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[Sports. Fishing.] Knox, Dr. (Robert). Fish & Fishing in the Lone Glens of Scotland. London: George Routledge & Co., 1854. Original pictorial paper wrappers. Engraved title, illustrated. 8vo. Bookseller’s label on front wrapper and slight toning, else near fine. Early 19th century Edinburgh was a hub of modern medical research, and as such, cadavers were often in short supply. In 1827, anatomist Dr. Robert Knox paid £7 10s to William Burke and William Hare for the corpse of a lodger who had suddenly died in Hare’s house; over the next 10 months, the two would murder an additional 15 people, selling each body to Knox.

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Fish & Fishing in the Lone Glens of Scotland.

Estimate $150 - $250Jul 28, 2018
Chicago, IL, USA
Auction Curated By:
Gabe Fajuri
Magic Memorabilia Specialist