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Re: [BKARTS] hotbed skins



The book bound in the skin of William Burke (a guestbook!) was, according to the Dutch site James referred to in an earlier email, auctioned off in 1988. Not sure where it went!
Vernon W


On Oct 12, 2005, at 4:15 PM, Abi Sutherland wrote:

Are you referring to the book bound in the skin of William Burke, who (along
with William Hare) murdered somewhere in the region of 14 people to sell to
the Edinburgh medical school? There certainly is such a book in existence,
although I have never had a chance to go see it. And that does accurately
describe Burke's fate in 1829. The popular view at the time was that Hare
and Dr Knox (who bought the bodies) should have joined Burke.
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