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With a view to strengthening the ties of friendship between England and Austria, in the December of 1911 the Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Sir T. Vezey Strong made a state visit to Vienna as the guest of the Burgomaster Dr. Josef Neumayer. He was also received in audience by the Emperor Franz Joseph.

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A substantial section of a special number issued on December 9th (Appendix list no. 61) is devoted to the actual visit as well as extolling the beauties of Vienna, the holiday resorts of Semmering and Schneeberg and the industries connected with Austria’s capital city (art, carpentry, lamps and metalware and the tobacco monopoly).
The only external evidence of the magazine being an extraordinary number are the blocked words Special Vienna Number’ flanked by the stylized wings of the Austrian two-headed eagle above the normal title frame and advertising front. This issue, number 3790, vol. 139 (pages 961-1024), measures 30 x 42 cm and cost sixpence.

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