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  • Resurrectionist: The Lost Work & Writings of Dr. Spencer Black (Hardcover)
    Author: E.B. Hudspeth
    Published by: Quirk Books
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Description

Philadelphia. The late 1870s. A city of cobblestone sidewalks and horse-drawn carriages. Home to the famous anatomist and surgeon Dr. Spencer Black.

The son of a “resurrectionist” (aka grave robber), Dr. Black studied at Philadelphia’s esteemed Academy of Medicine, where he develops an unconventional hypothesis: What if the world’s most celebrated mythological beasts, mermaids, minotaurs, and satyrs, were in fact the evolutionary ancestors of humankind?

“The Resurrectionist” offers two extraordinary books in one. The first is a fictional biography of Dr. Spencer Black, from his humble beginnings to the mysterious disappearance at the end of his life.

The second book is Black’s magnum opus: ‘The Codex Extinct Animalia, a Gray’s Anatomy’ for mythological beasts - dragons, centaurs, Pegasus, Cerberus - all rendered in meticulously detailed black-and-white anatomical illustrations.

You need only look at these images to realize they are the work of a madman. ‘The Resurrectionist’ tells his story.

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Author
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Publisher
Type
Binding
Hardback
Cat. No.
2815190
EAN
978159474616152495
ISBN
9781594746161