The Resurrectionist : The Lost Work and Writings of Dr. Spencer Black, Hardback

The Resurrectionist : The Lost Work and Writings of Dr. Spencer Black Hardback



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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208 pages, Detailed Pencil Drawings Throughout
  • Publisher: Quirk Books
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  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9781594746161



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