THE London weekly The Athenaeum of 1 October 1853 carried in its gossip column the following brief obituary:"Mr. Adolphus Asher, bookseller of Berlin, whose shop in the Linden Walk was the common rendezvous of literary natives and strangers in that capital, died at Venice on the 2nd of this month [September]. Mr. Asher was one of the continental purveyors for the British Museum, and his business brought him into frequent connexion with the leading literary men in this country;by whom he was respected for his great knowledge of books, and for his ready disposition to place the advantages of his foreign connexion at the service of those to whom it might be useful. His loss will be felt by the English literary visitor at Berlin, as that of an old and agreeable friend. He died in his fifty-third year."
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