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The Resurrectionist

The Lost Work Of Dr Spencer Black

By E. B. author Hudspeth

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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2013

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9781594746161


Format: Book
Author: Hudspeth, E. B. author
Summary: 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.
Title: The resurrectionist : the lost work of Dr Spencer Black / E.B. Hudspeth.
Publisher Date: ©2013.
Subject: Physicians -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Biography -- Fiction. Animals, Mythical -- Fiction Evolution -- Fiction. Philad807272elphia (Pa.) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781594746161 (hbk.) 1594746168 (hbk.)
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Call Number: F Hudspeth
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Format: Book
Author: Hudspeth, E. B. author.
Summary: 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.
Title: The resurrectionist : the lost work of Dr Spencer Black / E.B. Hudspeth.
Publisher, Date: Philadelphia, Pa. : Quirk, [2013].
Publisher, Date: ©2013.
Description: 191 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Subjects: Physicians -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Biography -- Fiction.
Subjects: Animals, Mythical -- Fiction
Subjects: Evolution -- Fiction.
Subjects: Philad807272elphia (Pa.) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2012934523
ISBN: 9781594746161 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1594746168 (hbk.)
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Call Number: F Hudspeth