Wretch's Illustrations of Shakespeare

Wretch's Illustrations of Shakespeare

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Caption: Execution of the notorious William Burke the murderer, who supplied Dr Knox with subjects. Image taken from Wretch's Illustrations of Shakespeare. (Dedicated to a nocturnal luminary) i.e. R. Knox, M.D. Being seven coloured lithographic prints, with parodies on quotations from Shakspere, satirizing Dr Knox, W. Burke and W. Hare... Originally published in Edinburgh, 1829..

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