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The line-block reproduction of a pen-and-ink drawing by Beardsley is bordered by a rectangular box in portrait orientation and illustrates Beardsley’s facing poem, “Catullus,” on page 52. The title of the image is hand-lettered in the top left of the image; it reads: “AVE ATQUE VALE” [caps]. This translates as “Hail and Farewell,” the ending of one of the most well-known eulogies by the Latin poet, Catullus (Carmen 101), which Beardsley translates into English verse. The illustration is of a classical male figure who takes up almost all of the right side of the picture plane. He is bare-chested, but wearing a black toga that covers his lower half and his right side, extending over the top of his right shoulder. His right arm is extended away from his body, bent at the elbow in a gesture of farewell. The figure’s body is facing towards the viewer, but his head is turned right. He has curling hair that extends just past his shoulders. Directly behind the figure’s head in the upper right corner, stands a thicket of trees. They consist of black trunks and white dotted leaves. The artist’s initials are printed in the bottom left corner below the border: “A.B” [caps].