Signor Bertolotto, The Celebrated Flea Civilizer

A handbill advertising Bertolotto at the Cosmorama Rooms, 209 Regents Street. Features a Napolean-looking uniformed man riding on a flea. “Emollit Mores Nec Sinit Esse Feros” which translates to “Learning humanizes character and does not permit it to be cruel.” Bertollotto uses the come on: "To those who doubt, Flea say-- Pay not before, You've seen our wondrous feats-- Then doubt no more." G. Scace, Printer, 62, Tottenham Court Road.

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