Book Description

Edinburgh, E & S Livingstone, 1937. 1st Edition. Very good blue cloth covers with some light spots of fade. rare but worn and fragile dust jacket with loss and now repaired. Internally fine with numerous black and white ills many of a gruesome nature. Rare title
Dealer Notes
On September 14, 1935, Buck Ruxton, an Indian-born physician who lived in Lancashire, near the English-Scottish border, murdered his wife Isabella and her maid Mary Rogerson, and then mutilated their bodies and scattered the parts, in an effort to make them unidentifiable.

After a passerby discovered some remains under a bridge in Scotland, a team of forensic experts was assembled. Using an array of scientific methods, the experts identified the victims and unmasked the perpetrator. The painstaking reconstruction of the bodies of Isabella Ruxton and Mary Rogerson by forensic pathologist John Glaister Jr. and anatomist James Couper Brash—and pioneering use of photographic superimpositions—was the key evidence that led to Dr. Ruxton's conviction and execution. The success of the methods used in the Ruxton case, which was widely reported in the press, led to increased public and professional trust in the capabilities of forensic science. Dr. Ruxton's trial, which took place in March 1936, lasted 11 days. He was found guilty and sentenced to be hanged to death. Before his execution, he admitted his guilt.
Author John Glaister M.D. and James Couper Brash, M.A
Date 1937
Binding Cloth
Publisher E & S Livingstone
Illustrator N/A
Condition Very Good -
Pages 284

Price: £425.00

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