By Albert Frederick Calvert
Europe and A merica. Mr. G. P. Laking, in a contemporary variety of the paintings magazine, has proven that once the fireplace of 1839, a truly huge variety of items have been fraudulently abstracted and despatched to London on the market eventually discovering their strategy to armouries and museums as some distance aside as Rome and ny. If the reality have been identified it can most likely be chanced on that there has been now not a suite of any value that didn't contain the various spoils of the nice treasure residence validated by way of the Kings of Spain. In furtherance of my item, i've got laid less than contribution a lot of specialists, and that i can't forget to recognize my duties to the normal works of Meyrick, Hewitt, Demmin, Lacombe and Clephan, to the writings of Baron Davillier and Don Juan Riano, to the I conografia Espanola of Don V. Carderera, and to Dr. Wendelin Boheim, of the Imperial A rmoury, Vienna. I additionally wish to render a different tribute of because of Mr. E. B. d Auvergne, who positioned his specialist wisdom at my carrier, and has rendered me valuable assistance in my endeavours to make this compilation either exact and complete.
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