ended in the Treaty of Utrecht, 'A Frozen Dragon and other Tales,' by Chas. in 1713. F. Holder, author of "The Ivory King,' &c., illustrated by J. C. and D. C. Beard and
Messrs. Lee and Shepard, Boston, an. others ; and in fiction there will be 'A Gallant nounce ‘Mexico, Picturesque, Political, Fight,' by Marion Harland and ‘John Winter,' Progressive,' the joint work of Mrs. Mary by Edward Garrett.
Blake, of Boston, and Mrs. Margaret Sullivan,
of Chicago. Chips from Educational WorkMessrs. Fords, Howard, and Hulbert, shops in Europe,' by Professor L. R. Klemm ; New York, will publish "Sermons from Ply: Zoology Teaching for Beginners,' by Dr. W. mouth Pulpit,' by the late Henry Ward P. Manton ; ‘Methods and_Aids in Teaching Beecher, in four volumes, three of which have Geography,' by Charles F. King, A.M. ; not before appeared in book form; also “Spirit' ' A Modern Adam and Eve in a Garden,' a and Life,' a volume of sermons by the Rev. novel by Amanda B. Douglas ; and 'Chapters Amory H. Bradford.
from Jane Austen,' edited for school use by
Oscar Fay Adams. The same firm have in Among the books which Messrs. Harper Bros., of New York, will publish during the next
press Travellers and Outlaws : Episodes in few weeks are ‘Shoshone and Other Western historical papers of Col. T. W. Higginson's,
American History,' which is a volume of various Wonders,' by Edwards Roberts ;. Peninsular contributed to the magazines with some addiCalifornia,' by Charles Nordhoff; and "The tions, and a new edition of the same author's Household of Glen Holly,' a story for young Short Studies of American Authors,' to which people, by Mrs. Lucy C. Lillie. All of these have been added papers on the late Miss Louisa books will be illustrated.
M. Alcott and E. P. Whipple. Messrs. Houghton, Mifflin & Co., of Boston, Messrs. J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, will issue an edition of John G. Whittier's have in press · Half-Hours with the Best poetic and prose works in seven volumes, from Foreign Authors,' translations selected and entirely new plates, with notes by the poet arranged by Charles Morris, in 4 vols. uniform himself. The books will contain two etched with Half-Hours with the Best American and three engraved portraits.
There will be Authors ;
' A Popular History of Music, from a large-paper edition also, with uncut pages, St. Ambrose to Mozart,' by James E. Mathew, bound in labelled cloth, and limited to 400 with illustrations ; Embroidery and Lace,' copies. Among further_announcements of from the French of Ernest Lefebvre, illusthis firm are The Life of Delia Bacon,' author trated; The Owl's Nest,' translated from the of the Baconian theory of Shakspeare, by her German of E. Marlitt, by Mrs. A. L. Wister ; nephew, Theodore Bacon, with portrait ; The Tenure and Toil, or Rights and Wrongs of Critical Period of American History, 1783- Property and Labour,' by John Gibbons, 1789,' by John Fiske ; ' A History of the Old LL.D., of the Chicago Bar; “An Elementary South Church, Boston,' by Hamilton A. Hill, Treatise on Human Anatomy,' by Professor with illustrations ; Colonial Times on Buz- Joseph Leidy; and ' A Cyclopædia of Diseases zard's Bay,' by W. R. Bliss ; 'The Soul of the of Children and their Treatment, Medical and Far East,' by Percival Lowell, author of Surgical,' edited by J. M. Keating, M.D. 'Choson ;' 'On Horseback, and Mexican Notes,' by Charles Dudley Warner; Björnson's Messrs. G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, drama, Sigurd Slembe,' translated by Wm. have a number of books in hand for publicaM. Payne ; Dante's “Divina Commedia,' tion, including “Omitted Chapters of History metrically translated by John Augustine Disclosed in the Life and Papers of Edmund Wilstach, in two volumes ; 'Realistic Idealism Randolph, Governor of Virginia, First Attorin Philosophy itself,' in two vols., by Nathaniel ney-General United States, Secretary of Holmes, author of 'The Authorship of Shak- State, &c., by Moncure D. Conway, with speare; ' "Poetry, Comedy, and Duty,' by Prof. portrait and other illustrations ; the concludC. C. Everett, D.D. ; two volumes in the ing volume of Professor C. F. Richardson's American Commonwealth series, 'Indiana : a American Literature' (Poetry and Fiction); Redemption from Slavery,' by J. P. Dunn, the tenth and concluding volume of the Hon. jun., author of The Massacres of the Moun- John Bigelow's edition of Benjamin Franklin's tains,' and 'Ohio : Historical Sketches of the works ; Proverbs and Phrases from All First Fruits of the Ordinance of 1787,' by Nations' (2 vols.), compiled by Robert Rufus King. Each volume will contain a Christie ; three volumes of British Letters map. The same firm will also issue the follow- illustrative of Character and Social Life,' edited ing works of fiction, viz. :-· The McVeys,' by E. T. Mason ; “Sketches from Horseback,' by Joseph Kirkland ; ‘The Despot of Brooms- by John Codman ; Christian Doctrine Haredge Cove,' by Charles Egbert Craddock ; 'Our monised and its Absolute Rationality VindiPhil, and other Stories,' by Katharine Floyd cated,' by Professor J. S. Kedney ; 'Essays Dana, with illustrations; and “The Peckster on Practical Politics,' by Theodore Roosevelt ; Professorship,' by J. P. Quincy.
and the first six books of the 'Æneid,' transThe second volume of Kingsford's 'History
lated into rhyme by Henry Hamilton. of Canada' will be published this month. The Among the works to be brought out by history is continued in this volume to the close Messrs. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, of the Government of the first M. de Vaudreuil, are Hugh McCulloch's "Men and Measures 1725, and contains an account of the negotia- of Half a Century ; ' 'Dogmatic Theology,'
in two volumes, by Prof. W. G. T. Shedd ; ing a Library in every Presbytry, or at least the sixth volume of Dr. Philip Schaff’s ‘History County in the Highlands, published at of the Christian Church,' forming volume i. Edinburgh, by George Mosman, in the year of the History of the Reformation’ in Ger- 1702. The whole tract is very curious and many between 1517 and 1530 ; 'Amos Kil- interesting, and forms a valuable piece in the bright: his Adscititious Experiences, with history of libraries in Scotland. The anonyOther Stories,' by Frank R. Stockton ; Mr. G. mous writer in one place in speaking of the P. Lathrop's 'Gettysburg : a Battle-Ode,' in (now) vexed question as to the sort of books pamphlet form ; a select edition of J. T. to be admitted says: 'I thought fit to mention Headley's historical works in six volumes ; and the kinds of books which we intend to purchase ; the following juvenile publications—Child- that they who give books and not money may ren's Stories of the Great Scientists,' by Miss know what sort of treatises we aim at, and may Henrietta C. Wright ; 'Little People and their not put us off with trash. As for Popish Homes in Meadows, Woods, and Waters,' by books, and perhaps some others likewayes, Stella Louise Hook, illustrated by Dan and though they be not fit for the weaker sort of Harry Beard.
people, yet for the library of a Divine, they
are convenient and neccessary.' Messrs. Ticknor & Co.'s (Boston) announce
Among the reasons for setting on foot this ments include Four Years with the Army of design are set forth the great scarcity of books the Potomac,' by Gen. Regis de Trobriand ; amongst the ministers in these parts, some of • The Other Side of War, being letters from them hardly having so many as are worth the headquarters of the U. S. Sanitary Com- twenty shillings ; also the great industry of mission with the Army of the Potomac cam- the Řomish Missionaries' with the 'gross paign of 1862, by Miss Kate P. Wormeley; ignorance of the inhabitants. It was re* Ancient and Modern Lighthouses,' fully illus- quested that money or books which were trated by Major D. P. Heap; Pen and given should be put into the hands of Mr. Powder," by Franc B. Wilkie of the Chicago Taylor, a bookseller at the Ship’ (presumably Times ; “Songs and Ballads of the Old Planta- on the site of Longmans' house), or“Mr. tion,' by Joel Chandler Harris and Eli Shep- Robinson at the Golden Lion in S. Paul's herd; Letters of Felix Mendelssohn to Ignaz Churchyard.' and Charlotte Moscheles,' translated and
The principal rules of this interesting and edited by Felix Moscheles ; a new volume enlightened scheme were that the books were of Essays by the late Edwin P. Whipple; to be under the care of the minister and "Stories and Sketches,' by John Boyle O'Reilly; schoolmaster of the place. Again, the books to 'A Man Story,' a new novel by E. W. Howe;' be kept under lock and key in good and strong and “Steadfast,' a romance by Rose Terry presses, in a pure and dry air free from dampCooke.
No one but a preacher, schoolmaster, Colonel George E. Waring, jun., has pre- The latter term, however, being a wide one,
or student was to have access to the books. pared for publication by D. van Nostrand, New York, a general treatise on city, town, could be made to include almost any respectand village sewerage and drainage, and land able or responsible person. drainage. It will include descriptions of both
To prevent people keeping books, a strong English and American sewerage, and especially temptation where they were so rare, they had of the important drainage works of Holland. to deposit a fourth part above the value until It will be copiously illustrated with maps and had to enter his name and address in a book
returned. At the same time the borrower plates, based largely upon the author's own professional works.
kept for the purpose, also the time at which it was to be returned.
Rule 9 is worth quoting in its entirety:
“That they who live at places fifteen or twenty FREE LIBRARIES IN SCOTLAND.
miles distant be obliged to restore the book they
borrow within a fourtnight, if an 8vo. within In an article of our last number reference three weeks, if a 4to. within a month, or six was made to an interesting tract produced at weeks if a folio. They who live a great way the meeting of the Library Association at further may be allowed a week or fourtnight Glasgow. This tract, entitled 'An Overture more, but a long time ought not to be granted, for founding and maintaining a Bibliothecks in that so others who need the help of such every Paroch throughout this kingdom' (1699), books may have the benefit of them.' was said by Mr. Blades to have been dis A committee of the Synod or the Prescovered' by the Librarian of the Wigan Free bytry of the bounds in which the libraries Library in that institution. This perhaps is were placed was formed to look after them, paying rather an undeserved compliment to the and once in two or three years send some of industry of the Librarian at Wigan, as the tract the number to inspect the publich library or in question, we are informed, was sold to him libraries in the bounds, and to report in what by a London bookseller only a few days before case they are.' the Congress. However, our object is not to Further, it is provided the librarians must open up a profitless controversy as to how and be responsible men, and of blameless repuby whom the Overture' was discovered, but tation.'' On each book too must be marked to draw attention to another tract published to what library and county it belongs. The a few years after the 1699 one. It is entitled postscript at the end contains a clue to the A copy of a Letter anent a project for erect- l author of this tract and scheme. It runs as
follows: "The author of this letter is a and poems by Rossetti, Browning, and Swinperson who hath a great zeal for propagating burne, and first editions by many of the the knowledge of God in the Highlands, and foremost writers of the century, including is the same who did promote contributions Dickens, Thackeray, Cruikshank, Leigh Hunt, for the printing of Bibles in the Irish language, and many more whose old editions are daily
There is also a useful and sent so many of them down to Scotland.' growing in value.
By 'Irish language of course it is easy to collection of Alpine, Sporting, and Topograsee what is meant.
phical works. (64 pp.)
Messrs. ROBSON & KERSLAKE, London.
We have here the forty-fifth catalogue of 'rare BOOKSELLERS' CATALOGUES. books in fine condition. It contains many of
Cruikshank's best works, also some of Doyle's. Messrs. J. and J. LEIGHTON, London. --A (44 pp.) catalogue of rare and interesting books, many in fine old bindings. A very rich collection, Mr. C. HERBERT, London.-The ninetywhich might be rendered more conspicuous seventh issue, containing standard works in all under subject headings. Many first editions branches of literature, English and foreign. are noted. (56 pp.)
Also scarce sets of important works, and imMr. James Wilson, Manchester.-In this portant remainders, now in cloth. (44 pp.) catalogue will be found an extraordinary col
Messrs. HENRY SOTHERAN & Co., Lonlection of reprints of extremely curious and ! rare old books with original editions of the list of ancient and modern second-hand books
don.-No. 476 issue is before us, containing a best authors. It also contains some of the best in all classes of literature, including the best works on theology and history. (20 pp.)
library editions of standard authors in all lanMr. CHARLES Higham, London.—This well- guages. This is probably the finest collection known catalogue of theological literature main- of second-hand books in England. (32 pp.) tains its old reputation. It contains numerous We have also No. 64, New Series, Catalogue works which are indispensable in a library of of books of the same class of the Manchester any pretensions to value in theology. (48 pp.) branch. (16 pp.)
Mr. BERTRAM DOBELL, London.—This Messrs. B. & J. F. MEEHAN, Bath. -A catacatalogue is exceedingly well arranged; it logue of rare, valuable, and useful books in would be a pity were it otherwise, for the all classes of literature, ancient and modern. valuable works should have that prominence There are first editions of standard and popular which Mr. Dobell so well knows how to give. authors, and a large assortment of second-hand There is a goodly collection of the Camden school books. (28 pp.) Society's publications, also a list of some of the Shelley Society's. (27 PP.)
Mr. J. R. Evans, Oxford. --A catalogue of
books, theological, architectural, heraldic and Messrs. William GEORGE's Sons, Bristol.- miscellaneous, comprising purchases from the This is the 21st issue of the collection of old Aylesford collection. Also a few choice autoand curious literature, consisting of books and graphs and holographs. (19 pp.) manuscripts. To those forming libraries this catalogue is invaluable as indicating works Mr. WILLIAM POTTER, Liverpool.-The Sepwhich are needed. Some rare old chap-books tember catalogue of second-hand books, with are included, besides an immense variety in sundry new books offered for the first time. other subjects. (26 pp.)
The list includes a wide variety of subject, and Mr. James Roche, London. --A catalogue the prices named are very low. (32 pp.) of general literature, but containing a great
Mr. J. E. CORNISH, Manchester.-In this number of widely sought books by the best standard authors in history, biography, travel, and curious works. It may fairly be suggested,
catalogue are found vast quantities of old and fiction. (44 pp.)
though, that such a collection deserves a Mr. W. P. Collins, London.---This issue, better style of indexing. It shows a curious headed · Darwiniana,' contains not only Dar- old way of alphabetically arranging everything win's works, but the cognate literature that that falls under a subject. This is embarrasspreceded and followed it. It is briefly called ing to many people : e.g., 'A practical . * a catalogue of scientific and philosophical &c., without indent, comes awkwardly under works selected and arranged to illustrate the ‘M.' (86 pp.) evolution of research to the theories in course! of solution at the present time, especially in
Mr. Thomas SIMMONS, Leamington.—This reference to biology and anthropology. It is short catalogue contains a number of books a model of arrangement. (17 pp.) Mr. Collins which bookworms would delight in. A wellissues his catalogues of books on microscopy, deserved compliment may be paid to the micro-natural history, and the allied sciences; compilers for the clever manner in which it is many very rare. (32 pp.)
given. (12 pp.) Messr3. MATHEWS & BROOKE, Bradford and Mr. H. W. Ball, Barton-on-Humber.-A Leeds. This is a catalogue of rare, standard, catalogue of books, pamphlets, engravings, and valuable books, including scarce pamphlets manuscripts, relating to Lincolnshire. (18 pp.)