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The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black

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Details: Philadelphia, the late 1870s. A city of gas lamps, cobblestone streets, and horse-drawn carriages—and home to the controversial surgeon Dr. Spencer Black. The son of a grave robber, young Dr. Black studies 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 a childhood spent exhuming corpses through his medical training, his travels with carnivals, and 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 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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  • Quirk Books

Brand: Quirk Books

ISBN: 1594746168

Edition: 1st Edition, 1st Printing

Author: E. B. Hudspeth

Number Of Pages: 192

Publisher: Quirk Books

EAN: 9781594746161

Release Date: 2013-05-21

Package Dimensions: 10.7 x 7.9 x 0.7 inches

Languages: English