Manchester: Published by The Daisy Bank Printing & Publishing Co., (n. d.). Ca early 1900s. 32 pp. 8vo. Later black quarter cloth binding over brick-red cloth boards. Age-toning to paper. Lower corner of title leaf repaired. Prior owner signature [dated 1922] & po [Peter Curwen] circular blindstamp. Very Good. Item #47427
The fiendish exploits of William Burke and William Hare inspired Robert Louis Stevenson's classic horror story, "The Body Snatcher" (1884), but no fictional account can rival the factual history for malicious ferocity. Burke and Hare turned from graverobbing to murder in 1827, the better to supply a prominent physician with cadavers for research. [RBH].