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Scottish Bodysnatchers: A Gazetteer.

By: Holder, Geoff.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: The History Press, 2010. 9780752456034: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 641

ISBN: 0752456032

Condition: Fine


Paperback, Fine, First Edition, Pp 128, b&w illustrations, Bibliography, Index, Graverobbing was a dark but profitable industry in pre-Victorian Scotland, as criminals, gravediggers, and middle-class medical students alike stole newly-buried corpses for the anatomy schools. Only after the trials of the infamous murderers Burke and Hare did the grisly trade end-murderers whose dissected skeletons are pictured in this book. From burial grounds in the heart of Glasgow and Edinburgh to quiet country graveyards in the Scottish Borders and Aberdeenshire, this book takes you to every cemetery ever ra... View more info