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This is an auction for THE BODY-SNATCHER & OTHER STORIES by Robert Louis Stevenson.

This is a Folio Society book in new condition, in its original slip case.

The stories in the book:

* A Lodging for the Night

* The Sire De Maledroit's Door

* The Suicide Club:
- The Story of the Young Man with the Cream Tarts
- The Story of the Physician and the Saratoga Trunk
- The Adventure of the Hansom Cabs

* The Rajah's Diamond
- The Story of the Bandbox
- The Story of the Young Man in Holy Orders
- The Story of the House with
- The Adventure of Prince Florizel and a Detective

* The Treasure of Franchard

* Markheim

* The Beach of Falesa

* The Story of a Lie

* The Body-Snatcher

From Wikipedia:

"The Body Snatcher (1884) is a fictional short story by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson. The story is based on characters in the employ of Robert Knox, around the time of the Burke and Hare murders. The story begins with a group of friends sharing a few drinks, when an eminent doctor, Wolfe MacFarlane, enters. One of the friends, Fettes, recognizes the name and angrily confronts the new arrival. Although his friends all find this behaviour suspicious, none of them can understand what might lie behind it. It transpires that MacFarlane and Fettes had attended medical school together, under the famous professor of anatomy, Robert Knox. Their duties included taking receipt of bodies for dissection, and paying the pair of shifty and suspicious men who supplied them..."

More on Wikipedia.

Folio Society hardback 2007.

430 pages.

Beautifully illustrated by Michael Foreman.

New condition.

The cost of shipping is:

* North Island: $8.95 (tracked mail); $11.95 for Rural Delivery

* South Island: $13.95 (tracked mail); $16.95 for Rural Delivery

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • North Island$8.95
  • North Island Rural Delivery (RD)$11.95
  • South Island$13.95
  • South Island Rural Delivery (RD)$16.95
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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