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"Minos", the Performing Dog, at Mitchell's Royal Library, Westminster, 1875

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PressmarkEvan.2514
Heading or VenueMitchell's Royal Library
PlaceLondon, Westminster
TitleThe wonderful performing dog "Minos." Mr. Mitchell begs to announce that Madame Hager has arrived in London for the season with her wonderful dog, "Minos", and is now ready to accept engagements for the performances of this really marvellous prodigy. "Minos" has had the honour to exhibit his wonderful talent before nearly all the sovereigns of Europe … By means of a double alphabet of separate letters he writes words; he displays his thorough efficiency in the first four rules of arithmetic … he points out the exact time by any watch that may be shown to him … he gives incontestable proof of his ability to read even the thoughts of his mistress … Mr Mitchell's Royal Library, 33, Old Bond Street, W.
Size20 x 12.5 cm.
Date[1875]
NotesDated in MS.: May 1875; and in MS. on the reverse: June 1875.
GenreAdvertisement
SubjectDogs in the performing arts
NamesHager, Madame; Minos (Performing dog)
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