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The Resource Scottish Bodysnatchers : A Gazetteer, Geoff Holder, (electronic resource)

Scottish Bodysnatchers : A Gazetteer, Geoff Holder, (electronic resource)

Label
Scottish Bodysnatchers : A Gazetteer
Title
Scottish Bodysnatchers
Title remainder
A Gazetteer
Statement of responsibility
Geoff Holder
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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{u2014}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 raided, tells the ghoulish stories of what went on there, and describes the remains that can be seen today. It reveals where to find every existing piece of anti-resurrectionist graveyard furniture, from mortsafes, coffin cages, and underground vaults to watchtowers and morthouses. Richly illustrated and also including Robert Louis Stevenson's classic short story The Body Snatcher, this macabre guide will delight residents and tourists alike
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holder, Geoff
Dewey number
  • 364.1809411
  • 364.1809411
Index
no index present
LC call number
GT3353
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Body snatching
  • Grave robbing
  • Body snatching
Target audience
adult
Label
Scottish Bodysnatchers : A Gazetteer, Geoff Holder, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk1Mjc2Nw==
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00011077
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (128 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780750952767
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780750952767
  • (Sirsi) b1462697
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions
Label
Scottish Bodysnatchers : A Gazetteer, Geoff Holder, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk1Mjc2Nw==
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00011077
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (128 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780750952767
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780750952767
  • (Sirsi) b1462697
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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