The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work Of Dr. Spencer Black

May 21, 2013|
The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work Of Dr. Spencer Black by E. B. Hudspeth
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An extraordinary biography. A gallery of astonishing work. The legacy of a madman.

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.
E. B. Hudspeth is an artist and author living in New Jersey. This is his first book.
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Title:The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work Of Dr. Spencer Black
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:192 pages, 10.8 X 7.75 X 0.79 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 10.8 X 7.75 X 0.79 in
Published:May 21, 2013
Publisher:Quirk Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781594746161

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