The Making of Mr. Gray's Anatomy

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The Making of Mr. Gray's Anatomy, by Ruth Richardson

This fascinating book presents a detailed and engaging account of how the revered classic 'Gray's Anatomy' was created. Set in the milieu of Victorian London from elegant Begravia to the cluttered backstreets, Ruth Richardson brings to life not only Gray and his illustrator Henry Carter, but also the publishers, printers and wood engravers who were involved...and not least the unnamed dead from the workhouses and mortuaries, whose corpses provided the source material for Carter's drawings and unknowingly contributed to the 'Doctor's Bible'. 

  • Softcover, 322 pages.

  • Published by Oxford University Press, 2009.